Good morning, Seahawks fans, and welcome to day three of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Yesterday, the Seahawks took Texas A&M running back Christine Michael with the 62nd overall pick in round two and added Penn State defensive lineman Jordan Hill with the 87th overall pick in round three.
Heading into today, the Seahawks hold 10 draft picks – No. 123 (4th round), No. 138 (5th round), No. 158 (5th round), No. 165 (5th round), No. 194 (6th round), No. 199 (6th round), No. 220 (7th round), No. 231 (7th round), No. 241 (7th round) and No. 242 (7th round).
We’ll get started with all of that beginning at 9 a.m. PT, but in the meantime here’s a look at what’s “out there” about the Seahawks after day one and two of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times has a look at the Seahawks’ unconventional approach to draft day.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune details the Seahawks’ selection of Michael in round two.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald recaps day two of the Seahawks’ draft.
Danny O’Neil of 710Sports.com rehashes the Seahawks’ selections of Michael and Hill in the draft’s second and third rounds.
ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando has his story on the Seahawks’ moves from day two of the draft at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com has his list of the 10 best remaining players in the 2013 draft.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com’s Around the League has his take on winners and losers from day two of the draft.
NFL.com has an updated look at every pick made so far in the 2013 draft.
Once again, we’ll be streaming live coverage of rounds 4-7 with Seahawks Insider Tony Ventrella here at Seahawks.com, which is where you can also find Clare Farnsworth’s recap of what transpired on day two of the draft for Seattle.
You can stay connected and up to date with all of the Seahawks’ draft picks by tuning in to our Draft Central page.
And like yesterday’s cyber surfing post, we leave you with several reactions from Seahawks players and coaches as they watched the day’s picks pour in.
Christine Michael raved about his pre-draft visit with the Seattle Seahawks. But what was it that he found so attractive when it comes to the Emerald City and their professional football team?
“The whole city, man,” Michael said in a conference call with reporters shortly after the Seahawks made him their first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. “Pete Carroll, the GM, the players, the coaches, Earl Thomas – who’s from Orange, Texas, a 409-kid like me. Everybody seemed so legit, so loyal, so down to earth. It just felt like a great place to be. ”
And now Michael is a part of that atmosphere. The 5-10, 221-pound back out of Texas A&M who says he would compare his own game to that of new-teammate Marshawn Lynch was a marvel at the NFL Combine. He ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash and recorded the highest vertical jump (43 inches) and longest broad jump (125 inches) among all running backs at the pre-draft workout.
“I finally get to live my dream,” Michael said. “Playing pro ball has been my dream since day one. I couldn’t wait to get to the League and do it for my family, and for my daughter.”
Eleven days ago, after his visit with the Seahawks, Michael tweeted: