Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll held their annual pre-draft media press conference Tuesday afternoon. No, the Seahawks did not announce who or when they would be drafting on Thursday night. The Seahawks currently have the 21st pick in the first round. Schneider has earned a league-wide reputation as a riverboat gambler who is willing to move down in the draft to acquire more picks.
Seahawks recent first-round trades. The last time the Seahawks used their allocated first-round pick in its original position was in 2011 when the team selected tackle James Carpenter with the 25th pick overall. In the seven drafts s since then, the Seahawks have traded down, out or acquired a veteran player with their pick. Odds are the Seahawks will follow a similar path when Thursday’s draft commences.