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2018 NFL Draft Order Set, Seahawks Hold Eight Picks
The NFL announced the entire seven-round draft order Tuesday, and as expected, the Seahawks head into the 2018 draft holding eight picks.
Seattle currently holds the 18th overall pick, but has no picks in rounds two and three, having sent its second-rounder to the Jets as part of the Sheldon Richardson trade, and its third-rounder to Houston as part of the deal to acquire Duane Brown.
The Seahawks pick again in the fourth round at 120th overall, their original fourth-round pick, then have three picks in the fifth round (141, 146 and 168 overall), and three in the seventh round (226, 248 and 250 overall). Seattle sent its original fifth-rounder to Philadelphia for offensive lineman Matt Tobin, but got three picks back in that round as part of the trades involving Brown, Marshawn Lynch and Cassius Marsh. The Seahawks traded their original seventh-rounder to the Jets, and another to New England for Justin Coleman, but acquired three picks in that round as part of the trades for Richardson, Tramaine Brock and Tobin. Seattle’s sixth-round pick went to Oakland as part of the Lynch trade.
So to recap, here are Seattle’s eight picks as things currently stand: Read
- Round 1: No. 18 overall
- Round 4: No. 120 overall
- Round 5: No. 141, 146, 168 overall
- Round 7: No. 226, 248, 250 overall
Of course, it’s entirely possible, likely even, that those picks will change during the course of the draft. After using their original first-round picks in 2010 and 2011, Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have not used their original first-round pick in the past six drafts. They moved back on the first day of the draft in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017, and they traded their 2013 and 2015 first-round picks prior to those drafts to acquire Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham. Last year the Seahawks moved back twice before making a pick, eventually turning the 26th pick into a second-rounder, a third, a fourth and a seventh.
With the Seahawks heading into the draft minus their second- and third-round picks, something Schneider called “a really fun challenge for us,” nobody would be surprised if the Seahawks tried to add to that total of eight picks.
“Right now we’re sitting here specifically without a two and a three, which is a really fun challenge for us,” Schneider said last week at the NFL scouting combine. “Like all right, how do we figure out how to compensate for those openings?”Read