If you’re wondering if the Seattle Seahawks remain interested in drafting a quarterback after signing Matt Flynn, take note – the team was well represented at Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s pro day.
According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were at he school’s indoor facility in College Station, Texas along with representatives from 21 other teams to watch Tannehill throw for the first time since suffering a broken foot during a workout in January.
It’s an interesting development considering the Seahawks just locked up Flynn to a three-year, $26 million deal as the team’s potential franchise quarterback of the future.
The Seahawks hold the No. 12 overall pick in this year’s draft, and if Tannehill falls that far, there’s a chance Seattle could select him as the team’s quarterback of the future.
Tannehill is a perfect fit for Seattle’s version of the West Coast offense. At 6-4, 223 pounds, he’s athletic and mobile, possessing a strong arm with the ability to throw accurately on the run.
However, Tannehill is still pretty raw, with only 19 career starts under his belt at Texas A&M.
“In watching him, he is a good athlete and he does compete really hard,” Carroll said about Tannehill when asked to comment on him at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. “He does take off when he has to, and shows he has athleticism to do those kinds of things.
“And the fact that he played at such a high level with such a limited background in college does make the statement that he has the potential to really get a lot better as well.”
Along with the Seahawks, according to reporters on hand at the workout the Cleveland Browns had a large contingent at Tannehill’s pro day, led by offensive coordinator Brad Childress.
Cleveland holds the No. 4 overall pick.
And Miami, with the No. 8 overall pick, had general manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin present.
Tannehill, who did not complete any of the workout drills at the combine because of a broken foot, posted a time of 4.62 seconds in his only attempt at the 40-yard dash.
He completed 65 of 68 passes while throwing to receiver Jeff Fuller and running back Cyrus Gray. That included nine attempts from the goal line, and two drops.
While checking out Tannehill, the Seahawks also could have been on hand to watch receiver 6-foot-4, 220-pounder Jeff Fuller, who is considering adding weight and becoming a tight end in the NFL.
The Seahawks are looking for a pass-catching tight end, and Fuller ran 4.65 and 4.66 at his pro day.