2010 NFL Season: What Pete Carroll and The Sehawks Knew and The Jets Didn’t

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was the 3rd day of the draft, the Seahawks had the 11th pick in the 4th round. They were in need of a running back and everybody thought they knew who the Seahawks were picking. Joe Mcknight.
Joe Mcknight played for Seahawks coach at USC and was expected to go higher in the draft. Almost Everybody thought with his own guy on the board, and their void at running back, they Seahawks would take him.
Instead they went in a different direction and drafted Walter Thurmond, a corner back out of Oregon. The Jets eventually traded up the next pick to get Mcknight.
Many people were curious as to why Pete Carroll would pass on his own guy. Someone who was probably paid to go to USC. But the answer became clear.
While Jets personnel were slapping fives because they thought they just got a steal. Pete Carroll knew something, something the Jets unfortunetly didn't know.
That Mcknight was in no way ready to be an NFL player. The Jets found this out the hard way.

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