If the Seahawks draft another QB, here are four options

Russell Wilson is the only quarterback the Seattle Seahawks have drafted since general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll arrived in 2010.

Who would have imagined that, given Schneider's background?

After all, he cut his teeth in the NFL under Ron Wolf, the longtime Green Bay Packers general manager. Wolf always believed in having three quarterbacks in place -- the starter, the veteran backup and the young developmental prospect. It's why he selected a quarterback seven times in the 10 drafts he oversaw in Green Bay, including former Seahawk Matt Hasselbeck in the sixth round in 1998, even though future Hall of Famer Brett Favre was firmly entrenched as the starter the whole time.

"I was really blessed to start with Ron Wolf," Schneider said last week. "He was the general manager in Green Bay for, I believe, 10 or 11 years, and he traded for Brett Favre right when get got there, and he acquired Matt Hasselbeck, Mark Brunell, Ty Detmer, Aaron Brooks. I may be missing somebody in there.

"But I don't feel like we've done -- and me personally -- have done a good enough job of continuing to acquire quarterbacks all the way through."

That type of approach suggests the Seahawks could still draft a quarterback this week even though they recently brought back last season's backup, Austin Davis, and added 25-year-old Stephen Morris, who has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game.

Schneider notably attended the pro days of USC's Sam Darnold and Wyoming's Josh Allen, but that was more about due diligence than a reflection of any realistic chance of the Seahawks drafting one of this year's top quarterback prospects. They don't need to with Wilson in place, and they probably wouldn't even get a crack at any of them in the first place since Seattle isn't picking until No. 18 overall.

If the Seahawks finally draft another quarterback this week, ESPN college football analyst Brock Huard thinks it will be in a later round. Huard, who is also part of the Seahawks' preseason television broadcasts, sees too many other needs and not enough draft capital -- Seattle is currently without a second- or third-round pick -- to take a quarterback until then. Plus, that aligns with how this year's prospects are spread out throughout the draft.

"Compared to previous drafts, I think this one is so unbelievably top-heavy at quarterback, and then has a very thin middle class and then has a bunch of these guys in in the late rounds or priority free agents," Huard said.

With that in mind, here are four quarterbacks Huard sees as possibilities for the Seahawks:


Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 211 pounds

Of note: Only started three games over the past two seasons because he lost his starting job early in 2017 and had to sit out in 2016 after transferring from Texas A&M.

Huard's take: "This is a seventh-round to undrafted guy that has a live arm, throws it well, has got enough of an NFL pedigree and body type that I could see him getting into an NFL camp and getting an opportunity. There's no way you're investing any significant pick, but there's an appealing skill set. It's why he was brought in on a visit with the Seahawks. When you're a five-star, blue-chip kid coming out of high school like him, you have some of the tools to work with. Unfortunately, they were never developed collegiately and now you may take a look-see, which is what they did on the visit and may do so with a seventh-round pick or an undrafted camp invite."


Height/weight: 5-10, 210

Of note: Rushed for 3,599 yards and 41 touchdowns over his three seasons as a full-time starter.

Huard's take: "To me, he'd be a seventh-round guy. I would look at him like former Seahawks quarterback B.J. Daniels, who went to the same school. I put those two in a very similar vein. Quinton Flowers was simply so doggone productive and such a dynamic player that I can't diminish that productivity and playmaking, yet at the same time there's no way I can project him as a starting NFL quarterback. So he's a seventh-round or undrafted guy that much like B.J. Daniels could play a little slot receiver, who knows how to play the game of football, who could be a contributor in that way. But I have a hard time visualizing him starting for Russell Wilson or being a guy that follows in his footsteps. Yet the productivity was why he was at the combine and the playmaking was just off the charts. And lastly, this offensive system [under new coordinator Brian Schottenheimer] is going to be run and movement and play-action, and if he as any NFL skill set as a quarterback, that's where he would fit in."


Height/weight: 6-3, 215

Of note: Named the Most Outstanding Player at the Senior Bowl after throwing for three touchdowns (8-of-12, 198 yards) to help the North win.

Huard's take: "He's a good enough athlete. Nathan Peterman from last year's draft is a comparison in terms of physical attributes and arm fit. He didn't have a Peterman kind of year at a Power 5 school, but had quite a bit of success at Richmond. For the scouting services to bring him to the combine, for Phil Savage to get him down to Mobile for the Senior Bowl in a pretty deep draft class of quarterbacks is a testament to what he did at Richmond and how he has an NFL kind of skill set. This draft is so top-heavy and loaded that he if were in a draft, say with Teddy Bridgewater or some of these other guys, you'd probably hear his name more and he could be in the top five rather than the top 12 of the guys listed there. Lauletta more athletic than someone like Luke Falk. He has, I think, competent NFL arm strength. There wasn't a throw at the Senior Bowl or at the combine that was overwhelming, and I think, frankly, the guys down there in Mobile loved the way he competed. He wasn't overwhelmed by Mason Rudolph, Baker Mayfield. Didn't shrink from that moment. I think he would be a late-round option. For all of the Seahawks' needs and everything they've got to fill, if he's drafted in the third or fourth round, the Seahawks will say, 'There's no way we can afford that.' But if he's there in the fifth or sixth round and they've added picks, [he could be an option]."


Height/weight: 6-1, 220

Of note: The only three-time captain in Ohio State's history and the program's record-holder with 38 victories in his 44 career starts.

Huard's take: "This guy is a great collegiate quarterback, the winningest in the history of Ohio State, Big Ten record-holder statistically in a lot of areas, so tough, so durable, such a great college player -- and yet I cannot envision him as an NFL starting quarterback. I can't do it. The throwing motion is busted, the accuracy is all over the place, he does not see and process the entirety of the field, which you've got to do, and yet he was so successful collegiately. So to me he's again a late-round, good-movement guy, super tough, super durable, but would need such an immense amount of work to transform his mechanics and this throwing ability to ever envision him starting in the NFL."