The Seahawks’ selection of James Carpenter in the first round of the NFL Draft has been labeled a “reach,” but it turned out to be more of a stretch when it came time to greet the tackle from Alabama.
It was Pete Carroll and John Schneider who made the Seahawks’ picks in the NFL Draft over the weekend, but not before the team’s scouts had uncovered the prospects they eventually selected.
Day 3 of the NFL Draft brought the Seahawks some players with unique skills, and even included a couple of unique situations, as they added seven more players.
After taking tackle James Carpenter in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, the Seahawks continued to rebuild their line on Friday by drafting guard John Moffitt in the third round.
That’s how Pete Carroll views the selection of James Carpenter in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Seahawks’ coach wants a better running game, and the tackle from Alabama was added to help insure that.
The Seahawks had other options when it came time to make the 25th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, but none were more attractive than Alabama tackle James Carpenter.
John Schneider loves to make trades, especially when the Seahawks’ GM can add a draft choice or two in the process. But will he find a partner tonight when it’s time to make the team’s first-round pick?
Patrick Peterson might be the best player in this year’s draft class, but that doesn’t mean the versatile cornerback from LSU will be the first pick overall on Thursday night. It’s unfair, but he understands.
After 11 months of evaluating and reevaluating prospects, John Schneider and Pete Carroll are confident that they will continue to improve the Seahawks’ roster in this week’s NFL Draft.