2017 draft

NFL draftDates: April 27-29
5 p.m. April 27
4 p.m. April 28
9 a.m. April 29

Seahawks’ needs: OL, CB, S, DT, LB/DE

DRAFT PICKS
Round 2 (35): DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State
Round 2 (58): OL Ethan Pocic, LSU
Round 3 (90): CB Shaq Griffin, Central Florida
Round 3 (95): SS Delano Hill, Michigan
Round 3 (102): DT Nazair Jones, North Carolina
Round 3 (106): WR Amara Darboh, Michigan
Round 4 (111): FS Tedric Thompson, Colorado
Round 6 (187): DB Mike Tyson, Cincinnati
Round 6 (210): OT Justin Senior, Mississippi State
Round 7 (226): WR David Moore, East Central (Okla.)
Round 7 (249): RB Chris Carson, Oklahoma State

Picks traded:
4 to draft Quinton Jefferson in 2016
7 for LB Dewey McDonald (Oakland)
6 in 2018 & RB Marshawn Lynch to Oakland for 5 in 2018
Picks acquired:
3 (95), 7 (249) in trade down with Atlanta (26 to 31)
4 (111) in trade down with San Francisco (31 to 34)
6 (187) in trade down with Jacksonville (34 to 35)
7 (226) for WR Kevin Norwood (Carolina) in 2015
5 in 2018 from Oakland for 6 in 2018 & RB Marshawn Lynch
NFL penalty:
5 for offseason practice violation
Comp:
3s for Irvin and Okung

REPORTED MEETINGS/WORKOUTS
DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State — Day 1
SS Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut — Day 1-2
FS Budda Baker, Washington — Day 1-2
CB Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson — Day 2
QB Davis Webb, Cal — Day 2
CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan — Day 2
CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado — Day 2
DE Tim Williams, Alabama — Day 2
DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama — Day 2
WR Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky — Day 2
OG Isaac Asiata, Utah — Day 2
DB Shaquill Griffin, Central Florida — Day 2-3
OT Zach Banner, USC — Day 3
DT Grover Stewart, Albany State — Day 3
DT Josh Tupou, Colorado — Day 3
FS David Jones, Richmond — Day 3
SS Shalom Luani, Washington State — Day 3
WR Chad Williams, Grambling — Day 3
CB Xavier Coleman, Portland State — Day 3
LB Javancy Jones, Jacksonville State — Day 3
QB Brad Kaaya, Miami — Day 3
QB Chad Kelly, Mississippi — Day 3
OL Dustin Stanton, Oregon State — UDFA
CB Ryan Lewis, Pitt — UDFA
DE Carroll Phillips, Illinois — UDFA
TE Antony Auclair, Laval — UDFA
WR Deangelo Yancey, Purdue — UDFA
LB Jonathan Calvin, Mississippi State — UDFA
CB Brandon Wilson, Houston — UDFA
DB Adrian Colbert, Miami — UDFA
DL Uso Olive, Central Washington — UDFA
FS Casey DeAndrade, New Hampshire — UDFA
FS David Jones, Richmond — UDFA
WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, Mississippi — UDFA
RB/KR Dalton Crossan, New Hampshire — UDFA
OLB Otha Peters Jr., La.-Lafayette — UDFA

See more at WalterFootball.com. And more detail on some of the visits from Field Gulls.

PROSPECT RANKINGS

Five-round composite big board.

NFL.com lists Alabama OT Cam Robinson as prospect No. 26 (April 16).

CBSSports.com lists Connecticut S Obi Melifonwuat No. 26.

Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com lists USC CB Adoree Jackson at No. 26.

BLOGS & GAMES

seahawks-draft-blogSeahawks Draft Blog by Rob Staton is a must-read at this time of year.

See draft expert Tony Pauline’s draft prospect updates & buzz.

Here are a couple of mock draft games you can play: First-pick.com and Fanspeak’s On the Clock.

TRENDS & OTHER TIDBITS

After seven drafts, John Schneider’s strategy has become pretty clear:

The obvious one is that he likes to trade down at least once in the first or second round. That typically nets him another player on Day 3.

If he is not taking linemen, he loves speed — pure and simple. He especially loves it in the first two rounds, where he has found Earl Thomas, Golden Tate, Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Chris Michael and Paul Richardson.

Of Schneider’s 12 picks in those rounds, six ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds or less. Even Frank Clark ran it in 4.64. (The five other picks were linemen.)

Earl Thomas 4.43
Golden Tate 4.42
Bruce Irvin 4.50
Bobby Wagner 4.46
Christine Michael 4.43
Paul Richardson 4.40
Frank Clark 4.64

He has a 50 percent chance of hitting a home run in the third round. Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett were stellar picks. John Moffitt was not. He has three 2016 thirds who will show their worth in 2017 and 2018. He is scheduled for three more in 2017.

He almost always goes defense in the fifth round (nine of 11 picks) and loves defensive backs there (five).

He also likes defensive backs in the sixth round (four out of nine).

He often goes for athletes and conversion projects in the seventh.

Draft pick numbers under Schneider

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