There has been quite a bit of publicity surrounding former USC coach Pete Carroll and his first NFL Draft as coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Many are in agreement that Carroll has been having himself a fine draft for Seattle, grabbing Offensive Tackle Russell Okung with the sixth overall pick, and coming back with Safety Earl Thomas with the fourteenth pick.
In yesterday's second round of the draft, Carroll then picked up Notre Dame standout WR Golden Tate.
Earlier today, news broke that the Seahawks made a pair of trades to further improve their offense for Matt Hasselbeck. Sending Seattle's fourth and sixth round picks to the Tennessee Titans, Carroll landed running back LenDale White as well as defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson.
In a later deal, the Seahawks sent their fifth and seventh round selections to the New York Jets to acquire the undersized but lightning-quick running back Leon Washington, still recovering from a broken leg he suffered early on in the 2009 season.
Joining incumbent running back Justin Forsett, who ran for 619 yards and 4 Touchdowns in a limited role last year, Pete Carroll now has a ground game reminiscent of the dominant LenDale White-Reggie Bush tandem he had at Southern Cal with his new additions of White and Washington.