Went from 1st round pick to being traded for a 6th in 2 years. What a waste. I think he could be a decent backup for Seattle though, i doubt he'll ever be an effective starter. Also notable is former 49ers GM Scot McCloughan (the man who drafted Balmer) now works in the Seahawks personnel department.
Kentwan Balmer, the 49ers' former first-round pick who has gone AWOL from the team in recent days, is on his way to the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
I've been told that the 49ers will get a sixth-round pick in return for Balmer.