On the eve before the draft instead of tweeting song lyrics coach Carroll has left curious 12th men and women with movie clips as draft teasers.
I have to say I like his taste in comedies.
I feel like I have most of the references nailed, the first of 4 clips Carroll shared was the hilarious bunk-bed debacle clip from the Will Ferrell movie Step Brothers It has led me to believe Dontari Poe is who he is hinting at here.
The clues I picked up were “carpentry, power tools, toothbrush, floor-space, aerobics, activities, army men, and guacamole”, as far as what’s said in the clip. Last year, that would have been a dead give-away considering the selection of tackle James Carpenter.
Floor-space to me hints towards someone who could either clear or occupy a lot of floor-space, which has me thinking defensive lineman. “Aerobics and activities” definitely could be pointing towards Poe and his freakish athletic ability and “combine warrior” label amongst many in the media.
I scoured the big boards to see if anyone from Army should be expected to be selected high in regards to “army men” as well, alas, no one fits the bill.
My final answer given the extremely vague and random clues is Poe.
Moving onto the second movie, the Chris Farley classic Tommy Boy, this one was fairly easy. After watching the whole thing, if you don’t come to the conclusion it’s Boston College linebacker Luke Kuelchy, i’d like to here the alternatives. “Luuuuke I am your father” pretty much says it all to me.”Big dumb animal” might be a hint for someone who did poorly on the Wonderlic (Claiborne?).
The third one, the treadmill scene from Blades of Glory, was kind of tricky to me at first and I couldn’t really pick up much in the way of verbal hints, which, if you can call these hints, were “biscuit, luda bar, lady hump, drunk, black eyed peas”.
I came to the conclusion on this one that it has to do with someone labeled as having questionable work ethic given Will Ferrells attitude about the treadmill. I believe this is a reference to North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples, who himself actually stated he could see how he looks lazy on game film. The word drunk could also refer to someone who had an alcohol related red flag during their time in college.
The fourth one, the taser scene from The Hangover, was fairly easy to nail down as far as references are concerned but those references could lead to several different, but similar, options.
The clues I picked up were “tiger, charge, shoot, and big man”.
Tiger could either mean LSU or Memphis Tigers, which could point to Morris Claiborne, Michael Brockers, or Dontari Poe. Big man would point to a lineman. Shoot, however subtle, could be referring to a certain cannon-arm quarterback named Ryan Tannehill as well.
My final answer on this one is Michael Brockers as he fits both the “tiger and big man” categories. Even though I guessed Poe earlier, the “lightning and charge” could also very well be a reference to his blazing 4.98 40 time, which is insane for a 345 defensive tackle.
I tried to find any reference to Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones, whom is pegged at 12th in both mock drafts of 2 certain talking heads at ESPN and has been a popular mock pick to Seattle over the last couple days. Alas, I could not find any real definitive hints, if you could, feel free to point them out to me.
One thing is for certain though, be stunned if the Seahawks don’t take someone in the front seven on the defensive side of the ball tomorrow, regardless of hints or guesses. Its a virtual certainly a defensive lineman or linebacker will hear their name called in the 12 slot or wherever the Seahawks may first select tomorrow evening.