Do Former College Coaches Draft Their Former Players?

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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With a new regime in the Seattle Seahawks' front office and an unclear power divide between new general manager John Schneider and Coach Pete Carroll, for the first time in over a decade, the Seahawks' draft strategy is a mystery.
Carroll’s influence on his drafts in New York and New England was reportedly minimal, and Schneider played second fiddle to Ted Thompson in Green Bay.
We could spend hours attempting to dissect every statement Carroll has made, every off-handed comment he’s made to a reporter, or every facial expression he makes when something doesn’t go his way. From all that, we’d probably discern nothing concrete, and be left in the same ignorant position we are in.
Instead, we’ll  take a look at some facts about college-to-pro transitions, and figure out some things about how recently-college coaches draft.

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