The Seattle Seahawks make a somewhat surprising pick, selecting Alabama offensive tackle James Carpenter with the team’s No. 25 overall pick.
The Seahawks used 10 different offensive line combinations last year, and only rushed for 89 yards a contest, second-worst in the league. So Carpenter adds some beef up front to help new offensive line coach Tom Cable begin to revamp the offense.
Carpenter started all 13 games of the 2010 season and was a first-team All-SEC selection, helping to pave the way for Heisman trophy winner running back Mark Ingram.