Fans and media members had mixed reactions to the Seahawks' first-round pick, Germain Ifed.
After going three straight drafts without selecting a player in the first round, the Seahawks finally got in on the action Thursday, addressing a clear need on the offensive line by taking Germain Ifedi from Texas A&M with the No. 31 pick, acquired in a trade with Denver.
Seahawks in 2016 draft
Round 1, Pick 31
OL Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M | Bio
Round 2, Pick 49
DT Jarran Reed, Alabama | Bio
Round 3, Pick 90
RB C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame | Bio
Round 3, Pick 94
TE Nick Vannett, Ohio State | Bio
Round 3, Pick 97
OL Rees Odhiambo, Boise State | Bio
Round 5, Pick 147
DT Quinton Jefferson, Maryland | Bio
Round 5, Pick 171
RB Alex Collins, Arkansas | Bio
Round 6, Pick 215
C Joey Hunt, TCU | Bio
Round 7, Pick 243
WR Kenny Lawler, Cal | Bio
Round 7, Pick 247
RB Zac Brooks, Clemson | Bio
The pick was met with both critisicm and praise on social media. Some fans were relieved just to see Seattle fill a position of need, while others were upset at the team for passing up on star linebacker and local hero Myles Jack.
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All in all, fans and media members were most impressed by the Hawks’ ability to add a third-round pick, while still adding value in the first round.
Here is what fans and media members are saying about the newest Seahawk: