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.
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: