(SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Graham is a pretty good first-round pick and that's how the defending NFC champion Seahawks will spin things as they wait for their first selection, which will be 63rd overall unless general manager John Schneider moves back up.
Seattle acquired the game's best pass-catching tight end from the Saints for the 31st overall selection as well as Pro Bowl-level center Max Unger. Russell Wilson could certainly use more playmakers like Graham around him but losing one of his few top-tier offensive linemen has to be a concern.
You almost have to go the best available route when there are 62 players off the board before you select but if a decent prospect at wide receiver or on the offensive line falls to them, the Seahawks may be forced to ignore their horizontal board and reach for a need.
2014 Record: 12-4
Top Needs: WR, OL, CB, DL
First Three Picks: No. 63, No. 95, No. 112
Number of Selections: 11 (2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7)
RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2014 - none; 2013 - none; 2012 - Bruce Irvin (DE, West Virginia); 2011 - James Carpenter (OT, Alabama); 2010 - Russell Okung (OT, Oklahoma State), Earl Thomas (S, Texas); 2009 - Aaron Curry (LB, Wake Forest); 2008 - Lawrence Jackson (DE, USC); 2007 - none; 2006 - Kelly Jennings (CB, Miami- Florida); 2005 - Chris Spencer (C, Ole Miss)