Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles from the bench against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Welcome to the family The Seattle Seahawks were without a first round pick in an NFL Draft for the 4th time in team history. That of course was a casualty of the Percy Harvin deal. With no first round pick, it makes the next best pick, the second round pick, all that more intriguing. Do the Seahawks go for positions of need or do they draft the best available overall player? Or do they trade down like we have all grown accustomed to? Those questions were answered today as the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft took place. How did the Seahawks do? Here’s what I loved and hated about today’s choices. Round 2 Christine Michael – RB – Texas A&M First of all…wow. And wow for several reasons. First, I didn’t think RB was even a position they wanted to strengthen. There’s a lot to love and a little to hate about the pick of Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M in the last pick of the 2nd round. Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M was picked in the 2nd round What I love Michael is quick. He hits holes with extreme bursts of speed and utilizes a very fast, sharp cut through the holes. His bursts of speed give him a good gap to work with between him and defenders. His speed and momentum help him break tackles, spin out of tackles, or just bounce off of tacklers. With all that being said, while Michael is another version of both Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin, he can still be considered a change of pace back, because he does have that explosive speed. It’s a good feeling knowing that the running game won’t skip much of a beat knowing the backups are prototypes of the starter. Also, Pete Carroll and John Schneider thought enough to draft Michael with their first 2013 pick. In Pete and John I trust. In Christine Michael I trust. What I hate After initial shock and awe wore off, I did more research on Michael. I saw him plenty while he played at Texas A&M thanks to Johnny Manziel. What I did not know was the apparent off the field incidents about this kid. He supposedly has attitude issues which caused him to lose playing time last season. Couple that with a history of injuries and it could be an issue. Word is that he slept through meetings with teams at the Combine and left a bad impression on many. He is definitely a high risk/high reward pick. Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State was the Seahawks 3rd round selection There are also questions about his blocking, receiving, and durability. He doesn’t like to block, is ineffective as a receiver and has not carried more that 160 snaps in a season. Round 3 Jordan Hill – DT – Penn State The Seahawks went more off their needs with this pick. An inside defensive lineman who can get to the quarterback is exactly what the team needed in order to help Brandon Mebane and the slew of DE’s who will be going at the quarterback. What I love This is what the Seahawks needed. Hill’s athleticism allows him to explode off the ball and get into the backfield quickly. He can get to the quarterback in the blink of an eye but he also uses his feet to chase down ball carriers. You cannot say enough about someone who can get to the quarterback like he can. It’s what Seattle was going for in the offseason and they have nailed it since the season ended. He’s athletic, can rush the passer and stop runners. What is there not to love about that? What I hate To be honest, there isn’t a whole lot I don’t like about this pick. My number one dislike is Hill’s lack of strength. He uses his quickness to his advantage, but he lacks strength. When he doesn’t beat his guy off the line, he tends to get pushed back or shoved down due to his lack of strength. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG PAGE IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
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