On Matt-ers of the draft and Super Bowl

This week, the eyes of the NFL are focused on Mobile, Ala. — and in Mobile, site of the Senior Bowl. New Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his staff are there to take in the practices. But few NFL types actually stay for the game, because video is made available to every team. It’s the practices this week that draw all the attention as clubs continue their preparations for the NFL draft – where the Seahawks hold the sixth and 14th selections in the first round on April 22.

Next week, the eyes of the sporting world will be on South Florida, site of the Super Bowl matchup between the Colts and Saints on Feb. 7.

The folks at Sporting News Today have come up with a factoid that encompasses both events, and it includes the Seahawks’ Matt Hasselbeck. He is No. 6 on the list of starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl who were selected the lowest in the draft:

QB, team                                        Selection      Round

Brad Johnson, Buccaneers               227           Ninth

David Woodley, Dolphins                214           Eighth

Joe Kapp, Vikings                              209            Eighteenth

Bart Starr, Packers                            200           Seventh

Tom Brady, Patriots                         199            Sixth

Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks           187            Sixth

Kurt Warner (Rams and Cardinals) and Jake Delhomme (Panthers), of course, were not drafted and started in the Super Bowl.


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