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Sunday Round-Up: Seahawks 2017 NFL Draft Grades

See how NFL Draft experts are grading the Seahawks' 2017 class.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Sunday, April 30 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Grading The Draft

The Seahawks made 11 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, a haul that general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll feel should make Seattle's roster much more competitive at multiple spots heading into next season.

Of course, we won't know how each of the Seahawks' draft picks will fit in and pan out until the team heads into training camp this summer, so rather than immediately judge each player's long-term impact, NFL Draft analysts from around the web have instead weighed in on what type of value each NFL team got out of the draft process.

Here's a quick look at how Seattle's 2017 draft class graded out:


Comment:They picked up the defensive lineman they were eyeing in the first round, Malik McDowell, so chalk that up as a win.

Grade: B-plus

Comment:*They traded out of the first round and added picks, then general manager John Schneider did a really god job with the extra ones. They had a nice couple of days. Second-round pick Malik McDowell has first-round talent, and will be a nice addition. Second-round offensive lineman Ethan Pocic can play a bunch of spots, which they like up front. *


Comment:Overall, Seattle did pretty well. Value was up and down, but they hit needs and are trying to stay ahead of attrition on defense.

Grade: B

Comment: For a while there, it seemed like the Seahawks didn't even want to pick in this draft. They traded down from 26 to 31 to 34 and finally to 35, before selecting divisive DT Malik McDowell. He might not have found a better spot in which to succeed than Seattle, where he'll be a great fit in the scheme.

Grade: B

Comment:The success of this draft depends a lot on McDowell's and Pocic's transition to the NFL, but the untold story here is how much secondary talent the Seahawks got in the later rounds. As much as any team, they took advantage of the best defensive backs class in the last decade.

Grade: B-minus

Comment:DT Malik McDowell, Seattle's first selection at 35th overall, could be a major disruptor if Pete Carroll's staff can unleash his talent and competitive spirit. Third round defensive backs Shaquill Griffin and Delano Hill have work ahead to find their homes in the Legion of Boom. Amara Darboh could be a nice No. 2 wideout in a few years.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a behind-the-scenes look at an emotional reaction from safety Tedric Thompson as he got the draft call from Schneider and Carroll.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times looks at five key areas the Seahawks addressed in the 2017 draft.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times shares one thing to know about each of Seattle's 11 draft picks.

Photos of the 11 draft picks the Seahawks selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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