Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, April 28 - about your Seattle Seahawks as the team readies for the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, which gets going at 5 p.m PT with live coverage right here at Seahawks.com, as well as on NFL Network and ESPN.
Welcome To The "Catalina Wine Mixer"
Leave it to Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider, who likes to quote movies featuring Pete Carroll's friend Will Ferrell quite often, to cite one of his favorite films in relation to his team's upcoming NFL Draft.
"This is our seventh draft here now together," Schneider said while seated alongside Carroll at a press conference this past Tuesday. "So it's a big deal. It's the Catalina Wine Mixer."
'Step Brothers' references aside, it's easy to see why Schneider may be a little fired up for this week's events. The League's annual selection process represents the culmination of nearly a year's worth of work with "A lot of man-power, a lot of hours put into this" by Schneider and his scouting staff.
"There's a great vibe here," Schneider said. "We're ready to get to work. We're ready to get this thing going, we're just excited to get going."
Here's at look at the nine picks the Seahawks currently hold over the next three days, with Round 1 getting underway at 5 PT this evening, Rounds 2 and 3 continuing Friday at 4 p.m. PT, and Rounds 4 through 7 beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. PT.
- Round 1 | Pick 26 | No. 26 overall
- Round 2 | Pick 25 | No. 56 overall
- Round 3 | Pick 27 | No. 90 overall
- Round 3 | Pick 35 | No. 97 overall (compensatory pick, cannot be traded)
- Round 4 | Pick 26 | No. 124 overall
- Round 5 | Pick 34 | No. 171 overall (compensatory pick, cannot be traded)
- Round 6 | Pick 40 | No. 215 overall (compensatory pick, cannot be traded)
- Round 7 | Pick 4 | No. 225 overall (from Dallas)
- Round 7 | Pick 26 | No. 247 overall
To give you a slightly better idea of what the Seahawks might be doing at each draft slot, as well as an idea of what positions the team could potentially be targeting, be sure to take a look back at all of our pre-draft coverage, linked below, before the Seahawks are on the clock later today.
- Final Mock Drafts: Offensive, Defensive Line Remains Popular Pick To Seahawks At No. 26
- 5 Things We Learned From John Schneider & Pete Carroll's Pre-Draft Press Conference
- Draft Schedule, Picks, Where To Watch, Listen & Follow
- Draft Preview: Tight End
- Draft Preview: Safety
- Draft Preview: Quarterback
- Draft Preview: Offensive Line
- Draft Preview: Defensive Line
- Draft Preview: Running Back
- Draft Preview: Linebacker
- Draft Preview: Wide Receiver
- Draft Preview: Cornerback
- What Would Doug Baldwin Do With The Seahawks First Pick?
- Pete Carroll Promises "Big Year" For #SeahawksDraftClues
- Football Outsiders' Seahawks Draft Guide
- The Best Draft Picks Under John Schneider & Pete Carroll
- The Seahawks' Best Draft Class of All-Time
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from coach Carroll, who says the first of his #SeahawksDraftClues will come around noon today.
Carroll is also taking over the 'Seahawks' Snapchat account this weekend, so be sure to give the account a follow for a behind-the-scenes look at the draft process.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle notes the Seahawks will travel the third-most miles in the NFL for road games during the 2016 season.
Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett shared an inspirational spoken word video on Twitter yesterday, a segment he produced from start to finish.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks enter tonight's draft with more holes to fill than past years.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune has a look at the 2016 draft by the numbers, ranks the Top 10 talent, calls out local prospects, and more.
Nick Patterson at the Everett Herald says don't be surprised if the Seahawks trade out of the draft's first round for a fourth straight year.
And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com puts a Seahawks spin on the draft's Top 50 prospects.
Since Pete Carroll and John Schneider's arrival, the Seahawks have drafted four players in the first round of the NFL draft, including Russell Okung, Earl Thomas, James Carpenter and Bruce Irvin.