After a late night that ended up with the Seahawks being one of only three teams not to add a player, everyone will be back at it in a few hours at the VMAC, waiting for Seattle to finally get into the action.
Here are a few links to pass the time. …
— Here’s my story recapping Seattle’s trade last night.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer says it all unfolded just the way the Seahawks wanted.
— Here’s a roundup of what the national media had to say about what the rest of the NFC West teams did on the first day.
— Here’s a Take Two recounting the story of Doug Baldwin, for whom the draft turned out to mean very little.
— More on how the NFC West fared on day one.
— ESPN with more on Seattle’s trade.
— The Seahawks reportedly visited with veteran DE Andre Carter, a former star at Cal, earlier this week.
— The NFL reports it got record-setting TV ratings for the first round of the draft. That might only encourage the league to stay with the later date:
record-setting ratings coming in for 1st round of #nfldraft. combined 8.64 prelim rating, up 50% from '13
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) May 9, 2014
— Finally, speaking of Baldwin, here’s a view of the Super Bowl through his video camera: