Having the draft in prime time is awesome. Especially for owners and managers who need the luxury of having almost another 24 hours before starting the second round. This could make teams a lot more comfortable with trading picks around and less likely to feel like they may be panicking. This could mean good news for teams like us who no longer have a pick in the second round. While I am beginning to understand trading for Ryan Mathews, a second round pick is going to make our mouths water as we wait and wait until the 27th pick of round three. Especially if defensive tackles keep flying off the shelves the way they have been.
The fact is, though it has it’s flaws, that the Buffalo Bills taking C.J. Spiller may have upset the status quo a little. That move, though unusual because Buffalo is so deep at running back, set everybody in places like Seattle’s sights on Mathews. The Seahawks definitely need a running back and it was obviously the direction they would take next after taking Russel Okung with the sixth overall pick. Though it may look like it was done in a bit of a panic, I can see the logic behind it. Plus it’s too late to question the right or wrong of it. At this point folks, it simply is.
However, that doesn’t rule out hope for us trading back into the second round for either Terrence Cody or Linval Joseph. They would be the best players to put in that nose tackle spot in our defense that Jamal Williams left behind. You never know, people. We could see a few more abrupt trades like we did yesterday. The Rams are on the clock now, so let’s wait and see what happens.