Three important reasons why Seahawks next head coach should be Jim Harbaugh

Here is a look at what Jim Harbaugh would bring to the table if the Seahawks brought him to Seattle.

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Harbaugh advantage No. 1 - Knowledge of the top college players

A key part of what made Pete Carroll so successful as head coach of the Seahawks early on was his ability to help John Schneider find top college talent. Carroll was able to use his knowledge from recruiting the best players in college football and bring them to Seattle. Jim Harbaugh will be in tune with finding the best players in the draft, with his knowledge from recruiting the best football players to Michigan.

There are already a few players on the Seahawks' current roster who played for Harbaugh at Michigan. Zach Charbonnet, Olu Oluwatimi, and Mike Morris each played for Harbaugh at Michigan. Certainly, Harbaugh could bring other players from his time at Michigan to Seattle. Along with countless other players he recruited to Michigan, but did not end up coming to play for him.

Another important note is that J.J. McCarthy will be in this year's NFL Draft and be a highly sought-after QB prospect. He played for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and the Seahawks have been looking for their future at QB since Russell Wilson was traded. While Geno Smith has done admirably as the Seahawks QB the last two seasons, he has felt like a stopgap QB, until Seattle finds a QB to invest draft capital on.

McCarthy's time spent with Harbaugh was fruitful, as they made two College Football Playoffs together and won a National Championship at Michigan. This cannot be overlooked in the Seahawks' pursuit of Harbaugh. The Seahawks could completely transform their entire organization if both of these moves happen. Both Harbaugh and McCarthy share a strong relationship and would be able to do something that is unique going straight from college to the NFL together.