It’s time to review what the team may have to work with in the upcoming draft, set for April 27-29.
Now that we know the Seahawks will not be penalized by the NFL for not disclosing a knee injury to Richard Sherman, it’s a good time to review what the team may have to work with in the upcoming draft, set for April 27-29.
We can’t yet say for certain, though, exactly which picks Seattle will have since compensatory selections awarded for losing unrestricted free agents last spring have yet to be set. Those will be announced at some point during the NFL league meetings in Phoenix March 26-29, at which time the entire seven-round draft order will be set.
Conventional wisdom is Seattle will likely get a third-rounder for losing linebacker Bruce Irvin and a fifth-rounder for offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy (OvertheCap.com is a good source for info on this), with the losses of Russell Okung and Brandon Mebane canceled out by Seattle’s signing of the likes of J’Marcus Webb and Bradley Sowell.
What we do know is that the Seahawks should have seven picks, if not one in each round.
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Here’s a review.
The Seahawks have their own pick at No. 26. The Seahawks have had just one No 26 pick in their history, taking center Chris Spencer there in 2005. Seattle also went into last year’s draft with the No. 26 pick before trading it to Denver, moving down to No. 31 to take Germain Ifedi while getting an additional third-rounder, which it used to take tight end Nick Vannett.
We now know for sure that Seattle will have its own pick in the second round and will not have to forfeit it due to the Sherman injury situation. The pick would be No. 58 overall. Seattle has picked No. 58 just three times and not since 1981. Its best pick at No. 58 was its first — running back Sherman Smith in the first draft Seattle had in 1976.
Seattle will have…