The Seahawks finally joined the NFL’s annual selection process this afternoon as they drafted Texas A&M running back Christine Michael with the final pick in the second round – the 62nd pick overall.
The team did not have a selection in Thursday night’s first round, after trading the 25th selection overall to the Vikings last month in the three-pick deal to acquire receiver/runner/returner Percy Harvin. The Seahawks then traded the 56th pick overall in today’s second round to the Ravens – who selected Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown. That’s how they ended up with the 62nd pick that had belonged to the Ravens.
The 5-foot-10, 221-pound Michael joins a group of former second-round draft choices by the Seahawks that includes middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, who led the team in tackles as a rookie last season; wide receiver Golden Tate (2010); All-Pro center Max Unger (2009); tight end John Carlson (2008), who led the team in receiving as a rookie and is now with the Vikings; middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu (2005), the only player in franchise history to lead the team in tackles four consecutive seasons; safety Ken Hamlin (2003); center Kevin Mawae (1994); linebacker Terry Wooden and strong safety Robert Blackmon (1990); wide receiver Brian Blades (1988), the second-leading receiver in franchise history; linebacker Keith Butler (1978), who is second in club history in career tackles; linebacker Terry Beeson, who led the team in tackles three consecutive seasons; and Sherman Smith (1976), the Seahawks’ original running back who now coaches the position for the team.