The Seattle Seahawks like to keep us guessing, and they made another surprise pick this afternoon.
Seattle had to wait until the second round after trading down from the team’s No. 56 overall pick with Baltimore. But the team finally made a pick in this year’s draft, Texas A&M running back Christine Michael.
It’s a surprise selection, because Seattle has pretty good depth at running back with Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. But at 5-10 and 220 pounds, Michael is a powerhouse running back who fits right in with Seattle’s zone blocking scheme.
The No. 62 pick is latest the Seahawks have waited to make a first pick in team history. Before that, latest was No. 55 in 2007 (Josh Wilson).
The Seahawks gave up No. 56 to the Ravens, and moved down to No. 62 in the 2nd, along with receiving 5th (165) and 6th (199) round picks.
The Seahawks now have picks in the second round (No. 62), third (No. 87), fourth (123), fifth (138, 158 and 165), sixth (194 and 199) and seventh (220, 231, 241 and 242).
Michael took a pre-draft visit to Seattle. Here’s a story I wrote on Michael last week.