2017 draft recap

Tom Cable said Ethan Pocic will battle Germain Ifedi at right tackle.

Pete Carroll went into more detail about his roster, saying, “Almost every phase of this team should be better.”

John Schneider said he almost traded up (into the fifth round to draft a tight end?).

Schneider said six of their top seven picks were graded as second-rounders or better. In other words, he expects at least six of the top seven to make the team.

Rob Staton takes a look at Amara Darboh and Shaq Griffin.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of Seattle’s two new D-linemen.

The consensus grade for Seattle’s draft was a B-minus.

Here’s what Pete Carroll and John Schneider said about their six-player Day 2 haul, and here’s what they said when it was all finished.

Here’s one thing to know about each pick.

The draftees all sent messages to the 12th Man.

As usual, some of the Seahawks’ picks have some very interesting life stories:

Amara Darboh is the most heart-wrenching and uplifting. His parents were killed during Sierra Leone’s civil war, and he came to the States at age 7 and recently became a citizen.

Nazair Jones runs a mentoring program that helps young athletes.

Shaq Griffin was part of a unique twin bill in the third round. His brother, who has only one hand, was AAC defensive player of the year last season. Griffin is the earliest-drafted corner by John Schneider.

The Seahawks compare Malik McDowell to longtime nemesis Calais Campbell.

New D-line coach Clint Hurtt might be just what the hot-and-cold McDowell needs.

Ethan Pocic might work out fine, but we’re not the only ones who think the Seahawks have a flawed O-line strategy.

Here’s a video breakdown of Pocic.

Justin Senior was the only Canadian drafted and comes to a team that has fellow countrymen Jon Ryan and Luke Willson.

The Seahawks reportedly gave priority free agent Jordan Roos (Purdue guard) a $20,000 signing bonus. He probably has a better shot at making the team than Senior.

See some video of McDowell and Roos in a 2015 game between Michigan State and Purdue.

One draft board had third-rounder Nazair Jones as a first-round prospect.

The Seahawks’ rookie cap number is about $7.2 million — a net hit of about $2.2 million. They still have a little under $9 million in cap space.

Schneider said they worked off a new trade chart, and a Patriots blogger derived the formula based on trades since the 2011 CBA (which changed rookie contracts).

Just 33 O-linemen were drafted — fewest in the common draft era. Pocic was one of just 10 in the first two days.

There were a record 38 trades, thanks to comp picks being eligible. Seattle made three trades for the third time in four years.

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