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NFL Draft recap

Post by Ian Swenson / The News Tribune on May 1, 2011 at 10:41 am with 158 Comments »
May 1, 2011 11:27 am

Here’s the full seven rounds of the NFL Draft.

  1. Carolina Panthers — Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos — Von Miller, DE, Texas A&M
  3. Buffalo Bills — Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  4. Cincinnati Bengals — A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  5. Arizona Cardinals — Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Atlanta Falcons (from Cleveland) — Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  7. San Francisco — Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans — Jake Locker, QB, Washington
  9. Dallas Cowboys — Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington) — Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  11. Houston Texans — J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  12. Minnesota Vikings — Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
  13. Detroit Lions — Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  14. St. Louis — Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
  15. Miami — Mike Pouncey, C, Florida
  16. Washington (from Jacksonville) — Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  17. New England (from Oakland) — Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
  18. San Diego — Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
  19. New York Giants — Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  20. Tampa Bay — Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
  21. Cleveland (from Kansas City) — Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
  22. Indianapolis — Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  23. Philadelphia — Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
  24. New Orleans — Cameron Jordan, DE, California
  25. Seattle — James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
  26. Kansas City — Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pitt
  27. Baltimore — Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
  28. New Orleans (from New England) — Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  29. Chicago — Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  30. New York Jets — Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
  31. Pittsburgh — Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio St.
  32. Green Bay — Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi St.

Second Round

33. New England — New England – Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
34. Buffalo — Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
35. Cincinnati — Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
36. San Francisco (from Denver) — Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
37. Cleveland — Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
38. Arizona — Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
39. Tennessee — Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
40. Dallas — Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
41. Washington — Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Clemson
42. Houston — Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
43. Minnesota — Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
44. Detroit — Titus Young, WR, Boise State
45. Denver (from San Francisco) — Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
46. Denver (from Miami) — Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami
47. St. Louis — Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
48. Oakland — Stefen Wisniewski, OL, Penn. St.
49. Indianapolis (from Washington, via Jacksonville) — Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
50. San Diego — Marcus Gilchrist, CB, Clemson
51. Tampa Bay — Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
52. N.Y. Giants — Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
53. Chicago — Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
54. Philadelphia — Jaiquawn Jarrett, FS, Temple
55. Kansas City — Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State
56. New England — Shane Vereen, California, RB
57. Detroit (from Seattle) — Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois
58. Baltimore — Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
59. Cleveland — Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
60. Houston — Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
61. San Diego — Jonas Mouton, ILB, Michigan
62. Miami (from Washington) — Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
63. Pittsburgh — Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
64. Green Bay — Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

Third round

65. Carolina — Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida
66. Cincinnati — Dontay Moch, LB, Nevada
67. Denver — Nate Irving, LB, N.C. State
68. Buffalo — Kelvin Sheppard, LB, LSU
69. Arizona, Rob Housier, TE, Florida Atlantic
70. Kansas City (from Cleveland) — Justin Houston, LB, Georgia
71. Dallas — DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
72. New Orleans (from Washington) — Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
73. New England (from Houston) — Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU
74. New England (from Minnesota) — Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
75. Seattle (from Detroit) — John Moffitt, OG, Wisconsin
76. Jacksonville (from San Francisco) — Will Rackley, OG, Lehigh
77. Tennessee — Jurrell Casey, DT, Southern Cal
78. St. Louis — Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State
79. Washington (from Miami) Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
80. San Francisco (from Jacksonville) — Chris Culliver, DB, South Carolina
81. Oakland — DeMarcus Van Dyke, DB, Miami
82. San Diego — Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego State
83. N.Y. Giants — Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
84. Tampa Bay — Mason Foster, LB, Washington
85. Baltimore (from Philadelphia) — Jah Reid, OT, Central Florida
86. Kansas City — Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
87. Indianapolis, Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
88. New Orleans — Johnny Patrick, DB, Louisville
89. San Diego (from Seattle) — Shareece Wright, DB, Southern Cal
90. Philadelphia (from Baltimore) — Curtis Marsh, DB, Utah State
91. Atlanta — Akeem Dent, LB, Georgia
92. Oakland (from New England) — Joe Barksdale, OT, LSU
93. Chicago — Chris Conte, DB, California
94. N.Y. Jets — Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton
95. Pittsburgh — Curtis Brown, DB, Texas
96. Green Bay — Alex Green, RB, Hawaii
97. Carolina — Sione Fua, DT, Stanford

Fourth Round

98. Carolina — Brandon Hogan, DB, West Virginia
99. Seattle (from Denver, through New England) — K.J. Wright, OLB, Mississippi State
100. Buffalo — Da’Norris Searcy, DB, North Carolina
101. Cincinnati — Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
102. Cleveland — Jordan Cameron, TE, Southern Cal
103. Arizona — Sam Acho, OLB, Texas
104. Tampa Bay — Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
105. Washington — Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska
106. Minnesota — Christian Ballard, DT, Iowa
107. Seattle — Kris Durham, WR, Georgia
108. Denver — Quinton Carter, DB, Oklahoma
109. Tennessee — Colin McCarthy, LB, Miami
110. Dallas — David Arkin, OG, Missouri State
111. Miami — Edmond Gates, WR, Abilene Christian
112. St. Louis — Greg Salas, Wr, Hawaii
113. Oakland — Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State
114. Jacksonville — Cecil Shorts, WR, Mount Union
115. San Francisco (from San Diego) — Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
116. Philadelphia (from Tampa Bay) — Casey Matthews, Oregon
117. N.Y. Giants — James Brewer, OT, Indiana
118. Kansas City — Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado
119. Indianapolis — Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse
120. Philadelphia — Alex Henery, K, Nebraska
121. Jacksonville (from New Orleans), Chris Prosinski, db, Wyoming.
122. Buffalo (from Seattle), Chris Hairston, ot, Clemson.
123. Baltimore, Tandon Doss, wr, Indiana.
124. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Owen Marecic, rb, Stanford.
125. Oakland (from New England), Taiwan Jones, rb, Eastern Washington.
126. N.Y. Jets, Bilal Powell, rb, Louisville.
127. Houston (from Chicago through Washington), Rashad Carmichael, db, Virginia Tech.
128. Pittsburgh, Cortez Allen, db, The Citadel.
129. Denver (from Green Bay), Julius Thomas, te, Portland State.
130. Tennessee, Jamie Harper, rb, Clemson.
131. Green Bay, Davon House, db, New Mexico State.<

