Round 4: Seahawks take OL Terry Poole at No. 130
RENTON – The Seahawks used their first pick of the fourth round on San Diego State’s Terry Poole, choosing him with 130th overall to help fill one of their needs along the offensive line.
Where exactly that will be is a question, one that wasn’t exactly cleared up when Poole joined Seattle-area reporters on a conference call shortly after he was chosen.
“I’m going to be a versatile player,” he said. “I’m going to play tackle, guard and center, just play it all.”
Poole is listed at 6 feet 5 and 310 pounds. He was a two-year starter at San Diego State after transferring from junior college, playing both tackle spots. This scouting report on Poole suggests that left guard will be his best position in the NFL. Seattle has an opening at left guard after losing James Carpenter in free agency.
Poole is from Seaside, Calif. His best sport growing up was basketball, which he called his first love. It wasn’t until junior college that he focused strictly on football.
How would he describe himself as a football player?
“I’m a very athletic and hard-nosed football player,” he said. “When people are on the ground, I’m still going to hit ’em. I take pride in being the most physical player on the field.”
Poole is the second player Seattle has chosen from San Diego State the last two drafts. He said he’s close with former – and now current – teammate Eric Pinkins, a defensive back Seattle drafted in the sixth round last year.