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November 25, 2014 at 10:07 AM

2014 Draft Class off to sluggish start

There wasn’t a lot of real personnel news from Pete Carroll’s press conference Monday. But one thing he revealed is that linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis could be headed soon to the Injured Reserve list with a shoulder injury suffered against Kansas City.

If so, that will be the latest disappointment to befall a member of Seattle’s Draft Class of 2014, which at the moment has just three players who are seeing action for the team — receivers Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood and tackle Justin Britt.

Here’s a quick look at the class:

WR Paul Richardson, second round (pick No 45) — 13 catches for 96 yards and also averaging 26.1 yards on eight kickoff returns.

OL Justin Britt, second round (64) — Has started every game at right tackle.

DE Cassius Marsh, fourth round (108) — On IR with a foot injury after playing in five games.

WR Kevin Norwood, fourth round (123) — Five catches in six games.

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, fourth round (132) — 10 tackles in seven games.

DT Jimmy Staten, fifth round (172) — Released off the practice squad last week. Did not play in any games.

OT Garrett Scott, sixth round (199) — On the non-football injury list with a heart condition and has not played or practiced.

CB Eric Pinkins, sixth round (208) — On non-football injury list with a foot injury suffered during the off-season.

FB Kiero Small, seventh round (227) — Waived prior to training camp. Now on practice squad for the Cleveland Browns.

So that’s two players no longer on the team, four on various IR lists, one who is a starter (Britt), one basically playing starter’s snaps these days (Richardson) and Norwood, who has been playing a bit more lately as a receiver.

Far too early, obviously, to cast a huge judgment on the class. But classes such as the 2011 (Richard Sherman, K.J. Wright), 2012 (Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner) had a few more players contributing at a significant level at this point in their rookie seasons. This one may simply need a little more time.

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