RENTON, Wash. – You could make an argument that today is the single most important day of the year for the Seattle Seahawks.
With six total picks in Round 2 and 3 of the NFL draft, much will be decided concerning both the Seahawks’ present and future.
Seattle was scheduled to make its first pick of the draft with the second selection of the second round, after trading down twice from its original No. 26 slot on Thursday. Instead, it traded once more, dropping one spot in return for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ sixth-round pick.
In the third round, they used three of four picks on defense. They netted Central Florida cornerback Shaquill Griffin; Michigan strong safety Delano Hill; North Carolina defensive lineman Nazair Jones; and Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh.
The draft will conclude Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., with Rounds 4-7. The Seahawks have a fourth-rounder (111), a sixth-rounder (210) and two seventh-rounders (226 and 249).
I can't be more proud of Philly right now. This is SOOOOO good.
— Kevin Shockey (@KevinShockey) April 28, 2017
Really, when the commissioner can't even speak because of the boos, it's really time the NFL needs to make a change.
— Dave Boling (@DaveBoling) April 28, 2017
NFL radio just said expect Seattle to move down
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) April 28, 2017
I'm not going to pretend to know how good McDowell is or isn't, but I will say that the Hawks fan in me is feeling a little empty right now.
— mitch levy (@kjrmitch) April 29, 2017
Rams go TE Gerald Everett over Adam Shaheen at that position. Desperate for weapons for Gof
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 29, 2017
About half the teams had Joe Mixon off their board. Some evaluators believed he was the top RB overall if you consider only football.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2017
Obi Melifonwu to Raiders. If Seahawks really wanted him, they waited too long.
— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) April 29, 2017
Pocic: Has played every position except for LG in games for LSU. Mostly center.
— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) April 29, 2017
The Seahawks have drafted 15 offensive linemen since Carroll/Schneider took over in 2010 — more than any other team in the NFL.
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) April 29, 2017