Hawks take (ugh) Duck in second round (sigh)

Max Unger
Max Unger

Damn these divided loyalties. First Maurice Morris, then Luke Ridnour, then Jordan Kent, and now this.

The Seahawks drafted Oregon center Max Unger in the second round of the NFL Draft, filling an immediate need on the offensive line. A great pick, save for the fact that Unger is a damn, dirty Duck.

That’s why I’m setting the bar for Unger ridiculously high. In order to fully impress me, Unger will need to snap the most beautiful ball to Matt Hasselbeck at least 99% of the time. I expect that ball to be glowing when Matthew pulls it from Unger’s behind. And should Unger ever cross paths with a Seahawk fan, I expect him to address said fan as “sir,” or “ma’am.” Because we expect a certain level of decency around these parts. Not like that barbaric outpost Eugene.

Jokes aside, you have to like the Hawks addressing a flaw in their offense with an immediate fix. Unger has the potential to be a fixture at center for a number of years, in the mold of former University of Washington center Olin Kreutz. 

And unlike incumbent center Chris Spencer–who, as a former first round pick, was drafted as somewhat of a project with a high ceiling and tons of upside–Unger is a more polished player, ready to play in the NFL as we speak.

So even though the jury may be out on his college education, at least most of us can appreciate the football skill that Max Unger brings to the table.

That ball still better be glowing, though.

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