The Seattle Seahawks finally took a player in the 2014 NFL draft. Who did they select? This guy:
Paul Richardson, Wide Receiver, Colorado
First the ‘Hawks traded their first round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a second and a fourth. Then, the Seahawks traded one of their second-round picks to the Detroit Lions for a later second round pick, along with a fourth and a seventh. The Seahawks also gave a fifth-round pick to Detroit, which originally came from the Oakland Raiders.
Is everyone keeping up?
Here is what the Seahawks have now in terms of their draft order:
Second round: 13 (45) – Paul Richardson, Wide Receiver, Colorado
Second round: 32 (64)
Fourth round: 8 (108) – From Minnesota Vikings
Fourth round: 11 (111) – From Detroit Lions
Fourth round: 32 (132)
Fifth round: 32 (172)
Sixth round: 32 (208)
Seventh round: 12 (227) – From Detroit Lions
The Seahawks came into the draft with six picks, and now have eight. This was undoubtedly the plan, as John Schneider and Pete Carroll feel more comfortable when they have additional choices.
Stay tuned. More trades may be in Seattle’s future.