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Seattle Seahawks Trade Back in First Round of 2016 NFL Draft With Denver Broncos

Take a look behind the scenes of the 2016 Seahawks Draft Room where Pete Carroll, John Schneider's team of player personnel experts are shaping the future of the club.

The Seahawks traded the No. 26 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Broncos, picking up Denver's No. 31 overall pick at the end of the first round, as well as the No. 94 overall pick, a third-rounder.

The deal gives Seattle five total picks in the Top 100 selections, its most since 1977. The club currently holds picks No. 31 (first round), No. 56 (second round), No. 90 (third round), No. 94 (third round), and No. 97 (third round, compensatory). That means on day two, when rounds two and three of the draft are held, the Seahawks will pick three times within an eight-pick span.

With the Seahawks' original first-round pick, the Broncos targeted Memphis' Paxton Lynch, marking the second time in three years Seattle has traded its first-round pick to a team looking for a quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater in 2014 to Minnesota). 

Here's an updated look at the team's 10 total draft picks after Thursday night's trade with Denver:

  • Round 1 | Pick 26 | No. 31 overall (from Denver)
  • Round 2 | Pick 25 | No. 56 overall
  • Round 3 | Pick 27 | No. 90 overall
  • Round 3 | Pick 33 | No. 94 overall (from Denver)
  • Round 3 | Pick 35 | No. 97 overall*
  • Round 4 | Pick 26 | No. 124 overall
  • Round 5 | Pick 34 | No. 171 overall*
  • Round 6 | Pick 40 | No. 215 overall*
  • Round 7 | Pick 4 | No. 225 overall (from Dallas) 
  • Round 7 | Pick 26 | No. 247 overall
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