Live blog: 2018 NFL draft (first round)

April 26th, 2018 | Written by Rob Staton

I’ll be updating this piece with thoughts on every pick as they come in. After the first round I’ll write a review and be making two podcast appearances (will post audio).

#1 Cleveland Browns — Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma)
This had been reported all day. In terms of pure performance on the field, Mayfield topped Darnold, Allen, Rosen and the rest. He was the Heisman winner, led Oklahoma in the incredible Rose Bowl against Georgia and won on the road at Ohio State. He’s a winner with a winners attitude. Character problems? Overstated. Now the Browns need to find a left tackle to protect him. Go get the #18 pick…

#2 New York Giants — Saquon Barkley (RB, Penn State)
The best player in the draft. Forget all the nonsense about running back value. This guy is a superstar in the making and a future face of the NFL. Now the Giants have Saquon, Odell and Evan Engram for a generation. That’s an explosive offense trio worth paying a ticket to watch. There will be loads of handwringing about not taking a quarterback. Big deal. Football doesn’t have to be over analysed to the Nth degree. The Giants can win games with Eli Manning, Nate Solder and this trio of playmakers.

#3 New York Jets — Sam Darnold (QB, USC)
The Jets traded up knowing they would get one of the top quarterbacks. Some criticised the trade but look what happened. They ended up with the player many saw as the best QB in the draft and it didn’t even cost them a future first rounder. It was a great move by the Jets and this is a fantastic opportunity to get the franchise back on track. There’s plenty of Carson Palmer to his game but he’s a better improviser.

#4 Cleveland Browns — Denzel Ward (CB, Ohio State)
It’s not a shock that Cleveland took Denzel Ward. It’s just a shock they took him at number four. I posted a fresh mock earlier when it became clear Mayfield would be the top pick. I had the Browns trading down to #12 and taking Ward. Clearly they needed a corner and they just addressed that need right here. They passed on Bradley Chubb which is interesting. If the Browns trade up to #18 later I think the Cleveland fans in Dallas might start a riot. They’re not happy.

#5 Denver Broncos — Bradley Chubb (DE, NC State)
The Broncos saw an opportunity and took it. Von Miller + Bradley Chubb is a mean duo working the edge. Vance Joseph looked a bit out of his depth as a Head Coach last season and we’ll see if Case Keenum is good enough to give this team a jolt. They need a lot more to add to the roster. The Broncos are another trade-up candidate. Chubb could’ve been a top-10 pick a year ago. Terrific player, athlete and character.

#6 Indianapolis Colts — Quenton Nelson (G, Notre Dame)
The second best player in the draft after Saquon Barkley. The Colts need to build around Andrew Luck. They wasted his healthy years and now it’s time to get things right. Nelson could be a Pro-Bowler in year one. He has some Steve Hutchinson to his game. He’s big, physical, nasty and focused. He had a TEF score of 3.07 so he’s an explosive blocker too. He’s a top-10 pick in most drafts.

#7 Buffalo Bills (via Tampa Bay) — Josh Allen (QB, Wyoming)
The Bills, as expected, trade up for a quarterback. Adam Schefter says Denver and Buffalo had a trade agreed for #5 but Denver reneged when Bradley Chubb fell to #5. The Bills might end up getting a better deal as a consequence after waiting two more picks. Allen has everything physically. The question marks surround his performance in college which was poor albeit on a lousy team. He looked superb at the Senior Bowl. The Bills gave up #53 and #56 to move up. It’s a good deal for Tampa Bay and Buffalo gets to keep #22 and their 2019 first round pick.

#8 Chicago Bears — Roquan Smith (LB, Georgia)
It’s a fit because Vic Fangio does well clogging up the middle and keeping his linebackers clean. If Roquan Smith can run to the ball and play read-and-react, he’s exceptional. He’s a no-nonsense player with flash ability. The problem is if teams can get their O-liners to the second level. He struggles shedding blocks and it was apparent against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. Keep him clean, he’s money. If you don’t, he can be a liability.

#9 San Francisco 49ers — Mike McGlinchey (T, Notre Dame)
My initial reaction to this pick was surprise. Then after a moment, I got it. They have an ageing left tackle in Joe Staley. They just gave a fortune to Jimmy Garoppolo. He is their future. And the NFL is suffering with an offensive tackle problem. The good ones go early. The Niners probably don’t plan on picking this early again any time soon. It’s not an exciting pick but it could be a good one. McGlinchey is solid if unspectacular and a big time character guy. This won’t help Seattle if Kolton Miller leaves the board before #18.

#10 Arizona Cardinals (via Oakland) — Josh Rosen (QB, UCLA)
The Cardinals trade up for a quarterback. I mocked the Raiders to take Mike McGlinchey last night. The Niners pick possibly inspired this move. I also had Miami taking Josh Rosen. So this was possibly a perfect storm with the Cardinals wanting to jump ahead of Miami and the Raiders preferring to move down when McGlinchey was taken. Rosen is the more natural passer in this QB class. He dropped due to injury and character concerns. The Cardinals only had to give up a third and fifth round pick to move up. Whatever you think about Rosen, it’s a great deal for Arizona to go and get a quarterback.

#11 Miami Dolphins — Minkah Fitzpatrick (S, Alabama)
He’s always been a bit overrated. Solid but not exciting. A decent athlete but nothing special. He’s not a rangy free safety or a natural corner. Malik Hooker was better a year ago and I think Keanu Neal and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix were better too. He’ll be a solid, safe option for Miami. Good guy but not a big vocal leader. It’ll be interesting to see how Miami uses him. Tremaine Edmunds and Vita Vea have bigger upside in my opinion. It’s a surprise that Edmunds is still on the board.

#12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Buffalo) — Vita Vea (DT, WashingtoN)
Congratulations to the Buccs. They are the big winners of the top-12 picks. They traded down five spots, collected two extremely valuable second round picks and still got Vita Vea. Imagine Gerald McCoy next to Vea with Jason Pierre-Paul working the edge. Fantastic pick, fantastic trade down. Kudos to the Buccs. Vea is rare air. He could be another Haloti Ngata. In my mock I had Tampa Bay trading down for Vea.

#13 Washington Redskins — Da’Ron Payne (DT, Alabama)
The Redskins needed a defensive lineman. They likely had their heart set on Vita Vea. Payne looked really good in the college football playoffs and every bit a top-15 pick against Georgia. He’s more explosive than some of Alabama’s other recent early rounder D-liners. However, he only had ONE single tackle for a loss in 2017. That’s pretty striking on a team like Alabama that dominates up front every week.

#14 New Orleans Saints (via Green Bay) — Marcus Davenport (DE, UTSA)
Huge shocker. Not that Marcus Davenport went at #15. He’s a tremendous pass rusher. It’s that this is the move the Saints made after moving up. He is so raw and might not be an impact rusher. And New Orleans spent two first round picks to get him. It’s a risky move. I thought they were going to take Lamar Jackson and plan for life after Drew Brees. The Saints traded their 2019 first round pick and a fifth rounder this year to go from #27 to #15.

#15 Oakland Raiders (via Arizona) — Kolton Miller (T, UCLA)
That could possibly be the end of Seattle’s shot to trade down with the Browns. The Raiders traded down when Mike McGlinchey was taken by San Francisco and they simply moved onto the next best tackle. The Niners, by taking McGlinchey, possibly killed Seattle’s best trade offer. Fingers crossed Denver or someone else wants to trade up for Lamar Jackson. Kolton Miller is highly athletic and he’s enormous. You’re taking potential here.

#16 Buffalo Bills (via Baltimore) — Tremaine Edmunds (LB, Virginia Tech)
Buffalo gave up a third rounder to move from #22 to #16. The Bills also received a fifth rounder in the deal. This is the second time Buffalo traded up in the first round and it’s a great move. Tremaine Edmunds is a spectacular player with major potential. There just isn’t anyone like him in the league. That’s possibly why he dropped. Teams like what they know. Buffalo gets a top-10 talent at #16. He does hesitate sometimes off the snap and has a false step. It’s his only flaw. He’s long, athletic and physical.

#17 Los Angeles Chargers — Derwin James (S, Florida State)
Derwin James has always been a bit overrated. He’s an alpha, he’s athletic and he’s physical. There’s no question marks there. The thing is, he just doesn’t make that many plays. You watch the tape and he makes a tackle at the second level. Great. You want to see more. He struggles in space and had a horrible snap against Antonio Callaway in the slot. He’s a box safety. A good one. But he is what he is.

#18 Green Bay Packers (via Seattle) — Jaire Alexander (CB, Louisville)
An old friend leaps in to save the day. The Seahawks saw a potentially lucrative deal with the Cleveland Browns go up in smoke when Mike McGlinchey and Kolton Miller were snatched off the board. Now they move down nine spots and get a third and a sixth in return. They now own the #27 pick, originally belonging to New Orleans. It shows how determined they were to move down. This isn’t exactly a ‘haul’. However, according to this trade value chart it was a fair deal. You can make a case for Alexander being better than Denzel Ward. He’s competitive and talented.

#19 Dallas Cowboys — Leighton Vander Esch (LB, Boise State)
This is a fantastic get for the Cowboys. Linebacker was a big need. I noted in this piece in early March just how good Vander Esch is. Physically he’s very similar to Luke Kuechly. He flies to the ball, plays with range and intensity. He’s everything you want in a linebacker. He can play outside early and move inside when Sean Lee misses his handful of games (as he does every year). Terrific pick for the Dallas Cowboys.

Player trade — the Oakland Raiders have traded a third round pick to Pittsburgh for Martavis Bryant

#20 Detroit Lions — Frank Ragnow (C, Arkansas)
The Lions had a big need at center so this makes sense. He’s been underrated throughout the whole process. He’s been in every top-50 list we’ve had dating all the way back to the college season. He’s a brilliant, physical blocker and a tone-setter. The Lions will not regret this pick and they have a blossoming, tough O-line to work with. The Bengals are probably cursing at pick #21.

