AFC in position to draft the QBs again, how does this keep happening? Seaside Joe 1506
I'm grateful we've got a top 5 pick and we get actually grab one of these blue chippers. I think you had a piece on this already but I wonder who the other 5th-10th picks in the past 10-20 drafts have been and what was said about them. Because Carter seems like the blue chipper that could elevate us. But he also scares the bejesus out of me that he won't take this seriously after he gets paid. But, when I think back, I remember Tunsil had his big slide but was a great prospect. So all in all, idk. But I am ready to be entertained
I think Sam Darnold might be the best QB in the NFC in 2023.
Jeff Bezos is definitely NOT a hands off guy. But his level of involvement may vary.
Hey, Joe, what about Zach Kuntz (I'll save my jokes for later, I don't want to be the first to break the ice) ??? Athletic freak. Potential is off the charts. Anyone else look at him? TE.
HEIGHT: 6-7 (93%*) WEIGHT: 255 (54%*)
HANDS: 10 1/4 (70%*) ARM: 34 (74%*) SPAN: 83 1/8 (97%*)
FORTY: 4.55 (C) (93%*) SHUTTLE: 4.12 (C) (94%*) TEN YARD: 1.57 (C) (88%*)
VERTICAL: 40 (C) (99%*) BROAD: 128 (C) (98%*)
THREE CONE: 6.87 (C) (92%*) BENCH: 23 (C) (74%*)
Crazy numbers. Compare to Colby Parkinson:
Height 6' 7" 95
Weight 252 lbs 48
Arm Length 33¼" 59
Hand Size 9⅝" 34
40 Yard Dash 4.77s 50
Vertical Jump 32½" 42
Broad Jump 109" 14
3-Cone Drill 7.15s 51
20 Yard Shuttle 4.46s 31
Bench Press 18 reps 31
Sorry I couldn't use the same format. Zach Kuntz is a physical freak with scary potential.
Hopefully someone will be able to clarify this for me: Isn't it totally normal and understandable that no-one has given Lamar an offer sheet at this point?
My thinking here is that the 2 R1 picks sacrificed as a result of signing him would be due from the next 2 drafts at the point the Ravens decline to match the offer. With that being the case, there is absolutely no incentive to offer him a contract before the draft, as you're giving up a valuable pick in a draft class you've spent a long time scouting and planning your FA approach around. Similarly, the 9ers, who I consider to be a fantastic fit for Jackson who could offer him an opportunity to compete for a championship over the next 5 years, literally CANT offer Jackson a deal because they can't meet the compensation requirements of the tag.
I raise this because Lamar would be the top QB in the NFC the second he changed conferences (top-3 at absolute worst) and, from a schematic standpoint, would fit really well in SF or ATL.
Kenneth, what does 2000-and-late mean?
If we ignore the fact that the Eagles wouldn't have won the Superbowl but for Wentz, then sure -- really bad pick. By that standard, I assert we'd have to say the Stafford trade was a really bad move by the Rams, but I digress.
I'm agnostic about selecting a QB. If Schneider feels he has someone he can groom to greatness, I'm alright giving it a shot. No guarantees. Maybe we fail miserably but wind up with another high first rounder as a result and hit it big next time.
All of the better QB's being in the AFC is none of our business. Our business is to win the NFC, and have the best team possible to win the NFC. If we don't win the NFC, what the AFC does or has is none of our business, because the AFC is only our business if we win the NFC.
At this point I'm going to be disappointed if the Hawks don't get Carter.
Why do AFC teams keep being the worst teams in the NFL and are at the top of the draft? Because the AFC also has probably the best, top teams. The Chief, Bengals, and Bills are maybe the top three teams in the league notwithstanding that they are all in the AFC, and they beat up the rest of the conference.
But there are competing philosophies in building teams at play also, it seems. The LARs built a great team then grafted Stafford onto it. The Niners compete with the best D and many weapons for an average QB. The Eagles have superior lines both OL and DL and a "good enough" QB on a rookie contract.
We only ever know what has worked *in the past* and there is no guarantee that drafting a QB at the top of the draft will be the way to the conference championship and the SB. The Seahawks are probably one more great draft away from being competitive with the Niners for the NFCW and for the conference championship--with Geno and Drew!
However... if Bryce Young, or even Stroud, were to fall to #5 it would be almost be required for the Seahawks to pick them.
I hope Bezos drops in the draft and we get a quiet sleeper.
I don’t think the state of the QBs in the conference should affect the GMs decision on offense at all. It can affect defense but why would you care on offense?
Secondly, the QB decision in the draft is incredibly critical for the GM. Two outcomes could result in your firing: you take the QB and he is a bust or you pass (or trade the pick) on the QB and he turns into a star.
This is why the due diligence had to be made by the hawks. I don’t think they will take a QB as I continue to believe Lock is the QBOTF but I would also be stoked if they did because that would mean JS sees the potential.
Looking forward to the draft.
John Schneider seems to have a good eye for the QB's -So if he thinks one of these guys is a good pick ( long as it's not at 1-5) then I am all for the Hawks doing that. Can't wait for draft day!
You know I read a write up by College DT on the practice issue. His takes if guys like Carter push hard in practice they asking to get hurt. His take was going 70% was smart. His take the game for DT is it is a fight inside of phone booth often against two guys. His take is that Carter wins the fights on a play to play basis at an insane level. I don’t think the Seahawks are going to chop him because of the capers.
I’m of the “let’s build up the team and try for a qb next year” school of thought. Geno is good, and could be for a few years. If we load up this year, which I would also prefer to include someone else’s 2024 1st, well, I’d like that very much.
That would be AFC "East" not AFC "West" where Aaron is going. Too many "West".