Live blog: 2018 NFL draft (first round)

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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  1. Cameron

    GO HAWKS!!

    • Cameron

      I’m rather pumped. 🙂

      • Volume12

        Me too. Let’s do this thing

  2. 805Hawk


    • Cameron


  3. John_s

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

    • 805Hawk

      I liked the Saturday/Sunday drafts in early April.

    • Volume12

      I liked it on Saturday as well

      • John_s

        Maaan I remember waking up 2 hours before the start on Saturday waiting for the draft to start.

        • Volume12

          Me too. Friday night Smackdown and then the draft on a Saturday morning come April was lit! God being an adult sucks.

          • John_s

            Haha i thought I was the only one who was excited for Smackdown then the Draft lol

            • Volume12

              oh no. Those were the good ol’ days my man.

            • Volume12

              Gonna be weird when Monday night RAW is on Fox and SD! is on FS1 huh?

              • John_s

                For sure. I’m curious to see if they switch up the presentation.

                For my 3 hour raw is too long. It should be 30 min pre-Raw show, 2 hour show then 30 min post raw show

                • Volume12

                  That would be interesting. The only thing I like about 3 hrs is you get good-great t.v. matches weekly. Although I’m a storyline, angles, promo type guy anyways.

                • Volume12

                  Like a Talking Smack and RAW talk every week? That’s a really good idea actually.

                  • John_s


  4. Nolan

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

  5. hawkster

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

    • Cameron

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

  6. Volume12

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

    • Rob Staton

      I asked the guy who designed the site to update it to the LOB a year ago, in their college uni’s. He agreed and then never did it. Not heard from him since.

      • Volume12

        ahh. Great idea. That would’ve been dope.

  7. Cameron

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

  8. Producehawk

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

  9. Volume12

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

    • John_s

      I’m hoping Baker Mayfield then hire Lincoln Riley next year

      • Volume12

        I’m gonna say Darnold.

        This is what I meant by this draft being so up in the air. Cleveland hasn’t turned the card in why?

        • Cameron

          There’s zero chance they don’t already know full well who they’re drafting. Could be using more time to work draft day trades.

        • Kenny Sloth

          Hopefully Baker Mayfield

          Pump up that head of His

  10. BradCanuck

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

    Love this community!!

  11. Volume12

    haha! Fox is just the NFL network coverage

  12. Ground_Hawk

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


    • Cameron

      Statistically so are 1 in 12 of the draft class. 🙂

      • Ground_Hawk

        That would, statistically speaking, narrow the list down to less than 30 players.

  13. Misfit74

    Go Hawks!

  14. Rob Staton

    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.

    • DCD2

      Yes please

  15. Kenny Sloth

    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

    • Volume12

      Dig it

    • Trevor


  16. Volume12


  17. Cameron

    100% right move.

    • Volume12

      Wanna see him make throws in a condensed pocket when the play don’t break down

      • Volume12

        He’s Tony Romo for me

        • Kenny Sloth

          Damn good at play action though

    • Cameron

      I truly believe Mayfield will be the one to break the Browns’ curse.

  18. Misfit74

    Love the pick, Browns. Awesome!

  19. DCD2

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

  20. icb12

    Browns now praying that Saquon still there at 4!

    • Producehawk

      Saquon is gone

  21. Trevor

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

  22. Volume12

    That is the most Cleveland Browns pick ever

    • Ed

      I lean that way too

    • Patrick Toler

      Seriously. I mean I hope it works for them, but yeah.

      • Cameron

        Spoiler: it will.

  23. Producehawk

    Jets wanted Baker. Now what? Sammy?

    • Ed


  24. Kenny Sloth

    Reminder to not spoil picks PLEASE

    • Ed

      That is not a spoil, that is my guess.

      • Ed

        Can we not guess? Not being smart, just want to know if that will upset people as well

      • Kenny Sloth

        Definitely didn’t mean your obvious guess.

        • Ed


    • Producehawk

      I will wait until Rob posts.

  25. Coleslaw

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

  26. Trevor

    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.

    • Ed

      Now they need an OL

      • Volume12

        Yeah, I’m not a fan of that fit

  27. Thy Hawk is Howling

    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

    • Kenny Sloth

      They needed a culture. Great point.

  28. Ed

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

  29. Volume12

    The Jets spent a 1st on an offensive player?

  30. Morgan

    Darnold is really interested in his hair.

  31. hawkdawg

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

    • Rob Staton

      No, the rule is don’t tip picks before they’re announced.

      Some reporters are in media rooms getting the picks before they’re announced. They tweet them out. I’m asking that people wait for the picks to be announced before discussing them.

      • hawkdawg

        Ah, ok. That makes sense. Thanks.

    • Volume12

      No. Don’t tip them off before they’re announced on tv

      • Kenny Sloth


        You don’t have to wait for Rob.

  32. Volume12

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

    • Producehawk

      Trade if they can get Buffalo over the barrel.

  33. Producehawk

    Now it should get interesting.

  34. Patrick Toler

    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

    Great result for the Jets.

    • Trevor

      Agreed that trade up looks pretty good now!

  36. Kenny Sloth

    Sam Darnold hates his nickname ‘Our Lord and Saviour’

    Enjoy him Jets.

    Both NY teams get a messiah

  37. Ed

    Does Mr. Stanford get Mr. UCLA?