#21 Cincinnati Bengals — Billy Price (C, Ohio State)
Speaking of underrated players, come on down Billy Price. Like Ragnow he’s all attitude. At times he gets carried away trying to be too aggressive. That’s a minor issue considering the toughness, dedication and athleticism he’s going to provide at center. He’s a terrific player and the Bengals solved a big problem at a major position of need. They would’ve likely taken Ragnow but Price is a nice consolation prize.

#22 Tennessee Titans (via Baltimore, Buffalo) — Rashaan Evans (LB, Alabama)
The Titans trade up to keep Rashaan Evans away from the New England Patriots. This is the pick Baltimore collected after trading down with Buffalo. Evans is an alpha and plays every game with his hair on fire. He isn’t the most athletic or explosive player but he just gets after it. Derrius Guice suggested in pre-season Alabama were ‘scared’ of LSU’s running game. Evans took it upon himself to hammer Guice every time he touched the ball. It was an ass-kicking.

#23 New England Patriots — Isaiah Wynn (G, Georgia)
The New England Patriots do it again. Isaiah Wynn is one of the 15 best players in the draft. He does everything well. He was the best left tackle in college football in 2017 along with Austin Corbett. The Pats could try him at left tackle even though many project him inside. This is a fantastic get for the Pats.

#24 Carolina Panthers — D.J. Moore (WR, Maryland)
The first receiver off the board is D.J. Moore. He’s an incredible athlete. He’s built like a running back with a thick, muscular lower body. He can get downfield and he’s a YAC master. That said, Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson absolutely shut him down and held him without a catch.

#25 Baltimore Ravens (via Tennessee) — Hayden Hurst (TE, South Carolina)
There was plenty of talk about Baltimore wanting a tight end. The Ravens were linked with Da’Ron Payne too. When the Redskins took Payne, it’s possible they moved on to Plan B. Hayden Hurst turns 25 in August. He’s old for a rookie. They have to believe they can still get seven years out of him. They’ve been looking for a tight end solution for a long time. He plays with an AFC North attitude.

#26 Atlanta Falcons — Calvin Ridley (WR, Alabama)
Calvin Ridley isn’t great in any way in terms of body shape or speed. He’s small, not exactly lightning quick and his interviews are a bit unnecessarily testy sometimes. That said, he’s a nice compliment to the bigger receivers they already have. It’s a value pick if you like Ridley. Otherwise, you have to wonder if they really addressed a key need here. This type of player wasn’t the difference for Atlanta last season.

#27 Seattle Seahawks — Rashaad Penny (RB, San Diego State)
Huge shock. The Seahawks said fixing the run was their priority. They meant it. They’ve taken a running back in the first round — but it wasn’t the one many expected. It’s not Nick Chubb. It’s not Kerryon Johnson. It’s not Ronald Jones II or Derrius Guice. It’s not Austin Corbett or Isaiah Oliver. They did what they said they were going to do. Fix the run. He’s a size fit (5-11, 220lbs) and his explosive testing (10-0 broad, 32.5 inch vertical) was in their ballpark too. It’s a pick that will drive Seahawks twitter crazy and for that, we can all be grateful I suppose. Here’s what Bob McGinn’s sources said about Penny:

Played second fiddle to prolific Donnel Pumphrey for three seasons before exploding for 2,248 yards as a senior. “That little kid there last year (Pumphrey) ran for a billion yards and now he’s run for a bunch,” said one scout. “That system there is tremendous. Good size and straight-line burst. I don’t think he has good feel or a lot of niftiness.” Impressed in the Senior Bowl. Tremendous kickoff returner. “Runs primarily out of an I backfield but when he runs the spread option he’s got feet, got acceleration,” a second scout said. “Great hands. Makes guys miss. Got great contact balance.” Finished with 487 carries for 3,643 yards (7.5) and 38 TDs along with 42 receptions for 479 yards. “He runs high,” a third scout said. “I don’t like his pad level. He’s strong and he’s very fast.” From Norwalk, Calif.

The Seahawks are committing to their running game. That is their statement tonight.

#28 Pittsburgh Steelers — Terrell Edmunds (S, Virginia Tech)
Kudos to Jason La Canfora who was reporting consistently that Edmunds would go in the first round. He’s an even quicker, more explosive version of his brother playing safety. He could be a linebacker/safety hybrid. He’s a leader and a tremendous athlete. There are things he needs to work on too.

#29 Jacksonville Jaguars — Taven Bryan (DT, Florida)
Jacksonville needs to defend the run better but Bryan is more of a pass rusher. He’s an inside/out type with great potential. The Jaguars have loaded up on both lines. They’ll hope that can mask two issues — the quarterback and their inability to defend the deep downfield shot.

#30 Minnesota Vikings — Mike Hughes (CB, UCF)
Mike Hughes’ tape is really good. He’s not the biggest or fastest corner. That said, you have to like his grit and knack of being around the ball. I prefer Isaiah Oliver personally. Yet the Vikings have done a good job drafting for their defense in recent years.

#31 New England Patriots — Sony Michel (RB, Georgia)
Bill Belichick is a master. He doubles down on Georgia studs. Sony Michel isn’t a fit everywhere (including, in my opinion, Seattle). However, he’s a perfect fit for the Patriots offense. He’s their type of back. Great move by the Pats. Adam Schefter says some teams had some concern about Michel’s left knee. He injured an ACL in High School and Chris Mortensen added it was a ‘little loose’ at the combine.

#32 Baltimore Ravens (via Philadelphia) — Lamar Jackson (QB, Louisville)
The Ravens moved up and took Lamar Jackson with the last pick of the day. Joe Flacco probably feels a little nervous today. Personally I’d rather face Josh Rosen twice a year than Jackson. The Ravens did the smart thing planning ahead. Jackson was the most electric player in college football for two years straight. Major talent.

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979 Responses to “Live blog: 2018 NFL draft (first round)”

  1. Cameron says:

    GO HAWKS!!

  2. 805Hawk says:

    SEA!!!!

  3. John_s says:

    Is it just me or do you miss having the first 3 rounds all in one day?

  4. Nolan says:

    I’m so excited for the draft but I really just want it to be over so I will know what happened

  5. hawkster says:

    Never been so pumped to see what the trade down looks like

    • Cameron says:

      Being a Seahawks fan is a markedly different experience than being a fan of any other franchise. Bask in it. 🙂

  6. Volume12 says:

    Rob, quick question. Have you ever thought of putting like your favorite draft prospects going into every season on the header?

  7. Cameron says:

    Impressive amount of booing this year. Came close to drowning out Goodell completely.

  8. Producehawk says:

    33 and 35 really? That would be epic. Then a trade to Dallas perhaps?

  9. Volume12 says:

    Who do ya’ll think is the 1st overall selection?

  10. BradCanuck says:

    Merry draft Christmas (or any other special holiday) all!!

    Love this community!!

  11. Volume12 says:

    haha! Fox is just the NFL network coverage

  12. Ground_Hawk says:

    Ground_Hawk says:
    April 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    “Alright, alright, alright” lyrics from a Decemberists track. Nick Chubb was born in December.

    Reply

  13. Misfit74 says:

    Go Hawks!

  14. Rob Staton says:

    Would prefer if people don’t tip picks in the comments section please BTW.

    Don’t ruin it for those who don’t want to know.

  15. Kenny Sloth says:

    Final 7 round

    33 Isaiah Oliver
    35 Nick Chubb
    50 Christian Kirk
    116 Shaquem Griffin
    120 Dorance Armstrong Jr.
    141 Poona Ford
    146 Isaac Yiadom
    168 Tyler Conklin
    175 Tony Brown II
    188 Patrick Morris
    226 Jordan Thomas
    248 Keith Kirkwood

  16. Volume12 says:

    HAHA!

  17. Cameron says:

    100% right move.

  18. Misfit74 says:

    Love the pick, Browns. Awesome!

  19. DCD2 says:

    That draft room looked like they weren’t in on the surprise

  20. icb12 says:

    Browns now praying that Saquon still there at 4!

  21. Trevor says:

    Not sure you pass on Darnold but I think Mayfeild will be good for the Browns.

  22. Volume12 says:

    That is the most Cleveland Browns pick ever

  23. Producehawk says:

    Jets wanted Baker. Now what? Sammy?

  24. Kenny Sloth says:

    Reminder to not spoil picks PLEASE

  25. Coleslaw says:

    The recent buzz has been true so far, hopefully Seattle getting 33 and 35 is too.

  26. Trevor says:

    Giants finally have a run game. No excuses for Eli now. Dynamic RB, Dynamic Wr, Dynamic TE. Perhaps the best skilled players in the NFL.

  27. Thy Hawk is Howling says:

    I thought Baker Mayfield to the Brown’s was a grand idea because of his attitude and competitiveness. They need some were not gonna take loosing attitude. Best wishes Browns fan’s

  28. Ed says:

    With all the Luck news, does Indy draft a QB?

  29. Volume12 says:

    The Jets spent a 1st on an offensive player?

  30. Morgan says:

    Darnold is really interested in his hair.

  31. hawkdawg says:

    Wait, is the rule that we can’t comment on picks once they are made? That seems a bit strange for a live blog…

  32. Volume12 says:

    Browns go Chubb, trade back for Guice or take him here?

  33. Producehawk says:

    Now it should get interesting.

  34. Patrick Toler says:

    It will be very interesting to see how the Giants use Saquan. If they try to stick him in I formation and run him 20 times a game they are going to be disappointed. But if they move him around and make an effort on getting him the ball he can be ridiculous with their other weapons. I don’t have a lot of faith in that organization, but it will be interesting to watch.

  35. Patrick Toler says:

    Great result for the Jets.

  36. Kenny Sloth says:

    Sam Darnold hates his nickname ‘Our Lord and Saviour’

    Enjoy him Jets.

    Both NY teams get a messiah

  37. Ed says:

    Does Mr. Stanford get Mr. UCLA?

  38. Misfit74 says:

    SHOCKER

  39. Volume12 says:

    Wow!

  40. Cameron says:

    Woooooooooooow

  41. Volume12 says:

    If Denver gets Chubb and pairs him with Von Miller?

  42. Ed says:

    Wow. Does Indy stick and get Chubb?

