The NFL had to wait on Sam Bradford, but the delay was worth it.
The University of Oklahoma quarterback threw for coaches and scouts today, a workout that was pushed back because his recovery from surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder.
Among those representing 21 NFL teams in Norman were Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll.
“I thought it was a great workout,” Carroll told the NFL Network. “I thought it was one that displayed a variety of things you want to see.”
Carroll was impressed with Bradford’s accuracy, saying “He hit everything.”
The Seahawks hold two picks in the first round of next month’s draft. But Bradford is expected to be long gone by the time they make the sixth pick, and he could go to St. Louis Rams with the first pick overall.
Because the Seahawks made the recent trade to acquire Charlie Whitehurst from the San Diego Chargers, Carroll was asked if the team was out of the QB market.
“Heck no,” he said. “You look at a guy like this. This is a guy that could make you for a long time.”
Carroll conceded the long odds of the Seahawks having a shot at Bradford, but added, “I’d love to have him, if we have the opportunity.”