NFL Draft 2011: Mel Kiper Thinks Seattle Seahawks Reached with Almost Every Pick
NFL Draft 2011 and Mel Kiper Thinks Seattle Seahawks Reached with Almost Every Pick
While people in Seattle were really hoping that Pete Carroll would be the savior of their franchise, he has proved again that he is and always will be a college coach.
The Seahawks seemed lost in the draft, and besides taking an offensive lineman with their first pick in the first round, their draft made no sense.
By the way, the lineman they took in the first round was not even projected in the first round, they even reached with their first pick. Seattle will need at 12th man next season to block for Charlie Whitehurst.
Mel Kiper’s Analysis:
By passing on Andy Dalton, the clear impression is that Seattle has other plans (or hopes to) at quarterback. Could it be Carson Palmer or Kevin Kolb? I hope the Seahawks have better plans for quarterback than they appeared to in terms of adding value here. Carpenter fits a need, but was a reach with better tackle available. Moffitt can help this offensive line, but I didn't see guard as a top need. Wright was a reach on my board, as was Durham, a wideout out of Georgia who may have been around much, much later. The Seahawks then made some sensible picks in the secondary, but at what impact that late? They did nothing really to help the defensive line and their sense of value was questionable. The positive might be that this is a very young team, and you suspect Pete Carroll expects improvement. I just don't know if he added much this weekend.
The Seattle Seahawks really missed the boat during this draft. I can’t help but think that Pete Carroll and his college football mind are going to be out within two years in Seattle.
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