  43. Trevor says:

    Hope the Browns don’t trade back. I want them to take Chubb then have to trade up with us to get OT.

  44. Magmatizer says:

    Wow, CLE got Denzel Ward with pick #4. Seems a bit rich for my liking, but they do need help in the secondary (among other areas).

  45. Morgan says:

    Didn’t see that coming.

  46. Trevor says:

    Wow did not see that coming.

  47. Misfit74 says:

    Where Chubb goes in interesting. Colts would LOVE him. Huge need. Pairing him with Von in DEN would be ridiculous.

  48. FresnoHawk says:

    Wow Cleveland choked again! Simply Amazing!

    • Ed says:

      If they had Ward with a close grade to Chubb, it was a good pick. They just drafted MG last year, to have back to back DE, little waste of draft capital.

  49. Trevor says:

    Things are going to get interesting now. Let the trades begin.

  50. Cameron says:

    Can Elway not take Allen here? Just seems too much of an Elway move.

  51. Trevor says:

    I would love to see how many draft experts mocked Mayfeild and Ward to Browns at #1 and 4.

  52. Misfit74 says:

    Not taking Josh Rosen here is a big fail by Elway.

    Chubb is awesome and Miller and he will crush it, but how often do you pick top 5? Keenum on what a 2 year deal? Rosen the best QB on the board. Yuck

  53. Magmatizer says:

    Boy, Denver’s pass rush is going to be terrifying.

  54. Volume12 says:

    OMG!!! Best pick and fit of the draft so far IMO. Run Russ! Run!

  55. Ed says:

    Indy tries to trade back or go Nelson to protect Luck

  56. Cameron says:

    RIP Russ. Week 1 is gonna SUCK.

    • Ed says:

      Russ will make those two look like fools. Keep him clean in the middle and the outside guys have no chance.

      • Cameron says:

        I think you could be underestimating a couple of Elite rushers. They’re gonna hit home more than once.

  57. drewdawg11 says:

    Better take Wynn and Chubb. Need some offense and some ability to protect Russ.

  58. Volume12 says:

    LZ said Roquan or maybe it was DJ a few days ago

  59. Cameron says:

    Can’t argue with that pick.

  60. Misfit74 says:

    Arizona better not luck into the best QB in the draft somehow..

  61. Ed says:

    Bears are crying.

  62. Coleslaw says:

    😭

  63. Trevor says:

    Glad Nelson and Chubb are in AFC.

  64. Misfit74 says:

    BILL traded up!

  65. Volume12 says:

    Josh Allen who cant throw in the wind might potentially end up in the city with the worst wind come the mlost important time of the season Nov-Dec.? Seems reasonable

  66. Coleslaw says:

    I knew my mistress Tampa Bay would trade down. They’re gonna take Derwin or Fitzpatrick. Whoever is there. James if both.

  67. Volume12 says:

    HAHAHAHA!!! Howling with laughter right now

    • Volume12 says:

      All these rookie QBs in the AFCE? NE won it again. Although I get why those teams would want QBs. Don’t get me wrong.

      • Coleslaw says:

        Right? Miami has to take Rosen when their pick comes. Arizona might trade up with Chicago though.

      • Ishmael says:

        Playing in a cupcake division of idiots helps New England so much. Josh Allen. Unbelievable. I’m going to be sick if Jackson falls to the Pats.

        Rosen to the Cardindala is a good get for them, he reminds me a lot of Bradford.

  68. Coleslaw says:

    Bad thing: were not getting 33 and 35 for 18 if the Bucs only got 53 and 55 for 7 to 12

  69. Misfit74 says:

    Do NOT let Arizona luck into Rosen. That would suck so hard.

    • Volume12 says:

      Seattle about to be the 4th best team in the division. Maybe that monkey clue was the wheels already fell off this damn thing. j/k

  70. Volume12 says:

    Troy Aikamn: the draft is all about measurable. Allen is 6’5, blah blah blah.

    Cleveland says ‘hold my beer’ as they draft a QB no. 1 overall who doesn’t have them

  71. Volume12 says:

    Love that pick. Absolutely love it!

  72. Trevor says:

    Hope SF does not get Edmunds.

  73. Volume12 says:

    HAHAHA!!!

  74. Ed says:

    Protect Jimmy G.

  75. vrtkolman says:

    Lol 49ers

  76. John_s says:

    Good job niners

  77. Ed says:

    This might kill the Browns trade if Miller doesn’t make it to 18

  78. Aaron says:

    49ers overdraft Mike McGlinchey…ha ha ha!!! Was thinking it was going to be Edmunds. McGlinchey is decent, but nothing to write home about.

    • Aaron says:

      Or did they do this to keep the Hawks from getting that Browns trade for 18…???

    • Coleslaw says:

      I disagree, maybe not BPA but one hell of a tackle. I think the fact that he still looks like a 1st rounder while playing next to the Golden God Quenton Nelson says a lot about him.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Most everybody before us needs OL

      DB and DE need to come off

  79. Morgan says:

    SF did this just to mess up our potential pick 18 trade, didn’t they?

  80. EP says:

    Rosen looks like Rodgers 🙂

  81. John_s says:

    Cards just traded to 10

  82. Magmatizer says:

    Oh man, AZ traded up for Josh Rosen.

  83. Volume12 says:

    Great pick for Arizona if we all think it is who it is

  84. SoCal12 says:

    Fuck the Cards are picking Rosen aren’t they?

  85. BradCanuck says:

    Does that Tackle pick limit Seattle’s trade down options? (Cleveland, NE)

  86. Trevor says:

    Well we have 4 legit QB in the NFC West now assuming the trade is for Rosen.

  87. drewdawg11 says:

    Thank you, Cardinals. Can’t wait to tee off on Mr. Glass.

  88. peter says:

    so how about those scenarios if lve, vea, or edmunds are on the board at 18

  89. Misfit74 says:

    What a steal for Arizona. What a QB group in the NFC West. Really amazing football ahead of us. Oak got a garbage deal.

  90. Aaron says:

    The next Aaron Rodgers goes to Arizona. Not in terms of talent but attitude. Best QB left but I’m looking forward to the Hawks giving this guy problems. I don’t know if he has the fortitude for it.

  91. Ishmael says:

    Playing in a cupcake division of idiots helps New England so much. Josh Allen. Unbelievable. I’m going to be sick if Jackson falls to the Pats.

    Rosen to the Cardindala is a good get for them, he reminds me a lot of Bradford

  92. Kenny Sloth says:

    Vita Vea here?

    Derwin?

  93. Volume12 says:

    Interesting pick

  94. Coleslaw says:

    Ah. More talents being taken to South Beach

  95. drewdawg11 says:

    If Vita, Edmonds fall to us… anxiety!

  96. Morgan says:

    Miami had a great opportunity to make their fans forget about Suh.

  97. Ed says:

    Bucs James
    Redskins Vea
    Packers Alexander
    Raiders Edmunds
    Ravens
    Chargers Payne

  98. Trevor says:

    Only 6 picks before we get some clarity!

  99. Coleslaw says:

    Derwin here

  100. Trevor says:

    Cowboys Fans are praying James falls to them so they don’t have to trade for Earl.

  101. Misfit74 says:

    TB D-line is ridiculous now. Vea a shocker after FA/trades by them.

    You know there’s a chance Derwin James gets within range for us. Perfect Kam replacement long term.

  102. Trevor says:

    Great pick for Tb to put next to Gerald Mcoy.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Your boy Derwin still around 😉

      • Trevor says:

        I wonder if he is there at 18 what the Hawks do because if the Cowboys take him then you can rule out an Earl trade.

        I really thought the Bucs would take him but Vea is a such a unique and incredible player it was a good pick.

        Still surprised James and Edmunds are on the board at 14. Dream scenario for a team like GB.

  103. Coleslaw says:

    OHHH MANNNNN……. Tampas DL is ridiculous…..
    JPP
    Gerald McCoy
    Vita Vea
    Vinny Curry.

    • Cameron says:

      Noah Spence. Dirty line.

      • Coleslaw says:

        Makes sense, they have an offense, a D line and a studly but past his prime Lavonte David. That’s about it. They’ll rely on offense heavily and the pass rush/ run stoppage will be the compliment.
        They’re actually really well equipped to handle any team they face. A must for the playoffs, which I believe they see this year.

  104. peter says:

    best move in the draft? might be for tampa

  105. Misfit74 says:

    I’d be stunned and pleased if we landed Derwin James, tbh.

  106. AlaskaSouth says:

    Any way possible Edmunds falls to 18?

  107. Misfit74 says:

    Landry still there, as well.

  108. Kenny Sloth says:

    Six long picks that need DB, OL, and EDGE

  109. peter says:

    like that im 200% more interested in the 14 picks from 18 to 33 (if a trade happens) than the to 10

  110. Ed says:

    Did NO trade up for Lamar Jackson?

  111. Misfit74 says:

    Saints move up to 14

  112. Trevor says:

    Wash had to want Vea! Panye was likely plan B. Still a nice player.

    Shocked Edmunds and James are still on the board.

  113. Producehawk says:

    Who is the Saints moving up for?

  114. Misfit74 says:

    Saints making great moves again this year. Lamar Jackson would be a golden ticket for the post-Brees era

  115. Ashish says:

    @Rob are we looking on track to get 33 & 35 so far? One OT left on board

  116. AlaskaSouth says:

    Let’s just say Edmunds is there at 18, any chance SEA pulls the trigger? And maybe an ET trade targets lower, but more draft picks to make up for the lost picks?

  117. Misfit74 says:

    Saints gave up next year’s first rounder. HAS to be L.Jackson, no?

  118. Trevor says:

    Really want James to go to anyone but Dallas.

  119. Volume12 says:

    That TB pick was outstanding. Pairing Vea and McCoy together is scary good

  120. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    DA BROWNS!

  121. Trevor says:

    Mickey Loomis is like JS he is certainly not shy to make a big move.

  122. Misfit74 says:

    WOW. Massive overpay for what Saints did. WOW.

  123. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Davenport… GONE!

  124. Cameron says:

    DAAAAAAAAAAAMN! A next year’s first for a raw DE?? What in the what??

