We laughed it off at the time. We thought it too good to be true. We snickered in nervous disbelief when we saw Jamar Adams atop the free safety depth chart, but in retrospect, Tim Ruskell and Ruston Webster were completely transparent. Was salvation hiding in plain sight.
What did Seattle say?
Webster: "I think the receiver group is a strong group, especially through the first three rounds."
Seattle traded into the third to draft Deon Butler.
Ruskell: "...we've been looking at corners with size.."
Webster: "...in terms of the big corner that stands out, probably not so much ...It's not a great a draft for corners over six foot."
Ruskell: "With our injury situation, as we get closer to training camp, we're gonna say, ‘that's something we should have taken care of.'"
Seattle signs 6' cornerback Ken Lucas a day after the draft.
Webster: "The defensive tackle class overall is probably not overly strong. ...end group is good...[there's] some good, undersized speed-type rushers probably all the way through fourth round. "
Seattle does not draft a tackle, and though it doesn't sign an end before the fourth round, it does draft and undersized edge rusher in the seventh round.
Can Jamar Adams, starting free safety, be far behind?