The Seattle Seahawks are on the right path, thanks in large part to new head coach Pete Carroll and the attitude he has brought to the team. One problem that still plagues the Seahawks, however, is the lack of a real franchise caliber. This week at the Under Armour Senior Bowl, the Seahawks seem to be addressing the problem.
During day one in Mobile, Alabama, the Seahawks interviewed two quarterback prospects — Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins.
Wilson is an athletic quarterback with a lot of upside, while Cousins is more of a polished product. Could either of these guys be the answer for Seattle?
Cousins would be the guy who could come in and make more of an immediate impact. He is Michigan State’s all-time leader in wins as a starting quarterback and he brings that much needed experience to the NFL game. Cousins is a very smart guy, who has shown leadership and can develop into a very solid pro.
Cousins is currently rated as a third-round pick and the value is definitely there. He would be a great option for Seattle in the early rounds.
If they focus on a guy like Wilson, they should not expect him to challenge for the starting spot for a few years. Wilson recently chose to pursue a NFL career and give up on professional baseball. His athleticism is unquestionable, but he has a lot of room to grow as a pure passer.
Wilson could be one of the better developmental quarterback prospects in this draft class, and if Pete Carroll is willing to groom him into a starter, he will be worth the late round pick.
So, could either of these guys be the answer in Seattle? Only time will tell. What we do know is that the Seahawks are doing their due diligence on the quarterback position and they will draft a signal-caller this April. Seattle fans, would you like to see either Wilson or Cousins in a Seahawks uniform? Sound off in the comments section.