  125. Volume12 says:

    I like that pick. N.O. don’t have a ton of needs and Davenport fills one

  126. Misfit74 says:

    Perhaps swiping a Seahawks target, but Im not a huge Davenport fan. Could foster a trade down even more if he was indeed a target for Seattle.

    Big overpay for Davenport IMO.

  127. SoCal12 says:

    Wow that is quite the payment to get Davenport

  128. peter says:

    awesome move for the saints a team that coukd easily win 10 games or so next year and yet again be out of reach for a qb and every year until brees hangs it up. just enough wins or so to forever be out of range.

  129. Misfit74 says:

    Schneider is running calculations and intense on his laptop and Paul Allen looks confused. Did Davenport going off the board mess with things?

  130. Misfit74 says:

    Schnieder is on the PHONE

  131. Volume12 says:

    ATL is trying to move up and Seattle/Detroit trying to move back.

  132. Ishmael says:

    Crickey. That’s a huge swing.

  133. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Early leaders for shitting the bed on draft day #1

    #1A Currently Browns
    #1B Saints (Inclined to put this #1)

  134. Coleslaw says:

    New Orleans picked up a little hubris from last year maybe?

  135. EP says:

    Looking good for us. Someone realistically could come for a tackle. The projected trade with Broncos also still seems in play if Ravens or chargers don’t take Jackson. Someone could pay big to come up and grab him.

  136. Trevor says:

    Hope the Ravens take Ridley

  137. Volume12 says:

    Meh.

  138. Coleslaw says:

    No

  139. Misfit74 says:

    We just got another blessing from the Raiders. SWEET. One guy I didn’t want to touch with a 10-foot pole. Kolton Miller to Raiders.

  140. Hawktalker#1 says:

    A little too much for Davenport in my opinion.

    On the other hand, I am thrilled to death the Cardinals did not pick up Lamar Jackson.

  141. Producehawk says:

    So now what? Didn’t want that to happen darn raiders!

  142. Trevor says:

    Rob if Edmunds is there at 18 do they take him?

  143. Misfit74 says:

    2 picks before us. I think Chargers take Edmunds or Lamar Jackson. Ravens no idea. We could end up with Harold Landry but now BUF has traded UP.

  144. Volume12 says:

    Tom Cable got his guy huh?

  145. Coleslaw says:

    All the guards still there, all the running backs, receivers, and some LBs

  146. Misfit74 says:

    Bills trading up has to be Edmunds, no?

  147. Hawktalker#1 says:

    I wonder if all the activity with the Seahawks is they have multiple trade offers coming in and have to analyze which one is best. What a terrific problem to have!!

  148. Ishmael says:

    Edmunds and James still there… I know Edmunds is raw but far out

  149. Trevor says:

    Well that was a Tom Cable OL pick for sure. Sucks for Sea as he was a trade back target.

  150. Misfit74 says:

    So glad Miller is gone. Edmunds I don’t want here, so we are sitting pretty right now. Derwin, Landry or any number of OGs…and GUICE

  151. Producehawk says:

    Who da bills going for James or Edmonds?

  152. Ashish says:

    Oh boy did this messed up our trade with Brown

  153. Volume12 says:

    Great pick.

  154. Trevor says:

    My 3 favorite Hawks prospects still on the board

    Edmunds, James, Wynn

  155. AlaskaSouth says:

    Nice round for the Bills.

  156. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Still some great trade bait out there. Including QBs

  157. Volume12 says:

    JS looks like the cat that got the canary man.

  158. Trevor says:

    I really hope SD takes James and then a team trades up for Lamar with us.

  159. Kenny Sloth says:

    I’d take Will Hernandez at 18 if we needed it worse

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Lived with his family in a shed.

      Ceiling so low he had to stand under a light fixture to stand straight and stretch

  160. Trevor says:

    If the Hawks can’t trade back and take James will I be the only happy Hawks fan?

  161. BradCanuck says:

    Does NFL network and ESPN go to commercial when Seahawks up? Usually they do! Please no.

  162. Trevor says:

    Curious who SD takes. I think they are legit contenders this year.

  163. Ed says:

    Do the Hawks take L. Jackson and look to trade Wilson next year?

    • Hawktalker#1 says:

      You bet and I think they should tank the entire season so they can get better picks next year. COME ON MAN. 🙂

  164. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Pick James at 18….. trade ET to Dallas for 19!

  165. Misfit74 says:

    Damn, so close yet so far

  166. Trevor says:

    Bills got two incredibly talented players to develop. Nice draft for them so far.

  167. Misfit74 says:

    Derrius Guice? My mind would be BLOWN

  168. Ishmael says:

    That’s a good pick for the Chargers.

    Jackson falling this far is criminal

  169. Volume12 says:

    Love that pick for the Bolts

  170. House says:

    Are we on the clock now?

  171. Ed says:

    Trade to Packers

  172. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    TRADE!

  173. Volume12 says:

    trade!

  174. Cameron says:

    Green Bay grabbed our pick!

  175. Trevor says:

    That is a great pick for SD and a steal. Ideal fit for that scheme as Gus gets his Kam.

    Glad the Cowboys did not get him.

    He was the last of the elite guys on my board so please trade back JS!

  176. Misfit74 says:

    Lots of fist bumps and high fives to trade down with GB

  177. BradCanuck says:

    Yes! Trade

  178. Troy says:

    What is the trade compensation with packers!!!

  179. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    1st, 3rd and 6th for 18

  180. Cameron says:

    Bummed that Miller went so early though, just on the chance that the 33 + 35 trade rumor was true.

  181. Volume12 says:

    Still in the 1st too. Either they can get more capital trading back again or they can get one of their guys while getting an extra pick or two already

  182. hawkdawg says:

    What’d we get???

  183. Misfit74 says:

    Im hearing a 3rd and a 6th

  184. Ed says:

    Hope they trade down from 27 and get 2nd and 3rd

  185. Coleslaw says:

    We got 27 and 76 now. And either 186 or 207

  186. AlaskaSouth says:

    Drop from 18 to 27 for a 3rd and 6th seems pretty solid…

  187. drewdawg11 says:

    At 27, I feel like we may miss out on some guys we love like Wynn and Hernandez. However, that may be just the sweet spot for Ronald Jones or Chubb. I sincerely hope it’s not Sweat or a receiver.

  188. BradCanuck says:

    27 is perfect!

  189. House says:

    Let’s trade down again

  190. Volume12 says:

    Landry here?

  191. drewdawg11 says:

    Jackson may go before we get there. He should, honestly.

  192. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Trade down again, need more picks

  193. Aaron says:

    27 is going to be a good range to get one of those we’ve talked about (Chubb, Wynn, Hernandez, Oliver, etc…). Getting a third is going to be nice. Sure hope we get a second at some point.

  194. BradCanuck says:

    If I recall correctly, we were talking about trading with Cleveland for 33 and 66. Instead we got 27 and 76. Without knowing the value chart, I think this is good.

  195. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Boise State LB… where does he go?

  196. Trevor says:

    Great trades for GB they basically trade down 4 spots and swap a 3rd this year for a 1st next year. Great moves by them.

  197. Volume12 says:

    Makes sense the Browns who are rebuilding and changing the culture didn’t give up 2 early second rounders

  198. drewdawg11 says:

    I don’t want a trade down again. Earl is the potential second this year.

  199. Trevor says:

    My favorite picks so far

    Jets – Darnold
    TB – Vea
    Bills – Edmunds
    SD- James

  200. Producehawk says:

    Heck I am glad they are at 27. Makes tonight more interesting.

  201. Greg Haugsven says:

    I vote to trade down again as well. Maybe get an early third. If we trade Earl we could have an early 2nd, 50, early 3rd, and 76.

  202. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Trade trade trade trade TRADE

  203. peter says:

    thanks to all the twitter folk for letting the picks come in. appreciate reading the comments and listening on the radio

  204. Coleslaw says:

    Just take Oliver at 27. He’s a legit 1st round talent. Just do it. DO IT.

  205. Hawktalker#1 says:

    We have no idea what will happen with ET. We need all the picks we can get now.

  206. Trevor says:

    Dallas almost has to take Ridley don’t they?

  207. Cameron says:

    Alright Vander Esch, just take past week 3 before it clicks at the pro level. 🙂

  208. Coleslaw says:

    27.
    76.
    120.
    141.
    146.
    156.
    168.
    226.

  209. Trevor says:

    Nice pick for Dallas.

  210. Nick says:

    People may not love the haul Seattle got from GB, but it clearly isn’t a buyers market at 18. We’ve known for some time now that most teams view prospect #20 similarly to #40 in this draft.

    They were talking with ATL per Pauline and they clearly weren’t giving less value than GB.

  211. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Wow

  212. Misfit74 says:

    Whoah! Martavis Bryant traded to Raiders

  213. Aaron says:

    So…no Earl trade???

  214. peter says:

    thought experiment. does seattle go ridley or sutton? thought they both might be gone by now.

    • Ishmael says:

      I don’t much like either of them. I’d rather trade down again.

      • peter says:

        same but seattle needs recievers. much prefer others

        • Ishmael says:

          I think part of my suspicion is that I don’t really trust Wilson to make receivers better – or to throw them open. Taking one that high could just end up with a lot of mediocrity.

          • peter says:

            no doubt think kirk or moore would be much better. less high point ability but more creativity on the field

  215. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Seattle will trade down again

  216. Trevor says:

    Hopefully another trade back into early 2nd but if not Isiah Wynn at 27 please

  217. Volume12 says:

    What?!?

  218. Trevor says:

    If Will Hernandez is on the board I predict #27 to Denver for 40 and 74

  219. Coleslaw says:

    Actually correct Seattle picks:
    27.
    76.
    120.
    141.
    146.
    156.
    168.
    186.
    226.

  220. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Detroit, thank you.

  221. drewdawg11 says:

    There is still an outside chance of Jax wanting Earl here. Not likely but I’m holding out slim hope.

  222. Misfit74 says:

    Lions pick is a good one. A guy I really liked as a Guard for Seattle

  223. Aaron says:

    Wow Ragnow went early. I thought 35-45 not 20…reach.

  224. hawkster says:

    GB movin around the draft board has me totally disoriented

  225. Aaron says:

    Bengals didn’t take Wynn or Chubb…whew!!!

  226. Volume12 says:

    Tennessee coming up for…??

  227. Coleslaw says:

    Can we take a moment just to appreciate the fact that we’re all here enjoying the draft and haven’t gotten blown up by a nuke. In the messed up world this is it’s so nice to have this community. Cheers guys.

  228. Trevor says:

    I think after that pick there is almost 0% chance that Dallas trades 50 for Earl. They have nothing at WR and almost have to take one at #50 don’t they?

  229. drewdawg11 says:

    We can still play this correctly and get a really good player. If it’s Sweat, though… I’ll vomit. After that I’ll hope and pray his knee gets healthy and he becomes a beast for us. Apparently he barely practiced because of it. I can’t imagine he would go early. Ronald, Chubb, Wynn, Hernandez.

  230. hawkster says:

    Doesn’t the PIT/Bryant trade for pick 75 mean they need it now to bundle into a trade up? otherwise why now, nothing else to do?

  231. chris says:

    I was about to ask the same question.

  232. Producehawk says:

    Does N.E. Take Lamar ?

  233. Coleslaw says:

    So Oakland pretty much traded down for Martavis Bryant. I like it.

  234. Grant says:

    I just watched 2/3 of the first round on my phone before realizing it was on Fox. Go me.

  235. Misfit74 says:

    I mocked Evans to Titans a million times. has to be for him. I could see Landry though

  236. Volume12 says:

    Love that pick for Tennessee. Great scheme fit

  237. C-Dog says:

    If Seattle stays at 27, I’m going to guess defensive line is the pick.

  238. Coleslaw says:

    No brainer match made in heaven there

  239. Ground_Hawk says:

    Seattle trading its 27 to Indy for their 49 and 67 would be Seattle’s best chance at value at this point.

  240. Volume12 says:

    I’m gonna say NE goes with Landry, Ridley, or Justin Reid

  241. Trevor says:

    Would love to see Lamar go to NE for his sake.

  242. Misfit74 says:

    Cant believe Lamar Jackson hasnt gone yet. Maybe NE?

  243. Trevor says:

    Could NE go all offense in Rd 1 with Ridley and Jackson.

  244. Coleslaw says:

    Could we see Seattle trade 27 and E.T. to Tampa for 38, 53 and 56? And some balancing picks

  245. Volume12 says:

    Wow! Steal for NE

  246. Ground_Hawk says:

    Nick Chubb’s jersey number at Georgia was 27…

  247. drewdawg11 says:

    FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUDGGGEEE!!! Wynn to the Pats.

  248. Coleslaw says:

    🤢🤮

  249. Producehawk says:

    Now I am thinking Lamar to Baltimore. Learn behind RG3.

  250. Ishmael says:

    Fantastic pick for the Pats. Genuinely shocked Jackson is still on the board.

  251. Misfit74 says:

    Well there goes one of the amazing linemen I really liked. Wynn is an excellent pick.

  252. Trevor says:

    Well that figures. The Pats take Wynn my favorite Hawks prospect in a long time. That just sucks!

  253. Aaron says:

    Wynn is gone but Hernandez is still there, so is Chubb, Oliver, Kirk, and many others. If Hawks stay in first round they’ll get a playmaker.

  254. drewdawg11 says:

    And jones.

  255. Coleslaw says:

    Lol Jerry went all out and his fans walk out after the pick hahahaha

  256. Misfit74 says:

    Someone presenting JS with a stack of paperwork to look over. Maybe another trade down coming…

  257. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Jones needs to be patient into the 40s when we show up for him

  258. Volume12 says:

    Love that pick. One of the best of the draft IMO

  259. Misfit74 says:

    Excellent to see DJ Moore as the first WR drafted.

  260. Ed says:

    Do you take Jackson at 27 and trade Wilson next year?

  261. Aaron says:

    Thought Panthers might go Chubb since Stewart left…whew!!!

  262. Donald says:

    I wish Seattle picked before Atlanta. Atlanta looks at prospects in a similar way as Seattle, and will probably pick Oliver at #26, ahead of Seattle’s pick.

  263. Volume12 says:

    HAHAHA! Ozzie is really about to take Calvin Ridley after trading back twice huh?

  264. Misfit74 says:

    Schneider looking intensely at 9 player cards.

  265. peter says:

    okay fans do you all think seattle stays

  266. drewdawg11 says:

    I don’t think there is any thought of trading Russell Wilson. Still, Jackson is a really high-Upside talent. We have too many needs to take him, though.

  267. Misfit74 says:

    Love DJ Moore. Sad to see he’s zero chance available. If we went WR, I wanted him. Anthony Miller also very enticing. I don’t want Kirk or Ridley.

  268. Ishmael says:

    😂 Steve Smith. He would have been a great LOB-era Hawk

  269. Ashish says:

    Who will be interested in trade with hawks?

  270. Trevor says:

    Would like to see Ridley and Bryan go next. Keep all options open for Sea.

  271. Misfit74 says:

    I think Sweat is on the short list here.

  272. chris says:

    any guesses who the falcons are gonna pick?

  273. Trevor says:

    If we stick at 27 Hernandez, Oliver, Kirk or Sweat?

  274. Misfit74 says:

    Ravens pick a 2nd/3rd round guy.

  275. Volume12 says:

    Yuck! No thanks on a 25 year TE. Although them trading back lessens the sting

  276. Coleslaw says:

    If they move down more than 10 spots for anything less than a top 85 pick I’ll be upset. The last trade down was not in a seller’s market. This one absolutely will be. But that’s only because you’re gonna miss out on some top talent. If they can get one of their guys at mid 30s and pick up a somewhat early 3rd, do it. We need to fill holes afterall.

  277. C-Dog says:

    I don’t see Taven Bryan getting past Atlanta, but if he did and Seattle takes him at 27, I will go outside and do a cartwheel in front of my neighbors.

  278. Misfit74 says:

    Sweat, Landry, Bryan, Hurst

    GUICE <——–

    Hernandez, Co.Williams, Crosby

  279. Aaron says:

    Ravens pick Hurst at 25…was more like 35-45 for me…reach imo. Alright Atlanta, Dan do us a solid!

  280. Trevor says:

    Ridley falling like a rock.

  281. Misfit74 says:

    John getting ready to turn in a card. Looks that way.

  282. chris says:

    who is the best DE on the board?

  283. Trevor says:

    Lamar Jackson still being on the board really surprises me.

  284. Volume12 says:

    Don’t get cute PC/JS. Pull the trigger on some talent

  285. Misfit74 says:

    Traded down a bunch to grab my guy or invest in the trenches?

    #GuicetoSeahawks

  286. Volume12 says:

    OMG! We might witness something awesome

  287. Aaron says:

    Thank you Dan for not getting Oliver or Hernandez or Chubb or Kirk

  288. Trevor says:

    Hernandez , Oliver or Sweat for Hawks at 27?

  289. Sea Mode says:

    Anyone want to trade up for Lamar Jackson before JAX/NE takes him?

  290. Coleslaw says:

    Ok. If we’re picking… I want Oliver, Hernandez or Chubb.

  291. chris says:

    probably a commercial break here

  292. Misfit74 says:

    Ridley to ATL. Another turd off the board.

  293. drewdawg11 says:

    Ridley goes to a great situation in Atlanta. He can learn under a great with a great offense and he doesn’t have to be the man.

  294. RWIII says:

    Hey Guys the Seahawks are on the clock. Lamar Jackson is still on the board. You would think someone trade up to get him.

  295. chris says:

    volume, who do you want here?

  296. Misfit74 says:

    John is OTC and on the phone!

  297. Donuts! says:

    What about Maurice Hurst? Is he a first rounder?

  298. BradCanuck says:

    Aaaaaaand, NFL Network and ESPN both go to commercial now. Fak.

  299. Kenny Sloth says:

    Ia this gonna be Shaquem xO

  300. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Perfect timing for a Seattle “trade down” commercial break

  301. C-Dog says:

    Please let it be Taven Bryan

  302. RWIII says:

    If the Hawks keep the pick. I say TAYON BRYAN or trade down.

  303. chris says:

    still no trade showing.

  304. Ishmael says:

    Trade down I hope. No one I really like here. Well, except Jackson – but no reason to give the Trade Wilson weirdos any more ammunition

  305. AlaskaSouth says:

    If they buck the trend and take Oliver, at least that means they think he’s a multi-year Pro Bowler… really hoping for a trade down though.

  306. Simo says:

    No trade yet. T Bryan?

  307. Mr. Means says:

    Hawks on the clock! I’m betting Hurst or Jones III

  308. AlaskaSouth says:

    Taven or Hurst?

  309. drewdawg11 says:

    Bryan is really intriguing. I wish he was developed a little more. He makes me a tiny bit nervous, but I like him as a prospect. I’m more worried about guys I don’t want to see than anticipating who I want to see.

  310. mishima says:

    Please don’t be C. Williams.

  311. RWIII says:

    Taven Bryan or trade down

  312. Morgan says:

    Less than three minutes and no trade. Afraid I’m going to sit though the second round all irritated at all the players I like going by.

  313. BradCanuck says:

    I still can’t believe we got nothing for Sherman.

  314. JimQ says:

    Maybe Oliver?

  315. C-Dog says:

    I bet it’s going to be Oliver.

  316. chris says:

    pick is in!

  317. RWIII says:

    The pick is in.

  318. Simo says:

    Uh oh, pick is in!

  319. Misfit74 says:

    Pick is in

  320. BradCanuck says:

    Who as on the phone in the draft room?

  321. RWIII says:

    Bryan or Hernandez. Keep your fingers crossed.

  322. Volume12 says:

    Shaquem or Taven is my guess

  323. chris says:

    what the hell!

  324. Producehawkwhat about Josh Jackson? says:

    I like Penny but a bit of a reach.

  325. drewdawg11 says:

    Holy ceap why?

