At the 2009 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks traded away their second round pick to the Denver Broncos for the Broncos' first round pick in 2010. Denver quickly selected cornerback Alphonso Smith, and the Seahawks gladly tucked the Broncos' first round choice in 2010 into their hip pocket. This trade had two universal effects on the Seattle Seahawks fan base. First, acquiring another first round pick in 2010 strengthened the Seahawks potential to bounce back from a dismal 2008 campaign. First-round picks in the NFL are expected to contribute immediately. Because of this, owning two first round picks opens endless possibilities of acquiring high-end talent, trading up for elite talent, and/or reinvigorating a team that seems to be collectively aging. Second, acquiring Denver's first-round pi ...
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