As things stand the Seahawks will not pick again until the first pick in round five (137th overall). Some big names remain on the board. A possible run on tight ends never occurred in round two - although his may be how the third begins with Denver having taken Richard Quinn (TE, North Carolina) with the final pick on Saturday. Jared Cook, Shawn Nelson, James Casey and Cornelius Ingram are still on the board.
Nobody took a gamble on Michael Johnson (DE, Georgia Tech). He has the physical tools to be great but lacks consistency. I wouldn't be surprised if St Louis took him with the second pick in round three. Jamon Meredith (OT, South Carolina) is going to provide someone with great value sooner or later. Other lineman I'd expect to go soon - Troy Kropog, Gerald Cadogan, Jonathan Luigs and Antoine Caldwell. Amongst the others falling, D.J. Moore (CB, Vanderbilt) and Jarron Gilbert (DE, San Jose State).
Barring any further trades, what will the Seahawks do with the 5th round pick? I think they'll look for someone who can make some kind of contribution in 2009. That could mean adding a running back, James Davis (RB, Clemson) and Javon Ringer (RB, Michigan State) might be possibilities. There are some good safeties left on the board, would they consider Derek Pegues (FS, Miss State) if available? Perhaps they will take another linebacker, Corey Smith from Cincinnati would be a good scheme fit. Trying to predict a fifth round pick at this stage is like trying to guess the lottery numbers, but let me know who you're hoping they take.
Here's my thoughts on Seattle's day one trade. I like the move to essentially get a 2010 first rounder for a 3rd and 4th pick in this year's draft. However, I hear two things I don't like. Firstly, I'm not buying that next year's draft is much better than this one. That remains to be seen and I'm not convinced Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are better than Stafford and Sanchez. Secondly, don't count on Denver gifting Seattle a top 10 pick by performing poorly in 2009. They play in a weak division, Kyle Orton is a solid quarter back with some potent weapons at Mile High and Knowshon Moreno is my shout for rookie of the year.
Pete Prisco gives his day one grades. The Seahawks get a B+ for taking Aaron Curry and a B- for trading up to grab Max Unger in the second round.
Don Banks gives his first day thoughts. "Sanchez is a winner in all of this too, because if you're going to hit it big as an NFL quarterback, would you and your wallet rather do it in New York or Seattle?" Ouch.
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay dissect the first day. Mel gives Al Davies an F grade and I think that's being generous. I'd consider plumping for the little used 'Unclassified' grade, for sheer incompetence.