With their first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select wide receiver Percy Harvin out of the University of Florida.
OK, not really. But as I’m sure you know by now, the Seahawks are without a first-round pick in this year’s draft after trading the No. 25 overall selection to the Minnesota Vikings last month to acquire the triple-threat runner, returner, receiver Harvin.
Head coach Pete Carroll caught up with the fourth-year receiver in the Seahawks’ “War Room” shortly before the start of tonight’s draft.
“The Seahawks are getting ready for kind of a quiet evening, except we’ve got Percy in the house,” Carroll said. “Percy is really our number one pick this year.”
Harvin already was a first-round draft pick once before, when he was selected by the Vikings with the No. 22 overall choice in the 2009 draft. Tonight, Harvin is fortunate enough to have that honor bestowed upon him once again.
“It’s a blessing for me,” Harvin tells Carroll. “I’m glad to be here and I’m looking forward to taking full advantage of the situation.”
You can watch live coverage of tonight’s first round here on Seahawks.com, as host Tony Ventrella will be joined by several players, coaches, scouts, media members and Sea Gals throughout the broadcast.