With the need for a No. 1 target filled due to the trade for All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham, the Seahawks are hoping that the speedy rookie can provide a complementary threat on offense and spark a return game that ranked among the league's worst a year ago.
NFL teams that missed out on a talented 2015 crop of pass rushers could have one final opportunity to land a rookie with the 6-foot-5, 238 pound Caldwell taking steps to make himself eligible for the 2015 Supplemental Draft. The well-traveled Caldwell dominated the Gulf South Conference last year, recording 18.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
Protecting aging quarterback Carson Palmer was priority No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft for Arizona and the Cardinals appeared to do precisely that, nabbing a talented tackle and the mismatches among pass-catchers to close the gap with the two-time defending NFC champion Seahawks.
Among the 17 players the Seattle Seahawks invited for private visits or traveled to work out before the 2015 NFL Draft, there was a wide spread of positions, including four wide receivers and defensive linemen.
The Seattle Seahawks sent their first-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for TE Jimmy Graham, but with 11 overall picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, there is plenty left for the franchise to make a splash.
Seattle already spent its first-round pick in 2015 -- part of the package shipped to New Orleans in exchange for tight end Jimmy Graham -- but Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have done just fine in the middle rounds. With 11 picks to play with, don't rule out another impact player or three in 2015.
On Monday, the NFL awarded 13 teams a total of 32 compensatory picks for the 2015 NFL Draft. With four picks apiece, Kansas City, Seattle and Denver were the big winners, though the Super Bowl defending champion New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals also have reason to feel fortunate.
Taking snaps from under center, Baylor's Bryce Petty completed 69 of 77 passes on the day, impressing scouts and presumably the quarterback coaches of the Colts, Cowboys and Seahawks, each of whom a source says were among the big names on hand for the workout.