  326. Volume12 says:

    WOW

  327. Ed says:

    OMG, are you kidding me

  328. Misfit74 says:

    Stunned. My 4th best rated back remaining.

  329. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Holy cow. You have to be joking me.

  330. Simo says:

    Wow!! So many other RB options, I’m feeling confused!

  331. EP says:

    Wow, thought he’d be a target in the 3rd

  332. AlaskaSouth says:

    What in the good god.

  333. Volume12 says:

    They did go RB and yall are disappointed or?

    • Volume12 says:

      Classic Sehawks man

      • Ishmael says:

        Classic Seahawks is starting to become less than ideal unfortunately

        That’s a pretty wild pick man. Maybe they’re really backing his ST value as well? They were atrocious last year. Just find it hard to believe that there wouldn’t have been more value in taking Hernandez or Bryant and then getting an RB in the third.

    • peter says:

      come on dude. you do this every year. penny. first round? really

  334. Misfit74 says:

    Penny over Guice, what the hell, guys?

  335. Troy says:

    Rob was right about getting a RB…but Penny? WHAT THE FUCK

  336. Morgan says:

    Kill me.

  337. Trevor says:

    What!!!!!!!!

  338. Ishmael says:

    Christ

    Who saw that coming? Extremely less than thrilled.

  339. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Unbelievable. Total loss of confidence in this FO

  340. Donuts! says:

    welp… ok.

  341. Hawktalker#1 says:

    Who the hell is grading their players over there. Don’t tell me, I know. Ridiculous

  342. DCD2 says:

    God Dammit!

  343. Rowdy says:

    wow could I’d got him with the green bay pick, man they suck at the first round

  344. C-Dog says:

    Wow. I did not see that coming. Is this the Seahawky thing to ever? Go Hawks!

  345. Coleslaw says:

    Wow….. the 2nd running back off the board.

  346. mishima says:

    Awful pick. Wow.

  347. chris says:

    we could have traded down and still got him.

  348. AlaskaSouth says:

    We couldn’t trade down and still get Penny? Insane.

  349. Ed says:

    Would have thought Hernandez now and get the RB in the 3rd from the trade back. I was wrong

  350. East Side Stevie says:

    What in the actual hell just happened…

  351. EP says:

    Steal. Kamara/Ingram Penny/Carson. Hope so anyway

  352. Trevor says:

    I don’t even know what to say right now. I like Penny but in Rd 3 not Rd 1.

  353. Kenny Sloth says:

    🙁

  354. AlaskaHawks says:

    Seahawks fans are stunned!! I hope he’s worth it!

  355. 503Hawk says:

    Why am I not surprised?!

  356. Kenny Sloth says:

    Leave no stone unturned right.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      I’m literally so surprised.

      One of my lower rated rbs of that top group…

      Really turned off guys

  357. drewdawg11 says:

    I’m shocked. So many better backs, better players. He wasn’t going to go anytime soon, but he does have a lot of tape where he’s making big plays. I think he was a reach, but I guess it’s better than what we have.

  358. KD says:

    I would have traded down again, but I really like Penny, so I can’t bash the pick itself, just the position he was taken at. Love his tape though

  359. DCD2 says:

    Ok, I’m ready to concede that this FO has no clue. Staggering lack of insight as to how the board will fall.

  360. Misfit74 says:

    He at least has some special traits for a 220lb back. I can get behind it but not my first choice at RB.
    https://www.mockdraftable.com/player/rashaad-penny

  361. Pedestrian says:

    Terrible pick Seahawks. Could’ve traded down to #40 and got Penny. I’ll be the first to say it… Rashaad Penny at #27 doesn’t make cents

    • Saxon says:

      Nice pun, but you’re wrong. Penny is special. Clearly the best RB after Barkley and well ahead of some of the bigger names. My only issue is positional value, but love the player.

  362. Coleslaw says:

    Seeing a lot of Penny in round 3 stuff. I’m still soaking this in but Penny was not going to last past 64

  363. AlaskaSouth says:

    Maybe should have tossed on JS in that GB trade. Obviously hope beyond hope that Penny is a stud, but this FO has lost the benefit of the doubt. Been a LONG time since 2012.

    • lil'stink says:

      PCJS have officially lost their draft mojo. Perhaps no team made an offer so they could trade back again, but RP at #27 seems like a terrible value. Terrible.

  364. Jujus says:

    The best part is how triggered jared stranger is lol

  365. Aaron says:

    With the 27th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks select…Penny. Guess Chubb’s injury was a game changer for the Hawks. I like Penny a lot, but more from 35-45. Well, not my first pick but let’s go.

  366. Ed says:

    They didn’t have a trade partner, and you think he can fix the run game (which Rob pointed out and PC said), they didn’t want to wait until the 3rd round. They got a 3 down back, that’s what they needed

  367. EBurgz says:

    Not surprised at all. I said the other day you guys were all low on penny. He is a baller. Go hawks.

    • JimQ says:

      PFF’s mock draft Penney was #2 RB, ranked #17-overall. PFF was very high on Penney obviously.

      • Eburgz says:

        me and you were both on him the other day. I’m the one that told you (I think it was you) about his PFF stuff

  368. Hawktalker#1 says:

    No doubt, probably could’ve traded down a couple more times and still have picked him. That is the biggest blunder so far this draft., for so so so many reasons. Save a first round pick for that?

  369. Sea Mode says:

    Wow. At least it’s an RB, I guess.

    I would say now the Earl trade is 100% a sure thing.

    • Hawktalker#1 says:

      I hope that is one thing that this means. But can you really should use logic right now after that pick? Not sure if the drafting room is using any.

  370. Volume12 says:

    I love Penny, but not at 27. There’s their Prosise hedge but with size.

  371. AlaskaHawks says:

    Tomorrow we will hear that some other team was going to pick him in The first round if we didn’t

  372. Michigan 12th says:

    Not as bad as everyone is saying. He is a big fast running back with three down potential. Plus he is a hedge at kick return in case Locket goes or gets injured.

    • Cameron says:

      Likely Lockett will transition to more pure WR and less ST even if he stays. Provides a quality alternative there as well.

  373. C-Dog says:

    I gotta say, I kind of dig it. They just stayed true to what the earliest offseason reports were, and went RB early. The dude was flat out prolific in college. He fits what they like at the position.

  374. BradCanuck says:

    Wow. I’m guessing we couldn’t find a trade partner and this was their guy; we said it’s now or never.

    Rob called it, we wanted to fix our running game, unfortunately, because we couldn’t accrue more picks, they chose their guy very, very early.

    • Hawktalker#1 says:

      OK so here’s the deal, even if you don’t get the trade deal you want, trade back anyway get something. Penny or someone better it’s going to be available still when you finally pick. This was a dumbass and I am so looking forward to eating my words if I have to, but it’s just hard to argue with that logic because you cannot know what other teams are going to do so you can’t say another team was going to pick him

  375. STTBM says:

    Over Chubb and Jones II and all those other Defensive players? And they didn’t think they could trade down and still get him?!

    Rob will probably tell us why we shouldn’t be shocked or pissed…I’m just deflated.

  376. Icb12 says:

    As long as the pick took to come in.

    I’m guessing they were Trying to trade down.
    And couldn’t get what they wanted.

    So they had to take the back they wanted when they knew they could.

    It was that or trade up tomorrow

  377. Trevor says:

    Well I guess they picked their RB and thought he would be gone by Rd 3 so pulled the trigger. Not sure how they rate him over Ronald Jones, Michel or Chubb but I guess we will have to wait and see. He certainly was a home run hitter last year.

    • Volume12 says:

      Michel has bone on bone ion his knee, Schotty knows Chubb and listening to Chubb talk about it didn’t sound like he was fond of him.

      Look Penny gives you everything RoJo does but outweighs him by 20 lbs or so

    • KD says:

      I agree. It really came down to thinking that he wasn’t going to be around, but Penny is an awesome RB. Nick Chubb was my guy, but if Pete thinks that Penny would be a better fit, who am i to argue. I would have just trded back once more is all.

  378. seaspunj says:

    Another 1st round pick I think was a reach am so confused only 1st Rd pick that’s worked well is Earl Thomas

    Very confused reminds me when they drafted Carpenter

    • Michigan 12th says:

      Not that bad. Irvin gave us something, Okung gave us something. Penny may turn out to be an all pro then we will all say that was a good pick.

    • 503Hawk says:

      Yah, Pete and John have to restore my faith. The trust is gone.

  379. AlaskaSouth says:

    Anyone know Penny’s pro day numbers? 32.5″ vertical and 10′ foot broad at combine… not exactly elite explosiveness.

  380. Morgan says:

    Like Bruce Irvin, probably would have been available much later. Should have taken Oliver or Hernandez or taken just about ANY trade down.

    • Mark Souza says:

      But we didn’t have a pick later. Our next pick at the moment is in the 3rd. It was now, or miss out on the top flight of backs altogether.

      • Morgan says:

        Yeah, I mean, I know this is what they do. They have guys they ‘can’t leave the draft without,’ and they just….take them wherever. It just *seems* like they leave a lot of value on the table almost every year.

        I do think he’ll be a good player though.

  381. RWIII says:

    Rashaad. As John McEnrow would say. “You cannot be serious.”

  382. vrtkolman says:

    We HAVE to trade Earl now. If the first three rounds of our draft is Penny and a 3rd, that is a complete cluster.

  383. DCD2 says:

    At least it wasn’t Kalen Ballage.

  384. BradCanuck says:

    I don’t follow college football as much as you guys. But I recall about a month ago some pundits were saying that Penny was the number two running back.

    I don’t know. I’m excited but deflated. Exhausted and drunk haha

  385. Saxon says:

    YES!!!! Called it!! Faith restored in John Schneider! I said he was the second best RB after Barkley and they agreed!

    Boo, Rob, for not having him in your top 100. Now you’ll have to watch his tape a few more times and rue the error of your ways. Just messing with you, bro!

    But, yeah, I’ve been banging the drum for this guy all off season. Delighted he went ahead of Michel, Chubb, RoJo, et al.

  386. 503Hawk says:

    I’m not so shocked they took Penny, but at 27!!!!

