Seattle doesn't have a first round pick after using it as part of a package to acquire WR Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. As a result, the Seahawks don't have a pick until the second round, No. 56 overall.
It's unlikely Seattle will move back into the first round, so much so that Schneider was even joking that they'd just spend their time during the first round watching Percy Harvin highlight tapes on YouTube.
A few notes from today's chat...
- The one-year deal for CB Antoine Winfield is now official. Winfield had a death in the family last week that held up the team being able to get the contract signed and back in their possession.
Schneider said Winfield's agent, Ashanti Webb, aggressively communicated their interest in Seattle as the two sides worked to make a deal. Winfield will likely serve as a nickel back for the Seahawks.
- Schneider said the reason they elected to sign QB Brady Quinn over the other quarterbacks they tried out last week was because of Quinn's work habits. He called Quinn a "football junkie" and thought that his demeanor would fit well with that of QB Russell Wilson.
Schneider also wants Quinn to enjoy playing football again. "We just wanted to get him in a situation where we just talked about making football fun. Working hard and trying to improve every day but have fun doing it. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. That and he threw the ball extremely well and did a good job in the workout," Schneider said.
Despite the additions of Quinn and QB Josh Portis, Schneider said they will still consider drafting a quarterback in next week's draft.
- Schneider said DE Chris Clemons is progressing from a torn ACL suffered in the playoff win over Washington in January but that a true timetable on his recovery won't be known for a couple months still.
- G James Carpenter stayed in the Seattle area throughout the offseason and Schneider said it should only be a confidence issue for him to get back to full strength from the knee injury that ended his season. Schneider said that he's been told by the training staff that Carpenter is the strongest member of the team.
- Schneider said DT Tony McDaniel is likely to fill the role of the now departed DT Alan Branch on early run downs. However, Schneider added the coaching staff is still working to figure out how they will rotate players along the defensive line.