Scott Eklund, Recruiting Editor, Dawgman.com
TE Anthony McCoy, USC -- This is a “Best Player Available” moment for the Seahawks. Obviously, they have other pressing needs, but McCoy is a great fit in Seattle’s system and Carroll knows what he brings to the table. He can block and is a great red zone target. He could combine with John Carlson to give Seattle one of the best one-two punches at tight end in the NFL. Even with the recent revelation that McCoy tested positive for marijuana, I think Carroll will feel confident that won’t be a problem once he gets him to Seattle.
Brian McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief, NorthwestFootball.net
RB Joe McKnight, USC – Though he never lived up to the considerable hype at USC, McKnight did rebound for 1,014 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2009, and would add considerable speed and play-making ability to an offense that is severely lacking in both.
Doug Farrar, Publisher, NorthwestFootball.net
WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson -- The fastest man at the Combine, Ford has track speed that transfers well to the field – he’s got a ridiculous burst after the catch, and he can simply shred defensive backs in the open field. As he says, he’s a football player with track speed, but the other way around. He’s not a polished route runner just yet, but it might be a mistake to cast him as a Ted Ginn type who could never develop a sense of route complexity. He was Clemson’s leading receiver in 2009, earning second-team All-ACC, and he’s surprisingly willing to go over the middle. But to start in the NFL, Ford’s primary attribute will be that pure blinding speed which made him a national track champion. Over time, and with the right kind of tutoring, he could be a very dangerous option threat.