Seahawks Second-Round Selection Grade (Oregon Center) Max Unger: B+

Lars HansonAnalyst IApril 26, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Max Unger #60 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates on the sideline late in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines on September 8, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Oregon won the game 39-7.  (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Earlier in the second round, the Seahawks traded their second-round selection to the Denver Broncos for their 2010 first-round pick.

Later in the draft they have moved back into the second round by trading their third and fourth round picks to the Chicago Bears for their second round pick 49th overall. With that pick they selected Max Unger, center from Oregon.

This pick can be seen as a need pick OR a value pick. Like for example IF the Seahawks selected Mark Sanchez that would have been a value pick because right now they don’t need a QB so he would sit behind Hasselbeck for backup value.

The way this pick could be seen as a need pick is if the Seahawks don’t believe that current starting center Chris Spencer is working out or if he is not fully healthy which are both key for the Seahawks this season.

The upside with Unger is that he can play any position on the offensive line but is the best at center.

The way this could be a value pick is if the Seahawks feel that Spencer is sort of working out but that they want to push him so they draft Unger to add talent on the entire OL because he can play at any position on the offensive line and to challenge Spencer for the starting center job.

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Talent-wise, Unger is better than Spencer also because he is 100% healthy.

So I give this pick a B+ because Unger his first round talent but he fell down to the middle of round to. He can start if Spencer doesn’t work out. Either way Ruskell always does great finding talent in the later rounds and this is a great example.