The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft came to a close on Thursday night after the Seahawks traded the 32nd pick in the draft to the Minnesota Vikings.
With the No. 32 pick, the Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville.
The Seahawks received the No. 40 pick in the second round and the 108th pick in the fourth round as a result of the trade.
The first round of the draft was exciting on all spectrums.
The Houston Texans, who had the No. 1 pick in the draft, selected DE Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina to the surprise of no one.
The Cleveland Browns were busy making three trades in the first round and ultimately landed Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick in the draft.
The NFC West upgraded highly in the first round, making Seattle’s rival opponents will be even tougher next season.
The St. Louis Rams drafted OT Greg Robinson with the No. 2 pick and then added DT Aaron Donald 11 picks later.
Donald, a defensive tackle, could pose a number of problems for the Seahawks next season by forcing a lot of pressure on Russell Wilson. He may be one of the difference makers when Seattle plays the Rams next season.
The Arizona Cardinals originally had the No. 20 pick in the draft, but they traded back to No. 27 in a swap with the New Orleans Saints. Arizona also received a third round pick in the trade.
With the 27th pick, the Cardinals took Deone Buccanon, a safety out of Washington State. He will make a great Cardinals secondary even better as he joins Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and Antonio Cromartie in the desert.
A few picks ahead of the Seahawks were the San Francisco 49ers, who picked S Jimmie Ward from NIU.
The Seahawks did not have a first round draft pick last year. Their first selection was Christine Michael, from Texas A&M, in the second round.
In 2012, the Seahawks drafted Bruce Irvin in the first round of the draft. Irvin, out of West Virginia, was the 15th overall player taken in the draft.