The Seattle Seahawks were discouraged when the Patriots took Florida defensive tackle with the 29th overall pick, which is why they ended up trading out of the first round all together.
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, it was Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who was taken by thePatriots with the 29th pick.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn coached Easley at Florida and still carried a torch for the disruptive interior pass rusher.
When Easley came off the board, Seattle’s war room reportedly exhibited an “air of deflation.”
The Seahawks ended up taking former Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson with their first pick of the draft, which came in the second round.