Pete Carroll: Drew Lock would have been the first quarterback chosen in this year’s draft

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll thinks Drew Lock is better than any quarterback selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Carroll said on Sports Radio KJR that Lock — who went to the Broncos with the 42nd pick in the 2019 draft — would have been picked before first-round pick Kenny Pickett or any other quarterback in the 2022 draft.

“I think he would have been the first guy picked, quarterbacks anyway. He would have been the first guy in this draft. I have no hesitation in saying that,” Carroll said.

Carroll said he was extremely impressed with the work Lock has done since arriving in Seattle on the trade with Russell Wilson.

“First look at Drew, he’s really athletic, he’s really a confident athlete, you can see he’s got a lot of body control, he’s got quick feet, he’s got a quick arm, he has different ways of releasing football like his body is in different positions,” Carroll said. “He’s got real talent there. He’s got a strong arm, he can throw the ball a mile down the pitch. He compares to Geno, and Geno Smith has a great arm. He has a world-class arm, and all that. To match that, that’s saying a lot.

Carroll said he likes what he sees of Lock, Smith and Jacob Eason.

“All three of our guys have good arms,” ​​Carroll said. “They can rip the ball up the field. We had a full week of seeing these guys there. They’re really talented, arm-wise, so it’s there. They’re big, they’re lively, they move well.

Despite rumors that the Seahawks will add another quarterback, Carroll seems content to head into 2022 with the quarterbacks he has.

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