  387. Mark Souza says:

    WOOT!!! PENNY. Perfect for us. Big enough and strong enough to run hard, with enough wiggle to make people miss in the backfield and in the hole. He can exploit small cracks (which with our line is all he’ll get) and still take it to the house. A bit high, but that’s the way the trade-back worked. We didn’t get a second, so there was every chance if we didn’t go here, we miss out on the top backs. I’m excited.

  388. JimQ says:

    Thank you Lord, My guy got got. Penney will make everyone forget about Marshawn Lynch. For all of those who had him ranked lowly, now you get to do research on WHY the Seahawks picked him.

  389. Icb12 says:

    I really really like penny.

    Just not over chubb or Jones.

  390. Ishmael says:

    Seahawks Twitter having a complete tantrum is the best thing about that pick

    • Volume12 says:

      Absolutely. Shocked me and at 27, but hes a modern day spread 3 down RB. Can do everything has size and his production against elite teams like Stanford is jaw dropping

    • Volume12 says:

      You can use him however you want.

      • Ishmael says:

        I know a lot of the analytics guys like him. PFF had him second I think, has a great speed score, good production, put points on the board…

        Have a hard time believing he wouldn’t be available later, but they know more than we do

  391. Misfit74 says:

    Now that he’s a Seahawk he’s going to be the best back in the draft. 😀

  392. Lewis says:

    Where’s my buddy Jim?

    You called it sir.

    Jim lit me up a couple of days ago for saying I wasn’t sold on Penny. But I went back and watched some more tape, and you know what? I like him better than Ballage, Chubb, Jones, or the other guys we talked about.

    Tough, physical. Good hands. Value as a returner. He’s a versatile guy. Could be a lot of fun to watch.

    Honestly, I hoped we were going trade down into the 2nd for another 3rd, because we are going to miss out on an awful lot of players in rd 2

    • JimQ says:

      Lewis, appreciate the shout. Penney has been my guy for months. What I see as his only real issues involve his pass blocking/blitz pick-up and reports that he is a slow learner. All of those issues are correctable and can be handled, as they have in the past, starting with a limited playbook, expanding the playbook as the players learns the system and good coaching. Any RB that produces over 2900 total yards in a season deserves some real respect, that’s why I’ve been calling Penney, the “Rodney Dangerfield” of this class. I’m overjoyed by this selection. Go Hawks; indeed.

  393. AlaskaHawks says:

    Agree with they must have seen him as their guy. He should do well as long as he stays healthy. He can get the job done, and he can break some long runs.

  394. Edgar says:

    I hope this is the diamond amongst the bunch guys. If he’s a healthy back, that’s a big plus right off the bat.

  395. Trevor says:

    So we have our Kamara?

  396. Old but Slow says:

    I expect that the trade down wasn’t there, but I like the pick if only because we are not going to wait on a RB. Not only productive but only one year of wear. He can run up the middle and he can run outside, but mainly, he can run.

    • BradCanuck says:

      Agreed. No trade but picked their guy. They probably aimd to pick him in the mid 30s but if you don’t have a partner to dance,..

      • Lewis says:

        Was thinking the same thing. The took the clock down pretty far.

        Lots of trades early, but what is anyone coming up for at that point, unless it is Lamar Jackson?

  397. BradCanuck says:

    On a positive note, I’m extremely excited about getting an RB.

    • Aaron says:

      I’m excited they went with a position we thought of since the beginning (interior OL or RB). Penny was my one of my top 3 favorite RBs (Chubb, Michel, Penny). He’s more physical than Michel and doesn’t have the injury history of Chubb. I wouldn’t have taken him until the 2nd but a late first rounder is a second rounder in most drafts, especially this one. FWIW PFF really likes Penny. Number 1 in breaking tackles and yards after initial contact last year.

  398. Coleslaw says:

    Who were the options? A corner? We don’t draft them high. OL? They’ll be around at 76. DL? Next year. RB? Top guys will be gone by 76.
    They couldn’t trade back so they took their guy when they could. The war room did not look ecstatic. They probably feel the same as us.

  399. EP says:

    Looking forward to hearing Kenny on the podcast tomorrow. Should be a laugh.

  400. Sean-O says:

    Do we assume SEA couldn’t trade down again? Penny is a solid RB pick but at #27 is a head scratcher!

    • Mark Souza says:

      I would assume so. If they could have gotten to the early 2nd, he still would have been there. But clearly that offer wasn’t there. Since our next pick isn’t until the 3rd round, it was pick one of the top backs (and since he was only the second back taken, must have been their guy) or potentially miss out on all of them.

  401. Trevor says:

    I would pay $ to see Kenny Arthur’s face.

  402. Mac says:

    Massive reach, I hear the browns liked him. I just don’t feel comfortable with him, he’s the fourth or fifth best rb left. Especially since we took him so high, we could’ve traded down and picked up an extra 3rd and probably used the third from the pack on him.

    • Producehawkwhat about Josh Jackson? says:

      Mike Mayock had him as the 38th best overall player in the draft. He did have him as the 5th best back so it is a race but nit as bad as it seems.

    • Eburgz says:

      they had him as the #2 RB obviously.

  403. sdcoug says:

    I don’t get it. No concept of value. And even if he was sniped before we could get to him again, oh well, there were other sufficient backs available. One of the first times I’ve felt this deflated in a long time.

  404. Jason says:

    Sounds like a trade never materialized.

  405. Ground_Hawk says:

    Penny: sub 4.5 40yard dash, sub 1.6 10-yard split, and over 220 lbs. Allen Ballage is the other RB who fits that profile.

  406. C-Dog says:

    And the Jags just got Taven Bryan. Good lord, their DL is fully criminal now.

  407. Trevor says:

    Jacksonville just keeps adding crazy athletes to that defense.

  408. peter says:

    im actually fine with penny…..but keep your eyes on full backs….dude is very good but needs a power run game and a fullback

    the value is terrible.

    • C-Dog says:

      I’m totally good with this pick. It shows dedication to fixing the run. Penny has game breaky skills. Can be a three down back. If this is the guy they covet, don’t mess around, grab him.

    • Ishmael says:

      That’s what I can’t get my head around. They must have felt they couldn’t get at him by their next pick, but is he really that much better than any of the other options?

      It will be grotesque if the Pats get Jackson at 31

      • Mark Souza says:

        The answer is clearly YES. He was their guy. The only RB off the board was Barklay. They got the one they wanted because they could have picked any of them. Clearly PC wasn’t blowing smoke about fixing the run game.

    • KD says:

      I’d love to see the Hawks go back to using a FB regularly

    • Ground_Hawk says:

      Michigan’s FB Khalid Hill

  409. Thomas Wells says:

    Scratching my head initially but the pick makes sense the more I think about it. I really like him but see him as a late second rounder. Doesn’t seem like good value.

    On the other hand I assume they must not have had any offers to trade down, at least into a range where they thought he would still be available. Maybe they just decided he wasn’t gonna be there in the third, so they had get their guy now or risk going a another year without a feature back. There’s something to be said with not getting too cute and just getting your guy. I thought Brice Irvin was a reach and look how that turned out. Penny consistently played and produced at a high level. We need a RB we can depend on. Here’s hoping that’s Penny. If he turns into a durable 1,000 yard back this pick is absolutely worth it.

    • Trevor says:

      I think you summed up the situation perfectly.

    • Sean-O says:

      I’m a glass half full type of guy but this just feels like SEA was banking on moving down again (and couldn’t find a partner) so they took the guy the really liked.

      On the bright side, I guess we don’t have to tune in tomorrow till pretty late in the broadcast….

    • Forrest says:

      Exactly what I’m thinking. They probably wanted reliability over generational talent* Pick 27 is maybe a little high, but that was probably their guy one way or another.

      *That is consistently injured or coocoo

    • hawkster says:

      yea, must not have liked the trades and/or he was ‘their guy’ NE went RB a couple picks later as well. We know they are perfectly happy to trade back and wait for value, clearly they didn’t want to risk what was on the table there.

  410. C-Dog says:

    I’m just happy Seattle didn’t take Lamar Jackson.

  411. KD says:

    Rob going to be going live with Kenny tonight?

  412. Volume12 says:

    Remember guys. The value at about 20-through the end of round 2 was miniscule this year

  413. Icb12 says:

    If I’m the pats I take Chubb here and run him right behind wynn

  414. peter says:

    earl gets traded? seattle with one pick tomorrow not good

    • EBurgz says:

      Seattle D with no earl is way better off than with a couple day 2 picks l. Stop the craziness guys. Picks are fun but hall of fame caliber players don’t grow on trees

  415. AlaskaSouth says:

    Hopefully the later round draft magic returns with all of the open spots on the roster now. Need some big hits in this 6 picks between 5th – 7th (plus UDFAs).

  416. Trevor says:

    No coach in the NFL would have known Michel and Chubb better than Schotenhiemer. If they passed have to think there was a reason.

    Penny had clean medical history I think which had to be a factor as well.

    • Volume12 says:

      There ya go Trev.

      He’s RoJo with better size and less wear and tear. Gives ya more in STs potentially too

    • Ishmael says:

      Michel has bone-on-bone apparently. It’s an injury that doesn’t get better, he’ll be a knee replacement job in his mid-30s. The NFL opioid factory will keep him going until then.

    • John_s says:

      For Michel there were reports that he had bone on bone in his knee

  417. Ishmael says:

    Jackson not getting taken while Josh Allen goes seventh is the most NFL thing ever. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s an equal opportunity league.

  418. peter says:

    also sort of shows how they feel about the current roster

  419. C-Dog says:

    Michael Silver is reporting Cleveland loved Penny and would have taken him at 33.

  420. Kenny Sloth says:

    And on goes the tape. … . . . . . .

    • Volume12 says:

      Straight to the Stanford tape ASAP

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        Already watched it a couple times.

        I thought they kept him mostly in check.

        But Thats a semi-pro defense imo.

        • AlaskaSouth says:

          Yeah, I was hoping for a little bit more. Stanford wasn’t elite defensively last year – #68 at 169 yards/game at 4.6/run (Penny ran for 175 at 5.5/run).

