If you thought that the Seattle Seahawks trading down five spots from #26 to #31 with the Atlanta Falcons was the end of Seattle’s wheeling and dealing on day one of the 2017 NFL Draft, you were dead wrong. They traded out of the first round altogether, dropping to pick #34 and giving the San Francisco 49ers the 31st selection, which they used on Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster.
Seattle also picked up one of San Francisco’s fourth-rounders, slotting in at #111. So the Seahawks made no draft picks tonight, but did gain three picks combined from the Falcons and 49ers. Still available on the board for the Seahawks are Kevin King, Forrest Lamp, and Obi Melifonwu.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Seattle forgoing a first round pick for the fourth time in the last five years.
I'm calling it again we are going to get cam watch— jarran reed (@1j_reed) April 28, 2017
Did we trade out of the first 12s???— jarran reed (@1j_reed) April 28, 2017
I know our intentions, Pete and John got something up them Secret sleeves of theirs.— Frank Clark (@TheRealFrankC_) April 28, 2017
3 pick slide is ok-— DAVIS HSU (@DavisHsuSeattle) April 28, 2017
So Seattle said I'm cool on the first round huh lol— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 28, 2017
John Schneider is the biggest baddest tease in pro sports— John Fraley (@johndavidfraley) April 28, 2017
Find someone who loves you the way John Schneider hates first round picks— Chris (@30AcreFortress) April 28, 2017
If Seattle ever hosted the NFL draft, John Schneider would probably still trade out of the first round.— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) April 28, 2017
the seahawks traded out of the first? pic.twitter.com/mV8mGkWgCi— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) April 28, 2017
Shout-out to all the international Seahawks fans who woke up early and it's like 7 AM for them now.— Michael Sawyer (@Michael_Sawyer) April 28, 2017
was a good day- the 2nd trade was less risky because it was only 3 slots down-— DAVIS HSU (@DavisHsuSeattle) April 28, 2017
Laugh but Pete Carroll's going to get three Dalvin Cooks in the second round— CONWAY TWEETY (@edsbs) April 28, 2017
Related: NFL Draft 2017 1st Round open thread