Round Five
132. Carolina, Kealoha Pilares, wr, Hawaii.
133. Buffalo, Johnny White, rb, North Carolina.
134. Cincinnati, Robert Sands, db, West Virginia.
135. Kansas City (from Denver through Tampa Bay), Ricky Stanzi, qb, Iowa.
136. Arizona, Anthony Sherman, rb, Connecticut.
137. Cleveland, Buster Skrine, db, Chattanooga.
138. New England (from Houston), Marcus Cannon, ot, TCU.
139. Minnesota, Brandon Burton, db, Utah.
140. Kansas City (from Detroit), Gabe Miller, lb, Oregon State.
141. Green Bay (from San Francisco through Denver), D.J. Williams, te, Arkansas.
142. Tennessee, Karl Klug, dt, Iowa.
143. Dallas, Josh Thomas, db, Buffalo.
144. Houston (from Washington), Shiloh Keo, db, Idaho.
145. Atlanta (from St. Louis), Jacquizz Rodgers, rb, Oregon.
146. Washington (from Miami), DeJon Gomes, db, Nebraska.
147. Jacksonville, Rod Issac, db, Middle Tennessee.
148. Oakland, Denarius Moore, wr, Tennessee.
149. Philadelphia (from San Diego), Dion Lewis, rb, Pittsburgh.
150. Cleveland (from N.Y. Giants through Minnesota), Jason Pinkston, ot, Pittsburgh.
151. Tampa Bay, Ahmad Black, db, Florida.
152. Houston (from Indianapolis through Washington), T.J. Yates, qb, North Carolina.
153. N.Y. Jets (from Philadelphia), Jeremy Kerley, wr, TCU.
154. Seattle (from Kansas City through Detroit), Richard Sherman, db, Stanford.
155. Washington (from New Orleans), Niles Paul, wr, Nebraska.
156. Seattle, Mark LeGree, db, Appalachian State.
157. Detroit (from Baltimore through Seattle), Doug Hogue, lb, Syracuse.
158. St. Louis (from Atlanta), Jermale Hines, db, Ohio State.
159. New England, Lee Smith, te, Marshall.
160. Chicago, Nathan Enderle, qb, Idaho.
161. Philadelphia (from N.Y. Jets), Julian Vandervelde, g, Iowa.
162. Pittsburgh, Chris Carter, lb, Fresno State.
163. San Francisco (from Green Bay), Daniel Kilgore, g, Appalachian State.
164. Baltimore, Chykie Brown, db, Texas.
165. Baltimore, Pernell McPhee, de, Mississippi State.

Round Six
166. Carolina, Lawrence Wilson, lb, Connecticut.
167. Cincinnati, Ryan Whalen, wr, Stanford.
168. Minnesota (from Denver through Cleveland), DeMarcus Love, ot, Arkansas.
169. Buffalo, Chris White, lb, Mississippi State.
170. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Mistral Raymond, db, South Florida.
171. Arizona, Quan Sturdivant, lb, North Carolina.
172. Minnesota, Brandon Fusco, C, Slipper Rock.
173. Seattle (from Detroit), Byron Maxwell, db, Clemson.
174. Miami (from San Francisco through Green Bay), Charles Clay, rb, Tulsa.
175. Tennessee, Byron Stingily, ot, Louisville.
176. Dallas, Dwayne Harris, wr, East Carolina.
177. Washington, Evan Royster, rb, Penn State.
178. Washington (from Houston), Aldrick Robinson, wr, SMU.
179. Green Bay (from Miami), Caleb Schlauderaff, g, Utah.
180. Baltimore (from St. Louis), Tyrod Taylor, qb, Virginia Tech.
181. Oakland, Richard Gordon, te, Miami.
182. San Francisco (from Jacksonville), Ronald Johnson, wr, Southern Cal.
183. San Diego, Jordan Todman, rb, Connecticut.
184. Arizona (from Tampa Bay through Philadelphia), David Carter, dt, UCLA.
185. N.Y. Giants, Greg Jones, lb, Michigan State.
186. Green Bay (from Philadelphia through Detroit and Denver), D.J. Smith, lb, Appalachian State.
187. Tampa Bay (from Kansas City), Allen Bradford, rb, Southern Cal.
188. Indianapolis, Chris Rucker, db, Michigan State.
189. Denver (from New Orleans through New England), Mike Mohamed, lb, California.
190. San Francisco (from Seattle), Colin Jones, db, TCU.
191. Philadelphia (from Baltimore), Jason Kelce, c, Cincinnati.
192. Atlanta, Matt Bosher, p, Miami.
193. Philadelphia (from New England), Brian Rolle, lb, Ohio State.
194. New England (from N.Y. Jets through Philadelphia), Markell Carter, lb, Central Arkansas.
195. Chicago, J.T. Thomas, lb, West Virginia.
196. Pittsburgh, Keith Williams, g, Nebraska.
197. Green Bay, Ricky Elmore, lb, Arizona.
198. N.Y. Giants, Tyler Sash, db, Iowa.
199. Kansas City, Jerrell Powe, nt, Mississippi.
200. Minnesota, Ross Homan, lb, Ohio State.
201. San Diego, Stephen Schilling, ot, Michigan.
202. N.Y. Giants, Jacquian Williams, lb, South Florida.
203. Carolina, Zack Williams, c, Washington State.

