- Terry Blount, ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter
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The Sound-off Saturday voters have spoken loud and clear. You want the Seattle Seahawks to select Oregon center Hroniss Grasu with their first draft pick, which comes at No. 63 in the second round as it stands right now.
In the Sound-off Saturday survey, I listed five possible selections for the Seahawks, players who could still be around near the end of Round 2 -- Florida State guard Tre Jackson, Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, Utah defensive back Eric Rowe, Grasu and Washington pass-rush specialist Hau’oli Kikaha.
Grasu (6-3, 295 pounds) was the clear winner, garnering 44 percent of the vote. He was a four-year starter for the Ducks and a three-time All-Pac 12 selection. He’s known for his athleticism and his quickness.
Three others were on the Sound-off Saturday list were way behind Grasu. Jackson got 14 percent of the vote total while Kikaha and Coates each received 12 percent.
No other player received more than a couple of votes, but seven players not listed among my five were mentioned -- guard Ali Marpet of Hobart, outside linebacker Shaq Thompson of Washington, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckam, cornerback Bryon Jones of Connecticut, nose tackle Grady Jarrett of Clemson, safety Adrian Amos of Penn State and center A.J. Cann of South Carolina.
The Seahawks have 11 picks, the most of any team in this year’s draft. The first round is Thursday night and the second and third round selections are Friday evening. Rounds 4 through 7 are Saturday.
The Sound-off Saturday voters have spoken loud and clear. You want the Seattle Seahawks to select Oregon center Hroniss Grasu with their first draft pick, which comes at No.