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The question is a considerable one: should the Seattle Seahawks take advantage of its unusually high draft position and select Jalen Carter? Personal opinions vary quite a bit. He is arguably the most talented of the 2023 prospects. Yet the consequences of Carter’s poor decision-making off the field have been tragic to say the least and have given many pause. Mistakes are a natural part of human life, though. Where do you stand on the issue? Should our Seahawks hand Jalen Carter an opportunity to redeem himself? Let’s talk about it! It’s important!

Seahawks News

Seahawks Fan Survey: Pre-Draft - Seaside Joe
It's your chance to speak your mind on Jalen Carter, Anthony Richardson, and trade scenarios: Seaside Joe 1505

A center for Seattle in the 20’s? « Seahawks Draft Blog
Tony Pauline is reporting that the Seahawks sent Steve Hutchinson to work out Joe Tippmann and John Michael Schmitz recently:

Bump & Stacy: Draft mistakes the Seahawks need to avoid making - Seattle Sports
When looking at the 2023 NFL Draft, Seattle Sports' Bump and Stacy see a few mistakes the Seattle Seahawks must avoid making.

Why the Seahawks shouldn't draft Jalen Carter with their top pick - The Seattle Times
The Seahawks' presence at No. 5 in the NFL draft can be viewed as a divine gift. If the draft goes as many have projected, the first two teams, the Panthers and Texans, will take quarterbacks. Jalen Carter, long regarded as the No. 1 pure overall talent in the field, but possessing any number of cautionary red flags, would be theirs for the taking — but at considerable risk.

Seattle Seahawks Cut WR Easop Winston Jr. - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
It's always possible that the Seattle Seahawks could bring Easop Winston Jr. back to the role he held on the practice squad. But for now, they're cutting ties.

NFC West News

49ers news: Michael Wilson could entice San Francisco to draft another wide receiver - Niners Nation
Injuries are a big red flag, but there’s no doubting the upside.

Where Will the 49ers Select a Quarterback in the NFL Draft? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
If they do end up targeting a quarterback in the NFL draft, where will the 49ers look to pull the trigger?

Would Arizona Cardinals Draft QB, Trade Kyler Murray? - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals could draft a quarterback this year and look to trade Kyler Murray next offseason, according to Bleacher Report.

Cardinals sign Jeff Driskel for backup quarterback mix - Revenge of the Birds
Driskel to compete with David Blough for No. 3 QB job in a reunion in Arizona

Rams draft history: Is L.A. the worst at 2nd round picks in the NFL? - Turf Show Times
Is Les Snead the worst second round drafter in the NFL?

Rams' Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, Matthew Stafford ESPN Stat Projections - Good Players, Bad Team? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
After having their 2022 season cut short, Los Angeles Rams stars Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald have been tipped for strong comeback performances.

Around The NFL

Jalen Carter's decision to attend draft seems to confirm he'll be a top-10 pick - ProFootballTalk
When Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter decided not to visit with teams not drafting in the top 10, there were two possible explanations: (1) his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is trying to speak a top-10 selection into existence; or (2) Rosenhaus knows with certainty that a team in the top 10 will take Carter.

Linebacker Josh Uche latest Patriots player to express support for Mac Jones as starter: 'He's our quarterback' -
As the football world continues to speculate about the future of the quarterback position for the Patriots, another current player stepped into the fray to offer his thoughts on the situation. Josh Uche expressed his support for Mac Jones, saying that he

Building a 2023 NFL Draft board: How premier prospects at edge, cornerback rank - The Athletic
NFL teams often stack QB prospects on their own board because of positional importance. What happens if we do the same at edge and CB?

2023 NFL Mock Draft: AFC contender lands Bijan Robinson, Eagles finally draft RB in first round -
Texas star RB falls in this no-trade mock draft

20 NFL players with the most to lose, gain from the 2023 NFL Draft | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
While the focus of the NFL draft is almost solely on the rookies who are selected, we dive into which NFL players might be impacted the most.