A Rundown of All the Seattle Seahawks 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Hawks 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 2, Pick 3 (No. 35 overall)

Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State: Seattle finally decides to use its pick, and with it nabs the prospect in this class with perhaps the most room between his ceiling and floor. Make no mistake about it: McDowell is immensely gifted physically; this is a great scheme for him, too. The Seahawks just have to keep him motivated. Don’t forget, they passed on Forrest Lamp and multiple available CBs here. GRADE: B

Round 2, Pick 26 (No. 58)

Ethan Pocic, C, LSU: On the surface, the plan with this pick would have to be that Pocic will play guard—he was a center for LSU—and Germain Ifedi will kick out to right tackle. Granted, figuring out the Seahawks’ plans up front is a football Rubik’s Cube. Pocic is a solid player. We’ll see how Seattle unscrambles its pieces.? GRADE: B

Round 3, Pick 26 (No. 90)

Shaquill Griffin, DB, UCF: There’s the cornerback—everyone figured Seattle had to take at least one in this draft. Griffin fits the Seahawks’ mold, for sure. He’s a big cornerback who loves to stick his nose in on the action. The scheme out west also should help cover up any flaws in his game. GRADE: B?

Round 3, Pick 31 (No. 95)

Delano Hill, S, Michigan: The Seahawks’ earlier third-round pick, Shaq Griffin, already plays with the type of physical mentality this franchise loves. Ditto Hill, who provides needed depth behind Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas at safety. He’ll be around the ball whenever he’s on the field.? Grade: B+

Round 3, Pick 38 (No. 102)

Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina: Malik McDowell, the Seahawks’ second-round selection, is a player the Seahawks can move around and ask to get after the quarterback. Jones is more of a space-eater and likely an early-down defender, so that makes for a strong pairing of D-line picks Friday. Grade: A-

Round 3, Pick 42 (No. 106)

Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan: The arrow started pointing way up last year, so if Darboh can keep that momentum going the Seahawks will have something here. He brings size and sub-4.5 speed to the outside, with great body control along the sideline. Seattle might be able to slip him into the slot at times, too. He’s not a No. 1 receiver, but he’s a decent option in a complementary role.? Grade: B+

Round 4, Pick 4 (No. 111) Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado

Round 6, Pick 3 (No. 187) Michael Tyson, S, Cincinnati

Round 6, Pick 26 (No. 210) Justin Senior, OT, MIssissippi State

Round 7, Pick 8 (No. 226) David Moore, WR, East Central (Oklahoma)

Round 7, Pick 31 (No. 249) Christopher Carson, RB, Oklahoma State

A Look at the 2017 Seahawks Schedule with a Glance at the Good and the Bad

The 2017 NFL Schedule is out, and here’s a look at the Seahawks slate for the upcoming season, with the home games in bold:

Sep. 10 at Green Bay Packers 1:25 PM

Sep. 17 San Francisco 49ers 1:25 PM

Sep. 24 at Tennessee Titans 1:05 PM

Oct. 1 Indianapolis Colts 5:30 PM

Oct. 8 at Los Angeles Rams 1:05 PM

Oct. 15 BYE

Oct. 22 at New York Giants 1:25 PM

Oct. 29 Houston Texans 1:05 PM

Nov. 5 Washington Redskins 1:05 PM

Nov. 9 at Arizona Cardinals (Thu) 5:25 PM

Nov. 20 Atlanta Falcons (Mon) 5:30 PM

Nov. 26 at San Francisco 49ers 1:05 PM

Dec. 3 Philadelphia Eagles * 5:30 PM

Dec. 10 at Jacksonville Jaguars 10:00 AM

Dec. 17 Los Angeles Rams 1:05 PM

Dec. 24 at Dallas Cowboys 1:25 PM

Dec. 31 Arizona Cardinals 1:25 PM

What’s Good about this Schedule: At home October 29th and November 5th against the Texans and Redskins, who teams that will be looking to make a playoff push in 2017.

What’s Bad about this Schedule: Two of the first three games are on the road, with the Packers in week one and then an interesting matchup at the Titans in week three, which could be a trap game.

What Would it Cost Another Team to Land Seahawks CB Richard Sherman?

What would you pay if you were another team for the services of Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman?

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport last week, Seattle is trying to set a “very high price” for Sherman, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.

