Pete Carroll impressed with rookie Luke Willson

According to the Bellingham Herald, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is very impressed with rookie wide receiver Luke Willson, who was taken in the fifth round of this year’s draft.

Coach Pete Carroll cited Willson as the player who “jumped out” in Friday’s first day of minicamp, and with another solid day Saturday, Willson now has more catches as a hopeful Seahawk than he did all last season at Rice (nine).

 

Willson is another of this year’s group of rookies who display certain unique talents or physical characteristics. Willson, at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, clocked a pro-day workout 40-yard time of 4.51 seconds, which, by comparison, matched the time wide receiver Sidney Rice ran at his combine.

Willson wasn’t a highly productive receiver at Rice, but the Seahawks clearly saw something in him.  They may have found a diamond in the rough this year.