April 23, 2005

With the 26th pick....

The Seahawks select Ole Miss C Chris Spencer in the first round, eschewing d-lineman such as Dan Cody and Matt Roth.

What the hell? Seriously, what the hell is up with this?

According to the TNT's Mike Sando, this could be the precurser to a deal for New Orleans' DE Darren Howard. I sure hope so.

Somebody needs to tell Tim Ruskell that the key for Seahawk drafts is to follow the best-player-available method. That has picked up guys like Shawn Alexander. Picking for needs makes Dan McGwire and Owen Gil 'Hawks.

Update@ 5:04 Okay, Timmy... you can go now. The Seahawks traded three picks to move up in the second, then bypassed both Cody and Roth again and drafted USC LB Lofa Tatupu. Tatupu had a fine college career and was very productive, but was expected to be a 3rd or 4th rounder. What ARE these people doing?

Yet Another Update@ 10:35 The Seahawks end the first day of the draft with 4 players: Spencer, Taputu, Georgia QB David Greene and Clemson LB Leroy Hill. I'm not impressed at all with this class so far. Spencer is an okay pick, but picking him ignored a more pressing need position. Taputu is a fine player, but overdrafted by at least 1 round. Seattle did get better as the draft went on. Greene was a fine pick. He was an excellent college QB who will have a better NFL career than the overrated Jason Campbell, and Hill looks like a slightly slower clone of Anthony Simmons. On the whole though, this isn't a quality draft. A backup QB and offensive lineman and two undersized linebackers aren't what this team needed.

Posted by Frinklin at April 23, 2005 02:38 PM
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