GM: @Thomsen80 – 1 DT, 1 QB – 1 DE, 2 CB, 2 WR, 1 RB –>8 Picks
1.28 (028). Seattle Seahawks – Stephen Paea, DT – Oregon
2.25 Seattle Seahawks – Colin Kaepernick, QB – Nevada
4.02 (099) Seattle (f/DEN/NE): Pernell McPhee, DE – Mississippi St.
4.28 (125) Seattle (From NE) : Chris Rucker, CB – Mich St.
5.25 (156) Seattle Seahawks: Korey Lindsey, CB – Southern Illinois
5.26 (157) Seattle Seahawks(f/BAL): Terrance Toliver, WR – LSU
6.08 – 173. Seattle Seahawks(f/DET): Bilal Powell, RB – Louisville
7.39 – 242. Seattle Seahawks(comp): Kris Adams, WR – Utep
New England Patriots have traded picks 1.28, 4.28 and 7th (’12) for Seattle Seahawks 1.25 pick
7.06 – 209. Seattle Seahawks(f/CLE): Zach Hurd, OG – UConn
After trading down a few spots, the Seahawks selected Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea. A monster in the weight room who’s just as strong on the field, Paea would fit nicely in Seattle’s defense, either playing alongside Brandon Mebane or replacing him. While he’ll probably never be an impressive sack artist, he’ll make up for it by being super-stout against the run.
In the late second round, the Hawks took the quarterback of the future plunge, selecting Nevada’s Colin Kapernick. Another team traded ahead of the Seahawks to take Locker, who otherwise may have been destined for Seattle. But like the U-Dub signal caller, Kaepernick is worth taking a chance on in the late second round.
Next, the Seahawks focused on adding solid defensive depth, bringing in defensive end Pernell McPhee and cornerbacks Chris Rucker and Korey Lindsey.
However, the more intriguing choices were of prospects on the other side of ball. In the late fifth round, the Seahawks picked Terrance Toliver, a tall wideout with inconsistent hands but a good deal of upside. And in the sixth round, the Seahawks got a back who fought his way to over 1400 yards last year in Bilal Powell. Both players could make the squad, and Powell could end up earning a number of carries once the coaching staff comes to fully appreciate his burst, instincts, and hard running style.
Graded by Aaron Aloysius – DraftBreakdown.com – @AaronAloysius