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Seahawks Awarded Two Third-Round Compensatory Draft Picks; Draft Order Now Set

The NFL announced 2017 compensatory picks Friday, and the Seahawks were given two third-round picks, numbers 102 and 106 overall.

The NFL announced Friday that 32 compensatory picks in the 2017 draft were awarded to 16 teams, and the Seahawks received two of those picks, both in the third round.

Compensatory picks, which are added onto the end of rounds three through seven, are awarded to teams that lost more or better compensatory free agents than they acquired in the previous year.

The Seahawks lost compensatory free agents Bruce Irvin, Brandon Mebane, Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy, and they added Bradley Sowell and J'Marcus Webb.

The picks awarded Seattle are picks 102 and 106 overall, which along with Seattle's original picks in the first three rounds gives the Seahawks five picks in the first 106 selections. This year marks the first time that compensatory picks are eligible to be traded.

The Seahawks head into the 2017 draft, which takes place April 27-29 in Philadelphia, with seven picks: their first-rounder (26th overall), second (58), third (90), third (102), third (106), sixth (210), and seventh (226).

The Seahawks acquired Carolina's seventh-round pick in the trade that sent receiver Kevin Norwood to the Panthers. Seattle gave up its fourth-round pick in a trade with New England for last year's fifth-round pick that was used to draft defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson. The Seahawks are also missing their 2017 fifth-round pick, which was forfeited due to offseason workout violations, and they traded their original seventh-round pick to the Raiders for linebacker Dewey McDonald.

The final day of the 2016 NFL Draft began at 9am PT, with John Schnieder, Pete Carroll and staff making early moves to trade up in the fourth round.

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