Another Linebacker Visiting
Patriots Insider Staff
Adam Seward, LB, (6-2,248), UNLV
Seward is scheduled to have a private workout
with the Patriots who are looking for someone to help them add depth at the linebacker
position. Now that it appears probable veteran inside linebacker Tedy Bruschi
will not return for the 2005 season, the team will need to add some depth at the
Seward, listed as a top 10 inside linebacker, will get a good
long look by the Patriots personnel department. The team has already had in other
2005 draft prospects at the position, as well as free agent Monty Beisel of the
Kansas City Chiefs.
Seward, who may not have all the physical skills of
other backers, has the kind of toughness and intelligence the Patriots typically
look for in a payer. Similar to Bruschi, Seward understands where plays are going,
and while not always taking on the blocker, will work to get to the ball.
his official bio: "The most prolific tackler in school history"
and "The first UNLV LB to be named first team all-league since 1994"
Football News has this to say about Seward: "There are few better middle
linebackers than Seward"
And in a 2003 Interview with the Las Vegas
Sun Seward spoke about his late entry into high school football. "My
first year of playing football in pads was in the seventh grade," said Seward,
who was a Nevada state prep heavyweight wrestling champion at Bonanza. "I
didn't really know where I wanted to play. It was weird. I wanted to run the ball."
at his resume, it becomes apparent that Seward is a blue-collar player, who's
hustle earned him accolades in the Mountain West Conference.
Seward is the
second MWC player the Patriots have decided to bring in for a visit. Former Utah
Ute, Sione Pouha, DT, (6-3, 325) was scheduled for a visit this week. (See
The Patriots have already talked to Florid LB, Channing Crowder, and Georgia's Odell Thurman. Seward would likely be a second round selection
as Scout.com's TFY Draft Preview rates his stock 8th overall behind the likes
of Ahmad Brooks, Odell Thurman, Barrett Ruud, Lance Mitchell, Marcus Lawrence,
Abdul Hodge and Lionel Turner.
You can find out more about these players
in their college profiles, including links to their bios and other related items
on Scout's college section here: college.scout.com.
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