The main talking point from the clip above? Chris Mortensen: “I’ll almost be shocked if they (Seattle) don’t draft a quarterback.”
Adam Schefter name checks the Seahawks among those who could show interest in Nnamdi Asomugha. The Texans and Redskins are also candidates for the elite corner’s signature.
Peter King quotes an unnamed source suggesting Philadelphia have received an offer of a first round pick for quarterback Kevin Kolb. The Eagles are waiting to see if they’ll get an improved offer. Any potential trade is dependant on a new CBA or the players forcing an injuction to block the lockout in court on April 6th. Could Seattle be the interested party?
Dan Kadar thinks so: “That quote would lead me to believe that it may be the Seattle Seahawks, if an offer has actually been sent. Of the teams in the draft after pick 18, Seattle is the only one that really needs a quarterback.”
It’s a logical link to make, considering the Seahawks pick late at #25. I presume Philly would jump at the chance to add another first round pick and possibly some 2012 draft stock too. Arizona, San Francisco, Cleveland – these teams aren’t going to give up top-ten picks for Kolb.
I doubt Miami and Jacksonville will bite at #15 or #16. Getting a pick in the 20’s is Philadelphia’s likely best offer. The sticking point would be obviously the lack of a CBA or that crucial injunction. If Seattle is determined to bring in a quarterback regardless, it lends credence to Chris Mortensen’s opinion that the Seahawks are favored to draft a QB.
Rob Rang says Ryan Mallett is a surprise contender to go first overall, but also quotes sources claiming he’s fighting to stay in round one. The truth is possible somewhere in the middle (Miami? Jacksonville?).
Todd McShay believes Seattle’s biggest need is offensive tackle. Say what you want about the Seahawks offensive line, but the reason Seattle went 7-9 wasn’t mainly because of the play of Sean Locklear.
Scott Wright claims Michael Floyd has played his last game for Notre Dame after an arrest over the weekend for drink driving. Receiver Floyd started the 2010 college season a reasonable bet to be a first round draft pick next month. He didn’t declare after a season of mixed fortunes and now it appears his career is in jeopardy. He could enter the supplemental draft – if such a thing exists in this post-CBA world.
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