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Morning links: Draft day is finally here

Well, draft day is here and there’s still no real consensus on what the Seattle Seahawks will do when they are on the clock for their first pick.

A lot of what Seattle does depends on what happens with Washington and Kansas City in front of them. My story today deals with the potential scenarios available for Seattle in the first round and the important of this draft for head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

Greg Johns of says to look for the Seahawks to do a lot of maneuvering in this year’s draft, something that is in Schneider’s blood.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times ask what NFL coach other than Pete Carroll would send musical tweets as hints to who his team is drafting, as Carroll did on Wednesday.

Clare Farnsworth of talks to Sean Locklear, Will Herring and Matt Hasselbeck about their draft experience.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports asks if Clemson running back C.J. Spiller is tough enough to run inside.

Marcus Trufant and Roy Lewis and a couple other Seahawks help out in a rehabilitation project at Holy Rosary School in Tacoma as part of National Rebuilding Day.

Dan Graziano of NFL Fanhouse reports that Washington is still in negotiations with St. Louis to potentially move up and select Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford.

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News put out his final mock draft this morning, and it looks a little different that most mock drafts I have seen. But take a look at it, because Gosselin is considered one of the best in the business. He has Seattle taking Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Williams at No. 6 and Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews at No. 14.

Chris Steuber of has Seattle selecting Tennessee safety Eric Berry at No. 6 and Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis at No. 14. Interesting choices there, but I really don’t see either of those picks happening. I think six is too high to pick a safety, based on their durability in the league and the amount that you would have to pay them at No. 6. And I think Davis has work ethic and maturity issues, and would not be a good fit in Seattle.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network has Seattle selecting Trent Williams at No. 6 and C.J. Spiller at No. 14.

Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated lists 16 veterans that could be traded on draft day, with Baltimore offensive tackle Jared Gaither at the top of the list. No Seahawks here, but if Seattle takes a running back early Julius Jones could be vulnerable.

With the draft becoming nearly as big as the Super Bowl, what would this event be without the opportunity to bet? Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post breaks down the possibilities with Dave Staley of