Hawks move up for Combine star Metcalf

NFL draftD.K. Metcalf was the hit of the Combine, yet he slid into the deep second round because teams were not impressed by his receiving acumen.

The Seahawks saw him sitting there at 64 and decided to jump up from 77 to take him (it cost them one of their four fourth-rounders).

Through tears, on the phone, Metcalf hilariously asked Pete Carroll: “Why y’all wait this long, man?”

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Marquise pick: Hawks bring back the boom

NFL draftLike their former Bam Bam safety, the Seahawks dropped, waited and then lay the boom.

The Seahawks, slated to pick fifth on Day 2, did their usual and traded down from 37. They got nice value for the move down 10 spots with Carolina, adding a third-round pick, and then they drafted Utah’s Marquise Blair, a guy who had been called a “Seahawk safety” by former Seattle scout Jim Nagy.

Blair was generally considered a Round 4-5 guy, but the Seahawks apparently see him as Kam Chancellor 2.0.

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After 37, Schneider needs to trade up

NFL draftJohn Schneider may be “back in the draft,” but he still has a bunch of maneuvering to do.

He has just two picks today and needs to try to turn that into three or four. You know he wants to, because he previously mentioned there is a big drop in talent from Round 3 to Round 4.

Seattle has selections 37 and 92 — along with four fourths, two fifths and a bevy of 2020 picks — and should be able to move around.

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Chasing picks, Hawks reached for Collier (but he could be worth it)

NFL draftThe Seahawks never know what to do with first-round picks, so imagine the problem they had Thursday when they had two of them back to back and their only real goal was to expand the rest of their draft.

The Seahawks had two picks, and yet it felt like they had no plan for them — other than to bail out as much as possible to add more selections. And they didn’t do that very well either, failing to add a Day 2 selection (beyond the one their first-rounder became).

There’s a reason the Hawks usually trade out of the first round: When they stay, they typically use the pick on a second-round player anyway. They’ve now picked five players in the first round since 2011, and four of them have had second-round grades by most draft analysts. The Hawks have to hope L.J. Collier is a better version of Bruce Irvin (a first-round reach who had eight sacks as a rookie).

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