Seattle Seahawks 2008 NFL Draft Grade
Seattle may have saved face on day two. Laurence Jackson and John Carlson weren't the best players at their position, available when Seattle selected them. Not to knock either players’ abilities, but I had both tagged as late second round picks and Carlson could have slipped to the early third. With potential studs Joe Bryant and Owen Schmitt coming in on day two, Seattle may have found two gritty starters for the time ahead. Schmitt has the potential to start from day one at fullback and will be great at opening holes for their new crew of tailbacks that now includes Justin Forsett from California.

The steal for the Seahawks comes in Brandon Coutu who has undoubtedly the best leg in the draft as he has shown the ability to kick from nearly sixty yards in recent competitions. That should make the loss of Josh Brown in free agency a lot easier to stomach. 

Round 1 (28) – Lawrence Jackson – DE – 6’5” 268 – USC 

Round 2 (38) – John Carlson – TE – 6’5” 251 – Notre Dame 

Round 4 (121) – Red Bryant – DT – 6’5” 328 – Texas A&M 

Round 5 (163) – Owen Schmitt – FB – 6’2” 250 – West Virginia 

Round 6 (189) – Tyler Schmitt – LS – 6’2” 234 – San Diego State 

Round 7 (233) – Justin Forsett – RB – 5’8” 190 – California

Round 7 (235) – Brandon Coutu – K – 5’11” 187 – Georgia

Seattle Seahawks – 20Yardline.com 2008 Draft Grade – C

 


By T. Lewis, 20Yardline.com
May 7, 2008