I talked to Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com about how Seattle graded out in its first day of the draft, and Rang gave the Seahawks high marks for their performance on Saturday.
In particular, Rang was impressed with GM Tim Ruskell's ability to get a first-round pick in next year's draft. Rang believes next year's draft will have more talent than this year, and that with two first-round picks, particularly with Denver's pick and the possibility they could be bad next year, that Seattle could get its quarterback of the future in 2010.
"Basically what it comes down to is you traded a third-and-fourth-round pick in a draft that's not very good, for a first round pick next year, which looks to be like a very good class," Rang said. "It's going to have some talent at quarterback. It's going to have some talent at offensive line – some high-profile positions. So just from the picks standpoint I think they did a very good job that way.
"At the same time, they got my highest rated player at the four spot. They got a guy in Max Unger who I think is the most versatile offensive lineman in the entire draft in the mid portion of the second round. A guy who is going to be able to compete for a starting job immediately."
Rang said Unger is the equivalent of Pork Chop Womack in terms of his versatility.
Rang also said that he believes the Seahawks may have even considered Curry if they had the No. 1 overall pick because he fits an area of immediate need.
On the draft overall, Rang said the Oakland Raiders appear to be the big losers in the draft, reaching for receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey instead of drafting Michael Crabtree, and picking a player in Ohio University safety Mike Mitchell who was the only player drafted on the first day who did not attend the combine.
"To see the Raiders take him (Mitchell) that high was a stunner," Rang said.
Listen to the full interview with Rang here.