Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, April 30 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
A Look At The Best Players Still Available After Day 1 Of The Draft
Round 1 of the NFL Draft was chock-full of intriguing trades and storylines across the league. History was made when the first three picks were all quarterbacks, marking just the third time that's ever happened, and the first since 1999. After weeks of uncertainty, the 49ers chose Trey Lance at No. 3, and the Bears traded up to the No. 11 spot to snag Justin Fields. But with all the hoopla, things were quiet in Seattle as the Hawks held no picks in Thursday's first round — as most probably know by now, that pick was used in a trade to acquire safety Jamal Adams in 2020.
While the Seahawks still may not come away with a huge haul in the draft this year, the activity level figures to change Friday with the team having the 24th pick in the second round (56th overall). Barring any trades that could be made by John Schneider & Co., the Seahawks then have two picks on Saturday (129th overall, fourth round; 250th overall, seventh round).
Last week, former Seahawk Jake Heaps identified wide receiver, offensive line and cornerback as three positions the Seahawks could target in this year's draft. His potential picks could include Oklahoma C Creed Humphrey, Georgia CB Tyson Campbell, and Michigan WR Nico Collins.
ESPN.com has Humphrey ranked as the #2 center still available in the draft. Former Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah tops their list of best available players.
USA Today has Georgia OLB Azeez Ojulari atop its list of best players available.
Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News also has Owusu-Koramoah and Ojulari leading his list, followed by Alabama DT Christian Barmore.
NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah has a pair of offensive tackles among his list of top available prospects, including Oklahoma State's Teven Jenkins and North Dakota State's Dillon Radunz.
Josh Edwards of CBS Sports has TCU S Trevon Moehrig as the second best player available after Owusu-Koramoah. Also included in his list are Purdue WR Rondale Moore and Asante Samuel, Jr. of Florida State.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic made a list of 17 prospects that the Seahawks could target on Days 2 and 3. For round 2, Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai, Syracuse CB Ifeatu Melifonwu, and LT Brady Christensen of BYU are named as potential targets.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated also looked at the best remaining prospects for the Seahawks to target, along with the rough chances of the player still being on the board when the Hawks are on the clock. Among the players that have a greater shot at being available are Illinois C Kendrick Green, Stanford OT Walker Little, and Minnesota CB Benjamin St-Juste.
Social Post Of The Day
Tyler Lockett and Kerry Hyder, Jr. give some words of encouragement to the 2021 draftees, as well as players who may not hear their name called:
More From Around The Web
With no picks in the first round, Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle explains how the Seahawks spent Day 1 of the draft.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle on the Seahawks' signing of former first-round pick DT Robert Nkemdiche.
710 ESPN's Paul Gallant with three ways how Jamal Adams can make sure that the Seahawks' trade for him was worth it.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times on why the Seahawks should be pleased with their quarterback situation compared to the rest of the NFC West after Round 1 of the draft.
Twenty years ago, in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected guard Steve Hutchinson out of Michigan with the 17th overall pick. Check out photos from throughout the Hall of Famer's career.