2012 NFL Draft, Round One. The Seattle Seahawks, freshly removed from two 7-9 seasons, traded back with the Philadelphia Eagles from #12 to #15 to await their chance at improving their roster.
They had already had a busy off-season. They signed free agent Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn and Tennessee Titans DT Jason Jones, while re-signing “Beast Mode” RB Marshawn Lynch and DE Red Bryant.
The Seahawks were rumored to be interested specifically in QB Ryan Tannehill and, perhaps more realistically, LB Luke Kuechly. But the Miami Dolphins picked up Tannehill with the 8th overall selection, while the Carolina Panthers snagged Kuechly right afterwards at nine.
With the addition of Flynn, the hopeful return to health of WR Sidney Rice, and the re-signing of Lynch, perhaps the Seahawks could give OL coach Tom Cable another top prospect up front, especially after allowing 50 sacks despite finishing 25th in pass attempts in 2011. The Seahawks used a 2009 2nd round pick on C Max Unger, th...