    • Kenny Sloth

      Or maybe Josh Allen??

  38. Misfit74


  39. Volume12


  40. Cameron


  41. Volume12

    If Denver gets Chubb and pairs him with Von Miller?

    • Ed

      Maybe Rosen

    • Cameron

      …..week 1….. *prepares for fetal position*

      • Volume12

        They about to tee off on us come week 1

  42. Ed

    Wow. Does Indy stick and get Chubb?

  43. Trevor

    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

    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

    Didn’t see that coming.

  46. Trevor

    Wow did not see that coming.

  47. Misfit74

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

    • Volume12

      Russ is gonna be running for his life

  48. FresnoHawk

    Wow Cleveland choked again! Simply Amazing!

    • Ed

      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

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

  50. Cameron

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

    • Volume12

      Him and Paxton Lynch would be hilariously bad

  51. Trevor

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

    • Volume12

      ‘up in the air’ aka No one knows

  52. Misfit74

    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

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

  54. Volume12

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

    • Trevor

      That is really going to suck playing that DL week #1.

      • Volume12

        Thought he was the best player in this class. Him and Quenton Nelson

        • Trevor

          Agree I had Nelson, Chubb and then Barkley.

          • Volume12

            I don’t think much seperates Barkley and Guice but that’s just me

          • Kenny Sloth

            Nelson Barkley Mayfield Chubb for me.

            Baker is an immense talent.

            • Mark Souza

              Did anyone see the sick highlight of Nelson after he was picked. He was at LG in pass pro with no one to block, spots a blitz coming and jets to the far right side to cream a the blitzing safety. Worst day of that safety’s life. AWESOME player.

        • Ishmael

          Deeply irritating interview with Allen, along with being no good. I’m really not a fan

  55. Ed

    Indy tries to trade back or go Nelson to protect Luck

  56. Cameron

    RIP Russ. Week 1 is gonna SUCK.

    • Ed

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

      • Cameron

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

  57. drewdawg11

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

  58. Volume12

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

    • Volume12

      That’s the right move

    • Trevor

      Great pick for Indy. Best player in the draft IMO.

  59. Cameron

    Can’t argue with that pick.

  60. Misfit74

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

  61. Ed

    Bears are crying.

    • Coleslaw

      F yeah they are. Nelson and Ward gone…

  62. Coleslaw


  63. Trevor

    Glad Nelson and Chubb are in AFC.

  64. Misfit74

    BILL traded up!

  65. Volume12

    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

    • Trevor

      The team / player match makes perfect sense.

  66. Coleslaw

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

    • Coleslaw

      Maybe a corner, best DB on their board, so pretty much Derwin lol

    • Volume12

      Maybe ET?

      • Coleslaw

        Possible. Idk about their cap space off hand, but I could see it then them targeting a LB. I know they’re gonna be taking a RB at 38.

      • Coleslaw

        I swear the Bucs read this blog man lol

  67. Volume12

    HAHAHAHA!!! Howling with laughter right now

    • Volume12

      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

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

      • Ishmael

        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

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

    • Kenny Sloth

      Well 5 spots versus 15 spots

      • Coleslaw

        Point value though

        • Kenny Sloth


          That’s like plus 300 at least for Bucs

          What value chart are you looking at?

    • Trevor

      32, 64 + a late round pick seems much more likely. Hope I am wrong though.

      • Kenny Sloth

        I think you are, Cole for sure is. 1500-1910 in Bucs favor

        Trust in TP

        • Coleslaw

          I may have read it wrong.

  69. Misfit74

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

    • Volume12

      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

    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

    • Kenny Sloth

      Baker Mayfield destroys his stat sheet

  71. Volume12

    Love that pick. Absolutely love it!

    • Volume12

      Best LB hands down

  72. Trevor

    Hope SF does not get Edmunds.

    • vrtkolman

      I’m so relieved! McGlinchey is a major reach.

  73. Volume12


    • Cameron


      • Volume12

        Yeah I like him but not in the top 10.

  74. Ed

    Protect Jimmy G.

  75. vrtkolman

    Lol 49ers

  76. John_s

    Good job niners

  77. Ed

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

    • Cameron

      That was my biggest fear coming into the draft…

  78. Aaron

    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

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

    • Coleslaw

      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

      Most everybody before us needs OL

      DB and DE need to come off

  79. Morgan

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

    • John_s

      Not necessarily. The rumblings are that 18 would be Guice to Cleveland

  80. EP

    Rosen looks like Rodgers 🙂

  81. John_s

    Cards just traded to 10

  82. Magmatizer

    Oh man, AZ traded up for Josh Rosen.

    • Volume12

      Or Lamar?

    • Producehawk

      Suddenly the board is not falling well for 18?

  83. Volume12

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

    • vrtkolman

      The entire NFC west has young franchise QBs now

  84. SoCal12

    Fuck the Cards are picking Rosen aren’t they?

  85. BradCanuck

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

    • Kenny Sloth

      Or does it increase it.

      Kolton Miller has to stay on the board until our pick is all.

    • Trevor

      Could increase thier leverage if Miller is still on the board at 18.

    • Volume12

      TB has the ammo for an ET trade

      • BradCanuck

        Crap – miller gone.

