RENTON, Wash. --
"Feels like the night before a big game,'' said Carroll, sitting on a couch in his office on the even of the draft at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the incredible facility on Lake Washington where the Seahawks train. "It's so much more fun when you're the ones doing the drafting.''
Carroll has meshed well with right-hand-man
One observation about Carroll: He's still an excitable boy (
I'll be reporting from here tonight and through the weekend. Friday morning, I'll have a column summing up Day One of the draft and looking forward to Day Two. For now, here are the Ten Things I Think I Think Hours Before The Draft:
I've been wrong before, and I'll be wrong again, and I don't doubt that the Steelers might be thinking internally about what to do with Roethlisberger. But I think the snowstorm of Roethlisberger's-on-the-block stories is a bit overblown. Since
I'm hearing the object of the Eagles' trade-up affections is South Florida DE
They want to go down for extra picks, and the most motivated team to do so, I believe, is Denver. If the Jags pass on
The tackle from Iowa's stock is plummeting. Read his complete profile
Remember last year, when they traded up to get
More importantly, St. Louis doesn't want to trade the pick. And won't, barring a late stunner.
And I think the team most certain to deal is Denver.
Two years ago, Baker was a true second-round pick who flew up into the first (Falcons, 21st overall) because of tremendous tackle needs in the NFL. Saffold, a tackle from Indiana, doesn't get past Indianapolis at 31.
...when I saw the most respected newspaper guy on the draft,
Man, I hope I don't regret that.