Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #1 OT, #5/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 1 2008: First team All-Big 12. The anchor of the Cowboy offensive line at left tackle Ö Played especially well in big games Ö Battled Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo, the Big 12 defensive player of the year, to a draw Ö Helped lead OSU to its third straight Big 12 rushing title and top 10 national rankings in scoring and total offense as well as rushing Ö Led OSU with 71 knockdown blocks Ö Also topped the Cowboys with 27 "dominating" blocks Ö Was in for 874 snaps. 2007: Started at left tackle throughout the season ... Helped lead the Cowboys to top 10 national rankings in rushing (eighth) and total offense (seventh) while finishing third in the country in sacks allowed (11 in 13 games) Ö OSUís offensive line gave up just five sacks in eight Big 12 games to lead the league in that category ... Named to the Rivals.com all-bowl team after holding Indiana's Greg Middleton, the NCAA's sack leader, without a tackle in the Insight Bowl victory. 2006: Moved into the starting lineup for the first time against Kansas and held the position of right tackle for the rest of the season (eight straight starts) ... One of three freshmen who started at least one game on the offensive side ... Helped OSUís offense to its fourth highest scoring season ever ... Graded out as OSUís best offensive lineman against Nebraska and Texas Tech.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Hawks' picks: Round 1/6 -- Russell Okung, OT, 6-5, 300, Oklahoma State: The Seahawks were lucky to have their replacement for cornerstone OT Walter Jones fall into their laps here. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Russell Okung News
01/04/13 - OT Russell Okung has only given up two sacks this season.
10/21/12 - LT Russell Okung continues to show improvement in his third season. Okung hasn't allowed a sack or a quarterback hit all season.
10/08/12 - OT Russell Okung is the team leader with seven penalties called on him through five games, followed by Breno Giacomini with six. The Seahawks have been called for 44 penalties through five games, the most in the NFL.
09/24/12 - OT Russell Okung made it through the week OK after missing last week with a bone bruise on his left knee, and is expected to play against Green Bay on Monday night.
09/20/12 - OT Russell Okung (knee) was a full participant in practice on Thursday, after missing Sunday's game against Dallas.