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Highlights From Seahawks GM John Schneider's Latest Appearance On The Wyman and Bob Show
With a month to go before April's draft, you can catch weekly insight directly from the Seahawks' general manager himself on Seattle Sports 710AM's John Schneider Show. In the shuffle of the Seahawks' front office attending the top pro days across the country, Schneider gave Seattle Sports 710AM's Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton the latest on Seattle's offseason on Thursday's new episode.
It's rare that the Seahawks have selected as high as the No.5 spot in recent drafts - or had two first round picks. Both Schneider and Coach Pete Carroll have been openly excited about the options Seattle has, including possibly selecting a quarterback of the future. Schneider opened this week's show by talking about the selfies the Seahawks' front office brass has taken with the top four quarterback prospects in the class. The team caught up with University of Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson Thursday, as they took a selfie following his nationally televised pro day.
"It's fun," said Schneider. "We actually just did it two minutes ago here. We got lined up exactly where they were supposed to be like we done this before, like we knock this stuff out now. Throwing 120 yards—no, he was really impressive. Really great athlete, great young man, and he turns 21 on May 22. He's got a ton of physical talent, there's no question about it. There's definitely questions there, like there are with all these guys. He's like 6-6 as a starter, new staff here this past year with Coach Napier. But really impressive workout, he did a great job. He had fun, he was loose, and he had a really great time with his teammates."
While Wyman and Stelton couldn't get Schneider to rank Alabama's Bryce Young, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, Kentucky's Will Levis or Richardson - he did discuss being transparent with returning quarterbacks Geno Smith and Drew Lock about the draft process prior to their extensions.
"In our exit interviews with Geno and Drew, we told both those guys 'Hey look we haven't picked up here in a long, long time. And there's a chance, can't say we will or we won't. We'd love to have you guys both back, but we don't know if we'll have to take a quarterback or we're not. We just don't know yet,'" Schneider said. "So those guys were in the loop in terms of everything we have going on with all these quarterback studies this year. We actually started doing (the selfies) because Greg Olson, when he was with the Raiders, they traveled around and saw some guys. So he was like, 'Hey we've got to do this selfie.' So we did, and we gave it to the PR department and it just took off from there."
Schneider said that the team is in preparation to wind down from traveling to pro days, as they look forward to individual meetings with prospects as the draft inches closer. In the shuffle, Schneider and company managed to bring back longtime leader and fan-favorite linebacker Bobby Wagner via free agency. With the addition of Wagner and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush, Schneider addressed the questions surrounding fit with Jordyn Brooks returning from a late-season ACL tear.
"Full transparency," said Schneider. "Pete had a conversation, and Clint (Hurtt) had a conversation with Bobby about what things are going to look like. And expectations and roles—obviously I'm not going to share that—but just a clear picture of what things will look like. As clear as they can be, because we don't know how things are going to go with guys' rehabs and all that. Trying to get Devin and Bobby out there obviously to start out. And as soon as Jordyn gets back, hopefully we'll get him in the mix and get him going as well. ACL's are never a fun deal to come back from."
To hear more from Schneider on Defensive Coordinator Clint Hurtt, as well as more free agency news, listen here.
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