  86. Trevor

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

    • jdk

      Wilson is the best and the old man by a country mile.

    • Cameron

      I’m still not convinced that Goff is a legit QB.

  87. drewdawg11

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

    • Cameron

      Sam Bradford 2.0 backing up Sam Bradford 1.0?

  88. peter

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

    • Volume12

      Something tells me they want to trade dowm but might not be able to and will decide to go with a blue chipper. McGlinchey and Ward going top 10 changes things man.

      • Rob Staton

        Seattle can’t pick at #18 and not again until #120

    • Trevor

      Still some great options on the board!

  89. Misfit74

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

    • Volume12

      What did Oaklnd get? I missed it

      • drewdawg11

        Only a 3rd and a 5th.

      • Kenny Sloth

        Only +75 in value for 15 and 79 and 152

    • Volume12

      I bet McGlinchey was Oaklands guy amd that’s why they traded back

  90. Aaron

    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.

    • Rob Staton

      I have to say, I really don’t see Aaron Rodgers in Josh Rosen. Either in terms of personality or play.

      I think he’s more like Matt Ryan in terms of throwing ability. But he lacks Ryan’s spark and feet.

      • drewdawg11

        Bobby Wagner, meet Josh Rosen.

    • Coleslaw

      I see more Eli than Rodgers in the personality

  91. Ishmael

    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

    Vita Vea here?


    • Trevor

      Have to think one of those two guys here.

    • Trevor

      Could be the next two off the board. Or the other Safety.

    • Volume12

      Derwin next?

  93. Volume12

    Interesting pick

  94. Coleslaw

    Ah. More talents being taken to South Beach

  95. drewdawg11

    If Vita, Edmonds fall to us… anxiety!

    • Trevor

      If it is Vea or Edmunds you have to pull the trigger IMO.

      • Rob Staton

        I love Vea and Edmunds.

        But the second and third round is loaded and getting 2-3 good players is better than getting one and not picking again until #120.

      • peter

        if either is there you almost have to pull the trigger

  96. Morgan

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

  97. Ed

    Bucs James
    Redskins Vea
    Packers Alexander
    Raiders Edmunds
    Chargers Payne

    • Volume12

      Ill be shocked if Vea isn’t a ‘Skin. Agree with ya there

      • Trevor

        Another ideal team need / player fit

  98. Trevor

    Only 6 picks before we get some clarity!

  99. Coleslaw

    Derwin here

    • Coleslaw

      Josh Jackson could be too. They have no legit outside corners.

  100. Trevor

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

  101. Misfit74

    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

    Great pick for Tb to put next to Gerald Mcoy.

    • Rob Staton

      Your boy Derwin still around 😉

      • Trevor

        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

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

    • Cameron

      Noah Spence. Dirty line.

      • Coleslaw

        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

    best move in the draft? might be for tampa

  105. Misfit74

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

    • Rob Staton

      My whelm would be undered.

      • peter

        tampa best move.

        rob….best line!

      • Cameron


  106. AlaskaSouth

    Any way possible Edmunds falls to 18?

    • Rob Staton

      Doubt it

      • Kenny Sloth

        +1000000 probably leaving the board now

  107. Misfit74

    Landry still there, as well.

    • Rob Staton

      Landry is overrated

      • Kenny Sloth

        No edge to him either. Kind of soft

  108. Kenny Sloth

    Six long picks that need DB, OL, and EDGE

  109. peter

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

  110. Ed

    Did NO trade up for Lamar Jackson?

    • Misfit74

      Has to be, right?

    • Cameron

      Gotta plan for life after Brees. Hard to argue with the move.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      1st round 2018 and 2019 1st round + 5th in 2018

  111. Misfit74

    Saints move up to 14

  112. Trevor

    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

    Who is the Saints moving up for?

  114. Misfit74

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

    • Misfit74

      If that’s who they are targeting

      • Kenny Sloth

        Edmunds perhaps

    • Producehawk

      Takes another option off the board at 18

  115. Ashish

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

    • Producehawk

      I we somehow get 33-35 I will be shocked. And pleased.

      • Cameron

        I’m doing shots if it happens. And I still have to work tomorrow.

    • Rob Staton

      Oakland & Baltimore could take Kolton Miller.

  116. AlaskaSouth

    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?

    • Cameron

      I’d say still trade down. Might up the offer price potentially.

      • AlaskaSouth

        Good point.

  117. Misfit74

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

    • Trevor

      Wow wish we could have gotten that!

  118. Trevor

    Really want James to go to anyone but Dallas.

    • Coleslaw

      Seems like his only option now other than Baltimore and the Chargers.

      • Trevor

        Hope the Chargers take him. Would make sense unless they go QB.

  119. Volume12

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

    • Coleslaw

      IMO as good as Donald and Suh. Maybe sliiightly worse

    • Producehawk

      Agreed. They would have possibly been happy taking him without trading down. Hella pick.

      • Producehawk


    • Coleslaw

      Tampa is the poster child for amazing DTs lol

  120. CharlieTheUnicorn


  121. Trevor

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

  122. Misfit74

    WOW. Massive overpay for what Saints did. WOW.

    • Rob Staton

      I think it’s a great move if it’s for a future QB like Lamar Jackson.

