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Seattle zeroes in on Sanchez

Jared Frank
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With just one week until the NFL draft reshapes rosters for the upcoming season, one of the biggest questions looming is what will the Seattle Seahawks do with the fourth pick?

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There seems to be momentum among expert circles that the ‘Hawks are zeroing in on USC quarterback Mark SanchezJason La Confora writes for the Washington Post, "I continue to hear that the Skins' primary focus is to move up to draft USC quarterback Mark Sanchez".

La Canfora writes Washington has "begun to send out feelers" to find out what it would take to get Seattle pick, and that the Seahawks would likely seek two first-round picks.

If the ‘Skins don't get Sanchez, it's probably they'll try to draft Brian Orakpo if he's available.  The defensive end from Texas has visited Washington, Cleveland, Denver and Houston.  Some believe he'll be taken as high as fifth.

Eric Williams of The News Tribune wrote Thursday the ‘Hawks will take Sanchez at No. 4 to eventually take Matt Hasselbeck's place as the franchise quarterback.  However, he also quoted Rob Rang from NFLDraftScout.com as opining Seattle could still take Aaron Curry, Michael Crabtree, Eugene Monroe or Jason Smith.

The 2009 NFL Draft takes place April 25-26 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  There are seven rounds spread our over two days, and broadcast on NFL Network.  Picks for the first round take place in the following order:

  1. Detroit Lions
  2. St. Louis Rams
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Seattle Seahawks
  5. Cleveland Browns
  6. Cincinnati Bengals
  7. Oakland Raiders
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars
  9. Green Bay Packers
  10. San Francisco 49ers
  11. Buffalo Bills
  12. Denver Broncos
  13. Washington Redskins
  14. New Orleans Saints
  15. Houston Texans
  16. San Diego Chargers
  17. New York Jets
  18. Denver Broncos (from Chicago)
  19. Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  20. Detroit Lions (from Chicago)
  21. Philadelphia Eagles
  22. Minnesota Vikings
  23. New England Patriots
  24. Atlanta Falcons
  25. Miami Dolphins
  26. Baltimore Ravens
  27. Indianapolis Colts
  28. Philadelphia Eagles
  29. New York Giants
  30. Tennessee Titans
  31. Arizona Cardinals
  32. Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Who should the Seahawks take in the first round of the NFL draft?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech - WR)
    20%
    38 votes
    Mark Sanchez (USC - QB)
    41%
    78 votes
    Aaron Curry (Wake Forest - OLB)
    14%
    27 votes
    Eugene Monroe (Virginia - OT)
    11%
    20 votes
    Jason Smith (Baylor - OT)
    8%
    15 votes
    Other
    6%
    12 votes
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