John Schneider on quarterbacks, Marshawn Lynch, Dion Jordan

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RENTON -- While the Richard Sherman subject was maybe the most pressing item of note from general manager John Schneider's meeting with the media on Monday, Schneider also touched on several other subjects surrounding the draft and the rest of the team.

Here are some of the highlights of the rest of the conversation.


1. Lack of consensus on quarterback prospects could create uncertainty in draft.

In this year's draft class, there's several quarterbacks expected to be chosen fairly high in the draft. However, none of them are considered "can't miss" prospects and there seems to be a lack of consensus over which quarterbacks are the most capable of the crop.

Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, DeShone Kizer, Patrick Mahomes, Davis Webb and others all could find themselves selected high in the draft by a quarterback needy team. But trying to figure out exactly when and where those players will come off the board could lead to a hectic first day of the draft.

"Exciting, yeah," Schneider said. "I think two out of the last three years we’ve moved back, people coming up for Teddy Bridgewater and Paxton Lynch, so when you’re picking where we’re picking down there you also have to be aware of what’s happening at the top. Somebody asked me, ‘Well you must not even pay attention to the top.’ I’m like, well yeah, we have to because we have to know what those teams are thinking at the top of the second round or the bottom of the first round. There are several teams that have two one’s. A couple teams have… Cleveland has two two’s, so you have to be very aware, watch what they’re doing.”


2. Nothing new on Marshawn Lynch will deadline looming this week.

Marshawn Lynch is still retired and still tethered to the Seahawks. Schneider said there is no real update on Lynch's situation at this point, but acknowledge the Oakland Raiders would like to have the matter resolved before the draft gets underway.

"They’re still talking," Schneider said of Lynch and the Raiders. "The steps after that were to be that if they came to an agreement, Reggie (McKenzie) and I would discuss a form of compensation."

Lynch has been given permission to speak with the Raiders about the possibility to come out of retirement to play for his hometown team. However, the two sides have not been able to reach an agreement as of yet. McKenzie, the Radiers G.M., said they want to have a deal done before the draft.


3. Dion Jordan to play defensive line for Seahawks.

A former No. 3 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins, Dion Jordan will get a second chance with the Seahawks after signing earlier this month.

"He's a little heavier now, so we're planning on playing him along the defensive line," Schneider said. "I've always thought he was a heck of an inside rusher, too. He's always had the speed off the edge. He's got the length, he has a natural feel for working guys edges and stuff. Defensive line. Whether it's end or 5-tech or 3-tech, maybe some Leo as well, I'm not quite sure. But at this point it looks like defensive line."

Jordan has dealt with injuries, multiple suspensions and a lack of productivity during his time with Miami. He started just one game for the Dolphins and recorded just three sacks in three seasons.

Schneider said Jordan "absolutely" had to convince them his issues were behind him before signing him.

"Absolutely," he said. "We're still working through things."


Photo Credit: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 01:   Dion Jordan #95 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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