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Seahawks finally make a pick, add Malik McDowell

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The Seahawks took their time, but they’ve finally taken their first player of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Seattle traded down for the third time since the start of the first round when they were on the clock with the 34th pick, but only dropped one spot in the process. They took Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell with that selection.

McDowell’s best game film from his days with the Spartans makes him look like a surefire Top 10 pick, but it is intermixed with several less impressive performances that led teams to take a dim view of taking McDowell that high. The Seahawks will hope that playing alongside Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril helps him take the next step at the professional level.

Thanks to all those trades, they have 10 picks left to fill out their draft class before things wind up on Saturday.

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7 Responses to “Seahawks finally make a pick, add Malik McDowell”
  1. chawk12thman says: Apr 28, 2017 7:43 PM

    Finally a pick. Been waiting a long time. Nerve racking, but trust in front office continues.

    Don’t you just love how mayock and others can’t anticipate or predict anything right? Funny how in years past they seemed so knowledgeable when they got fed info in advance. Now that they aren’t in the loop by NFL policy, they are totally lost.

  2. mkelly534 says: Apr 28, 2017 7:49 PM

    I am very happy with this pick. If Bennett and Avril and Reed can light the fire in McDowell the D Line will be vicious for the Hawks. Kind of stings missing out on King but gambling sometimes costs you

  3. donttrollonme says: Apr 28, 2017 9:56 PM

    One.
    Year.
    Dynasty.

  4. kamthechancellor says: Apr 28, 2017 10:52 PM

    Love this pick. The guy can play all along our defensive line. Need a corner now.

  5. omeimontis says: Apr 29, 2017 2:49 AM

    I thought they were thrilled with DL Jarran Reed, a player they moved up to draft last year. They were singing his praises after drafting him. I guess not. LOL

  6. Drunk Uncle says: Apr 29, 2017 5:46 PM

    He is going to love finishing in second place.

  7. aj66shanghai says: May 2, 2017 4:28 AM

    The rich get richer. The whole defense is predicated on the four-man rush, glad to see they are reloading year after year. That’s the defense that led the league in points allowed 4 years in a row, something that hasn’t happened in most people’s lifetime.

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