Love ‘em & Hate ‘em – Seahawks 2013 2nd + 3rd round picks

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate tells us what he loved and hated about today’s NFL draft selections by the Seattle Seahawks, In the second round, the Seahawks traded picks with the Ravens and selected RB Christine Michael out of Texas A&M with the last selection of the second round. In the third round, they took DT Jordan Hill from Penn State. Pete Carroll & John Schneider are hoping for some more draft day magic on Saturday with 10 picks.

Welcome to Seattle Jordan Hill…Defensive Tackle Penn St.

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s third round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. The team opted to choose Jordan Hill over Khaseem Greene, and while that move is a bit perplexing, it’s safe to say that Pete Carroll and John Schneider have upgraded the defensive tackle position. Worst-case scenario, he is a major upgrade over Clinton McDonald.

Welcome to Seattle Christine Michael….RB Texas A&M

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s second round pick, Christine Michael. The Seattle Seahawks chose to trade their second round pick to the Baltimore Ravens, who selected ILB/OLB Arthur Brown. In exchange, the Seahawks received the Ravens’ second round pick (62nd overall), as well as a fifth rounder (165 overall) and a sixth rounder (199 overall).

Future Seahawks LB? Alec Ogletree 2013 draft profile

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NWSB Insider Brett Bivens previews the 2013 NFL draft for the Seattle Seahawks, making an argument that they should target Alec Ogletree with their first pick. Having traded their first rounder for Percy Harvin, that means their first opportunity to grab him would be at No. 56 overall. It’s possible he’s still around, but his talent alone makes him worthy of a higher selection, meaning Seattle could package picks to obtain their man.

Seattle Seahawks 2013 6 round mock draft – version 2.0

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NWSB Insider, Seattle Seahawks blogger and mock draft enthusiast Brandon Choate brings us his last mock draft of the season, a full 6 round Seahawks mock draft. He has the Seahawks selecting WR Quinton Patton with their first pick of the draft, in the 2nd round, and adds depth at offensive line, linebacker, TE, QB, and defensive line. Mario Benavides and Sean Renfree are guys Brandon likes too.

Five Seattle Seahawks 2013 Draft weekend sleepers

Kenjon Barner has the tools to succeed. (Photo: kval.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you 5 surprising picks the Seahawks may make in the 2013 NFL Draft. While there are some names that keep coming up as good fits for the Hawks, Carroll and Schneider are notorious for going against the grain and still finding success. A few players that may fit the bill for the Seahawks this year are Kenjon Barner of Oregon, Kyle Long of Oregon, Tyrann Mathieu of LSU, Dallas Thomas of Tennessee, and Ryan Swope of Texas A&M.

Draft predictions! Positions Seahawks need to address next week

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens weighs in tonight on the state of the Hawks prior to the 2013 NFL draft. He weighs in with some draft predictions, his free draft preview, and explains what he thinks are the teams roster weaknesses. He loves the secondary, but says addition of Antoine Winfield in free agency should secure the teams nickelback position. Richard Sherman & Brandon Browner are great, but more depth is needed for starters.

Seattle Seahawks 2013 6 round mock draft – version 1.0

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his first edition of his 7 round 2013 mock draft for the Seahawks. John Schneider and Pete Carroll love this time of year. I’m sure they’re watching film as we type this. Brandon likes guard Kyle Long as their first choice, which falls in the second round. He also likes USC WR Robert Woods and Florida CB Brandon McGee among the 10 draft choices the Seahawks currently possess.

Matt Flynn is a Raider, now the Seahawks search for a replacement

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us his top three candidates for the backup QB spot left empty when Matt Flynn was traded to the Oakland Raiders. Josh Portis is expected to re-sign. Tyler Thigpen leads Jordin’s list of hopeful replacements. He looks to be the least flashy, and most like Russell Wilson’s style of play. The others are two former players Pete Carroll has had some serious man crushes on, Vince Young, and Matt Leinart.

Imagine what Kenjon Barner could do for the Seattle Seahawks

Kenjon Barner has the tools to succeed. (Photo: kval.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Kenjon Barner would be a valuable addition to the Seattle Seahawks. A product of the University of Oregon, Barner has a year of experience as a starter under his belt and has demonstrated excellent speed on the edges and can be a multi-tooled player at the next level. His biggest impact with the Seahawks could potentially be at special teams. Exit Leon Washington. Enter Percy Harvin, & Barner?

Pleading my case for Tyrann Mathieu to be drafted by the Seahawks

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his reasoning why your Hawks should take a run at the Honey Badger. Tyrann Mathieu has killed his draft stock due to his off-field issues and disappointing combine results. This will likely drop him to at least the second or third round, giving the Hawks the opportunity to snag him. Jordin is not saying we should reach on him, but if he is available…Pete Carroll & John Schneider are you listening?

Weighing in on prospective Seahawks 2013 NFL draft picks

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with the top needs, in his opinion, that the Seahawks need to address in the upcoming NFL Draft. The top needs, says Clinton, are TE, OT, OG, and OLB. He gives us two selections per each position, and where he thinks the Seahawks will select them in the draft. Also, he has a wishful thinking selection, but it is highly unlikely that this player will drop far enough in the draft for the Hawks to actually select him.

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