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Seahawks think they got a first-round steal
Posted May. 05 at 04:18 AM
I just heard Seattle's GM, John Scheider, on the local sports station, KJR-AM 950. He says the Seahawks had James Carpenter, the tackle out of Alabama, as the No. 2 offensive tackle on their board.
The Cowboys selected Tyron Smith (Southern Cal) 9th overall. The Colts (Anthony Castonzo) and Eagles (Danny Watkins) also selected tackles just before Seattle. But Schneider says the Seahawks think James Carpenter is better than all of those guys.
The only tackle the Seahawks had higher than Carpenter, Schneider says, is Nate Solder, who was selected 17th by the Patriots.
Many gave Seattle poor draft grades, saying Carpenter should have been a second rounder. Even Carpenter and Nick Saban (his coach at Alabama) seemed surprised when he was selected that early.
But that's the way the Seahawks have them scouted. Time will tell who's right.
I also believe Seattle thinks Carpenter will be better than Mike Pouncey, the guard selected 15th by Miami, but I'm not 100 percent positive. During the interview, Schneider talks about Carpenter being their No. 2 lineman.
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