Pete Carroll “pretty fired up” with how draft sets up for Seahawks

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The Seahawks’ season ended with a loss to the 49ers in the Wild Card round, but the team’s positioning for the upcoming draft helps cushion the blow.

Seattle outperformed expectations this season and they have a bounty of picks to use to keep improving. They have multiple first- and second-round picks, including the fifth overall pick, as a result of the Russell Wilson trade and head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that he and General Manager John Schneider are excited about what those selections can mean for the team.

“I’m pretty fired up about it, really,” Carroll said, via the team’s website. “I know John is too. . . . The first four picks, that’s an enormous opportunity for us, so we’ll see what we can make of that. It’s very positive.”

The Seahawks could turn those picks into even more assets by trading down or they could package some of them together to get a player they love. Carroll said the team is “wide open with what the options could be” and their eventual decisions will have a big role in shaping how 2023 plays out in Seattle.

17 responses to “Pete Carroll “pretty fired up” with how draft sets up for Seahawks

  1. Seahawks signed their franchise QB Wilson to a mega deal. The amount of the contract limited the Seahawks and soon became an albatross. Luckily (for the Seahawks) the Broncos decided to step up and trade for Russell Wilson (and a 4th round pick) sending QB Lock (backup), TE Fant (backup), DE Harris (starter); 2022 picks LT Cross (starter), LB Mafe (backup), LB TSmith (IR), and DYoung (backup). AND the Seahawks have 2023 1st round (5th pick) and 2023 2nd round from Broncos.

    That is quite the haul for a salary dump of Wilson’s contract. Pete’s fired up and I would be too.

  2. The Seahawks have won only one playoff game in the last six seasons, and that was against the sad Josh McNown Eagles. Getting excited about the draft early in the playoffs is routine for Pete at this point.

  3. What this all boils down to is that these $30-40-50 million dollar QBs have a shelf life and at some point the RTI decreases.
    It’s far better, from a team perspective, to build a team around a rookie/young QB on a cheap contract instead of having a veteran QB with a massive cap number.
    Ultimately, veteran QBs are only concerned about their salary, their legacy, and stats. They don’t care about the teams salary cap issues.
    This is why Seattle should go for a rookie QB and make Geno the backup, which is what he should be.

  4. GB could be sitting with a boatload of draft capital also if not for the short sighted front office letting a washed up Rodgers make the decisions.

  5. Analytics say trade down and draft more players. Some team might want that fifth pick for a QB. Take the picks and fill all of the team’s needs.

  6. Seattle needs to mail this draft like they did last year and they could be true contenders for years to come. The drafted well for years in the LOB era but they lost their way in missed drafts and bad trades for over 5 years now. It felt like things got refocused last year for John Schneider and his team.

    They have 4 picks in the top 55. Defensive line and linebackers being the biggest need.

  7. I’m going to predict that the Seahawks trade back with that #5 pick to a QB needing team. They will stick with Geno for the next couple years & draft a QB next year with the traded pick.

  8. Pumped and jacked baby. Seattle isn’t trading down. They have two picks already
    They killed last year’s draft. Take a stud top five player or get your QB.

  9. Good for Seattle. I hate that some bad calls went their way against the rams and cost the Lions a playoff spot but they are in good shape for the future. I hope they leave stud DL for the Lions!

  10. Hawks got a lot of picks, they got a great chance to reload the talent on the roster. Great job by the front office. Maybe they dont have those picks or make the playoffs this year, is Carroll willing to stay??

  11. I know we all love Geno Smith but let’s face it, this was a pop-up year that is unlikely to be sustainable. Think of 2017 Case Keenum. This is your opportunity to get a talented quarterback on a rookie contract. Find the one you want and trade up to #1 if you have to. These opportunities don’t come around all that often.

  12. As good as the Wagner/Wilson draft was, last years was better for the Seahawks. They got 2 future pro bowl tackles, current pro bowl CB, a stud RB and a stud DE.

    If they can repeat and retool the DL and LB’s and get a legit Center, they’ll be legitimate Superbowl contenders within 2 years.

  13. It doesn’t matter how many picks they have or who they get. They gutted their team when they traded first round HOF QB Russell Wilson and will likely never recover.

  14. I know we all love Geno Smith but let’s face it, this was a pop-up year that is unlikely to be sustainable. Think of 2017 Case Keenum. This is your opportunity to get a talented quarterback on a rookie contract. Find the one you want and trade up to #1 if you have to. These opportunities don’t come around all that often.

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    Sure if there’s a guy your certain of this year. Not necessarily the case though. You don’t want to grab a Kenny Pickett or a Mac Jones just because it’s “time” to draft a QB. Also you don’t want to jump up and grab a Baker Mayfield or a Paxton Lynch when a Josh Allen or Dak Prescott might just fall in your lap.

  15. Seattle made the play-offs in what many called a “rebuild” year…What would happen if Seattle drafts defensive line, offensive guard or center, and linebacker? Seattle can run the ball, has two wide receivers, two tight ends, two young tackles…and a lot of young talent….

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