Spencer Ware isn’t sure where he fits with the Seahawks just yet.

Ware spent most of his college career as a tailback at Louisiana State before declaring for the draft after his junior season. The Seahawks then drafted Ware in the sixth round with the intention of grooming him as a fullback. He has also spent time on special teams.

But Ware makes a guarantee, regardless of where he plays.

“One thing I can tell them,” Ware said, “is they’re going to have a hard-nosed player, whichever one it is.”

Ware’s many hats are one of the reasons the Seahawks liked him in the first place. He could also represent an eye to the future. Michael Robinson, Seattle’s starting fullback, is only under contract through the end of this season.

Yet Ware’s biggest strength — his physicality — hasn’t been on display at rookie minicamp or organized team activities. That’s because the drills are mostly noncontact.

“I don’t think we’ll know about Spencer until you get him into pads because he is a very physical football player,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Remember, we thought he was the toughest running back in college football last year, so we hope to see that when he carries the ball, as well as blocking.”

Ware had his best season as a sophomore, when he rushed for 707 yards and scored eight touchdowns. He was LSU’s workhorse back for much of that season, but his role changed dramatically after he was suspended for one game midway through the year (along with Tyrann Mathieu and current Seahawk Tharold Simon) for testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

He would never hold such a featured role again. He carried the ball more than 20 times in five of in his first seven games before the suspension. He never had more than 16 carries in the six games after. He rushed for 367 yards, fourth on the team, his final season.