Finding a free-agent fit
By saying the Seahawks passed on selecting a quarterback because they didn't think in their order of football -- not financial -- priorities they "could afford to yet," Carroll effectively began a debate about timing that doesn't really seem to have two sides.
When, in this pass-driven league, is it a good time to pursue a quarterback if you need one? Immediately.
That, alone, was a bit of a head-scratcher. Quarterback and defensive tackle figured to be more logical positions to hit with at least one of those picks.
However, as Carroll recently explained while addressing a convention of Associated Press sports editors, picking up a couple of offensive linemen was vital because "without that, the quarterback can't play." Fair enough, although Carpenter seems like a reach, and the book on Moffitt is that he needs to improve his quickness before he can become consistently effective in pass protection.