Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Saturday, April 29— about your Seattle Seahawks on the final day of the NFL Draft:
Day 2 Draft Grades
NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter gave the Seahawks a positive grade in his second edition of 2017 draft grades.
The Seahawks, who added six new draft picks yesterday, including Michigan State's Malik McDowell with their first selection in the second round, were praised for moving down in the draft and adding value beyond the first round:
Day 1 grade:A
Day 2 grade: A-
The skinny:Like Green Bay, Seattle made a great trade to move out of the first round. Sure, they lost they chance at a fifth-year option on a player by taking the deal but that's OK. They're not looking to lock up a quarterback, so they'll make do. John Schneider switched spots with Jacksonville in the early second round, picking up a sixth-rounder. They picked up the defensive lineman they were eyeing in the first round, Malik McDowell, so chalk that up as a win. Picking Pocic gives them inside-outside versatility, though I wonder how he'll handle NFL defenders at his height. Shaquill Griffin is a little-known corner from Central Florida who brings physicality and athleticism. Schneider got a safety in Delano Hill later in the third round. He gives them special teams help and an aggressive attitude. Nazair Jones is a tall, long tackle/end combo who fits Seattle quite well. They picked up a solid receiver in Amara Darboh, who parlayed his excellent senior year into a third-round spot.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who welcomed the newest member of the Legion of Boom, Shaquill Griffin, on Twitter yesterday shortly after he was drafted:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, announced the birth of their daughter last night.
Keep track of all the Seahawks' draft selections here.
A behind the scenes look at Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll giving McDowell the phone call he waited for his entire career.
Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times looks at how each Seahawks draft picks fits the team.
Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril joined NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” team at the draft to discuss his trip to Haiti.
Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report believes the Seahawks got great value in center Ethan Pocic:
*In this center class, however, Pocic is a superstar, and he brings a useful combination of college success and athletic tools to the Seahawks. *
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated gave both of the Seahawks’ second-round picks B’s.
Nate Davis of USA Today believes rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin will transition nicely in Seattle:
Posted 4.38 40 time at combine. At 6-0, 194 pounds, he fits the prototype of Seattle corners. Willing tackler.
The lowest grade Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gave the Seahawks for their third round picks is a B-.
Photos of the Seahawks' first draft selection of 2017, defensive lineman Malik McDowell.