2023 NFL draft: Pete Carroll, John Schneider at Alabama’s pro day

It is pro day season for all the major universities, as their draft prospects give NFL teams a chance to see them workout in the friendly confines of their team facilities. The most recent university to have their pro day is the crown jewel of the collegiate football world, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Well known for producing some of the best players in the NFL today, the Bama pro day is not one teams want to skip.

Among those teams are the Seattle Seahawks, who dispatched both general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll. Both Schneider and Carroll made the long journey to Tuscaloosa to scout the Tide’s top prospects up close and personal.

It’s a good thing they went, as Alabama boasts two potential top five picks in the 2023 NFL Draft – Quarterback Bryce Young and outside linebacker/pass rush specialist Will Anderson. With Seattle’s position at No. 5, at least one  of these players is probably going to be available to draft, and it could very well be their potential quarterback of the future.

However, given how three of the four teams ahead of the Seahawks are in dire need of a quarterback, the most likely outcome is Young will be drafted before Schneider and Carroll have a chance to decide if they want to take him. This leaves Seattle and the Arizona Cardinals – who both have their quarterbacks – to choose between Alabama’s Anderson and Georgia’s defensive tackle Jalen Carter.

Should Arizona decide to draft Carter (despite his mounting red flags) the most logical choice for the Seahawks would be to draft Anderson, who would bring a new level of lethality to an inconsistent pass rush.

Story originally appeared on Seahawks Wire