So Head Coach Pete Carroll also holds the title Vice President, but the Seahawks make draft day decisions via committee. The committee likely includes Carroll, General Manger John Schneider, Director of Pro Personnel Tag Ribary, and Director of College Scouting Scott Fitterer. The problem with a committee approach is the Seahawks have not drafted a player to make it to the pro bowl in the last 14 years. Granted some of this group was not here more than a few years ago, but that is a problem that needs to be addressed.
With that being said this committee approach did turn in an excellent 2010 draft class. Even though they made the playoffs, with a round one victory that likely cost them a top ten pick. I am not an advocate of losing to get better draft picks but after winning the NFC West and a first round playoff game they will pick 25th. Had they not done that they would be picking in the top ten. Their rebuild effort could have used another top ten pick. Maybe they could have used it on a QB.
GM Schneider has shown he is willing to make moves on draft day, but with only two picks in the first three rounds he may not have what it takes to get anything done this year. However depending on how this draft shakes out it may be willing to trade out of the first round, to a team looking to move up for a specific player.
- Seattle Seahawks War Room
- Joshua Lobdell.com