Mike Sando at ESPN.com takes an in-depth – and must-read – look at where the Seahawks might find their next quarterback, with the help of ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay: “Coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks came to the NFL scouting combine in search of their next quarterback. That was two years ago. And last year. And this year. Call it the longest-running unsolved mystery in the NFC West, the division’s most compelling draft drama. ‘We’re looking for a great competitor,’ Carroll said.”
Here at Seahawks.com, we look back at the impressive Combine efforts of Robert Griffin III – on and off the field: “Robert Griffin III flaunted his Ninja Turtle socks for the media as he stepped to the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday. Sunday, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor blew everyone’s socks off during his workout in Indianapolis. RG3 arrived at the Combine in the considerable shadow of Andrew Luck, the Stanford QB who is expected to be the first pick overall by the Indianapolis Colts in April’s NFL Draft. And everywhere Griffin went there was a huge banner of Peyton Manning, the Colts’ iconic QB, hovering above him on the façade of Lucas Oil Stadium. Not surprisingly, RG3 refused to be overshadowed or upstaged.”
Speaking of RG3, the boys at NFL.com debate which team should move up to the No. 2 spot in the draft to select the Baylor QB. While most say the Redskins, Adam Rank says this about the Browns: “Here are some of the quarterbacks who have called Cleveland home during the Browns 2.0 reboot: Tim Couch, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn. If the Browns don’t use their resources to get RG3, the team should be handed over to Art Modell so he can move it to Biloxi. All right, that’s a little harsh. But the time has come for the Browns to get their quarterback of the future. The great fans of Cleveland have been waiting a long time for a replacement to Bernie Kosar, and it seems like the Browns have the best resources to get it done. Cleveland holds two first round picks, including the No. 4 selection, which should allow St. Louis to grab highly coveted WR Justin Blackmon.”
The Associated Press caught up with RG3 in Waco, Texas, on Monday, and the Baylor QB said he was pleased with the way his time in Indy went: “I think I was able to go out there and affirm to the scouts how athletic I am, or impress them even more. I was able to show people that I am as advertised. I’m a good guy, I like to make people laugh. I can’t remember a meeting I didn’t go in and we weren’t laughing. You go there and do what you’re supposed to do, create a buzz for yourself.”
Brock Huard at 710 ESPN suggests another QB the Seahawks should consider drafting in a later round – Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson. You can watch Huard’s video report here.
The Combine concludes today with the defensive backs working out and you can follow the performances at NFL.com.