      • Misfit74

        Yes, I agree with that

      • Misfit74

        Sorry I thought the pick was announced. I’ll slow down

        • Misfit74

          I switched off NFLN to cast the Seahawks live draft room to my TV

        • Producehawk

          Wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowo saints! Hahahahahahahahaha

        • Rob Staton

          Yes a quick reminder — please don’t tip picks.

      • Trevor

        +1 Sean Payton would build something special around Jackson.

  123. CharlieTheUnicorn

    Davenport… GONE!

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      Massive OVERPAY

    • Trevor

      Wow when the Saints want a guy they want him. He is boom or bust IMO but he could be a star.

      • Cameron

        He’s got a year or two to unlock his potential, and right as he start producing, Brees retires. I just don’t get the move.

  124. Cameron

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

    • vrtkolman

      I don’t believe this. They gave up a future 1st for Davenport?? That is bonkers.

    • Coleslaw

      When there’s like 3 Bradley Chubbs in that draft

  125. Volume12

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

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      but for 2 1st round picks… doesn’t make sense

      • Volume12


    • Trevor

      With the lack of edge rushers in the draft NO clearly said he is the guy we want. If he becomes an elite pass rushe rusher it will not look like an overpay at all.

      • Volume12

        If people dont think Sean Payton can develop a couple QBs IDK what to say

  126. Misfit74

    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

    Wow that is quite the payment to get Davenport

  128. peter

    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.

    • peter

      brutal fail. reverse everything i said. davenport is good but a brutal waste of picks.

  129. Misfit74

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

    • Rob Staton

      No, because I seriously doubt they were taking Davenport or trading down for someone to go and get him.

      • Misfit74

        I was not hoping for Davenport, so it’s all good with me.

    • Volume12


    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      He has an abacus to help with calculations

  130. Misfit74

    Schnieder is on the PHONE

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      The Bat Phone!

  131. Volume12

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

  132. Ishmael

    Crickey. That’s a huge swing.

  133. CharlieTheUnicorn

    Early leaders for shitting the bed on draft day #1

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

  134. Coleslaw

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

  135. EP

    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.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      2 Legit QB are still available as well

    • AlaskaSouth

      Edmunds, Derwin, Jackson, Kolton… hopefully a team is in love with one of these guys and willing to make a Saints-esque trade at 18.

  136. Trevor

    Hope the Ravens take Ridley

  137. Volume12


  138. Coleslaw


  139. Misfit74

    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.

    • Cameron

      That was presumably our cash cow, who Cleveland was looking to trade up to #18 to get…

    • Donuts!

      I was hoping Kolton Miller would be on the board for the supposed Browns trade.

  140. Hawktalker#1

    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.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      Rosen is a legit QB… he might have a better upside long term.

  141. Producehawk

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

  142. Trevor

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

  143. Misfit74

    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

    Tom Cable got his guy huh?

    • Trevor


  145. Coleslaw

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

  146. Misfit74

    Bills trading up has to be Edmunds, no?

    • Hawktalker#1

      A good bet.

  147. Hawktalker#1

    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

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

  149. Trevor

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

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      Tom Cable is helping Seattle.. AGAIN!

    • Kenny Sloth

      Tom Cable “yeah KM is gonna play some RG and long snapper for us”

  150. Misfit74

    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

    Who da bills going for James or Edmonds?

    • Producehawk


  152. Ashish

    Oh boy did this messed up our trade with Brown

  153. Volume12

    Great pick.

  154. Trevor

    My 3 favorite Hawks prospects still on the board

    Edmunds, James, Wynn

    • Trevor

      Make that 2 I guess.

      Great pick for Buff!

    • Hawktalker#1

      Hopefully that can increase what the Seahawks get for their picK

  155. AlaskaSouth

    Nice round for the Bills.

  156. Hawktalker#1

    Still some great trade bait out there. Including QBs

  157. Volume12

    JS looks like the cat that got the canary man.

    • Trevor

      I hope he can pull off something big.

    • Hawktalker#1

      Makes you wonder why. Hopefully something very good.

      • Volume12

        I want them to trade down,but theres finally guys worth taking now.

  158. Trevor

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

  159. Kenny Sloth

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

    • Kenny Sloth

      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

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

    • Ishmael

      Nope I like him a lot, keep Earl around and that’s a great safety tandem while revitalising the locker room.

    • Volume12

      No sir.

      Seems like when Davenport went off the board, there was activity in the war room. Did they want Davenport?

    • Producehawk


    • BradCanuck

      I feel for you Trevor. Hopefully we trade down.

  161. BradCanuck

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

    • Simo

      Good call!!!

    • Edgar


  162. Trevor

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

  163. Ed

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

    • Hawktalker#1

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

  164. CharlieTheUnicorn

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

  165. Misfit74

    Damn, so close yet so far

  166. Trevor

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

  167. Misfit74

    Derrius Guice? My mind would be BLOWN

  168. Ishmael

    That’s a good pick for the Chargers.

    Jackson falling this far is criminal

  169. Volume12

    Love that pick for the Bolts

    • Trevor

      +1 Bills and SD get two steals at 15 and 17

  170. House

    Are we on the clock now?

  171. Ed

    Trade to Packers

    • Donuts!

      Packers trading up is a big surprise.

  172. CharlieTheUnicorn


  173. Volume12


  174. Cameron

    Green Bay grabbed our pick!

