Seattle's strength and conditioning coach, Mike Clark, explained that it gives them a chance to see the strength levels of the rookies and to get them into a routine.
“So the beauty of this time with the rookie is, I already had them leveled – at least I think I did – so now I can just tweak them a little,” Clark said.
It happened the other day with wide receiver Deon Butler, when the team’s third-round draft choice displayed more strength in one drill than Clark had anticipated.
“So I was able to bump him a level in that one category,” Clark said.
You go Deon!