The Seahawks’ considered taking quarterback Andy Dalton with the 25th pick in the first round according to Brady Henderson of MyNorthwest.com. Seahawks GM John Schneider explained the decision Wednesday on the Kevin Calabro show.
“We debated with Andy Dalton, there’s no question about it. But I think we all felt like we were at a point in our development where we couldn’t pass on a starting tackle right now,” he said. “Quite honestly, we’d like to have a guy, especially a rookie, be more of a developmental type and a guy more like Aaron Rodgers and sit for a year or two. So that was really the only point in the draft where there was a guy where we were like, ‘There he is, that’s a very viable option.’
“Quite honestly we just had guys throughout the board that just didn’t make sense as we went down comparing them to other positions.”
“My personal opinion is that (Dalton) could go in and play right away. It’s just been my experience that true development and ideal development is for a guy to come and sit for a year or two,” he said. “I think by choosing Carpenter that we were helping our team immediately, whereas with Andy we would have wanted a veteran in there with him anyway.”