          Granted UW’s Oline is better than SDSU’s, but Myles Gaskin put up 120 yard at 6.7/run with 3 TDs against them. And I LOVE Myles, but he’s not going in the 1st round.

  421. Sea Mode says:

    Sony Michel, of course…

  422. Trevor says:

    Finally got a prediction right that Michel would go before Chubb.

    NE got two guys I would have loved to see in Sea.

  423. Kenny Sloth says:

    I just don’t understand why they HAD to have him over the next 5 F****** BACKS

  424. Sea Mode says:

    New draft clue up… if anyone is over the shock enough to look at it…

    https://twitter.com/PeteCarroll/status/989704657218953217

  425. Ashish says:

    Let’s hope he is good rest should not matter

  426. Ishmael says:

    Some fun Kolton Miller tweets starting to come out. Sounds like a lovely young man.

  427. Volume12 says:

    JimQ. Great call my man.

  428. Producehawk says:

    Baltimore taking Lamar I say again and again.

  429. C-Dog says:

    Great pick for the Ravens.

  430. HawksGal says:

    Well wow! I really like Penny but I feel we may have stretched here, is their thought perhaps the Hawks have other players they like better penciled in for rounds 2 and 3, go get the run game solidified; we still have the possibility to gain 2nd round with an Earl Thomas trade, we gained a third round with trading back with GB plus a 6. I have to think they know what their doing and Penny does look pretty darn good.

  431. Trevor says:

    Kareem Hunt was the star of the Senior Bowl game last year. Penny was this year. Similar RBs and hopefully similar rookie seasons.

    • Volume12 says:

      Wow! Great point. We overlooked that and shouldn’t of. They take one of the standouts from that game every year

    • vrtkolman says:

      I’ve taken a few minutes to calm down and I am coming around. If Penny is Kamara/Hunt, why should we be upset we took him in the 1st? In hindsight Kamara and Hunt would be 1st round picks.

  432. Ishmael says:

    Stoked for Jackson! Hope he tears the league to shreds

  433. Old but Slow says:

    Speaking of hints, can you get a penny for a hubcap?

  434. Dregur says:

    PFF’s review of Penny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM4xLIZybeM

    The biggest stat? He has the best stats in between the tackles and getting hit at or behind the line of scrimmage, and had more yards after contact than Guice and Barkley (4.5 yards after contact).

    • KD says:

      There it is.

    • Producehawk says:

      Thanks. I feel better about the pick now. Even though I would have rather traded down. Seems like they got the man they wanted.

      • Dregur says:

        I think the Seahawks truly wanted to trade down to the 30’s somewhere, but there weren’t any takers. If the Browns were high on him, might as well take them and not get cute about it, which what people were clamoring about. I know the SDSU coach was mentioning that NE was also sniffing around Penny and asking about him too, they might have had him in their sights instead of Michel, but that’s complete conjecture at this point.

    • AlaskaSouth says:

      I do love those stats. They are against MWC competition though. I swear I’m trying to come around on this!

  435. Trevor says:

    Glad Lamar Jackson went Rd 1. He deserved to be.

  436. Sean-O says:

    Sounds like the Hawks might have just wanted their guy before someone else took him:

    @MikeSilver
    Browns LOVED Penny. Would have probably taken him at 33. But now he’s a Seahawk.

  437. Thy Hawk is Howling says:

    Well I haven’t even watched any of Rashard Penny yet and I apologize for whoever was chatting with me about him you loved him and I was gonna do some Scouting! I’ll find out who you were and give you due credit it was just 4-5 days ago.

    Well Welcome Rashard to The Seahawks!
    I mentioned that Marshall Faulk was from San Diego State so there’s hope he can translate, well of course he can. I still believe in Pete Carroll and John Schneider, I hope you all do also. Well some of you are freaking the Frack out. It’s cool guy’s get excited for ” Penny lane” when our Oline creates huge wide open Lanes in Soloris system.

    We still have a ton to be anxious and excited about!

    Go Hawks!

    • Volume12 says:

      I’m a bit confused. We all wanted a RB just a month ago, were all pretty sure they were going that direction. Than Tony Pauline mentions Ballage it throws us off and they still go RB. Yes it wasn’t who most wanted or thought, but he was discussed at length and in detail on here a couple times back in the winter and fall.

      • EBurgz says:

        Rob backed off his position and the crowd followed. Could hardly be happier with it personally.

        • Volume12 says:

          That’s true. I was guilty of it as well and try not to, but what are ya gonna do? I like the pick a LOT. Thought he was late 2 and don’t care about them spending a 1st on him. Pull the trigger on your guys even if its a round early. Its gotta work both ways. These teams and coaches want prospects to show them something, but they need to show those same guys something as well. This does. Its a PC motivational tactic

          • Hawltalker#1 says:

            To be fair, I think this was much less a motivational tactic and much more about being (or feeling like you have been) backed into a corner. I doubt that they would really take him number one if they didn’t have to. It’s just hard to believe that they did have to

      • D-OZ says:

        Told you Ballage was a smoke screen.

  438. Volume12 says:

    Hey Ish. What was that about Kolton Miller?

  439. Trevor says:

    Fixing the run game was Petes #1 priority this off season and for good reason.

    So the Hawks bring in a

    New OC
    New OL coach
    Monster run blocking RG
    1st Round Home Run Hitting RB

    Sounds about right to me. I preferred Rojo but the pick makes perefect sense given they don’t have a pick in Rd #2

    Hawks will take Shaq in Rd 3 and everyone will be happy again 🙂

  440. Kenny Sloth says:

    If Penny’s biggest question mark is learning the system, I can see why they took him.

  441. EBurgz says:

    Penny was not a reach just because you weren’t high on him.

    This is like best case scenario in my book. Got a 3rd rounder, got a stud Rb (we know he was our guy because he was the next rb taken after Barkley.) and we picked tonight so I didn’t have to wait to tomorrow.

  442. Volume12 says:

    1st time Seattle has spent a first or second on a player outside the P5 conferences. God they love SD St. don’t they?

  443. olsonc says:

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    The Seahawks got the RB they wanted. Penny is……
    More stable than Guice
    More wiggle than Chubb
    More health/durability than Michel
    And now more commitment to RUN

    • Saxon says:

      The league got hot on him as we inched up to draft day. The guy has size, speed, power, vision, shiftiness, can block, has great hands, is ultra productive and competes. There is literally nothing not to like.

      I understand the complaints about where we took him, but I doubt he would have lasted much longer. When teams are as quiet about an elite player like Penny, they are trying not to tip their hand, hoping he’d slide to them. There is no other reason this guy was not more hyped, other than maybe level of competition.

  444. dunderhead9 says:

    It makes sense, Chubb and Michel are injured as hell. Guice is a wierdo, Rojo is cute but complementary. Penny is the second best NFL running back in this draft. I am surprised Rob did not talk more about him.

    • Volume12 says:

      He did. The archives in Nov-Dec should have stuff on him

    • Donuts! says:

      I think that comment Schneider made about narrowing their board and not making excuses for guys probably applied to Guice (regarding character concerns). I’m not sure I personally agree, but it fits the way JS phrased it. And Ronald Jones just didn’t seem to fit their style of RB.

    • EBurgz says:

      I’m with this guy. And he balled in the senior bowl (hawks like guys that ball in the senior bowl)

      • Lewis says:

        The TD reception was a thing of beauty.

        • JimQ says:

          Anyone see the highlight tapes on Penney? The one play that stands out and is my favorite is with Penney running hard for at least 10+ yards while a defender has ahold of his jersey and gets dragged for most of those 10-yards. That is power. Maybe Penney has trained at an airport, dragging 747’s around like they were nothing. I’d post a gif if I knew how, but check out Penney’s tape and many here will be much more on-board with this pick. I’m just so happy the Seahawks did what was needed the most, they can’t go forward with RW as their only major weapon on offense, only 1-TD by a RB last year firmly placed the writing on the wall, get a feature back. And they did it, Amazing pick.

  445. Mark Souza says:

    The multiple trade down scenario fell apart when both the big tackles (McGlinchy and Miller) came off the board before our pick. Suddenly there weren’t multiple teams clamoring for our pick. I didn’t see that coming.

    • AlaskaSouth says:

      Very true. And Penny definitely could have been NE’s pick at 31, so a trade down to 30 wouldn’t have netted all that much. And even if not, CLE’s interest at 33 would have also led to a limited return. Let’s just hope Penny comes out the best of the Penny/Michel/Chubb/RoJo/Guice group.

  446. Volume12 says:

    Watch Seattle pull a shocker and package a couple 5ths and that 3rd for a 2nd. Its possible

    • EBurgz says:

      Lorenzo Carter is the guy

      • Volume12 says:

        Wouldn’t hate that. He’s a freak

      • Eburgz says:

        or hurst

      • JimQ says:

        Carter or Green – A likely use of their next pick if no further trades. If ET is traded for #50, then perhaps that changes the pick to maybe TE-Godert (whom, they have met with twice) or WR-Anthony Miller should come into play. As far as ET replacements go IMO they can likely find a guy later in the draft to coach up, guys like Natrell Jamerson, Armani Watts or potentially CB-“Sticky” Nelson as a safety convert? Also, for those concerned about the OL, OG-Wyatt Teller in Rd-5 isn’t much of a drop-off from the top OG’s.

        A couple of other guys that I think will appeal to PC/JS are: DE-Ade Aruna who many ignore & a long shot potential Iefedi hedge, likely a Rd-7 pick is small school OT-Gregory Senat (84″ wingspan). Sparky guys too.

    • Gohawks5151 says:

      Saints traded back into late 2nd/ early 3rd last year for a late 2nd and a 7th. 3rd and a 5th could get it done.

    • Hawltalker#1 says:

      I hope not.

  447. SheHawk says:

    We need to jump in front of buffalo. Let’s get griffin.

  448. SheHawk says:

    Need to jump in front of buffalo. I’m worried we loose griffin.

  449. SheHawk says:

    Phew. Dodged that bullet. I was terrified the poncho billa Guy was gonna announce griffin.