The Seahawks traded up four spots in the third round to select Utah linebacker Cody Barton with the 88th pick in the 2019 draft.
Barton, the second Utah player selected by Seattle on Friday along with safety Marquise Blair, led the Utes with 116 tackles as a senior and was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection. Barton also had 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, an interception and six pass-breakups.
"I’m just excited to go there and compete with the team and compete during camp and just learn as much as I can," Barton said on a conference call with Seattle-area media. "I’m honored for this opportunity and I’m very grateful.”
To move up to get Barton, the Seahawks sent pick No. 92 to Minnesota, as well as a fifth-round pick (No. 159 overall). Minnesota also sent a sixth-rounder to Seattle as part of the trade, No. 209 overall. He'll join a linebacker corps that features the likes of Pro Bowlers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.
“I’m looking forward to it because those are some great players and I want to learn as much as I can from those guys," Barton said of Seattle's linebacker position group. "That’s a chance for me to pick their brains and learn as much as I can from those guys and become an even better player. I’m really looking forward to that.”
Here’s a look at what the Seahawks have done so far, as well as the picks they have left:
Round 1, 29 overall: DE L.J. Collier, TCU
Round 2, 47 overall: FS Marquise Blair, Utah
Round 2, 64 overall: WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi
Round 3, 88 overall: LB Cody Barton, Utah
Round 4, 114 overall
Round 4, 124 overall
Round 4, 132 overall
Round 5, 142 overall
Round 6, 209 overall
With the No. 88 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks selected Cody Barton, a linebacker out of Utah.