12th Man Rising: Live Draft Diary (Day Two)

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Link: Live Draft Diary (Day One)

5:11 PM: The draft is officially over. I’ve been busy all day, but I’ve been able to keep track of what the Seahawks have been doing. It was good to see them draft a quarterback in the sixth round (Mike Teel), and all of their picks in the seventh round offer a lot of value. I’ll be posting more later tonight covering the draft! Thanks for all of the comments this weekend, 12th Man.

10:15 AM: The Seahawks don’t have another pick coming up anytime soon, so I’m going to take a break here. Hopefully I’ll make it back in time for their later selections. More analysis and thoughts on Seattle’s draft coming soon!

9:39 AM: I just checked my entries, and noticed something: prior to Seattle trading up to select Deon Butler, I noted the run on wide receivers. That particular run on receivers might have forced Seattle into action; they may have felt that Butler wouldn’t last much longer and traded into the third round to select him.

9:27 AM: The Browns just selected Kaluka Maiava from USC. How many NFL-worthy linebackers does Southern Cal have?!

9:16 AM: We’re officially into the fourth round. The Cowboys opened the round by selecting QB Stephen McGee from Texas A&M.

9:07 AM: The Seahawks must have been pretty high on Butler; they gave up quite a bit to move back into the third round. He seems like a small, quick receiver who can contribute on special teams and could develop into a good slot receiver.

9:01 AM: The Seahawks gave up fifth- and seventh-round picks (137th and 213th overall), plus a 2010 third-round pick for the 91st overall selection from Philadelphia.

8:56 AM: Rashad Johnson, the safety from Alabama, just went to the Arizona Cardinals. Good pick, great value late in the third round.

8:54 AM: Deon Butler fits the mold of a Ruskell pick. He is a four-year starter who led the Nittany Lions last season with 47 receptions for 810 yards and seven touchdowns. He is only 5’9″, but he is strong and has long arms. I’m interested to see what the Seahawks had to give away to move back up into the third round.

8:45 AM: The Seahawks just moved back into the third round, and drafted wide receiver Deon Butler from Penn State. More on this in a few minutes …

8:24 AM: Four wide receivers just came off the board. Derrick Williams (Det), Brandon Tate (NE), Mike Wallace (Pit), and Ramses Barden (NYG). Barden is a HUGE receiver at 6’6″, 227 pounds. The Giants definitely found a big target for Eli to play with.

8:21 AM: Looking back at yesterday’s events, here is what one Broncos blogger wrote about the Denver-Seattle trade in the second round (2010 first rounder for Alphonso Smith):

“Like the player, hate the cost. This was a weak draft class to begin with; why trade a potentially high – possibly top 10 – first round draft pick next year for a second round corner this year? I’m livid at whoever suggested and green lit this trade; it should have been laughed out of the Broncos’ war room.”

8:11 AM: The Lions just selected wide receiver Derrick Williams from Penn State. Good pick, I thought he would be a nice fit in Seattle.

8:10 AM: The second day moves much faster, it is kind of nice. In just over an hour, we’re already up to pick 82.

8:01 AM: ESPN is interviewing San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary right now. They’ve really brought in some nice offensive prospects in WR Michael Crabtree and now (in the third round) RB Glen Coffee.

7:58 AM: A couple of noteworthy selections in the third round thus far … the Chicago Bears used the pick obtained from the Seahawks to draft DT Jarron Gilbert, the athletic lineman best known for jumping out of a pool on YouTube. The Cincinnati Bengals selected DE Michael Johnson, who many viewed as a potential top ten pick prior to the NFL Combine and other processes.

7:54 AM: I’ve been up for a couple of hours now, and I’m still excited about the players the Seahawks drafted yesterday. Not to mention they got an additional first-round pick next year from Denver.

7:50 AM: First thought … it is way too early for me to be doing this. Second thought … the Seahawks won’t be picking for awhile. Their next pick is in the fifth round.