If you're a Seahawks fan and Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins is not yet on your radar, you may want to start considering the idea of him in cobalt blue. If logic doesn't dictate enough that the Seahawks would be interested in an athletic, strong armed and accurate, charismatic quarterback like Cousins, you could rely on a little rumor and intrigue. Several scouts have now pointed out that the Seahawks were particularly interested in and talked to the former Michigan State quarterback both Monday and Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, and talk is beginning to heat up a bit at the idea of taking Cousins, potentially in round 2.
Here's what a few scouts were saying about Cousins' first two days at the Senior Bowl:
CBS Sports/NFL Draft Scout.com's Rob Rang:
[Kirk] Cousins out-shined Wisconsin's Russell Wilson and Boise State's Kellen Moore by attacking all levels of a talented North defense. His experience in a pro-style offense was obvious as he made quick decisions, showed accuracy short, middle and deep and thread the needle through tight spaces. Whereas his teammates struggled to find a rhythm with their new receiving corps, Cousins was hitting on all cylinders, spreading the ball all over the field and hitting his backs, tight ends and receivers on a variety of routes.
National Football Post's Dion Caputi:
Two days down at the Senior Bowl and Brandon Weeden (for the South) & Kirk Cousins (for the North) have been the top QBs for their squads.
National Football Post's Wes Bunting:
Have to admit #MichiganState QB Kirk Cousins looks like a flame thrower in comparison with Russell Wilson and Kellen Moore.
QB Kirk Cousins with nice bucket throw during team session, spins it clean with nice touch.
Optimum Scouting's Erik Galko:
Was impressed with Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins today. Only QB to get the ball out on time and with velocity. He and [Brandon] Weeden so far 1-2 at QB.
I have to admit that Cousins wasn't really someone I had considered strongly before this week - and though it's probably smarter consult the 2011 season gametape than to base your opinion on an All-Star game and the scouting reports emerging from there, you can color me intrigued.
Luckily for Seahawks fans, we have a blogger that does just what I haven't, and Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog has begun heavily scouting Cousins' game tape from Michigan State's season. Check out his first installment here,including great game breakdowns and in-depth analysis.
For more on the 2012 Senior Bowl, make sure you check out SBN's Mocking the Draft. For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls.