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Morning links: Draft day

Post by Eric Williams on April 25, 2013 at 7:05 am with 16 Comments »
April 25, 2013 7:07 am
The 2013 NFL Draft invitees stand atop the marquee at Radio City Music Hall on April 24, 2013 in New York, NY. (AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)
The 2013 NFL Draft invitees stand atop the marquee at Radio City Music Hall on April 24, 2013 in New York, NY. (AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)

Good morning. Draft day is finally here. Even though Seattle does not have a pick in the first round, we’ll host a live chat from the VMAC beginning at 4:45 this afternoon. So stop by and check it out while you’re watching the draft this evening.

We’ll announce and discuss each pick, along with providing any Seahawks information that happens during the opening round of the draft.

In my story today, even though the Seahawks are not scheduled to draft in the first round for only the fourth time in franchise history, general manager John Schneider and the rest of the crew still plan on showing up.

But it’s unlikely that the Seahawks will trade up in the draft. Seattle has enough draft capital to make a move, with 10 picks overall. But Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have not traded up in the draft in the duo’s three-year tenure with the Seahawks.

Last year, the Seahawks gave up the No. 12 overall pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the Eagles’ first-rounder at No. 15 (which Seattle used to draft defensive end Bruce Irvin), fourth-round (defensive tackle Jaye Howard) and sixth-round picks (cornerback Jeremy Lane).

Seattle also traded the team’s second-round pick to the New York Jets for the Jets’ second-round (linebacker Bobby Wagner), fifth-round (LB Korey Toomer) and seventh-round picks (DE Greg Scruggs).

In 2011, Seattle gave up the team’s second-round pick (No. 57 overall), along with fifth-round and seventh-round selections to Detroit in exchange for the Lions’ third-round (offensive lineman John Moffitt), fourth-round (receiver Kris Durham), fifth round (cornerback Richard Sherman) and seventh-round picks (defensive lineman Pep Levingston).

The last time Seattle moved up in the draft was in 2009 during the Tim Ruskell era. Seattle gave up third and fourth-round picks to Chicago for the Bears’ second round pick, selecting center Max Unger. Seattle also traded the team’s fifth- and seventh-round selections for Philadelphia’s third-round pick, selecting receiver Deon Butler.

Lloyd and Constance Trufant will hold a draft party for youngest son Desmond tonight and downtown Tacoma. It’s the same thing the couple did for oldest son Marcus a decade ago, when the Seahawks selected the oldest Trufant with the team’s No. 11 overall pick in 2003. Desmond Trufant has visited Atlanta, Jacksonville and New England, and could go as high as No. 13 to the New York Jets in this year’s draft.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune looks back at last year’s draft for the Seahawks, which in just a year’s time has proved to have more hits than misses.

This is an interesting tidbit from the National Football Post’s “Intel, Observations and Whispers” post: “The Seahawks already have used their first round pick to acquire Percy Harvin this offseason, but the feeling inside team headquarters is they are still one elite wide receiver away from being a complete team. The Seahawks’ first pick is the 56th overall, but they still have 10 selections so they could do some maneuvering in order to put themselves in position to select one of the draft’s better receivers. Trading into the first round would be a long shot, however.”

Clare Farnsworth of writes that other teams around the league are looking to follow Seattle’s blueprint in the draft, like selecting long, lanky corners.

Art Thiel of writes that the Seahawks have enough talent on the roster to pass on the first round this year.

Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of ESPN 710 Seattle talk with Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. about the potential fits at defensive tackle for the Seahawks in this audio link.

Former Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones will be busy tonight. He’s being inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald writes that retired Patriots running back Kevin Faulk has given former Seattle return specialist Leon Washington permission to wear his No. 33 jersey.

Morning links
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Initially, I hated the draft more to 3 days. I loved the full Saturday / Sunday draft. But I have to say this really is better. I pumped up to get this mother kicked off tonight.

  2. HawkfaninMT says:

    I am going to be holding my breath that Arthur Brown or Khaseem Greene make it to 56!

    Wonder what teams are in need of 4-3 WLB? I think I have heard NYG, Min, and Cin… Thoughts?

    The best 4-3 Will to come out last year went at 58 (Lavonte David)

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I like the way Brown plays (all effort, all the time), but he seems “small” for his size, if that makes any sense. I’d prefer Greene between those two.

    Jamie Collins from So Miss is another guy I want to like because he gifted physically. But he plays inconsistent against the run and takes plays off. If Carroll thinks they can have him play with more intensity, he could be a unreal.

  4. abqhwkfn says:

    My thought is they use 56 for WLB. With the history of PC and JS i have no idea whats coming. Ill just sit back and enjoy. I do think they will be looking at CB. I dont think the current secondary is sustainable financially.

  5. Carlsonkid says:

    Personally , I hate the move to Thursday & Friday because I work 2nd shift and have to try and follow on-line . But I’m resigned to parking my butt on the couch all day Saturday to watch the last few rounds , which for the Seahawks can produce Pro Bowl caliber players ; )

    GO HAWKS !!

  6. Im going fishing with my dad, his cousins, and my son this weekend. No internet or cell coverage except at night.

    Which is fine, because I paid very little attention to college football last year, and even less to the build up to the draft.

    Im quite sure my Hawks mock draft will be a total whiff. As usual!

  7. Just like last year’s whiff STTBM? ;)

    I’ll be gone over the weekend as well looking for gobblers.

  8. Nickhawk84 says:

    Hawks trading up for Patton… anyone else get this feeling?

  9. tchristensen says:

    Only if Patton falls into the second round.

  10. I think its unlikely the Seahawks trade up into the first round, but with JS and PC, you just NEVER know. Anything could happen.

  11. You must mean George Patton the general? No way the Seahawks trade up for a WR.

  12. tchristensen says:

    Oakland is interested in trading their 3rd round pick for multiple mid/late round ones and I see Seattle having the draft capital to do this. San Francisco doesn’t need a third 3rd round pick.

  13. Okay Dukeshire, I see you lurking there. You’re holding out on us. Where’s the mock? ;-)

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. I’ll put it together now.

  15. edstang45 says:

    been waiting for this finally here and we don’t pick till tomorrow arrrrgh!!!! But I will be parking my butt on da couch tomorrow all afternoon and may not move till sunday. Best time of year!! well best till OTA’s camp preseason etc etc……Planning superbowl party already and will practice all weekend, getting my pouring arm in shape!!

  16. fijihawksfan says:

    The trade for Deon Butler also saw the Hawks send a 3rd the next year.

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