Round Seven
204. Denver (from Carolina through Green Bay), Virgil Green, te, Nevada.
205. Seattle (from Denver through Detroit), Lazarius Levingston, de, LSU.
206. Buffalo, Justin Rogers, db, Richmond.
207. Cincinnati, Korey Lindsey, db, Southern Illinois.
208. N.Y. Jets (from Arizona), Greg McElroy, qb, Alabama.
209. Detroit (from Cleveland through Seattle), Johnny Culbreath, ot, South Carolina State.
210. Atlanta (from Detroit), Andrew Jackson, g, Fresno State.
211. San Francisco, Bruce Miller, rb, Central Florida.
212. Tennessee, Zach Clayton, dt, Auburn.
213. Washington, Brandyn Thompson, db, Boise State.
214. Houston, Derek Newton, ot, Arkansas State.
215. Minnesota, D’Aundre Reed, de, Arizona.
216. St. Louis, Mikail Baker, db, Baylor.
217. Washington (from Miami), Maurice Hurt, g, Florida.
218. Green Bay (from Jacksonville through Miami), Ryan Taylor, te, North Carolina.
219. New England (from Oakland), Malcolm Williams, db, TCU.
220. Dallas (from San Diego), Shaun Chapas, rb, Georgia.
221. N.Y. Giants, Da’Rel Scott, rb, Maryland.
222. Tampa Bay, Anthony Gaitor, db, Florida International.
223. Kansas City, Shane Bannon, rb, Yale.
224. Washington (from Indianapolis), Markus White, lb, Florida State.
225. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Anthony Allen, rb, Georgia Tech.
226. New Orleans, Greg Romeus, de, Pittsburgh.
227. N.Y. Jets (from Seattle through Philadelphia), Scotty McKnight, wr, Colorado.
228. St. Louis (from Baltimore), Jabara Williams, lb, Stephen F. Austin.
229. St. Louis (from Atlanta), Jonathan Nelson, db, Oklahoma.
230. Atlanta (from New England), Cliff Matthews, de, South Carolina.
231. Miami (from N.Y. Jets through Detroit, San Francisco and Green Bay), Frank Kearse, dt, Alabama A&M.
232. Pittsburgh, Baron Batch, rb, Texas Tech.
233. Green Bay, Lawrence Guy, dt, Arizona State.
234. San Diego, Andrew Gachkar, lb, Missouri.
235. Miami, Jimmy Wilson, db, Montana.
236. Minnesota, Stephen Burton, wr, West Texas A&M.
237. Philadelphia, Greg Lloyd, lb, Connecticut.
238. Tampa Bay, Daniel Hardy, te, Idaho.
239. San Francisco, Mike Person, g, Montana State.
240. Philadelphia, Stanley Havili, rb, Southern Cal.
241. Oakland, David Ausberry, wr, Southern Cal.
242. Seattle, Malcolm Smith, lb, Southern Cal.
243. New Orleans, Nate Bussey, lb, Illinois.
244. Carolina, Lee Ziemba, ot, Auburn.
245. Buffalo, Michael Jasper, dt, Bethel (Tenn.).
246. Cincinnati, Jay Finley, rb, Baylor.
247. Denver, Jeremy Beal, de, Oklahoma.
248. Cleveland, Eric Hagg, db, Nebraska.
249. Arizona, DeMarco Sampson, wr, San Diego State.
250. San Francisco, Curtis Holcomb, db, Florida A&M.
251. Tennessee, Tommie Campbell, db, California (Pa.).
252. Dallas, Bill Nagy, c, Wisconsin.
253. Washington, Chris Neild, nt, West Virginia.
254. Houston, Cheta Ozougwu, lb, Rice.

Leave a comment Comments → 158
  1. Good luck in Tennessee Jake!

  2. There goes our chances to grab Ponder…

    I hope they get BPA DT, OL, or CB & not sure about moving down anymore after lots of teams reaching. That’s leaving great players on the board.

  3. Will the prince be there at 25?

  4. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    DAMN YOU TITANS

  5. Well, Prince is gone, but what type of defensive BPA can we get? Lots of mocks with Philly taking J Smith. Maybe they take Jordan? Guess we’ll find out soon. Saints had been mocked to take Ryan Kerrigan, but of course, he’s already gone too.

  6. I kinda want Watkins, but wouldn’t mind Wilkerson or C. Jordan. I like Smith marginally.

  7. CHawkFanIn9erLand says:

    Offensive line representin’. Suweet!

  8. Great, once again Seattle ignores the QB position in the first round.

  9. James Carpenter??!!?!? With all the better players on the board?

    Maybe Schneider thought he was turning in his second-round pick.

  10. CHawkFanIn9erLand says:

    LOL Ocho. Kind of a lot of qb’s had already gone off the board. It’s not like they’ve had a big free agency opportunity to fill the need there. Seriously, did anybody watching this draft, after seeing all those qb’s go before our pick expect us to go qb at 25? Sure not me.

  11. I like it .
    James Carpenter
    We needed line help for years now.

  12. Seriously?! THat dude wasnt gonna get picked until the middle of the second round. Its Lawrence Jackson redux. Puke!

    Jimmy Smith and Wilkerson were there. And dont forget Torrey Smith. Holy crap! I am now rescinding my fan card for Schneider/Caroll.

    This is idiocy! Everyone is laughing at us right now. Im too busy crying to laugh, though I feel like doing both. Freaking Al Davis coulndt have fouled this up worse!

    Damn, I would have rather seen us take Andy Dalton, Kaepurnick, or even Mike Ingram!

    I hate life.

  13. CHawkFanIn9erLand says:

    that’s what drafting for need will do to you

  14. What happens when A) Carpenter sucks like Unger, and b) 10 guys drafted after Carpenter kick major butt?!

    Damn, I hate this pick. Put me on record.

  15. This is a case of a young first-time GM and a celebrity failed coach trying desperately to look important and smart. FAIL!

    I am well aware of the historically poor state of our o-line, but this is RETARDED! Oh my God, this is awful! This will be worse than the D-Branch trade. This is flat stupid.

    Im sure Baltimore is laughing thier asses off right now.

  16. This is a desperate reach for need, and a sad, pathetic excuse for a draft pick. If this continues, we will make history and make people forget about the 2009 and 2008 Raiders drafts. Which are the worst EVER.

    Holy crap, I never saw this coming..I feel like Im in a waking nightmare.

  17. What about Jimmy smith or gabr carimi? Even mallett? I mean c’mon. They said on tv that this guy would be available late in the 2nd.

  18. chuck_easton says:

    Baltimore didn’t get their card in on time. They definitely aren’t laughing.

    Seattle needs o linemen. I’m happy with the pick

    No QBs worth taking at 25. Smith was busted for purple drank. Not going there

  19. How about having a little faith? You haven’t even seen the guy take a snap in the NFL yet…

  20. Gabe*

    Sorry. Typing on phone.

  21. I love how people call this a bad pick?? We do need OL help, does really anyone think the Hawks are going to make a strong run into the playoffs next year? You weren’t crying last year when Schneider/Caroll had two #1 picks, good thing fans like STTBM don’t pick draft picks. Schneider/Caroll know what they doing, whiners need not apply.

  22. Yeah, WTF? The were showing the war room and, unlike last year when they were high-fiving and huggin each other, they looked like they’d gotten kicked in the balls.

    I would have taken Carimi, Sherrod, Bowers, Austin, Wilkerson, even Dalton.

    Dude, they just showed his own coach in Nick Sable with a look on his face, shaking HIS head like “WTF?” That should say something.

    I would have been okay with them taking him in the second, but what decent player of need will be around then?

    I wonder if they know something we don’t anticipating free agency. Is Cable bringing in Nnamdi and Gallery?

  23. chuck_easton says:

    No, they said carpenter was climbing draft boards and was a late 1st to early second. Seattle tried to trade out. No takers so they filled a need. Carpenter will strat at RT

  24. MadSweeney42 says:

    Good god dude, hike up your shorts and act like a man for a minute. Turn in your fan card, we don’t want/need cryers like that around the Seahawks. Carpenter’s a much better fit as a zone blocker than the other OTs on the board. They didn’t look like they were kicked in the balls, they looked calm and relaxed like they got their guy. They tried to trade, got no takers and took a guy they didn’t expect to be there when they had their next pick. I guess Schneider really sucks, not like GB has had any success with the team he built over there! And that failed coach, what’d he do last year? It’s not like he got us back to the top of the division with a playoff win or anything. I know it’s tough to take after their All-Pro pick last year turned out to be the big difference all season long, no way anyone else could live up to that legacy.

    Bandwagon fans need not apply SBBTTMXCRYS, so just calm down and have a little faith on some guys that EARNED it last year.

  25. bayareahawkfan says:

    STTBM – cme back from the ledge, man. I had no idea who this guy was when they announced him, either, but then I did some quick research and found what Chuck just called out – the kid was moving up draft boards and was rated right where they took him.

    Added to which, he’s a “tweener”, which makes him unique and uniquely valuable for a team like the Hawks who have needs both at tackle and guard. The thought is that he’ll be put at RT first, but if that doesn’t work out, he’s built to be a good guard.

    As far as other teams “laughing”, I agree with some other folks who’ve posted: I guarantee that if we’d taken Kapernick with a first round pick people would be laughing. Even Dalton there would have been a reach for QB need – this pick is definitely not a reach when you consider the kids versatility.

    We’ll see how history judges the Ponder pick.

  26. Exactly – we have plenty of needs, but none more than the O-line, period. We all know that. So they picked a huge dude from a blue chip school who was all-league SEC last year. So what if he’s not who Mayock or Kiper think we should have picked?

    Those guys are wrong on various picks every single year. It’s not like they picked a random Safety to replace Earl Thomas. The pick basically makes sense, provided that the guy can play – and based on last year’s draft, I give our front office some credit.

    I did think they might take a flyer on a QB – guess they didn’t think the guys available this year are better than Charlie W.

  27. Palerydr says:

    I can see the Hawks trying him out at LG that would be a nice site to see in 3rd and 1 situations next year. The talking heads regularly get it wrong just not gonna know for a couple years regardless

  28. Kingpear says:

    I agree the O line needs help, but you could have picked up at least two players that graded out better than him (Camiri and Sherrod)

    That is why GB is Superbowl champs, and we are 7-9 picking at 25. Hope they are planning on re-signing Hass

  29. I think this is a perfect choice. Look at our division. Rams and 49′ers both pick monster stud defensive ends. Cards pick up a great cornerback.

    I would rather have a good offensive lineman than defense any day. The best defense is a good offense.

    It looks like a strategic choice more than anything.

  30. Seahawkgo says:

    I like Carimi and Sherod than Carpenter. He is weak in double move. Hope T.Cable can teach him to play well as RT as stronger OLine.

  31. bayareahawkfan says:

    I love when people use the passive voice to claim that someone “graded out” better than someone else as a way of justifying why they’re either happy or unhappy about a given pick.

    Really? Graded out by whom? Based on what specifically?

    The reality is that none of us have the information the Seahawks’ scouts have, and even they won’t know whether this was a “good” pick until he gets in there and plays.

    I wish we had recouped another pick or two by trading back, but let’s see what the team does in the next couple of rounds.

    I’m looking for a DL, CB, and at least one other OL.

  32. I’d love to see us find a way to get Dalton in the 2nd round!

  33. mojjonation says:

    To all the nay-sayes, bandwagons riders, and b1tch3$ at the ledge…go ahead and jump. No one needs you. You’ll be back riding the blue and green wave when things work out. Those of us who know better were here before, are here now, and will still be here when you come back. We’ll just be able to tell who you are by the blood coming from your nose since you got punked for being such a sissy and crying foul because some self proclaimed “draft expert” mocked us up and had us picking someone different. Locker went at number 8 to the Titans. I can almost guarantee no one saw that.

    Quite frankly, I hate Tom Cable. The guy should be in jail. It’s too bad he’s such a great line coach or he would be. He will teach the O-line, and maybe even the D-line, how to handle their business. As much as lighting up the scoreboard like a pinball machine is wanted by so many, I’d rather smashmouth my way to a victory and demoralize a team by running it at will. The Rams were a one year wonder when they won the superbowl with the greatest show on turf. Too bad they couldn’t stop anyone. They won the game by a yard, but they still won. You can throw all the points up on the board that you want, but if you have an unreliable defense, you will not win. Offense wins games, defense wins championships. It’s true in every sport.

    When it comes to drafting anyone, I have one name: Tom Brady. 6th round pick out of Michigan. League MVP, Superbowl MVP, three rings as a starter. There are more than him, but he is the most recent to not have a high draft status and wind up flourishing in a system that has all the right parts. And that was before he got Randy Moss.

  34. Hey MadSweeney42–Screw you bud, Im hardly a bandwaggon fan. Ive been watching the Hawks since before I knew what a field goal was, almost 30 years ago. Ive stayed through the Knox decline, the horrid Behring years, the ousting of Erickson, and the total rebuild/destruction Holmgren put us through. And I watched Ruskell tear apart what Holmy built in three years.

    Through it all Ive remained a constant fan.

    And all of us are entitled to our opinion, without being labeled for one days comments.

    I could care if he fits the ZBS, as I hate the ZBS with an absolute passion. Its the run-n-shoot of defense. A joke. Cable will make it work, but I pray for the day when they abandon it all together and start putting together a line with the meanest, biggest, strongest lineman around.

    This is like taking Lo-Jack so high, simply because he wouldnt be there in the bottom of the next round.

    While Im happy we have a good offensive lineman, the cost seems too high. Hopefully he turns out to be a better player than the guys taken below him. Then, and only then, will I be truly happy about this pick. In the meantime, as long as he improves our line it wont be bad.

    I was just letting off steam when they made a real head-scratcher of a pick.

    If Wilkerson and Smith end up better players, then how does that make you glad Im not making the picks?

  35. And Mojonation–Im certainly not going anywhere–Ive been on this blog on and off since 2004, and I dont stop being a fan simply because I disagree and am unhappy with a player my team picked in the first round. Initially. I feel a little better about the pick the morning after.

    And what exactly is that you know better than some of us?!

    Exactly what is your point about Tom Brady, and what does he have to do with anything? Your point, if there is one, is clear as mud.

    As for listening to draft experts, I only care about Rang and Maycock, and I often disagree with them. Carpenter is a guy that wasnt even considered a second round talent until very recently, and was a big surprise when his name was called. I guarantee there wasnt ONE media or outside, non-NFL source who wasnt surprised by the pick. Carpenter over Carimi and Sherrod?!

    I wont pretend to know which of the three is/was better, but I did watch plenty of tape on Smith and Wilkerson, and I thought those guys were, and are, more talented than Carpenter. And its obvious that much of the NFL, if not all of it, thought Carimi and Sherrod the better lineman than Carpenter.

    In the end, as Ive said, none of that will matter as long as Carpenter plays well and up to his draft selection. But Im not happy with the pick, as it closely resembles Timmay! RUskell’s reach for LoJack. Plenty of similarities there–including both players college coaches being shocked the player was drafted so high. THats never a good thing.

    Youre entitled to your opinion on smash mouth football, as I am entitled to my hatred of it. And how many playoff games has Tom Cable won, even as a line coach? Yeah, thats what I thought. How many SUper Bowls? Exactly. He’s mostly talk and attitude, a Rex Ryan wannabe. IF he wins big here in Seattle, THEN he will have earned what he thinks he already has.

    Smash mouth football doesnt with championships anymore, not unless its paired with a potent passing attack like Pittsburgh.

    But enough with labeling those who have a differing opinions as bandwagon fans or crybabies. Dissenting opinions are hardly the halmark of lazy, uninformed people or bandwaggoners. The opposite is generally true; bandwaggoners and whiners usually hop onto the rah-rah train–until the going gets tough.

    We’ll see who’s still here when the Hawks win 5 games and our secondary looks like swiss cheese and we cant find a qb who can complete 50% of thier passes. I’ll still be here, thats for sure.

    Funny, I got lambasted as a fairweather fan years ago when I saw and bitched about Ruskell undermining Holmy and ruining his team. I was dead right, but I sure took a lot of heat from the Ruskell bandwaggoners and suckups. Which is even funnier because when the crap hit the fan and Ruskell got booted, those folks sure got quiet. Then they hopped onto the Caroll bandwagon pretty quick.

    I still have faith in Caroll and Schneider, but this pick really pissed me off, initially. Time will tell, and I hope it works well. As I said, at least we have a RT now, though I thought Andrews would have been fine at his natural RT spot, and so we could afford to take SMith or Wilkerson, and a G in the second.

    Not even Bellicheat gets it right in the first round every time, but Im still gonna holler when my beloved Seahawks make a pick that I disagree with. Time will tell who’s right. I have a suspicion that I end up half-right–Carpenter will be a good player, but players picked after him will be better.

  36. bayareahawkfan says:

    STTBM – you certainly have the right to disagree, and your later posts are totally fair. What I objected to is the “puke” comment, and the “LoJack” comparison. Superficially I get the LoJack comparison, but I don’t think it’s a very good match on closer inspection – LoJack was a Ruskell special (decent, unspectacular player from a big school) taken because – as you put it – they were worried he wouldn’t be there when they picked in the second.

    As several people have pointed out on the comments of other threads, Carpenter was pencilled in by many of the 11th hour mocks to either Philly or Pittsburgh at the end of the first. Also, unlike Ruskell, they tried like hell to trade down and get more picks (hence not picking until time was up), but couldn’t find a decent partner.

    Like or dislike the pick (and like you said, time will tell which OL ends up being better), you have to give it to the front office: they’re focused on trying squeeze value out of their picks. Having picked a QB at 25, given who was left, would have been on the wrong side of the risk/reward curve, whereas this pick in my opinion, if unspectacular, is definitely closer to an even risk/reward.

    In any case, I am actually more excited to see what the team does in the later rounds this year – where (again in my opinion) it’s appropriate to tilt the risk/reward ratio toward upside (see Thurmond, Walter last year and Washington, Leon; for balance, also see Vickerson, Kevin and White, LenDale).

  37. Dukeshire says:

    Well, the Pats didn’t take long to kill my dream of Dowling falling to the ‘Hawks.

  38. A part of me thinks the Seahawks already have a deal in place to trade for Carson Palmer.

  39. Duke – the bet is over. $10

    36. San Francisco — Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

    We are going to have to hope he is a bust now.

  40. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. I owe you $10.

    Paea… Keep falling. I want Tez to announce him.

  41. Duke – do the Cards grab Mallet here?

  42. Where’s the Live Chat for today?

  43. Dukeshire says:

    How many middling RBs do the Cards need?

  44. Pabuwal: No live chat today, but I can create one if there’s interest.

  45. Duke and I are around – isn’t that enough lol?

  46. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Thank GOD Kaepernick went to the 9ers!

  47. Anyone think the Raiders grab Mallet?

  48. Pabuwal: The Raiders have enough problems.

  49. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, it’s goig to happen! Big Al cannot resist the arm…

  50. Big arm guy with off the field issues – sounds like its right up Al’s playbook.

  51. Big Al is in his hyperbaric chamber taking his afternoon nap.

  52. freedom_X says:

    Eric: if Al Davis is control, that won’t stop the Raiders from picking Mallet.

  53. SeahawkFan12 says:

    They might, Pabs. Interesting that he’s dropping. He and Bowers are likely going to have chips on their shoulders when they finally get drafted. At least Bowers might…

  54. Pabs – you think we should get Mallett if he’s there for our 2nd rounder?

  55. freedom_X says:

    For a guy like Mallet, dropping lower might be the best thing for him. A pampered, entltled player might get a wake up call and really fulfill his potential.

    Weirdly, I think Cam Newton would have a lot better chance of becoming a superstar if he were drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round than going #1 overall. One good wakeup call can often change an immature person’s life. Similarly, if Mallett is immature vs. just being a bad person, the same is true for him.

  56. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, Lol!

    Just say no to Mallett. I’d rather have Stanzi.

  57. The Court granted the NFL their stay. Was anyone surprised this court granted the stay in favor of the owners given they are always pro business?

    And the lockout will restart shortly!

  58. SeahawkFan12 says:

    I bet the Raiders take Mallett…he’s a great fit, especially with his off-the-field issues.

  59. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Sorry, Eric… ;)

  60. I don’t have a huge opinion on Mallet. My biggest concern is his ability to reset and quickly throw accurately when pressured. He’ll never get a perfect pocket – even with the 2005 Seahawks OL blocking for him. The guys on this board thought he lacked this skill, Drew Bledsoe style.

    Mallet isn’t a project like Kapernick is but may not have the physical skills that translate into future NFL success. Kapernick is the complete opposite – a project but has physical skills that could translate into future NFL success over time.

  61. I would like them to be able to trade picks for players this weekend because I want to get an idea of Carroll’s plans. I suspect Carroll is too impatient to entrust the team solely to a rookie or Whitehurst. We saw last year he won’t sit through an inexperienced QBs growing pains.

  62. freedom_X says:

    Seattle’s #2 might be the right value for taking Bowers. If his knee is chronic, it’s only a low #2 spent.

  63. SeahawkFan12 says:

    DAMN! Detriot took Titus Young. GREAT pick!

  64. Dukeshire says:

    pabuwal – Saw that. And just when things were beginning to make sense.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/04/29/court-grants-nfl-temporary-stay-lockout-back-on

  65. Oakland actually makes a sensible pick. Gets Robert Gallery’s replacement in Wisniewski.

  66. I’m surprised. But as long as Kaepernick went already, it’s all good. We’ll see where Mallett slides to.

  67. NFLN is saying the Raiders want to move back into the second round….

  68. Soggybuc says:

    well at least i wont have to worry about learning to spell wizneuiski correctly now.

  69. Dukeshire says:

    Has anyone heard from BobbyK? First passing on Carimi and now this… hide all sharp objects.

  70. scottftlc says:

    I think S.F. is going to be pleasantly surprised with their pick of Kaepernick…but then I live in Nevada (Vegas) so I probably am a bit biased.

  71. freedom_X says:

    Bowers gone – now I’ve got my eye on Paea or Austin. Paea makes more sense for Seattle since he has a high motor, I understand. Austin has been accused of being lazy at times.

  72. freedom_X says:

    Stefen Wisniewski didn’t last to the 56th or 57th pick…

  73. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Jamie Dukes is an idiot. It would be cool if you could mute just him.

  74. No chat today?

  75. Soggybuc says:

    One more of many reasons to hate the giants.

  76. Duke is not pleased by this Bears pick.

  77. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Damn, the Bears have selected two players I had hoped to see on Seattle’s roster

  78. Dukeshire says:

    No, I’m really disappointed. So close to having a shot at him too. He’s going to be a hell of a player.

  79. Dukeshire says:

    My heart is sinking… I feel Mallett coming.

  80. Having the late 2nd round pick rather than the early 2nd round pick is killing them this year.

  81. Don’t even think it! Tell the janitor at the VMAC to close all the toilet seats – all our feng shui is goin down the toilets. . .

  82. scottftlc says:

    I think what we are seeing in the second round justifies the ‘Hawks move in the first round. Yeah, I think Mallet is coming…and man is it telling that everyone just keeps passing on him. Maybe everyone is wrong…we can only hope.

  83. Who did NE take?

  84. Soggybuc says:

    Mallet is a huge gamble but could also have massive payout. but my fingers are crossed there’s a guard they like still in play.

  85. Dukeshire says:

    Hudson and Vereen gone. Screw it, reach for Moffitt or Stanzi.

  86. I think the QBs the Seahawks will be drafting this year are Carson Palmer and Greg McElroy.

  87. NFLN speculating a trade is coming with the Seahawks pick.

  88. freedom_X says:

    ARRGH, bang bang every guy I liked is gone, just a few picks before Seattle’s own. If I were the GM (because I don’t have any names I love right now) I’d be looking to trade out of the 2nd and get a 3rd back.

  89. grizindabox says:

    Trade with Detroit

  90. Soggybuc says:

    Showing Lions on the clock.

  91. freedom_X says:

    Looks like I was thinking like Seattle! Pick is said to be going to the Lions. I assume we get #75 back.

    Did Ballard go yet? Guess they don’t like his motor…

  92. grizindabox says:

    Lions take Leshoure

  93. Dukeshire says:

    Details please…

  94. freedom_X says:

    Value chart wise, Seattle should be getting the #75 and #107 in return?

  95. grizindabox says:

    Seattle gets 75, 107, 154, 205 for 57, 157, 209

  96. Soggybuc says:

    yep we get 75 and 107 and swap spots in 5 and 7. not bad.

  97. Dammit…I like the idea to pick up more picks, but have been sitting at Barnes n Nobles for nothing now. Not sure I can stand this place anymore…

  98. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. There must be a bar near-by.

  99. I’m doing this ridiculous diet where I can’t drink any beer sunday-friday. It would be pure torture to see happy drunk people drinking delicious beers.

  100. That diet isn’t goin into the season – surely?

  101. Soggybuc says:

    But Cornutt this is a religious holiday, the tenet of faith dictate you can break the rules for the hallowed celebration of the draft.

  102. LOL! Yes…it is. Turns out doing something about being fat and out of shape is even more pressing than the need to watch the best game in the world. Besides, I can get my beers on saturday. I AM allowed to have red wine…which will be so f’g weird on football sunday!!! Ha!

  103. I’m looking at Jurrell Casey orJ ohn Moffit with the next pick.

  104. Soggybuc- you are a bad influence, my friend!! :)

    What was that dude last year or the year before in the draft who had the gigantic man titties? That’s what I’m starting to look like, and that’s just not cool.

  105. So, more importantly, does Cortez Kennedy get to announce the Seahawks 3rd round draft choice?

  106. I wonder what Cable thinks of Moffit?

  107. Is Cannon gone?

  108. Cannon is still there.

  109. scottftlc says:

    Cornutt: I think you’ll find that red wine goes just fine with football…just speaking from experience. Not a problem at all! Good Washington red wine is perfect.

  110. I’ve now been up for 25 hours straight, if I had any amount of alcohol right now, I’d fall asleep in a second. Going to sleep is really tempting, 2:40 AM is not my favorite time of the day (night).

  111. I member Tex Randel Cobb, wasn’t a WR though

  112. Will Rackley?

  113. CB D.House to DEN?

  114. Our position in this draft was not the best to start, but we now have an extra pick and an expected OL starter… Regardless of who that 1st was, he had to prove himself…. so, in summary, at this point, because we have so many positions to improve on, I feel we’re doing as best we can with the hand we’ve been delt…..

  115. Soggybuc says:

    Its going to be cannon!

  116. John Moffitt

  117. Soggybuc says:

    WooT! Okung, Moffit, Unger, someone, Carpenter. ill take that line =)

  118. It’s nice having a couple of picks so early this morning.

  119. Dukeshire says:

    No doubt. A 7 overall. Should be a fun day.

  120. Finally, the draft begins at a proper hour! My hopes for today, I think drafting Marcus Cannon early would still be great even with the other offensive line players, Jalil Brown is the one that I’m hoping for though, along with Nathan Enderle in the later rounds.

  121. I hope like heck that I hear Cannon and the Seahawks in the same sentence on the podium today! Our line would go from utterly worthless to being the best in the NFL by 2013. That, my friends, is building a franchise the right way!

    I just read a report on Cannon that says he should be ready to go by August. In all seriousness, I’d like to sign Gallery and allow Cannon/Moffitt to “comPete” for the RG position (a battle I think Cannon would win if he’s truly healthy). Even if he’s not ready do rock yet, he’d be quality depth and would be ready to take over for Gallery. Gallery has only played 1 full season in the past 3 years and he’s on the wrong side of 30.

    Even if Mr. Happy and the Duke Boy break my heart and don’t draft Cannon today, I’m still going to be stoked that they actually committed to an o-line that so many of us have complained about for a long time now.

  122. If we do take Cannon… wouldn’t it be weird to approach the draft the next 5-7 years and we don’t even talk or consider drafting an o-lineman?

  123. *in an early round*

  124. Top 15 still on my board.

    1.Ballard DE Iowa
    2.House CB New Mex. St.
    3.Stanzi QB Iowa
    4.Sturdivant LB N.C.
    5Gates WR Abilene Christian
    6.Williams TE Ark.
    7.Chekwa CB Ohio St
    8.Burton CB Utah
    9.Enderle QB Idaho
    10.Cannon OG TCU
    11.Acho DE Texas
    12.Carter FS Oklahoma
    13.Jones LB Mich.St.
    14.Sash SS Iowa
    15.Boling OG Georgia

  125. No one else is a little miffed that TR moved up and snatched DT Paea who was selected 2-53. We have one of the worst combinations of DT’s in the league. Hell, we have the worst DEFENSE in the NFL. Kentwan Balmer is gawd awful. Cole is okay and Mebane is supposedly a sought after unsigned FA.

    Maybe the Hawks could have traded their 3rd (330) and 5th th (29) to move into that 53rd (370) OR used some other combination.

    BUT BETTER YET: DT Marvin Austin went 2-52 (380).
    For example:
    Hawks could have traded up to the Chargers at 2-50 (400) using their 2-57 (330) and 4-99 (104)

    We shall see how these up coming picks work out.

  126. Schneider talking about Moffitt on seahawks.com:

    “The guy is just an ass-kicker.”

    From Mr. Happy talking about the o-line (but the team in general, too):

    “We’re going to be young. We like that. We like the thought of that. John said from the day we got together, we want to get this thing as young and competitive as possible.”

    Me reading into that — they wouldn’t mind another young, dominant offensive lineman! Please!

  127. excile – We have holes on this team and RT and RG were two of the biggest ones, IMO (as is DT).

    I would have loved a DT as much as anyone, but in this rebuild, I think they are approaching it the right way. It takes longer for an o-line to grow and develop the all-important continuity than it does for a defensive tackle. I’m not saying there’s a difference between developing as football players, I’m just saying that continuity and gelling is so much harder for o-linemen than d-linemen, if that makes any sense.

  128. Soggybuc says:

    I dont see anymore o-line at least untill the last 2 picks. good picks so far but we need to get D-line now and maybe a FB (Marecic) A LB and Corners.
    Any WR we could get at this point would be a project and we seem OK there already. as well as set at RB and TE.

  129. It also talked about how Schneider was at the Rose Bowl and saw Moffitt. That means he also saw the road grader from TCU.

    I have always like Unger the center, but he’s a guy who, I think, needs a couple of ass kickers next to him. It’d be great for him to be next to Gallery/Cannon and Moffitt.

  130. Is it Ricky Stazi time?

  131. Seahawks2620 says:

    There will be time to address many holes via free agency as well. Just relax.

  132. Dukeshire says:

    Whenever that may come…

  133. There were some mocks that had Cannon going at the end of the 1st round before his diagnosis and treatment. If he’s guaranteed to be 100% healthy by the 2012 season, I think it’s irresponsible not to draft a talent like that in the 4th or 5th round. As I said earlier, one report said that he should be ready to go by August. I don’t know if I buy that and I do know of friends/family who have lost the weight too, so even if Cannon is a guy like Walter Thurmond last year (a guy who played some even though you know darn well he wasn’t 100%… but was drafted with the future in mind) I would be thrilled with it.

  134. Anyone else getting nervous/excited about these two picks coming up?

  135. Mike Mayock haven’t lost his voice, that means it’s not a proper draft.

  136. Dukeshire says:

    JacDG – That was great last year.

  137. Dukeshire says:

    Charles Davis says some weird stuff sometimes. WHo was screaming for a RB?

  138. To play the Leo? That’s fine by me.

  139. Dukeshire says:

    So that’s Herring’s replacement or potential Leo.

  140. Soggybuc says:

    I feel a QB coming on at 107.

  141. KJ Wright? Interesting, not a guy I would’ve chosen, but then again, don’t know that much about him. Stanzi, Jalil Brown and Marcus Cannon are still a possibility with the next pick though.

  142. Does this guy start in the near term?

  143. I really don’t know anything about this kid (but I will soon). This is the classic pick of a fan hoping/believing in its organization. Looks to me initially that he’s going to play with Clemons and Davis at Leo.

  144. KJ Wright? Who the he’ll is that & WTF on no CB, DL, or QB?

  145. Dukeshire says:

    You know, they may actually see him developing into a Sam. He’s never really been asked to rush the passer.

  146. With the cancer stuff, it’s possible Cannon could be around in the 5th round, too.

    Still, at the end of the day, if he’s a potential late 1st round prospect… and we drafted a guy like Walter Thurmond last year who kind of redshirted (I know he saw time on the field but we all know that knee couldn’t be what it is today), I could see us taking him today and then I would be so happy.

  147. I was hoping for at least best CB or WR available…

  148. Could be. I know I’ve seen a little bit of Mississippi State here and there but I do not remember him. I only know what I’m reading on the scouting reports.

  149. chuck_easton says:

    He’s a tweener. Likely a Leo or WILL

  150. Dukeshire says:

    I can see him at either Will or Sam. From what I’m reading about him now, Leo may be a stretch.

  151. Will be interesting to read/see what they say about him and their vision for where he’ll play.

  152. Dukeshire says:

    Here’s in part, what Frank Croyle’s Draft Insider says about him;

    “Lacks fast first step…” “Highly underrated prospect with early starting talent, but needs to find the right setting with his best position, though not limited to Sam in 4-3 set. He is the type with the overall talent to be a surprise and a solid NFL starter.”

  153. Really looking forward to hear what Carroll/Schneider has to say about him, could be a pretty solid player, but I personally think it might be a little high for a line backer.

  154. You guys hear the Dilfer quote on espn? Said, “Matthew Hasselbeck will not be back with the Seattle Seahawks next season.” Not sure if he’s in a position to know, but Dilfer’s not an idiot.

  155. Strange to see the Skins trade up in front of us and the Vikings. Perhaps they thought Seattle was interested in Helu, as I doubt the Vikings were–they have Gerhart and Peterson. Or perhaps they were only trying to get ahead of a team below us, and they had to go higher to trade up. Interesting…

  156. No, but Dilfer and Hass arent on speaking terms. Whatever Dilfer says I take with a grain or three thousand of salt…

  157. Oh, is that right? For some reason I thought they were tight. In that case, you’re right – just speculation probably. Though the line is being much-repeated on twitter.

  158. Another interesting pick, would’ve thought it was a little early for a receiver as well, but he sounds like a pretty good receiver from what Mayock said, he is big and physical so he fits the Carroll Mold.

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