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Seahawks trade their first-round pick

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm with 26 Comments »
May 8, 2014 10:00 pm

John Schneider said the Seahawks had a name in at New York, but were ready and hopeful to trade their pick. Seattle did just that by sending the 32nd overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a second-round pick (40th overall) and a fourth-round pick (108th overall).

“Yeah, we were blessed,” Schneider said. “That’s exactly what we were hoping for.”

The trade was not a surprise. The Seahawks came into the draft with just six picks and looking to accumulate more. They traded away their third-round pick as part of last season’s trade for Percy Harvin. They traded their seventh-round pick for quarterback Terrelle Pryor in late April.

“We have a number of players that are suitable for this picks that we feel will be suitable at 40 as well,” Schneider said. “If somebody comes tomorrow with something we can’t turn down…”

This deal gives the Seahawks two picks in the second round, fourth round and fifth round now. The second round starts at 4 p.m. Friday.

Schneider said five or six teams were interested in trading for the 32nd pick.

Several of Seattle’s possible targets are still available. Offensive linemen like UCLA’s Xavier Su’a-Filo and Virginia’s Morgan Moses were not selected. Pass rushers Demarcus Lawrence of Boise State and Kony Ealy of Missouri also were not drafted. Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro, who has also been linked to the Seahawks, remains an option.

It was the fifth time in the history of the franchise that it did not make a first-round pick. Seattle did not make a first-round selection in 1985, ‘88, ‘07, ‘13. It was also the second consecutive year the Seahawks did not select in the first round.

Schneider said the draft went pretty much as expected.

“It kept our board kind of intact,” Schneider said. “You just expect a certain numbers of those as you go, this year there was more. That’s why we felt even better at the end to move back.”

Seattle’s remaining picks:

Second round: 40 and 64
Fourth round: 108, 132
Fifth round: 146, 172
Sixth round: 208

Leave a comment Comments → 26
  1. Macabrevity says:

    I was hoping we pick up a 3rd rounder but still like this trade, didn’t drop down too far and most likely have a handful of players we’re targeting right now, so will probably still get the same guy we would’ve drafted here anyway.

  2. EarthWindNdHawks says:

    They couldn’t have at least given us our pick back?

  3. ah well, plenty of folks on here predicted this would happen. still kind of anticlimactic. Broncos have certainly upgraded on D this off-season; I wonder if Manning still plays at a superhigh level again next season.

  4. bulldog80 says:

    I wanted us to trade down but only a fourth for moving back 9 spots doesn’t seem adequate. How does the trade stack up on the value chart?

  5. BobbyK says:

    I’m glad we got an early pick in the 4th round out of the deal.

  6. Either Kiro or KJR predicted this but they also predicted we’d get a 2nd & 3rd, NOT 4th.

  7. Audible says:

    108 is pretty close to a 3rd rounder…wonder if they trade back again tomorrow.

  8. LVHawk says:

    Some nice options for pick 40

    QB – Carr will be picked by someone 33-39
    WR – Lee, Latimer, Adams
    DT – Hageman, Tuitt
    DE – Lawrence, Ealy
    TE – Jenkins, Amaro
    Offensive Line – Filo, Moses, Bitonio

  9. Screensmoke says:

    Ths dude is ripped bobby – I know his uncle- good call

  10. Everyone knew we wanted to trade back. I think that hurt the value of the pick. With JS’s history in the 4th round, I have no problem with the trade.

    I love the run on DB’s in the first round. It shows that the rest of the league is chasing The Hawks. The only difference is that The Hawks got most their secondary after the 4th round. Hopefully JS and PC stay in front of the curve.

  11. pabuwal says:

    I think Bridgewater will become an elite QB but playing in the extreme cold and wind outdoors in Minnesota will be an issue for him due to his extremely small hands.

    But once they get in that new dome, he’ll really be ready to roll. The Vikings will just have to understand that his first 2 years playing outside will hurt him more than bigger QBs.

