RENTON, Wash. (AP) Forgive Seattle general manager John Schneider for being a bit antsy going into this NFL draft. In fact, the Seahawks boss may be downright annoyed at having just four picks.
Seattle's four selections entering the draft - picks in the first, third, fourth and fifth rounds - are on track to be the fewest the Seahawks have ever made, behind making five picks in 1994 and 1997. The Seahawks' first selection is set to be at No. 21 in the first round, but no one expects them to stay there. It's not Schneider's style, and especially in a year when moving back once, twice, maybe even three times could land Seattle the second- and third-day picks it truly covets.
But for now, it's just four spots Schneider has to fill. For all the jokes he may tell about wanting to put a sticker up saying "Duane Brown" when the second round comes around and there's no pick for Seattle to make, the lack of picks entering the draft is unlike anything Schneider and his staff have faced in their tenure.