    • Simo

      What did we get back?

    • Hawktalker#1

      Lots of big pics come on baby

  175. Trevor

    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

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

  177. BradCanuck

    Yes! Trade

    • Producehawk

      Wow with Green Bay. We can trade down again?

      • BradCanuck

        27 is perfect!

  178. Troy

    What is the trade compensation with packers!!!

    • Kenny Sloth

      3rd and 6th -_-

      • Troy

        ugh…needed the third but dropped down 9 spots in the first to get it…

  179. CharlieTheUnicorn

    1st, 3rd and 6th for 18

    • Producehawk

      What slot was the third?

      • CharlieTheUnicorn

        76 or so

        • Cameron

          Exactly 76

  180. Cameron

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

    • Hawktalker#1


  181. Volume12

    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

    What’d we get???

    • John_s

      It’s reported to be a 3 and 6

      • John_s

        Just a 3 and gave up a 7

        • John_s

          Also we got the 6

  183. Misfit74

    Im hearing a 3rd and a 6th

  184. Ed

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

    • Hawktalker#1


      • BradCanuck


        • Thy Hawk is Howling

          I’m completely for that as well Ed!

          It is all going as Planned!

  185. Coleslaw

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

    • Producehawk

      Thanks. Trade down again would be cool.

  186. AlaskaSouth

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

    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      Points wise….. perfect trade

  187. drewdawg11

    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.

    • Hawktalker#1


    • CharlieTheUnicorn

      High likelihood of another trade back from that spot… QB spot for Jackson to go

  188. BradCanuck

    27 is perfect!

  189. House

    Let’s trade down again

  190. Volume12

    Landry here?

    • Volume12

      Nope, but a great pick nonetheless

  191. drewdawg11

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

  192. Hawktalker#1

    Trade down again, need more picks

  193. Aaron

    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.

    • Hawktalker#1

      Still too high, I need to trade down again

      • peter

        unless theres a trade for earl in the works

  194. BradCanuck

    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.

    • Rob Staton

      It’s definitely a fair deal per the trade chart.

    • Donuts!

      Good point.

      • BradCanuck

        Awesome! Especially with teams knowing we would’ve traded down for perhaps lower than value.

  195. CharlieTheUnicorn

    Boise State LB… where does he go?

    • peter

      does he fall hard? the neck is pretty scary

  196. Trevor

    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.

    • Volume12

      Seattle got the better end of that trade

      • Trevor

        I mean when you combine the NO and Sea trades for GB.

        • Volume12

          Oh. If you factor in a 1st next year sure. But I thought you were talking Seattel/GB straight up. Reading would be my friend

    • Volume12

      They gained 21 points and GB gained a little over 16

      • Trevor

        How much was the 2019 1st from NO worth in PTs?

        • Volume12


    • BradCanuck

      Great point. And they got Kiser for their previous CB. Got younger, better, a first round pick, and a potentially quality back up quarterback.

  197. Volume12

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

  198. drewdawg11

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

    • Volume12

      Me either.

      • peter

        trade earl and they are back to where they stareted

        • Volume12

          Will be surprised if they do at this point

  199. Trevor

    My favorite picks so far

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

    • Producehawk

      Plus what TB got along with trading down for Vea…….great draft.

    • Volume12

      Chubb and Vea for me

  200. Producehawk

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

    • Rob Staton

      They might trade down again…

      • Producehawk

        I hope they do. As you say the second and third rounds are where the value is.

    • BradCanuck

      Haha – great point. Drinking beer with friends and doing a live draft pool. Definitely want to keep Seahawks in it 🙂

  201. Greg Haugsven

    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

    Trade trade trade trade TRADE

    • Producehawk

      We need a second and another third.

  203. peter

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

  204. Coleslaw

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

    • peter

      dont disagree. but going with the run game for me. love oliver. but need to control the clock

      • Coleslaw

        I feel the same way about Isaiah Wynn

        • peter

          same he trumps nearly everyone for me.

  205. Hawktalker#1

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

  206. Trevor

    Dallas almost has to take Ridley don’t they?

    • Hawktalker#1

      You would think so

      • peter


    • Volume12

      Another LB with potentially serious medical concerns

  207. Cameron

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

  208. Coleslaw


    • Cameron

      I think you’re missing a pick. They had 4 5th rounders and 2 7th rounders coming in.

      • Cameron

        We got 186 from Packers.

      • Coleslaw

        Yup you’re right

  209. Trevor

    Nice pick for Dallas.

  210. Nick

    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.

    • Volume12

      They also had zero sway this time around.

      • Nick

        What do you mean, sorry?

        • Volume12

          Oh. There was no one this year that teams knew others would 100% trade up to get

          • Nick


            • Volume12

              Watch B-More still get Calvin Ridley after trading back twice

  211. Hawktalker#1


  212. Misfit74

    Whoah! Martavis Bryant traded to Raiders

  213. Aaron

    So…no Earl trade???

    • peter

      could still trade him over night

    • Donuts!

      not in the first round. still possible for a 2nd rounder i guess.

  214. peter

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

    • Ishmael

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

      • peter

        same but seattle needs recievers. much prefer others

        • Ishmael

          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

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

  215. Hawktalker#1

    Seattle will trade down again

  216. Trevor

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

    • Donuts!

