Carroll discusses the Seahawks free agency improvements, as well as the drafting of Russell Wilson.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll believes the reason rookie quarterback sensation Russell Wilson was drafted so low is because of his height.
“He’s 5-foot-11, you know, and guys didn’t think he could play for that reason alone,” Carroll said on profootballtalk.com.
“They weren’t willing to take the chance on a guy and we were very, very fortunate to get him. I think that will bear itself out in the years to come, what a great pick it was. We’re thrilled to have him on our team.”
It was in the third round that the Seahawks pulled the trigger on WIlson, and the Nebraska QB produced a memorable season for the team, leading them to the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs, and giving the team a very bright future.