Did you miss the 2011 NFL Draft? If so, we've got you covered with a rundown of the Seattle Seahawks selections. We'll begin with the results of the draft before going into depth and giving each pick their own post with a more thorough breakdown. This will serve as our base-line and allow us to get to know the new Seahawks to find out just what we've got on our hands.
Here are the Seahawks picks from the 2011 NFL Draft.
First Round, Pick No. 25: James Carpenter, tackle, Alabama.
Carpenter was a pick that left many saying "Woah" and "Who?" when the selection was announced. By now we know who he is: A run-blocking tackle that will play on the right side of the Seahawks line. Carpenter also immediately won me over with what he did the morning after the draft.
Third Round, Pick No. 75. John Moffitt, guard, Wisconsin.
An interior lineman with a mean streak. Moffitt has already been called a mauler and should play at the right guard spot as soon as this coming season.
Fourth Round, Pick No. 99. K.J. Wright, linebacker, Mississippi State.
A bit of a speedster at linebacker, Wright will likely play on the outside. This pick was called a reach, but he may be underrated. He also had an interesting draft-day story.
Fourth Round, Pick No. 107. Kris Durham, wide receiver, Georgia.
At 6-foot-4, Durham is a big red zone target. He may serve as depth behind Mike Williams on the outside
Fifth Round, Pick No. 154. Richard Sherman, defensive back, Stanford.
Pete Carroll knew Sherman well and recruited him to play at USC. Sherman spurned him, choosing Stanford, and played with a chip on his shoulder in an effort to take down the Trojan dynasty.
Fifth Round, Pick No. 156. Mark LeGree, safety, Appalachian State.
He's a small school guy, but boy was he productive. LeGree led the FCS in interceptions last season and is a quick safety.
Sixth Round, Pick No. 173. Byron Maxwell, defensive back, Clemson.
Maxwell figures to play on special teams at the NFL-level, at least to start. He appears to be destined for the gunner spot and has an affinity for blocking kicks.
Seventh Round, Pick No. 205. Lazarius Levingston, defensive tackle, LSU.
Well, the Seahawks finally picked a defensive lineman, but he appears to be little more than depth.
Seventh Round, Pick No. 242. Malcolm Smith, linebacker, USC.
Smith brings more speed to the table and is mighty fast for an outside linebacker. He's a workout warrior and a physical freak.
We'll be back with more on each of these players in our NFL Draft results StoryStream. Check out our 2011 NFL Draft grades to see some of the initial assessments of the class. For a look back on the draft that was, check out our 2011 NFL Draft StoryStream. For even more on the draft and the Seahawks pick, head on over to Field Gulls, where Danny Kelly has been poring over notes and evaluating the draft class.