      I would be happy with a guard in the 1st/2nd and a RB in the 3rd.

  217. Volume12


  218. Trevor

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

    • peter

      would be great for both teams

      • Coleslaw

        +1. Love it Trevor. Looks good for RB and OL. Albeit that eventually leads to a run on the position

  219. Coleslaw

    Actually correct Seattle picks:

  220. Hawktalker#1

    Detroit, thank you.

  221. drewdawg11

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      Good call. That would be sweet.

  222. Misfit74

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

  223. Aaron

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

    • peter

      no reach. possibky best center in the draft.

      • 503Hawk


    • Misfit74

      I expected Ragnow to go top 25.

      Bengals follow that pick w/ another G/C in B.Price

      • Volume12

        Price is much better. I’ve never been a fan of Arkansas O-lineman. Just a thing for me

  224. hawkster

    GB movin around the draft board has me totally disoriented

  225. Aaron

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

  226. Volume12

    Tennessee coming up for…??

    • Volume12

      A lot of good prospects left. A LOT

  227. Coleslaw

    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.

    • Volume12

      Amen to that brother

    • Hawktalker#1

      Amen on all counts.

    • Trevor


    • Grant

      I’ll clink glasses to that!

    • Simo

      No nukes, go Hawks!!

  228. Trevor

    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?

    • peter

      earl stays.

      seattle gets their picks the old fashioned way

      “they earn it.” old quote for the older dogs on the blog.

      • Hawktalker#1

        Time will tell

        • peter

          earl jax? could be a thing

  229. drewdawg11

    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

    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

    I was about to ask the same question.

  232. Producehawk

    Does N.E. Take Lamar ?

    • AlaskaSouth

      Sure feels like it.

    • Trevor


      • Producehawk

        Sons of guns didn’t even have to trade up like I thought they would.

  233. Coleslaw

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

  234. Grant

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

    • Producehawk


  235. Misfit74

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

    • Coleslaw

      Nice call man

      • Misfit74

        Loss of Williamson was big and Evans can also help a lot w/ the pass rush.

  236. Volume12

    Love that pick for Tennessee. Great scheme fit

  237. C-Dog

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

    • peter

      tough to miss on all the running backs and a few others.

  238. Coleslaw

    No brainer match made in heaven there

    • Trevor

      +1 they had to get in front of NE to get him.

  239. Ground_Hawk

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

    • Rob Staton

      Too far back. You want a pick in the early 40’s at the very least.

    • Trevor

      If Denver wants Hernandez they could get 40 and 74.

    • Hawktalker#1

      No way. They would drop too far and some big targets would become out of reach. No way.

    • Producehawk

      I would go for that. However, there are good choices at 27.

    • Volume12

      Might be tough to pass on some of these wideouts unless we get a run on them here

  240. Volume12

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

    • Producehawk

      Vol would you like Ridley for Seattle?

      • Volume12

        At 27? Absolutely.

  241. Trevor

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

  242. Misfit74

    Cant believe Lamar Jackson hasnt gone yet. Maybe NE?

    • Hawktalker#1

      Wondering the same thing. Part of me hopes he stays a while longer and becomes a target that helps us trade down again

    • Producehawk

      We are about to see. If not then watch em take Falk

  243. Trevor

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

  244. Coleslaw

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      I could live with that

      • drewdawg11

        I could live with it for just the second rounders, MAYBE. Not moving down again, though.

  245. Volume12

    Wow! Steal for NE

    • Hawktalker#1

      For sure a winner.

  246. Ground_Hawk

    Nick Chubb’s jersey number at Georgia was 27…

  247. drewdawg11


  248. Coleslaw


    • peter

      you took the barfy emojis out of my mouth

  249. Producehawk

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

    • Volume12

      Ridley. Ozzie can’t pass on his ‘Bama guys

      • Producehawk

        . Glad Lamar is still there for a possible Seattle trade bait.

  250. Ishmael

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

  251. Misfit74

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

    • Trevor

      +1 pro bowler for a long time in NE. They may even keep him at LT.

    • Sea Mode

      Yup, they got a good one.

  252. Trevor

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      Agreed, but I never felt he was really going to be in play for us anyway with all of our trading down

      • Trevor

        Too bad because he is just so good and so consistent.

  253. Aaron

    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.

    • Hawktalker#1

      Corbett still back there too . . .

  254. drewdawg11

    And jones.

  255. Coleslaw

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

  256. Misfit74

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

    • Coleslaw

      For whatever reason let’s hope these next picks go nice and slow

  257. Hawktalker#1

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

  258. Volume12

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

    • Volume12

      The Carolina pick, Chubb to Denver, and Vea to TB are my favorite picks so far

  259. Misfit74

    Excellent to see DJ Moore as the first WR drafted.

  260. Ed

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      STOP trolling

    • C-Dog


  261. Aaron

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

  262. Donald

    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.

    • Volume12

      Maybe Taven Bryan?

      • C-Dog

        I think the Falcons are going for Bryan.

  263. Volume12

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

    • Trevor

      That is classic. Would be good manouvering by them.

  264. Misfit74

    Schneider looking intensely at 9 player cards.

    • Cameron

      If that many, almost certainly trades down again. All about finding those cliffs (when down to a few cards at a given spot).

