Coach Pete Carroll, left, and general manager John Schneider currently have just four selections in this spring’s seven-round NFL draft. That the Seahawks’ fewest since they took over the team in 2010. Their habit of draft trades down in and even out of the first round in previous years is an imperative in this one.
Coach Pete Carroll, left, and general manager John Schneider currently have just four selections in this spring’s seven-round NFL draft. That the Seahawks’ fewest since they took over the team in 2010. Their habit of draft trades down in and even out of the first round in previous years is an imperative in this one. Elaine Thompson AP
Coach Pete Carroll, left, and general manager John Schneider currently have just four selections in this spring’s seven-round NFL draft. That the Seahawks’ fewest since they took over the team in 2010. Their habit of draft trades down in and even out of the first round in previous years is an imperative in this one. Elaine Thompson AP

Gregg Bell is the Seahawks and NFL writer for The News Tribune. In January 2019 he was named the Washington state sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He started covering the NFL in 2002 as the Oakland Raiders beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. The Ohio native began covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season of 2005. In a prior life he graduated from West Point and served as a tactical intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, so he may ask you to drop and give him 10.