Coach Pete Carroll is hoping Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson (75th overall pick) develops into Drew Brees. The knock on Wilson is his height; he's only 5-foot-10, a tad shorter than the 6-foot Brees. But he can throw a deep ball, is very athletic and off-the-charts in the locker room. He can be a great leader. Obviously, he's going to push Tarvaris Jackson because the Seahawks have put a lot of money in ex-Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn's pocket. ... Their entire draft was one shocker after another. In the first round, they took West Virginia's Bruce Irvin, who was off a lot of boards because of his arrest last month on a vandalism charge. But Irvin does have tons of ability and, like Carroll said, might be the best pass rusher in this draft. ... Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner could fill the void of leading tackler David Hawthorne. Wagner's college teammate, running back Robert Turbin, is the "strong dude" Carroll wanted for when Marshawn Lynch takes a breather. ... They don't need much help in the secondary, but took two sixth-round flyers on Jeremy Lane and Winston Guy. Grade: B
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