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08:07 AM ET 04.27 | What does Luke Kuechly have to do with Seattle's draft? When [Kuechly] went to the Carolina Panthers at No. 9, you knew the Seahawks would bail on the No. 12 pick and trade back. The problem is whom they selected at No. 15. A lot of teams didn't have LB Bruce Irvin in the first round. Some didn't have him in the second round. Pete Carroll felt having Irvin along with an additional fourth- and a sixth-round pick was better than staying at No. 12. The Seahawks would have been better served by continuing to move back and get more picks. If they are right on Irvin and his motor, great. But if they are wrong, they didn't get value back for their trade.

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April 27, 2012  08:13 AM ET

I thougth St Loius did stranger things than that.

April 27, 2012  08:16 AM ET

And Tannehill at 8? Add Miami to 'loser'.

April 27, 2012  08:21 AM ET

And my Giants pick a running back in the first round with two solid OL candidates still on the board. Not what I wanted to see.

April 27, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Pete Carroll was a loser before the draft even started.

April 27, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And my Giants pick a running back in the first round with two solid OL candidates still on the board. Not what I wanted to see.

Me either, but they have a system and they stick to it. I don't think they had first round grades on the remaining OL or WR or the TEs, all areas of need. I suspect they would have preferred Martin.
George Young always said " never take your depth chart into the draft." And remember, they drafted brewer in the fourth round last year at OT and have worked a year with him. It is their way.

April 27, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Pete Carroll was a loser before the draft even started.

+1

April 27, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And Tannehill at 8? Add Miami to 'loser'.

They were already on that list. Blaine Gabbert 2012 isn't going to change anything.

April 27, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Me either, but they have a system and they stick to it. I don't think they had first round grades on the remaining OL or WR or the TEs, all areas of need. I suspect they would have preferred Martin.George Young always said " never take your depth chart into the draft." And remember, they drafted brewer in the fourth round last year at OT and have worked a year with him. It is their way.

After 8 years of living in the States I'm only now starting to understand NFL draft strategies. NY does seem to value their system rather than simply trying to get the highest ranked prospect. Fascinating stuff. Rather intricate too.

I've also noticed a better dental care system here as compared to Britain, but that should not come as much of a suprise to anyone...

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April 27, 2012  08:50 AM ET

my vote is the Browns and Weeden.

April 27, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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my vote is the Browns and Weeden.

All I want to know is how the hell did David DeCastro drop to you guys????

April 27, 2012  09:12 AM ET

I just hope the Texans get a decent TE now that Dreesen is gone.

April 27, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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All I want to know is how the hell did David DeCastro drop to you guys????

Yeah! I thought he would be long gone but thank God he dropped right into our lap!!! 8^D

April 27, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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All I want to know is how the hell did David DeCastro drop to you guys????

I don't know but what a great pick, just what the O line needed!

April 27, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Yeah! I thought he would be long gone but thank God he dropped right into our lap!!! 8^D

I was pretty certain that had the Cowboys not moved up for Claiborne they were going to take him at 14...

Great pick for you guys - another All-Pro lineman.

April 27, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Wati a couple of seasons, the true loser will come out then, not a few hours after the draft.

April 27, 2012  09:31 AM ET

This was a risky pick by Carroll because of Irvin's character issues, but there were bigger head scratching picks than this one last night.

April 27, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I thougth St Loius did stranger things than that.

Actually the Rams were smart in trading down. They wanted Blackmon, but after Jackonville trade up to get him, the Rams thought that it was a good idea to get more draft picks in the second round. Brockers will help the Rams and the defensive line should be the strong part of their team this year.

April 27, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Wati a couple of seasons, the true loser will come out then, not a few hours after the draft.

Damn good point!!!! We on FN don't seem to know as much as a NFL scout.

 
April 27, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

After 8 years of living in the States I'm only now starting to understand NFL draft strategies. NY does seem to value their system rather than simply trying to get the highest ranked prospect. Fascinating stuff. Rather intricate too.I've also noticed a better dental care system here as compared to Britain, but that should not come as much of a suprise to anyone...

Depends on what dentist you go to.

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