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Friday Round-Up: Recapping Round 1 of the 2014 NFL Draft

Posted May 9, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, May 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks after day one of the 2014 NFL Draft:

Seahawks Trade Back With Minnesota Vikings

For one of the few times in the Pete Carroll - John Schneider era, the Seahawks did what many analysts and fans expected them to do in the first round of the NFL Draft - they traded back. Seattle shipped pick No. 32 to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for pick No. 40 (2nd Round) and pick No. 108 (4th Round).

“We were blessed," Schneider said in a brief meeting with Seahawks media at the conclusion of last night's first round. "That’s exactly what we were hoping for. We were talking to a number of teams down there at the end. Minnesota stayed with it, so we did it with them. There were some good players there (at No. 32). But we had the opportunity to grab another pick, another player. We saw value in the trade.”

The Seahawks now hold two picks in today's second round (No. 40 and 64 overall), which gets going at 4 p.m. PT. Seattle increased its total to seven picks in this year's draft, also holding two selections in the fourth (No. 108 and 132 overall), two in the fifth (No. 146 and 172 overall), and one in the sixth (No. 208 overall).

Know Your Enemy, Or In This Case, Enemies

The NFC West was the strongest division in football a season ago, and as such, we'll be keeping tabs on the Seahawks' closest rivals throughout this year's NFL Draft to see which players Seattle fans can expect on the other side of the football this fall.

In round one, the St. Louis Rams added offensive lineman Greg Robinson at No. 2 overall and defensive tackle Aaron Donald at No. 13.

The Cardinals selected hard-hitting safety Deone Bucannon out of Washington State with pick No. 27 - the first Cougar drafted in the first round since the Seahawks took Marcus Trufant at No. 11 in 2003.

And the Niners went with free safety Jimmie Ward at No. 30, who head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke said has the type of cover skills to play the nickel corner position as well.

Seahawks Draft Central

Seahawks.com/Draft is your media hub for all of our 2014 NFL Draft content, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back throughout the weekend for new stories, videos, and photos about your newest Seahawks.

We'll also be carrying a live feed of the Seahawks' Draft Room throughout the entire NFL Draft. Commentary from digital host Tony Ventrella will be mixed in along with live coverage from NFL Network. The feed gets going again today around 3:50 p.m. PT.

Richard Sherman Recalls Draft Day Experience

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman talks about his nerve-wracking draft day experience. Sherman goes into detail about what he went through in 2011, recalling what he said to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider when he finally got the call in the draft's fifth round. 

"This is the best decision you've ever made. I'll make you look very intelligent for it."

Doug Baldwin's 'Fresh Files' Return

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has released a brand spankin' new "Fresh File" featuring footage from the team's trip to Super Bowl XLVIII (Note: video above contains adult language).

More From Around The Web

The NFL unveiled the "walk-up music" for each of the 30 draft prospects in attendance at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night.

Staff Sergeant Jeff Baker is slated to announce the Seahawks' fourth-round pick on Saturday.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com points to the number of defensive backs taken in last night's first round - nine of 32 players, noting the Seahawks' influence on making the secondary a primary target around the League.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says Thursday night's NFL Draft went just the way the Seahawks were hoping. Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune echos Brewer's sentiment.

Bud Withers of the Seattle Times has more on the Cardinals drafting Washington State safety Deone Bucannon.

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com highlights 10 things we learned from round one of the NFL Draft.

Greg A. Bedard of TheMMQB.com has thoughts on how several teams operated in last night's first round.

And it's a couple of days old, but Andrew Brandt of TheMMQB.com tells us what it's like inside an NFL team's draft room during the NFL Draft.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto