Seahawks Insider Blog

(Late) morning links: Seahawks still the one

Good morning.

The draft was the most viewed in history, reaching 45.7 million viewers over the three days.

First-round coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft on ESPN and NFL Network drew a combined total viewership of 32.0 million viewers, making it the most-viewed Round 1 ever, according to Nielsen.  The 32.0 million viewers was up 28 percent over last year (25.0 million).

We also set a record for page views Saturday here on the TNT Insider blog. So, the draft continues to grow.

When it was over, the Seahawks remained the Super Bowl favorite, according to

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX 

Seattle Seahawks                                  6/1

Denver Broncos                                    7/1

New England Patriots                            15/2

San Francisco 49ers                              15/2

Green Bay Packers                                12/1

Chicago Bears                                      20/1

Indianapolis Colts                                  20/1

New Orleans Saints                               20/1

Philadelphia Eagles                               22/1

Carolina Panthers                                  28/1

Kansas City Chiefs                                33/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                                33/1

Arizona Cardinals                                  40/1

Atlanta Falcons                                     40/1

Baltimore Ravens                                  40/1

Cincinnati Bengals                                 40/1

Dallas Cowboys                                    40/1

Houston Texans                                    40/1

New York Giants                                   40/1

San Diego Chargers                              40/1

Cleveland Browns                                  50/1

Detroit Lions                                         50/1

Miami Dolphins                                     50/1

Minnesota Vikings                                 50/1

St. Louis Rams                                     50/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                         50/1

Washington Redskins                            50/1

New York Jets                                       66/1

Buffalo Bills                                          75/1

Tennessee Titans                                   75/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                             100/1

Oakland Raiders                                    100/1

To some links:

> Ian Rapoport says the Seahawks traded down once Florida DT Dominique Easley was selected 29th overall by the Patriots.

> 710's Danny O'Neil on what we learned from the Seahawks' draft.

> The 49ers have turned the Alex Smith trade into five players, including Stevie Johnson and Carlos Hyde.

> Peter King's draft wrap.

> The Everett Herald says it's going to be tough for any of the new Seahawks to crack the roster.

> Robert Klemko from MMQB with a nice story on the impact of Michael Sam being drafted.

> Peter King writes about the Bills leaping up to grab Sammy Watkins in a Robert Griffin-esque trade (though, not as steep in cost).