Kiper cited multiple sources that Pete Carroll won’t take the player he once tried to recruit to USC. That news isn’t a shocker. When the Seahawks traded for Charlie Whitehurst, the chances of drafting Clausen went way down.
The Seahawks may not love Clausen, but Kiper does. While Kiper’s foil Todd McShay gives Clausen a second round grade, Kiper says Clausen is a better prospect than Sam Bradford.
“I do it for no other reason than how [Clausen] played, how he performed,”
Kiper said. “He was playing through torn ligaments in his toe, and a lot
of people don’t know that. People who don’t like him can’t give me a
good reason why they don’t.”
Kiper projects Clausen to the Raiders at No. 8 in his latest mock draft.