      • Hawktalker#1


    • Sea Mode

      Link to war room feed?

  265. peter

    okay fans do you all think seattle stays

    • Cameron

      Nope, still only 1 day 2 selection.

    • Volume12

      No, but they should

      • peter

        kind of agree. dont need a second and a 6 or 7

    • AlaskaSouth

      Trade down, but only for a pick before 45 and a 3rd.

    • Volume12

      Rumor was Guice is John Dorsey’s guy. Maybe they move back up for him?

  266. drewdawg11

    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

    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.

    • STTBM

      I liked him too; my favorite WR in the draft and the guy I mocked to Seattle…Ah, well…

  268. Ishmael

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

    • AlaskaSouth

      Steve and ADB would have been fun!

  269. Ashish

    Who will be interested in trade with hawks?

    • C-Dog

      I bet Cleveland still.

    • Trevor

      I say Denver for Hernandez.

  270. Trevor

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

  271. Misfit74

    I think Sweat is on the short list here.

  272. chris

    any guesses who the falcons are gonna pick?

    • Volume12

      Taven Bryan maybe?

  273. Trevor

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      99% trade down

  274. Misfit74

    Ravens pick a 2nd/3rd round guy.

    • mac

      I am shocked lol

  275. Volume12

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

    • Trevor

      Yeah don’t get that one.

    • peter


    • mac

      I don’t really comprehend that, I’d take Mike Gisecki over him

    • Hawktalker#1

      But again, thank you for that pick.

  276. Coleslaw

    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

    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.

    • drewdawg11

      Video proof if it happens!

    • Volume12

      Would be a great move

  278. Misfit74

    Sweat, Landry, Bryan, Hurst

    GUICE <——–

    Hernandez, Co.Williams, Crosby

    • peter

      if they stay hurst or hernandez

  279. Aaron

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

  280. Trevor

    Ridley falling like a rock.

  281. Misfit74

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

    • AlaskaSouth

      Eesh, not sure we’re going to be thrilled if that’s the case…

    • peter

      better be his room service choice

  282. chris

    who is the best DE on the board?

    • Coleslaw

      Landry IMO

    • Misfit74

      Landry, Sweat by far

    • peter

      none. duke eijiofor…..

      • Kyle B

        I totally agree

    • AlaskaSouth

      Sweat, Green, Hubbard?

  283. Trevor

    Lamar Jackson still being on the board really surprises me.

    • Ishmael

      It’s jokeshop stuff, beyond embarrassing

  284. Volume12

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

    • Trevor

      Who do you want Vol?

      • Volume12

        Guice, Landry, or Griffin

    • Hawktalker#1

      Wait for it, wait for it. 🙂

  285. Misfit74

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


  286. Volume12

    OMG! We might witness something awesome

    • Producehawk


    • Trevor

      What ?

    • Volume12

      I mentioned it earlier being one of the greatest moments ever in draft history if they take this guy

      • Volume12

        And they still could, but itll probably be a trade back

  287. Aaron

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

    • Hawktalker#1


      should give the trade value of our #27 a lot more punch

  288. Trevor

    Hernandez , Oliver or Sweat for Hawks at 27?

    • AlaskaSouth

      WR maybe too? Would they really take Kirk this high?

  289. Sea Mode

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      Ha ha right!!!!

  290. Coleslaw

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

    • BradCanuck

      If no trade, agreed buddy.

  291. chris

    probably a commercial break here

    • Producehawk

      Yes indeed, time to work a trade. Come on!

    • Dregur

      Ha. Yup.

      • BradCanuck

        Of course. Brutal.

  292. Misfit74

    Ridley to ATL. Another turd off the board.

  293. drewdawg11

    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

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

    • BradCanuck


  295. chris

    volume, who do you want here?

    • Volume12

      Guice, Landry, or Griffin

  296. Misfit74

    John is OTC and on the phone!

  297. Donuts!

    What about Maurice Hurst? Is he a first rounder?

  298. BradCanuck

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

  299. Kenny Sloth

    Ia this gonna be Shaquem xO

    • Volume12


  300. Hawktalker#1

    Perfect timing for a Seattle “trade down” commercial break

  301. C-Dog

    Please let it be Taven Bryan

    • Volume12

      Do this ‘RIGHT’

    • Volume12

      I would love that though

  302. RWIII

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

    • Producehawkwhat about Josh Jackson?

      Josh Jackson?

  303. chris

    still no trade showing.

  304. Ishmael

    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

    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.

    • WALL UP


  306. Simo

    No trade yet. T Bryan?

    • Hawktalker#1

      Again, wait for it…

  307. Mr. Means

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

  308. AlaskaSouth

    Taven or Hurst?

  309. drewdawg11

    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

    Please don’t be C. Williams.

  311. RWIII

    Taven Bryan or trade down

  312. Morgan

    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

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

  314. JimQ

    Maybe Oliver?

  315. C-Dog

    I bet it’s going to be Oliver.

  316. chris

    pick is in!

  317. RWIII

    The pick is in.

  318. Simo

    Uh oh, pick is in!

  319. Misfit74

    Pick is in

  320. BradCanuck

    Who as on the phone in the draft room?

  321. RWIII

    Bryan or Hernandez. Keep your fingers crossed.

  322. Volume12

    Shaquem or Taven is my guess

  323. chris

    what the hell!

