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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Draft scene from Seahawks headquarters

By Mike Sando

RENTON, Wash. -- A buzz is rising in the Seattle Seahawks' draft media room as the main event approaches.

Radio shows are broadcasting live from this room, with others taking their spots at tables like the one I'm using here.

The whiteboard in front of the room features rows for each round of the draft and columns for all 32 teams. A member of the media relations staff places the appropriate magnetic cards with players' names onto the board as teams make their picks. There's space for an eighth round on the board -- presumably left over from years past.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider popped in a few minutes ago. I also ran across senior executive Scot McCloughan, the former San Francisco 49ers GM, a bit earlier. Their prep work is finished, and now they wait.

I'll be heading over to our "Countdown Live" conversation shortly. See you there.