Offense early, defense late
Eight of twenty-one offensive picks (38%) were made in the first three rounds. Just four of twenty-seven defensive picks (14%) were made in those rounds. The hit rate on those defensive picks has been basically 100%, with Bruce Irvin, Wagner, Thomas, and Jordan Hill. The early offensive picks have been more hit and miss with the likes of James Carpenter, John Moffit, Tate, Paul Richardson, Wilson, Okung, Christine Michael, and Justin Britt.
Receivers early, corners late
Schneider has used two second round picks on wide receiver and three fourth round picks.
Seattle has never drafted a cornerback before the fourth round while building the league's most fearsome secondary
Six total cornerbacks have been selected since 2010. Three, including recently rich Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane were taken in the sixth round. Two, Sherman and Tharold Simon were fifth round choices. Just one, Walter Thurmond III, was taken before the fifth round, and he was taken in the fourth.
The team clearly needs some depth at that position, and the league is more likely to value the types of players the Seahawks used to have to themselves, so Seattle may need to expend earlier draft capital at this position than in previous years.
Offensive tackles early, guards late
The Seahawks have selected three offensive tackles in the first three rounds. Carpenter was drafted to be a right tackle, even though he washed out at that position and eventually became a guard.