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April 26, 2008 2:58 PM

Seahawks trade down

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seattle traded its pick, the No. 25 overall pick to Dallas. The Seahawks slide down three spots and will pick No. 28, with what is Dallas' second choice of the first round.

The Seahawks got Dallas' fifth-round pick (No. 163) and its seventh-round pick (No. 235) in exchange for moving down three spots in the first round.

The Seahawks trading down is not a surprise. President Tim Ruskell had done everything but put a for-sale out in front of that pick in his comments the past few weeks. The general expectation was that teams might be looking to move up to pick one of the four quarterbacks. The Cowboys traded up to select Mike Jenkins, a cornerback from South Florida.

Duane Brown becamse the seventh offensive tackle chosen in the first round of this draft. Houston selected him with the No. 26 pick. Next up is San Diego, which is one spot ahead of where the Seahawks currently sit.

Still no wide receivers picked in case you hadn't noticed with those repeated video cutaways to Devin Thomas and DeSean Jackson.

The Chargers picked Antoine Cason, cornerback from Arizona. No tight ends, no wide receivers yet taken. Defensive end Lawrence Jackson from USC is still available and that's a player the Seahawks have under consideration.

Someone asked why bother with picking up later draft picks, well, with a competition looming at kicker, that could actually be valuable in getting your pick of kickers.

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Posted by jac8280

3:04 PM, Apr 26, 2008

Any chance the Hawks make another one to move down even further?

Posted by question

3:05 PM, Apr 26, 2008

so does this mean TE or WR?

Posted by HamnCheese

3:06 PM, Apr 26, 2008

Most of these late rounders never play=cut in training camp. Why bother?

Posted by jac8280

3:10 PM, Apr 26, 2008

Late-ROUNDERS, yes. Late FIRST ROUNDERS?

More often than not, they are useful, of not regulars.

Ask Lofa, who wasn't even a first rounder. Neither was Hasselbeck.

Chris Spencer was a late-first rounders. Do I need to go on with late picks from other teams?

Posted by BACHawkfan

3:11 PM, Apr 26, 2008

It matters because if you think about it, they probably had one of those DT's on their board, and knew he'd be there later in the 1st. Now, they got 2 more draft picks for moving down 3 spots to get the same guy they'd get at 25. Great move... hopefully they'll move down again.

Posted by jac8280

3:12 PM, Apr 26, 2008

Terrell Davis = 5th or 6th rounder...

You can get help in those rounds, especially in areas such as placekicking (no more Brown, need a young kicker), long snapper, return coverage teams...

Posted by doug

3:15 PM, Apr 26, 2008

jesus christ what the HELL is ruskell doing? RETARDED MOVE

Posted by HamnCheese

3:20 PM, Apr 26, 2008

well, maybe it makes more sense

Posted by charles Smith

3:42 PM, Apr 26, 2008

Are you friggin kidding me?
You could of taken this guy in the 3rd round.

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