Pete Carroll finally got someone he is familiar with from Southern California.
It isn’t Taylor Mays. Not Everson Griffen or Charles Brown.
At the top of the fourth round, the Seahawks traded for running back LenDale White, who played at Southern Cal with Carroll from 2003-2005. White had previously been with the Tennessee Titans, where he became the clear second option behind All-Pro back Chris Johnson despite early success in the league.
White isn’t necessarily a feature back, but is a great veteran addition and should complement Justin Forsett nicely. After adding another running back, I would be surprised if the Seahawks retained Julius Jones for another season.
Acquiring LenDale White didn’t cost the Seahawks much, and Carroll and Schneider continue to demonstrate great prowess in a draft war room. In addition to White, the Seahawks also received defensive tackle Keith Vickerson. And they only had to slide down seven picks in the fourth round and nine picks in the sixth round to do it.
Here is a quick summary of the trade:
Fourth-round pick (111)
Sixth-round pick (185)
Fourth-round pick (104)
Sixth-round pick (176)
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