  12. BobbyK says:

    History in the 4th round? EJ Wilson? Kris Durham? Jaye Howard? Those guys?

    Just messin’ with ya. We all know everyone whiffs on picks, it’s just that our guys whiff less than most, thankfully.

    Lets hope for another KJ Wright or WTIII in the 4th…

  13. HawkfaninMT says:

    Lee?!? How is he not gone?!? Trade the 6th to Jax and get him!

  14. HawkfaninMT says:

    I thought the same thing Bobby. Maybe confused 4th with 5th?

  15. banosser says:

    Yeah… it would have nice to have gotten that 96th back…

    but a great player/fit will still be available
    OGs Su’a-Filo, Joel Bitonio, DEs Demarcus Lawrence, Kony Ealy, DT Stephon Tuitt, RaShede Hageman, WRs Cody Latimer, Allen Robinson, OT Morgan Moses… or ?? lol

    As long as it is NOT OT Kouandjio from Bama… given our history with Carp and that he got totally embarrassed by OU DEs in the Sugar Bowl.. that guy is way overrated

  16. pabuwal says:

    A big winner in the draft tonight was the Colts. Their division rivals could have improved their QB situation and did not. The Texans with Clowney and Bridgewater would easily be the favorites for that division.

    Now Luck gets to continue to eek out 2 point wins against his weak, QB-less division. The QB situation for the Jags, Titans and Texans is among the worst in the NFL.

  17. ChrisHolmes says:

    “I wanted us to trade down but only a fourth for moving back 9 spots doesn’t seem adequate. How does the trade stack up on the value chart?”

    Trade value chart is almost irrelevant now. It was invented 25 years ago.

    I like the trade; this is how you play the draft. You have several targets available at your spot, so you move back knowing one of those guys is probably still going to be there at 40, and you pickup a high 4th. Unlike Jacksonville who blows their pick on Bortels when he would have been available later.

    It’s a good trade.

  18. Walter Thurmund, KJ Wright, and Robert Turbine weren’t bad picks. I wouldn’t be surprised if that 4th turned into a 5th and 6th.

  19. Is Bortles any good? Never watched him play.

  20. pabuwal says:

    Bortles is a major project – boom or bust. Someone like that can’t be taken that early.

  21. Screensmoke says:

    Can Skove play outside linebacker? No maybe not but Wagner can – Skove ?

  22. Screensmoke says:

    I also like Bennett clone- willy sutton ASU

  23. freedom_X says:

    I also think Jacksonville blew it picking Bortles #3 overall. Bortles played against lower-level competition. Obviously though, the pros saw something I can’t becausse I’m sure Bortles would have been picked by someone in the upper half of the draft. That knowledge is why Bortles came out. I never even heard of the guy before October last year.

    But it also looks like the cult of physical measurables strikes again. Manziel would have put more bodies in the seats and played against high-level competition. Bridgewater is a more accomplished and polished QB, also tested and proven against better competition. But both those guys are smaller than Bortles, even though they are tougher. And it’s not even like Bortles has a cannon for an arm. His arm isn’t that much stronger than Bridgewater or Manziel’s arms.

    I’d like to see UCLA’s Filo come to Seattle. I admit I was heavily influenced by hearing Rick Neuheisel gushing all over him. Maybe Slick Rick has sold me a bill of goods too, but he really sounds like someone who can stabilize Seattle’s line much like a Max Unger could. Nothing flashy, but highly competitive and capable. Best inside but could hold the fort outside in a pinch (i.e. flurry of O-line injuries, which is all too common an occurrence in Seattle.)

  24. akmac61 says:

    As noted by others above, many good prospects still available, especially O-line. Tomorrow should be interesting.

  25. satokast says:

    For those of you asking about the trade value chart… Pick 32 in the 1st round is worth 590 points.
    Pick 40 is worth 500. Pick 108 is worth 78. Thus 590 compares to 578. Their 3rd round pick (number 72) is worth 230 points. So, 500 plus 230 =730 and would not compare favorably to 590.

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

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