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Seahawks trade first-round draft choice to Vikings
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and tight end Luke Willson competed in a game of the newly-released 'Madden 17' on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. The winner took home $5,000 to a charity of their choice and the event helped promote the new Surface Pro 4 NFL Special Edition Type Cover. View
The Seahawks-Vikings connection clicked again in the first-round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, when the Super Bowl champions traded the final pick in the opening round to Minnesota.
General manager John Schneider had said earlier in the day that it’s “realistic” that the Seahawks would trade the 32nd pick overall to a team looking to get back into the first round to select a QB. The Vikings already had taken UCLA defensive end Anthony Barr with the ninth pick in the first round.
The Seahawks now have two picks in Friday’s second round – No. 40 and No. 64.
The Seahawks made a trade with the Vikings in 2012 for wide receiver Percy Harvin, sending Minnesota their first-round pick and seventh-round pick in 2013 and their third-round pick this year. Read