Seahawks Insider

Archives: April 2009

April
26th

Round 6: Seattle on the clock

The Seattle Seahawks’ sixth round pick, No. 178 overall, is coming up. So who do you want them to select? And what position should they address? Let me know in the comments section. Also, I’m updating the results for the the mock draft contest and will post them shortly after the Seahawks select.

April
26th

A few minutes with Deon Butler

Seattle Seahawks third round selection Deon Butler finished his career as Penn State’s all-time receptions leader (Bob Brodbeck/AP).

UPDATE: I apologize. I’m still sleep-walking a bit here and I forgot to mention in the last post that Seattle’s trading partner was the Philadelphia Eagles for a trade that was originally the N.Y. Giants third-round pick.

So here’s the trade again. The Seahawks gave up their fifth-round pick (137th overall), seventh-round pick (213th overall) and a third-round pick in 2010 in a trade with Philadelphia in order to move up and take Penn State wide receiver Deon Butler.

Butler was a bit surprised, excited and grateful that the Seattle Seahawks selected him in the third rounds.

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April
26th

Round 3 — Seahawks trade up to take WR Deon Butler

The Seattle Seahawks continue to wheel and deal this morning, selecting Penn State wide receiver Deon Butler in the third round with the 91st pick.


The Seahawks gave up their fifth-round pick (137th overall), seventh-round pick (213th overall) and a third-round pick in 2010 in order to move up and take Butler.


I just talked to Rob Rang and he says that Butler is a Bobby Engram-type receiver who could play the slot. Butler is the all-time receptions leader at Penn State, breaking a record held by Engram. Butler is quick (4.38 in the 40-yard-dash) but small

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April
26th

Observations for Day 1

I didn’t have a chance to do this on Saturday with everything going on, but here’s a few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks first day of the draft as we begin Day 2.

The Aaron Curry pick was certainly the news on Saturday, but the Seahawks rescinding the franchise tag designated to linebacker Leroy Hill was a jolt to the system late in the day.

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April
26th

First Day Thoughts

I think if many of us could have laid out a blueprint for the Seahawks on the first day of the draft, it would have been to use the No. 4 pick to get a low-risk, high-impact player, and No. 37 to get a quality offensive lineman who could challenge to start next season.
The Seahawks not only did that, but in essence swapped third- and fourth-round picks this season for what could turn into a high first-round pick in next year’s draft.

We’ve hashed out the Aaron Curry pick at No. 4, but the trade back into the second round to get Oregon’s Max Unger is also intriguing.

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April
25th

Hawks pull franchise tag from LB Hill

Team sources confirmed that the Seattle Seahawks removed the franchise tag designated to linebacker Leroy Hill in an effort to create some financial flexibility for the team.

The move came just hours after Seattle selected Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry with the team’s No. 4 overall pick in the first day of the draft on Saturday.

Curry will likely sign a lucrative, multi-year deal with the team to join a talented, linebackers’ unit that includes Hill and Lofa Tatupu.

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April
25th

Round 2– Seattle traded up to get C Max Unger

It appears the Seattle Seahawks and GM Tim Ruskell are not done wheeling and dealing. The Seahawks traded up in the second round, again with Denver, grabbing the Chicago Bears’ 49th overall pick to select Oregon center Max Unger.


The Seahawks gave up their third round pick, the 68th overall, and their fourth round pick, the 105th overall.


With Unger, Seattle gets a versatile offensive lineman that can play center or guard, and will add depth to the interior line up front.


Unger was a guy Seattle targeted at No. 37, and when they saw

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