The Seahawks got four comp picks for the first time, giving them 11 picks in the draft.
The Seahawks added three defensive coaches — including former Seattle assistant Dwaine Board and one of Pete Carroll’s former USC defensive backs.
John Schneider talked about Russell Wilson, Michael Bennett and Brandon Mebane at the owners meetings.
Carroll said he is “fueled” by the Super Bowl loss and doesn’t want to let it go because he wants to learn from it.
He also said, “I’m confident that this team is going to come back and fricking roar. We are going to roar back into this offseason. These guys are working hard for it.’’
Carroll said all reports on Wilson’s contract so far were incorrect, and he talked about many of the players along the defensive line.
Carroll also said the Hawks are working on re-signing several of their remaining free agents.
Schneider said the Seahawks chose Michael Bennett over Golden Tate last year because the draft had a better class of receivers than pass rushers. (The Hawks ended up drafting receivers Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood.)
The NFL is going to change the PAT in some fashion. Here’s Carroll’s idea:
Our idea for the extra point: -Automatic 7pts for a TD -Mandatory try from the 2 for 1pt -Defense can score 1pt by returning a fumble or INT
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) March 25, 2015
The Saints reportedly talked to the Dolphins about Jimmy Graham, too.
Carroll helped Mike Williams, former USC star and one-time Seahawk, get a gig coaching high school football in Los Angeles.
Marshawn Lynch will appear in a Ludacris video for the rapper’s riff called — what else? — “Beast Mode.” (Did he have to pay Lynch royalties for using that title?)
Lynch has a strain of pot named after him, but he doesn’t smoke, according to Snoop Dogg, who said, “My homeboy got a career to play. He’s still in the NFL. He’s got a commissioner to deal with.”
Clare Farnsworth, who had covered the Seahawks for nearly their entire existence, retired this week.