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Morning links: Draft day is finally here

Post by Eric Williams on April 22, 2010 at 7:05 am with 31 Comments »
April 22, 2010 7:05 am
NFL draft prospect Joe Haden (center) and other prospects pose on top of the Radio City Music Hall marquee in New York City on Apr. 21, 2010. (Ben Liebenberg/

Well, draft day is here and there’s still no real consensus on what the Seattle Seahawks will do when they are on the clock for their first pick.

A lot of what Seattle does depends on what happens with Washington and Kansas City in front of them. My story today deals with the potential scenarios available for Seattle in the first round and the important of this draft for head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

Greg Johns of says to look for the Seahawks to do a lot of maneuvering in this year’s draft, something that is in Schneider’s blood.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times ask what NFL coach other than Pete Carroll would send musical tweets as hints to who his team is drafting, as Carroll did on Wednesday.

Clare Farnsworth of talks to Sean Locklear, Will Herring and Matt Hasselbeck about their draft experience.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports asks if Clemson running back C.J. Spiller is tough enough to run inside.

Marcus Trufant and Roy Lewis and a couple other Seahawks help out in a rehabilitation project at Holy Rosary School in Tacoma as part of National Rebuilding Day.

Dan Graziano of NFL Fanhouse reports that Washington is still in negotiations with St. Louis to potentially move up and select Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford.

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News put out his final mock draft this morning, and it looks a little different that most mock drafts I have seen. But take a look at it, because Gosselin is considered one of the best in the business. He has Seattle taking Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Williams at No. 6 and Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews at No. 14.

Chris Steuber of has Seattle selecting Tennessee safety Eric Berry at No. 6 and Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis at No. 14. Interesting choices there, but I really don’t see either of those picks happening. I think six is too high to pick a safety, based on their durability in the league and the amount that you would have to pay them at No. 6. And I think Davis has work ethic and maturity issues, and would not be a good fit in Seattle.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network has Seattle selecting Trent Williams at No. 6 and C.J. Spiller at No. 14.

Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated lists 16 veterans that could be traded on draft day, with Baltimore offensive tackle Jared Gaither at the top of the list. No Seahawks here, but if Seattle takes a running back early Julius Jones could be vulnerable.

With the draft becoming nearly as big as the Super Bowl, what would this event be without the opportunity to bet? Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post breaks down the possibilities with Dave Staley of

Morning links
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  1. snydro81 says:

    Oh man, Eric. The day has come.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    This is great!! Is it 4:30 yet?

    Snydro – Sent you my picks.

  3. snydro81 says:

    Duke, sent mine too.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Here’s something you won’t hear me say often; I liked that mock draft. Gosselin’s anyway. I’ve always wondered why Matthews “stock” has been so low, especially for Seattle. I think he’s a perfect fit. I’m not sure I’d like to spend the 14th overall on him but he’s a stud, no question.

  5. snydro81 says:

    Duke, don’t get me started on Mathews!

    (There’s only one T in your favorite players name, Dukie) ;)

    I couldn’t sleep well last night, couldn’t sleep this morning.

    Duke’s mock has us taking G. McCoy and B. Bulaga in the first! I hope that doesn’t happen because if it does, I’ll never get this pair of boxers off..

  6. Duke:

    He is one guy who can stick his foot in the dirt and GO!

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Why do I continue to do that? MaThews. That’s like my president v precedent several months ago.

  8. This feels like Christmas eve! I’m so excited :D Last year I hated a lot of the potential Seahawks picks, this year the only guys I would be disappointed to see us draft is Taylor Mays, and to some extend Okung and Bulaga (upside issues)

    And Matthews is a stud, always liked him a lot, just as much as I like Spiller, but in a different way.

    Let the waiting begin!!

  9. BenderHawkFan says:

    I can tell I’ve been thinking about today waaay too much. I actually had a draft dream last night–sad but true.

    In case you are wondering…my dream had us taking McCoy at 6.

  10. My dream, if I would have had one last night (have had them, just not last night) would be Suh at #6, Morgan at #14, and Gaither gotten for our #60. A guy can dream, can’t he?

  11. There will be a rookie salary cap next year. That will make it hard for a team to trade out of the top 10 this draft. Bradford is expected to get $50 mil guaranteed and there will be some very good QBs next year.

    So why should a team move into the top 10 and cap strap themselves for the next five years?

  12. chuck_easton says:


    That’s not a dream. That’s winning the lottery.

  13. The SI piece has Albert Haynesworth on the trading block. Maybe we can get a dirtbag without trading away the farm. He is a major player on the insde.

  14. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket?

  15. Bring it on!

    How about for Suh, Morgan, Ryan Mathews, and an ice cold beer?!

  16. klthompson says:

    What happened to the third QB the Hawks had last year who appeared a couple of times in the pre season?

  17. snydro81 says:

    He’s still here. His name is Mike Teel.

  18. Sazqwatch says:

    Big day! BIG day!

    It’s crazy, I’m freakin’ nervous!

  19. jzulaski says:

    Looking forward to seeing this from the Meydenbaurer plaza with other like-minded fans.

    I’m hoping for some surprise trade downs to increase the number of picks and still get some quality players.

  20. Trading down with the Eagles???

  21. JS: “And at the end of the day, when you look at your draft, fans might not be quite as excited, I mean because they aren’t seeing the names that they have on NFL Network as much, or on ESPN or whatever. But when you get a nice couple players it’s like having a big recruiting class. And we’re going to try to get this group young, fast and competitive.”

    Hawks have so many needs, not enough picks – Duke’s right, Hawks pro-personnel staff are gonna look like the floor of the Stock or Commodities exchange.

  22. I just hope JS can pick em later like TR did his 1st draft here.

  23. BobbyAyala says:


    Go Hawks.

  24. :Uh, oh… don’t look now:

    “According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers have contacted the Seattle Seahawks about acquiring now suspended quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.”

  25. At least it’s not the other way around

  26. If we could transplant Matt’s brain into Ben’s body, I would do what it takes to get Rapistburger. Since technology won’t allow us to do that, I’ll tell Pittsburgh to take a flying leap.

  27. Leroy smacks em, Big Ben sticks his dong in their face..

    Women of Seattle, your dreamboats have docked..

  28. LMAO, good one Syndro

  29. crappyemailname says:

    Today is like Christmas for me. I can’t wait for the draft to start and see who the new ‘Hawks will be.

  30. Dukeshire says:

    “Leroy smacks em, Big Ben sticks his dong in their face..

    Women of Seattle, your dreamboats have docked.” – This is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time.

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