What people are saying about the Seahawks' draft

Published on April 26, 2010 by     Seahawk Fanatic

It’s hard not to like what the Seattle Seahawks did with their first draft under Pete Carroll and John Schneider.

And the national media certainly is singing the Seahawks praises following the additions of three All-Americans in Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Golden Tate, along with trades for veteran running backs Leon Washington and LenDale White.

Here’s the take from around the country:

# USA Today handed out grades and its only A+ went to the Seahawks. The paper also did a separate story on Carroll, with the coach saying the only thing that didn’t happen was adding a pass rusher.

# Our good friend Rob Rang of NFLdraftscout.com is a tough grader, handing out just three A’s in his post-draft analysis. His only true A went to Seattle and he gave Detroit and San Francisco an A-.

Rang liked Seattle’s top picks, saying the Seahawks took advantage of their prime position. But he’s just as positive about the lower-round efforts, saying they found another potential future starter in cornerback Walter Thurmond in the fourth round as well as one of the better all-around tight ends in the class in Anthony McCoy.

# Pete Prisco of cbssports.com wasn’t quite as impressed. He thinks the Seahawks needed a pass rusher at No. 14 more than the safety Thomas. Prisco says there’s more value in a defensive end and that “they better hope Thomas turns out being an Ed Reed-type player.” Prisco gave Seattle a B+.

# Mel Kiper gave Seattle an A for its efforts. His work is only available to ESPN Insider subscribers, but here’s what he said about the Seahawks:

Pete Carroll and the new Seahawks regime came out of the gates with a bang. Impact players early, value later, and some trades thrown in. And they were patient! Russell Okung lands in their laps at No. 6, Earl Thomas is there at No. 14. Golden Tate is still there at No. 60. All three can help the team not in a few years, but immediately. A swap netted the team LenDale White, who isn’t remarkable, but it cost them nothing. Then, Seattle parlayed a fifth-rounder into Leon Washington. No team outside of possibly Detroit added impact players the way Seattle has. Draft grade: A.

# Clark Judge of CBS Sports sings the praises of Carroll, saying he “lapped the field” with this first draft effort. Judge also lists new Seahawks running backs Washington and White among his 10 biggest winners from the draft … and Julius Jones among his 10 biggest losers.

# NBC Sports gave the Hawks a B+, noting the many holes filled through the draft and concluding that “assuming Charlie Whitehurst pays dividends, the Seahawks have enjoyed a highly productive offseason under first-year GM John Schneider and new head coach Pete Carroll. Things are looking up in Seattle.”

# Don Banks of Sports Illustrated is another who came away impressed, saying “it’s difficult not to see the Seahawks in a whole new light” after the weekend and concluding with: “Seahawks fever. I just might have caught it.”

# Finally, Peter King of Sports Illustrated spent Thursday and Friday at Seahawks headquarters and feels Seattle came away with the “dream draft.” He describes some of the drama that carried out in Seattle’s war room as things fell just right in his Monday Morning Quarterback piece.

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