206 Clicks: Seahawks Stun Everyone, Mariners Complete Sweep

No one saw this coming. The draft board could not have worked any better in the Seahawks' favor on Thursday night. General Manager John Schneider was even able to trade down to No. 15 and gain two more picks in the process. The Mel Kipers and Todd McShays of the world still believed the Seahawks would either draft Quinton Coples or Melvin Ingram.

However, Pete Carroll and Schneider opted for a different, faster and more controversial pick, Bruce Irvin out of West Virginia. The initial common fan reaction was a mixture of shock, disappointment and confusion. Irvin's off-the-field issues have been documented and he simply was not valued as highly as Coples or Ingram. After the pick settled in the heads of the Seahawks fan base, and Carroll and Schneider explained their thought process, their motives seemed at the least, well-informed. Irvin brings speed — a trait that the Seahawks wanted in a pass-rusher.

Former Bellevue HS standout David DeCastro of Stanford was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 24 in the first round. Despite his status as one of the best offensive guard prospects in recent memory, DeCastro fell all the way to Steelers as teams simply did not have an immediate need at offensive guard.

Rounds two and three continue today. Be sure to follow our StoryStream to stay updated on the Seahawks.

Read more Seattle sports links after the jump.

Thursday's Tweet of the Day:


In other news, I had no idea Terrence Williams was on the Sacramento Kings. Did you? The Seattle-native threw down a ferocious dunk in the Kings' season finale against the Lakers on Thursday night:

T-Will Throw Down (via kingsflix)


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