Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Headline: Seahawks 2nd round pick Seattle’s first pick in the 2013 draft (62nd overall) The Seattle Seahawks chose to trade their second round pick to the Baltimore Ravens, who selected ILB/OLB Arthur Brown.  In exchange, the Seahawks received the Ravens’ second round pick (62nd overall), as well as a fifth rounder (165 overall) and a sixth rounder (199 overall). Name: Christine Michael Position: Running back College: Texas A&M Height: 5’10″ Weight: 220 lbs 40 yard dash: 4.54 Christine Michael chosen 62nd overall in the 2nd round Take the good with the bad when it comes to Christine Michael. (Photo: Ronald Martinez) I have to be honest; I am not a big fan of this pick.  I made it no secret that I wanted to see the Seahawks address their need at WLB; however, that is not my biggest problem with the pick. My problem is that Michael has been a trouble-maker in the past.  He got ejected for “throwing a punch” at an opposing player and was suspended for a game.  Christine also took to twitter and was critical of his coaches. Then there is his performance at the combine.  He blew people away with his physical abilities, but he overslept and missed some team interviews. It is clear that this kid is extremely talented, so Seattle better hope that Marshawn Lynch can mentor the young man and help him become a professional. Otherwise, the Seahawks are going to have a serious issue on their hands, much like Buffalo did with Lynch in his younger years. This is a high-risk, high-reward type pick.  If he can put the past behind him and become a pro, Christine will be a starting running back in the NFL.  Lynch is 27 now, and Michael could be the replacement when Marshawn’s contract is up in two years. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock had this analysis of the pick. “He’s got some off the field issues, but boy is he gifted.” Hugh Millen live on KJR tonight said “The word is he has really been an attitude problem. His work ethic has been questioned time and time again, but people rave about his RAW athletism. He’s not considered to be a willing blocker in pass pro.” CBS Analysis – They give the pick a B+. “Arguably the most gifted runner in the class.” The Seahawks still had one more pick today. Third: 25th, No. 87 overall — (Jordan Hill) And 10 picks tomorrow. Fourth: 26th, No. 123 overall Fifth: 5th, No. 138 overall (From Raiders in Matt Flynn trade) Fifth: 25th, No. 158 overall Fifth: 32nd, No. 165 overall (Trade when Ravens moved up from 62 to 56) Sixth: 26th, No. 194 overall Sixth: 31st, No. 199 overall (Trade when Ravens moved up from 62 to 56) Seventh: 14th, No. 220 overall (From Saints in Barrett Ruud trade) Seventh: 25th, No. 231 overall Seventh: 35th, No. 241 overall (Compensatory) Seventh: 36th, No. 242 overall (Compensatory) Go Seahawks! CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG PAGE IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
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