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A vote against Marshall for Seahawks

3/8/2010

Facebook friend Ryan asked whether I thought the 14th overall choice would be too high a price for Seattle to pay for Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall if Denver agreed to a trade. I think the price would be too high in the absence of other bidders and given the risks associated with Marshall. Seattle should also consider the potential value of a high first-round choice in what appears to be a strong draft.

"Marshall is a perfect fit for Cincinnati, Baltimore, Miami, New England or any team that is close and has a late first-round choice," Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. said when we discussed the possibilities Monday morning. "You have the quarterback in place and Marshall could get you over the hump. I know Seattle is interested, but you are going to have an old quarterback with an in-his-prime receiver who is a liability off the field. I would not take a win-now approach in Seattle."

The last 12 players drafted 14th overall: cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, tackle Chris Williams, cornerback Darrelle Revis, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, safety-turned-linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Tommie Harris, defensive end Michael Haynes, tight end Jeremy Shockey, tackle Kenyatta Walker, tight end Bubba Franks, tackle John Tait and tackle Jason Peter.