“Potentially a first-round pick,” Rapoport explained. “Potentially a very good player on a low contract and a pick as well.”

Rapoport emphasized that the two sides maintain a high degree of mutual respect, which is reflected in the exorbitant price tag.

Appearing on Tuesday’s edition of Good Morning Football, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo doubled down on that message, stressing that it will take a first-round draft pick and another mid-round pick to coax Seattle into parting with Sherman.

“We’re talking Darrelle Revis Jets-to-Buccaneers type of deal,” Garafolo added. “That’s what’s going to get this thing done.”

Reports State It Was Richard Sherman Who Started the Talks of Wanting the Seahawks to Trade Him

One of the biggest NFL stories this past week was the news that the Seahawks had interest in looking around the league and talking to teams about the services of all-world cornerback Richard Sherman.

Seattle fans were taken aback at the thought that the Seahawks would move Sherman, but there’s new news today that the talk of Sherman leaving were started not by anyone on the team other than – himself.

Here’s the report.

While it’s still a bit surprising, there are at least ways to justify the Seahawks wanting to trade cornerback Richard Sherman — such as the financial flexibility and need to get younger that a deal would provide.

But what’s not expected was that Sherman may have been the one who started it.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sherman “initiated” the trade talks, and the Seahawks were merely trying to accommodate the star corner by making some calls.

Richard Sherman Says He Understands Chatter of Seahawks Hearing Trade Offers for Him

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the Seattle Seahawks have entertained trade offers for cornerback Richard Sherman.

Sherman, seemingly would like to stay in Seattle but is unfazed by the rumors, Gee Scott of MyNorthwest.com
reports.

Sherman said, “I wouldn’t want to leave this city and my guys, but I understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change.”

The questions of Sherman’s relationship with the Seahawks began after a sideline incident with defensive teammates and coordinator Kris Richard in an October win over Atlanta. Then, during a win over the Rams in December, Sherman confronted Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

The trade speculation originated with comments from former NFL front-office executive Michael Lombard in a podcast on The Ringer. He said he believes Seattle would trade Sherman for the right deal.

Seahawks Are Fielding Trade Offers for CB Richard Sherman

It sounds like the Seahawks are looking to get rid of one of their defensive studs, as ESPN reports the team has taken calls in trade talks for cornerback Richard Sherman, one of the rocks of the team’s defense.

The Seattle Seahawks have fielded trade offers for Richard Sherman but aren’t expected to make a move on the Pro Bowl cornerback, coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.

“You’re either competing or you’re not. And so we’ve always had to be open for everything, every suggestion that comes along,” Carroll said. “There have been some teams that have called, and so we’ve talked about it. But he’s extremely important to our football team.

“I don’t see anything happening at all. And I don’t see anything happening with any other players, just the banter that’s out there right now. But it has been talked about. He’s a great player and can impact another team. I can see why people would be interested in him.”

For now it doesn’t sound like anything will happen with Sherman, but stay tuned, as it sounds like something that could happen closer to or on draft day.

Seahawks Agree to Deal with Running Back Eddie Lacy

The Seahawks have a new running back, as today the the team agreed to terms with running back Eddie Lacy, who joins the team from the Green Bay Packers.

NFL.com talked about the deal

Signing with Seattle bolsters an already young and loaded depth chart that includes Thomas Rawls and the versatile C. J. Prosise. Should Lacy remain healthy, his power running style will do well to supplant the fierce, every down style employed by Rawls. Meanwhile, it leaves Green Bay scrambling to fill up their roster. This offseason, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari told me that he had no doubt converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery could make the transition to full-time bell cow, but that he would miss Lacy if he departed in free agency.

Free Agent RB Eddie Lacy Visiting Seahawks

Packers free agent running back Eddie Lacy is set to visit the Seahawks, Vikings and Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Both the Seattle Seahawks’ and Minnesota Vikings’ interest in Lacy come as no surprise. The Seahawks have yet to solidify their backfield since Marshawn Lynch retired, and it appears the Vikings are in business for a new back after they declined to pick up Adrian Peterson’s option. Lacy is a bruising running back, but he certainly comes with risk.

He’s been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and his play has proven to be rather inconsistent. After racking up back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons to start his career, he totaled just 1,118 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in his past two seasons combined.

However, at just 26 years old, Lacy still has plenty left in the tank. Now it’s just a matter of which quarterback will be handing him the ball.

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