  324. Producehawkwhat about Josh Jackson?

    I like Penny but a bit of a reach.

  325. drewdawg11

    Holy ceap why?

  326. Volume12


  327. Ed

    OMG, are you kidding me

  328. Misfit74

    Stunned. My 4th best rated back remaining.

  329. Hawktalker#1

    Holy cow. You have to be joking me.

  330. Simo

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

  331. EP

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

    • EP

      Fieldgulls goinng to burst hahahaha this evening. I like it, not going to lie

  332. AlaskaSouth

    What in the good god.

  333. Volume12

    They did go RB and yall are disappointed or?

    • Volume12

      Classic Sehawks man

      • Ishmael

        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

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

  334. Misfit74

    Penny over Guice, what the hell, guys?

  335. Troy

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

  336. Morgan

    Kill me.

  337. Trevor


  338. Ishmael


    Who saw that coming? Extremely less than thrilled.

  339. CHawk Talker Eric

    Unbelievable. Total loss of confidence in this FO

    • Volume12

      They blow smoke all the time.

      • CHawk Talker Eric

        It’s not the player. It’s the pick. Penny would be available tomorrow

        • Thomas Wells

          You sure he would have been there at 76 though?

  340. Donuts!

    welp… ok.

  341. Hawktalker#1

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

  342. DCD2

    God Dammit!

  343. Rowdy

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

  344. C-Dog

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      Unfortunately, I agree. I pray I eat crow all year long however

  345. Coleslaw

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

  346. mishima

    Awful pick. Wow.

  347. chris

    we could have traded down and still got him.

  348. AlaskaSouth

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

  349. Ed

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

  350. East Side Stevie

    What in the actual hell just happened…

  351. EP

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

    • vrtkolman

      In what universe is this a steal

    • DCD2

      Has to be a value to be a steal.

    • peter

      its not much of a steal if no obe else wants him. but hey one pick tomorrow? nice

    • EP

      Joking obviously. Will be if he works out like Kamara

  352. Trevor

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

  353. Kenny Sloth


  354. AlaskaHawks

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

  355. 503Hawk

    Why am I not surprised?!

    • DCD2

      seriously… every year

  356. Kenny Sloth

    Leave no stone unturned right.

    • Kenny Sloth

      I’m literally so surprised.

      One of my lower rated rbs of that top group…

      Really turned off guys

  357. drewdawg11

    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

    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

    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

    He at least has some special traits for a 220lb back. I can get behind it but not my first choice at RB.

  361. Pedestrian

    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

      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

    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

    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

      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

    The best part is how triggered jared stranger is lol

  365. Aaron

    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

    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

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

    • JimQ

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

      • Eburgz

        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

    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

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

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

    • Hawktalker#1

      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

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

    • Rowdy

      prosise is bigger bigger though?

      • Volume12

        About the same. But Penny is much thicker

    • Volume12

      Hes walking! Holy sh**

  371. AlaskaHawks

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

    • peter

      js ” we had a top five grade on him”

  372. Michigan 12th

    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

      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

    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

    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

      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

    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

    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

    • vrtkolman

      I think you are right. It started when Davenport left the board. JS looked manic.

  377. Trevor

    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

      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

      • Eburgz


    • KD

      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

    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

      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

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

  379. AlaskaSouth

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

    • Sea Mode

      Stood on combine numbers.

    • Eburgz

      compare it to other all pro running backs and get back to me.

  380. Morgan

    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

      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

        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

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

  382. vrtkolman

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

    • Eburgz

      why? trading earl just makes us worse. earl is a beast, just pay him.

  383. DCD2

    At least it wasn’t Kalen Ballage.

    • STTBM

      Comment of the year lol!!!!

    • Hawktalker#1

      Whew, I wasn’t sure there was any silver lining to this, but that just might be it.

    • mishima


      There’s still time.

  384. BradCanuck

    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

    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.

    • Mark Souza


    • Nick

      No need to boo Rob, mate.

      • Saxon

        Love and respect Rob, mate. I was just “having a laugh”. But he never really gave Penny his due, imo.

    • Hawktalker#1

      If you have enough fans, I guess someone’s going to be excited about a pick like this. I am sure not one of them. Even if you like him, this was not the place to pick him. Again, ridiculous.

    • dunderhead9

      +2 Hilarious! Every player except the 2nd best running back in the draft discussed ad nauseam. Michel and Chubb are injured and Rojo is not a every down back. Not rocket science.

      • dunderhead9

        and Guise is a wierdo, this was a given

  386. 503Hawk

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

  387. Mark Souza

    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.

    • vrtkolman

      I hope so man. I’m more upset that we didn’t acquire more picks.

  388. JimQ

    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.

    • Lewis

      Congrats, dude, see my post a few spots down

    • AlaskaSouth

      I hold you to this: “Penney will make everyone forget about Marshawn Lynch.”

    • Hawktalker#1

      No need. There is no possible reason to pick him at 27. None.

  389. Icb12

    I really really like penny.

    Just not over chubb or Jones.

    • Hawktalker#1


  390. Ishmael

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

    • Volume12

      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

      You can use him however you want.

      • Ishmael

        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

        • Hawktalker#1

          Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. We will never know

  391. Misfit74

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

  392. Lewis