Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame.
Making the selection in his role as Seattle GM was 'CCE718.' He writes:
Jimmy Clausen spent three years at Notre Dame under the tutelage of Charlie Weis. Say what you will, Weis has how many Super Bowl rings? Clausen learned throughout college in a pro style offense. He comes into the draft with some pedigree and at 6-foot-3, 222 pounds, he has some size. Clausen put up some big numbers at ND, with the lack of a decent offensive line and questionable running game. He has a strong arm and I believe he is hungry to make a name for himself. Hasselbeck is not getting younger and Carroll needs to plan for the future. The only drawback to Clausen is his attitude and off-field antics, but Carroll has experience with prima donna QBs.
My take: A good pick for the Seahawks here. Clausen can understudy for Hasselbeck for a year or so, then be ready to take over. To me, Clausen is a safer bet than Sam Bradford to have a long, productive NFL career. Plus, the Seahawks also select at No. 14, putting them in position to still get a player who can contribute right away while investing in their future franchise quarterback.
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