Pro Football Weekly are reporting rumors that the Seahawks will seriously consider adding a running back in the 2009 NFL Draft. "Our Seahawks sources believe it’s quite possible the team will draft a running back in the second or third round of the draft."
LeSean McCoy (RB, Pittsburgh) could be available for the Seahawks. Rob Rang is reporting that he ran the 40 yard dash at his pro-day with times of 4.48 and 4.53. McCoy admitted to being a little disappointed with the times, but as with Chris Wells and Knowshon Moreno his true value has never been elite speed.
Mel Kiper joins Todd McShay for the latest edition of their First Draft Podcast. They discuss the Julian Peterson trade from the start and look at the chances of five wide receivers going in the first round. They end the broadcast by looking at some defensive sleepers.
Paul Burmeister and a selection of panelists look at the most intriguing prospects in the draft as we edge closer to April 25th. There's an interesting discussion about Michael Crabtree between Pete Fiutak (publisher of CollegeFootballNews.com) and Matt Hayes (Senior Writer from the Sporting News).
Jamie Dukes published a new mock draft today for NFL.com with a surprise at pick number four. Dukes has Seattle taking Alabama offensive linemen Andre Smith. Considering everything that's happened with Smith it would be a shock if he went that early to the Seahawks. Thanks to Chris for raising my attention to this.
Walter Cherepinsky updated his mock draft this week. He still has the Seahawks taking Michael Crabtree fourth overall - a pick he's stuck with for a few weeks now. "I've seen Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, B.J. Raji and Brian Orakpo penciled into this slot. I don't agree with any of those choices." - Cherepinsky
Michael Steffes reports on an interview with Eugene Monroe for Sirius NFL Radio. During the discussion he was asked which teams had scheduled private work outs with him and he didn't mention the Seahawks. Whether this means anything remains to be seen.
Ed Thomspon reports that the Seahawks interviewed B.J. Raji at the combine. More than 20 teams spoke to Raji in Indianapolis. Since then, the team have signed Colin Cole and traded for Cory Redding. It's seems unlikely Seattle will draft Raji with the fourth overall pick.