Seattle has traded the 37 pick in the NFL draft for the Denver Bronco's 2010 first round pick. This is classic Ruskell to see a list still full of talent and know better than to lock in on his guy. This is absolutely incredible value. Denver has no defense, and without its elite young quarterback its guaranteed to be bad. I am jumping out of my skin with excitement. Ruskell has not only won this draft with this one move, he has fixed the need for a great quarterback of the future. Even if the Broncos do not fail as badly as they probably will, Seattle could package both picks to move up and get the quarterback they want. Fantastic move for Ruskell. FANTASTIC.
Update: Don't count out Seattle trading back into the second. If they had a list heavy with second round talent, they could have traded out of the early second only to trade back into the late second.
Here's some more details about Denver and their chance to improve.
San Diego and Kansas City were the two least lucky teams in the NFL. San Diego was -3.4 wins unlucky, Kansas City was -2.9 wins unlucky.
Before we factor in the loss of Jay Cutler, we can already expect this team to be worse. An 8-8 team, minus their very best player, their very best player that was a young, improving franchise quarterback, was lucky to win as many as they did last year.
It's no stretch to say Seattle traded an early second round pick for an early first round pick.
Update II: If you're looking for a shadow team to follow, try the Broncos' opponents.