USC tight end Anthony McCoy was projected by many draft observers as a third-round pick, but he was still on the board in the sixth round, where the Seahawks finally selected him.
McCoy said after the draft that he was excited about being reunited with Carroll, his college coach.
“My head’s hurting,” McCoy said. “I’m over here shedding tears. I’m just real happy that if it’s anywhere I’ve got to go, it’s to be with coach Carroll again.”
As for the drug test, McCoy said he thinks it’s the reason he dropped to the sixth round.
“Really, I just made a mistake, and I regret doing it,” McCoy said. “Right now, I’ve moved past that. I’m just focused on helping the Seattle Seahawks organization, help them win football games.”