FOURTH ROUND (128th PICK OVERALL):
With the 128th pick overall, the Seattle Seahawks have selected Ohio State G Rob Sims.
ROB SIMS PROFILE PAGE
Full Name: Rob Sims School: Ohio State Pos: G
Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 307 40: 5.21 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Two-year starter at left tackle who moved inside to guard as a senior.
Pos: Athletic blocker coming off a good senior campaign. Quick off the snap, jolts opponents at the point and seals them from the action. Picks up stunts or twists and flashes skill in space.
Neg: Weight-room strong yet not a dominant blocker who finishes the play. Minimal skills in motion. Must make better use of angles.
Analysis: Consistent the past three seasons, Sims benefited from the move to guard as a senior. Must take his game to another level yet holds potential as a
DOING THE MATH:
Combine - 225 Lb. Bench Press Reps: 27
Pro Day - Vertical Jump: 30. Broad Jump: 8'10". 20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.79. 3-Cone Drill: 7.50
THE .NET REPORT
Scott Eklund: I like the move to add more depth to one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Losing Steve Hutchinson was tough this offseason, but the Hawks already have some solid players who can step in and, while they may not be Pro Bowlers like Hutchinson, they can still play at a high level. Sims just adds to that. He's big, and at times, he's played like a first rounder. He has a good work ethic (something that Hawks GM Tim Ruskell puts at a premium) and has competed igainst some top-shelf competition. Solid fourth-round selection for the Hawks.
Links to Rob Sims content:
Buckeyes Expected To Have Big Draft Showing II Sims Prepping Hard For Pre-draft Workout II Fiesta Bowl Has Special Place For Sims II Senior Day Photos
* OSU Highlights -- Won first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in his first year at guard … also selected as team captain as a senior … was a mainstay of an offensive line that helped the Buckeyes average 422 yards per game in 2005, including 196.7 rushing and 225.7 through the air … was named offensive lineman of the week following the Texas and Northwestern games … started 40 of the 47 games he played in at Ohio State … played a vital role as a freshman in 2002, appearing in 11 games and starting five times, including the national championship game … has great feet and is an exceptional pass protector … started 12 of 13 games in 2003 at left tackle and 11 of 12 in 2004 at the same position before moving to guard in 2005 … willingly made the latter move to help the team … is a durable performer who has played 300 or more minutes each of the past three years … very articulate and often times served as the team spokesman.
* Personal -- His father played for the Cleveland Browns (1977-79) and is now a Cleveland police officer … his mother, a graduate of Hartford, is a teacher … likes to go to movies and hang out with his friends … would have to be described as a real “people person” … takes great pride in his wardrobe and especially enjoys breaking out new threads on game day.
* Scout.com's Tony Pauline on Sims -- “I think Rob Sims is on the upswing. He has sort of been an enigma. He played early and people expected maybe more from him the last couple of years. But he did well inside at guard. He has size and athleticism. He is probably an early second day pick. He has starter potential at the NFL level.”
* Bucknuts.com's Steve Helwagen on Sims -- “Rob Sims has played a ton of college football. The move from tackle to guard for his senior year makes him much more marketable. I can’t imagine him ever being more than a stop gap for an NFL team at tackle. But I think he has the body and the mind-set to be a regular at guard. He’s a guy who, if he gets the proper breaks, could be an eight- or 10-year pro. If he’s there in Round 4 or Round 5, I’d take him.”
* Bucknuts.com's Dave Biddle on Sims -- “I see Sims going early in the fourth round. He is ranked as the fifth-best guard on the board by several draft analysts. He would like nothing more than to go in the late third round on Saturday so he can get a good night’s sleep. But I think he might have to wait until the early part of the second day.
“Sims was a full-time starter for three years at OSU, and even started a few games on the Buckeyes’ national championship team as a true freshman in 2002. He’s strong, technically sound, and could play in the league for many years. Alex Stepanovich and Shane Olivea are two second day linemen from OSU who are currently thriving in the league.”
* OSU Coach Jim Tressel on Sims -- “I think Rob Sims is more suited for guard. We thought that when we recruited him. The beautiful thing about Rob Sims is he would do whatever the team needed done.”