The Seattle Seahawks, represented by longtime MHR Member WABronco, select....
BRIAN BROHM, QB - LOUISVILLE
G.M. - WABronco -- Seattle GM Tim Ruskell justifies this pick with the following:
a) Clear case of Best Player Available. Brohm was a consensus top prospect last season and going into this season, and getting him at the end of the first makes a lot of sense.
b) Making this pick gives Seattle valuable depth behind the second of their two most important players, the first being Walter Jones. This allows them to remain competitive for longer than their present, perceived window. Also, this gives Jim Mora Jr. a young QB to mold under once his tenure begins after the following season.
c) He's a good fit in the WCO. Smart, extremely accurate pocket passer.
d) WR such as Devin Thomas and Desean Jackson, as well as DE's like Calais Campbell were strong considerations here but Brohm's value wins out. Seattle has young players at both WR and DE, and they have proven especially adept at developing receivers from later in the draft (DJ Hackett, Courtney Taylor, Ben Obomanu).
The Draft So Far --
#1 - Miami Dolphins - DE Chris Long, Virginia
#2 - St. Louis Rams - OT Jake Long, Michigan
#3 - Atlanta Falcons - DT Glen Dorsey, LSU
#4 - Oakland Raiders - RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
#5 - Philadelphia Eagles(via Trade w/ K.C. Chiefs) - DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio St.
#6 - New York Jets - DB Leodis McKelvin, Troy St.
#7 - New England Patriots - CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, Tennessee State
#8 - Baltimore Ravens - QB Matt Ryan, Boston College
#9 - Cincinnati Bengals - DT Sedrick Ellis, USC
#10 - New Orleans Saints - CB Mike Jenkins, USF
#11 - Buffalo Bills - WR Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
#12 - Minnesota Vikings(via trade with Denver) - DE Derrick Harvey, Florida
#13 - Carolina Panthers - OT Ryan Clady, Boise St.
#14 - Chicago Bears - RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois
#15 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers(via Trade w/ Detroit) - LB Keith Rivers, USC
#16 - Arizona Cardinals - DE/LB Quentin Groves, Auburn
#17 - Denver Broncos - OT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt
#18 - Houston Texans - CB Aqib Talib, Kansas
#19 - Kansas City Chiefs - OG Branden Albert, Virginia
#20 - Detroit Lions - RB Jonathon Stewart, Oregon
#21 - Washington Redskins - WR Limas Sweed, Texas
#22 - Dallas Cowboys - RB Felix Jones, Arkansas
#23 - Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh
#24 - Tennessee Titans - WR Mario Manningham, Michigan
#25 - Seattle Seahawks - QB Brian Brohm, Louisville
The Rest of the 1st Round --
26. Jacksonville (11-5) -- Claaaaas
27. San Diego (11-5) -- Brian
28. Dallas (13-3) -- jlwyatt6767
29. San Francisco (from Indianapolis) (13-3) -- braekneck
30. Green Bay (13-3) -- PoorBoyWilly
31. NO PICK -- BroncoDude793
32. New York Giants (10-6) -- Russ