RENTON, Wash. (AP) — While the Seattle Seahawks hold the No. 12 pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, one thing general manager John Schneider has shown in his first two seasons as Seattle’s draft guru is his ability to find players in the later rounds.
Whether it was safety Kam Chancellor, cornerback Richard Sherman or linebacker K.J. Wright, some of Seattle’s biggest successes the past two drafts have come in the later rounds.
That’s why it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Seahawks try to trade out of the 12th spot to acquire picks later in the draft. But if Seattle stays at No. 12, the areas of need would appear to be adding depth at linebacker and finding another defensive end with pass-rushing skills.