If you’re reading this you probably already know about the fact former USC safety Taylor Mays threw a media tantrum blasting his former head coach Pete Carroll about not being selected with the 14th overall selected when he didn’t even get draft until 49th overall.
It’s hard to say if this anger is justified, considering every other team in the NFL didn’t use a first round draft choice and the draft continued over three-fold beyond pick 14 before he even got selected.
News has broken the Seattle product is on the trading block. I would argue with the 49ers signing of Donte Whitner he is more on the chopping block than the trading block.
This is the type of scenario where Pete Carroll does not mind throwing a late round selection around. Even if the team is about to cut him he may just throw them a 7th rounder (Stacy Andrews, Tyler Polumbus), to make sure he lands the guy he needs.
If Carroll was considering drafting him at all in the first two rounds last year it would be wise to throw a late round draft selection the 49ers way. I mean, the 2009 draft is one draft class old. The Seahawks need a starting strong safety and could certainly use an upgrade to a secondary that finished 31st in pass defense and for the most part is still intact.
I thought they would pursue safety Michael Huff, but hey, Tom Cable can’t steal away three of the Raiders best players. Virtually any starter with potential is off the market at safety now. This would be a low cost, high reward move with an eye on the future; the first part isn’t this off seasons theme, but just two years removed from being one of the NFL’s oldest teams Seattle is now one of the youngest, (25.16).
Nothing is imminent, but if Mays and Carroll can put their little flare up in the past the two can have their reunion, just not under the perfect circumstances of being selected 35 choices higher than anyone else was willing to take you.
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