Day 2 Diary

Hey Draft fans! How about that first round? The picks came so fast and furious that they're considering having Paul Walker read the picks next year. Or maybe even Rocky "Dwayne" Johnson.

Now Day 2 is here!  Where will the Seahawks go with their picks today?  Share your thoughts all day long!

Pete's Players to Watch

Day 2 is upon us.  Time to debut the PPTW List.  Read more for the select few who have made the list.


Let's Get Ready to DRAFT!

The 2012 NFL Draft will be underway in moments.  Be sure to check back for comments throughout the night and share your own thoughts.  But, hey, enough of my yackin'.  Whattaya say?  Let's boogie!.

Draftv Day Buzz

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Draft Eve Mock

1.       Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2.       Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3.       Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4.       Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

5.       Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6.       St. Louis Rams – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St

7.       Jacksonville Jaguars – Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

8.       Miami Dolphins –  Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St

9.       Carolina Panthers – Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

10.   Buffalo Bills – Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11.   Kansas City Chiefs – David DeCastro, G, Stanford

12.   Seattle Seahawks – Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

13.   Arizona Cardinals – Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

14.   Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, S, Alabama

15.   Philadelphia Eagles – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

16.   New York Jets – Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

17.   Cincinnati Bengals – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

18.   San Diego Chargers – Michael Brockers, DT/DE, LSU

19.   Chicago Bears – Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

20.   Tennessee Titans – Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

21.   Cincinnati Bengals – Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama

22.   Cleveland Browns – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

23.   Detroit Lions – Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia

24.   Pittsburgh Steelers – Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

25.   Denver Broncos – Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan St

26.   Houston Texans – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

27.   New England Patriots – Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise St

28.   Green Bay Packers – Nick Perry, OLB, USC

29.   Baltimore Ravens – Peter Konz, G/C, Wisconsin

30.   San Francisco 49ers – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

31.   New England Patriots – Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

32.   New York Giants – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford


Mountain out of a Tannehill

Mustacheers, let me be the first (and only) to apologize for the lack of draft coverage this year. I have no excuse to keep my expertise from you, our dedeicated readers. I would like to appeal specifically to one Robert Bateman. Mr. Bateman, I know that you pride yourself on carefully placed, and precisely worded, barbs in reference to my posts. I apologize for giving you inadequate opportunities to throw my inadequate commentary back in my face. Having said that, Alex Smith still has very small hands and no Seahawk has ever cried his eyes out after catching a touchdown. But I'm veering away from the real reason of my post. I wanted to touch on one Ryan Tannehill. This jerk has somehow worked his way in to the discussion of being a top 5 pick. Some former NFL execs are even saying that teams will need to trade to #3 to draft him. I would like to appeal to any team in the first round: do not draft Ryan Tannehill. He is a second round quarterback. I understand that QB is the most important position in football, but just because you don't have a great QB doesn't mean you NEED to spend your first round pick there. I reviewed the tape from the Meineke Car Care Bowl (Northwestern v. Texas A&M) and the following are my exact notes taken from the game. Please read them and decide if you'd like Mr. Tannehill as your QB. .
First Quarter
Tannehill threw an out route to the inside shoulder. Dangerous to put that throw there.
Threw a strike while rolling to his right. Nice zip on the ball.
Receivers dropped a few passes.

Second Quarter
Almost overthrew a screen.
Throwing a lot of quick WR screens. Big deal.
Takes some snaps under center.
Nice half-fade for the TD. Got the ball out on time. Could have thrown it a bit further though.

Third Quarter
Nice play action out of his own end zone. No panic. Threw right to the spot he needed to.
Rolled right and threw it directly to the underneath LB. LB dropped the INT.
In the 3rd Q this year, 6 picks and only 3 TDs.
Too many screens. Tough to say his completion % is solid if he throws this many dink and dunk passes.

Fourth Quarter
Rolled right and put too much float on ball for his TE. Defender was able to make a play on the ball and pick it off. Could have put it a bit further for a big gain.
A&M let a lot of teams come back on them this year. I don’t like a QB who can’t put together a drive or two when his team is letting the game slip away. Makes me question his composure and leadership skills.

Snaps the ball with 10 on the play clock and throws a route that runs his receiver right to the sidelines. They’re up 8 with 3:50 left.
Nice strike and zip on a 3rd down pass that they really needed.
Game clinching 3rd down completion was put in the perfect spot just over the coverage. Nice play by the WR to catch the ball.