NFL Draft order shifts could still happen during second-round coverage. As Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft gets ready to begin, it’s worth noting that the Seattle Seahawks still have 11 selections left to make. As it was eloquently reported on Seahawks.com Friday (May 1), the first-round selection for the Seahawks was basically Jimmy Graham. The team dealt the No. 31 overall selection, along with center Max Unger to acquire Graham from the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks also got a fourth-round selection (No. 112) from the Saints to finish the deal.
As revealed by NFL.com, the Tennessee Titans have the first selection of the second-round. This is the case because the team tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Bucs won the tie-breaker to select Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. Now the teams switch spots for Round 2, with Tampa Bay now slotted to have the second pick in the round. The Buccaneers are followed by the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, and Washington Redskins (in that order). Finishing out the top 10 second-round selections are the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, St. Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons.
The Seattle Seahawks finally appear in the 2015 NFL Draft order at pick No. 31 of the second-round. It is the 63rd selection overall, and there are a lot of questions about which direction the team will go with this pick. There are a number of holes on the current roster, leaving many NFL analysts with only guesses that the team will target a receiver or a cornerback. It’s also possible that the NFL Draft order could change if the Seahawks deal linebacker Bruce Irvin. The team might look to move up in the second-round order if another franchise is keen on acquiring him.
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots to sign with the New York Jets. When top tier free agents leave a team, that team typically acquires a compensatory pick in the following draft. At the end of the third-round, the 2015 NFL Draft order has three additional selections. The New England Patriots (No. 97), Kansas City Chiefs (No. 98), and Cincinnati Bengals (No. 99), each received a compensatory pick that could add some good talent to the team.
The Seattle Seahawks have one second-round selection (63rd overall), and one third-round selection (95th overall) before things get really interesting. The Seahawks then have three four-round selections (112th, 130th, and 134th overall), two fifth-round selections (167th and 170th overall), three sixth-round selections (181st, 209th, and 214th overall), and one seventh-round pick (248th overall). Head coach Pete Carroll has an opportunity to add a lot of talent through those picks, or it could mean some draft-day trades are coming.
While it is expected that the 2015 NFL Draft order sets up teams like the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to leave Chicago with a lot of talent, trades involving picks from the second-round and later could really shake things up. With 11 picks in tow, it would actually be more surprising for the Seattle Seahawks to make no trades than for the team to deal some of those picks.
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