Seattle Seahawks

QB Is Not The Seahawks First Pick

PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 06:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the USC Trojans throws a touchdown pass at the beginning of the third quarter against the UCLA Bruins on December 6, 2008 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Kyle MooreContributor IApril 21, 2009

Will the Seahawks select USC quarterback Mark Sanchez with their first-round pick? Some rumors say yes, some rumors say no (and no to Georgia QB Matt Stafford if he's available).

The Seahawks front office says Seattle needs an immediate impact starter. Neither Sanchez nor Stafford can not be that because the Seahawks have said they're trusting in Matt Hasselbeck this year.

The Seahawks are saying that they do not want to spend a lot of money on a person that's sitting on the sideline for like two to three years. I'm not saying they're not going to pick a quarterback but that's what's been going around lately.

If Seattle wants that immediate starter, capable of making an impact this year, their choices are probably Michael Crabtree, Aaron Curry, Brian Orkapo, and Eugene Monroe.

Why might the Seahawks not draft a offensive lineman with this pick? Because they resigned Ray Willis and they still have Sean Locklear. Seattle spent a lot of money on him in the last two years.

Locklear, is a pretty good player and will get better. Eventually he will take Walter Jones' spot when Jones retires. 

Curry, Orkapro, and Crabtree are probably the best choices. Curry is the probably most talented player in this year's draft.

We need an OLB because we stupidly traded away Julian Peterson and Leroy Hill. He would make a big impact for us.

Orkapo, they need an OLB/DE that can get to the quarterback. Orkapo is like a young Jason Taylor, a person that can play OLB and defensive end.

Crabtree is a huge play-maker, with soft hands, and the best receiver in the draft. Crabtree can blossom by T.J. while he's starting and become an even better player.

The only questions are: Can he play at this level right now?

Can he handle the pressure of a big contract?

I say, "Yes", but it's up to Seattle. The Seahawks could make a huge mistake by not drafting one of them

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