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Draft times

1st round: Thursday, 5 p.m. PT

2nd-3rd rounds: Friday, 4 p.m. PT

4th-7th rounds: Saturday, 9 a.m. PT


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Seahawks draft picks:

1st round, pick No. 27: Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks

2nd round, pick No. 59

2nd round, pick No. 64 (from Chiefs)

3rd round, pick No. 101 (compensatory)

4th round, pick No. 133

4th round, pick No. 144 (compensatory)

6th round, pick No 214 (compensatory)

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Who will the Seahawks take in the second day of the draft?

Days two and three of the NFL draft have been when the fun picks happen for the Seahawks. Bob Condotta points out a few players the Seahawks could take. Read more about that here.


Get to know Jordyn Brooks

A four-year starter for the Red Raiders where he earned all-conference honors in each of them, Brooks was one of the top tacklers in the country, amassing 108 stops and 20 tackles for loss with three sacks, two fumble returns and a forced fumble.

He has above-average speed, posting a 4.54 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine.

Read more about Brooks here.

In NFC West, 49ers and Cardinals impress in first round

It wasn’t going to be easy for the Seahawks. The NFC West was already considered the toughest in the NFL in terms of balance and strength. And Thursday’s NFL first round made winning a division title just a little more difficult for Seattle. The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals both had solid showings in the first round of the draft.

Read more on the NFC West here.


No. 32: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs

No. 31: CB Jeff Gladney, Vikings


No. 30: CB Noah Igbinoghene, Dolphins


No. 29: Isaiah Wilson, Titans

No. 28: Patrick Queen, Ravens

More on Brooks' pick from Bob Condotta

For the first time since before Russell Wilson came to Seattle and anyone had ever heard of the Legion of Boom, the Seahawks used their original first-round pick.

And the player they felt worthy of not trading down or out of the first round was a player no one expected Seattle — or anyone else — to take at that spot, linebacker Jordyn Brooks of Texas Tech, who was selected at pick number 27 overall.

Read more here.


WATCH: Jordyn Brooks highlights


No. 27: LB Jordyn Brooks, Seahawks

The Seahawks took Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks with the No. 27 pick in the draft. This is their first selection in their original spot in the first round since 2011.

No. 26: QB Jordan Love, Packers


Packers trade up

No. 25: WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

Niners trade up


No. 24: C Cesar Ruiz, Saints


No. 23: ILB Kenneth Murray, Chargers (trade)

No. 22: WR Justin Jefferson, Vikings


Patriots trading back...

No. 21: WR Jalen Reagor, Eagles

No. 20: K'Lavon Chaisson, Jaguars


Niners address void from DeForest Buckner trade

The San Francisco 49ers had one of the best defensive lines in football last season. And when they traded Pro Bowl tackle DeForest Buckner to the Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft, it seemed like that unit’s production might take a hit.

But they addressed Buckner’s absence with that acquired first-round pick, albeit one pick later than expected.

Taking a page out of the Seahawks’ philosophy, Niners GM John Lynch traded down one spot, swapping first-round picks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were at No. 14. The trade also featured a swap of later round picks with the Niners getting the 117th overall pick and the Bucs taking the 245th pick.

Tampa took offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa while the Niners jumped at the opportunity to take defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina, who was considered a top 10 talent.

Kinlaw, a first-team AP All-American, had six sacks and six tackles for loss.

At 6-6, 310 pounds, he’s a massive interior presence, joining fellow defensive tackle Kentavius Street, massive defensive end Arik Armstead and pass-rushing menace Nick Bosa.

—Ryan Divish

No. 19: CB Damon Arnette, Raiders


No. 18: OT Austin Jackson, Dolphins

No. 17: WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys


No. 16: CB A.J. Terrell, Falcons

No. 15: WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos

No. 14: Javon Kinlaw, 49ers

No. 13: Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers



No. 12: Henry Ruggs, Raiders

No. 11: Mekhi Becton, Jets

Cardinals on the rise?

In the already tough NFC West, the Arizona Cardinals have become the chic pick to be a team on the rise this coming season. Following the solid rookie season of Kyler Murray, the return of future hall of fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the emergence of running back Kenyan Drake and the acquisition/theft of All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a larcenous trade with the Houston Texans, the Cardinals were considered to have a dynamic play-making nucleus.

With the No. 8 pick of the NFL draft, they secured perhaps the most dynamic playmaker on defense available in Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons.

Listed as a linebacker, Simmons eschews positional labels and calls himself a football player or a defensive player.


Because when you are as fast and athletic as he is, you don’t have a set position.

The Tigers used the ultra-versatile Simmons in a variety of ways this season, putting him at linebacker, in the secondary and having him rush the passer.  During his final two seasons at Clemson (2018-19), Simmons tallied 191 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and four interceptions. 

The word “freak” is often used to describe his talent and potential.

With the Cardinals having a secondary featuring Budda Baker and Patrick Peterson, Simmons gives Arizona a playmaker at linebacker. He can rush the passer from his spot and with his speed, run down quarterbacks like Russell Wilson as a spy, while easily covering tight ends, running backs in space and even bigger slot receivers.

—Ryan Divish

No trades yet

No. 10: OT Jedrick Wills, Browns

No. 9: CJ Henderson, Jacksonville

No. 8: Isaiah Simmons, Cardinals

No. 7: DT Derrick Brown, Panthers


No. 6: QB Justin Herbert, Chargers

Plan ahead...

Coming soon: Russ vs. Tua

No. 5: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami

No. 4: OT Andrew Thomas, Giants

Choose your virtual-draft warrior

No. 3: Jeffrey Okudah, Lions

No. 2: Chase Young, Washington

No. 1: Joe Burrow, Bengals

Burrow already welcomed by Bengals

A brief history of Seattle trading back

The Seahawks have traded back from their first pick in every draft since 2011. While it remains to be seen what will happen tonight, here's a look back at what came of those trades, with a caveat that some of the trades led to even more trades.

2012 --- Moved from 12 to 15 with the Eagles to get two later picks. Those picks were Bruce Irvin (15), Jaye Howard (114) and Jeremy Lane (172). Eagles used 12 on Fletcher Cox

2013 --- Pick to Minnesota as part of Percy Harvin deal. Was pick 25.

2014 --- Made two trades to go to from 32-45. But the trade specifically moving out of first round was with Minnesota going from 32 to 40 and also getting pick 108 (Cassius Marsh) in return. Then traded 40 and 146 to Detroit for 45 (Paul Richardson) and 227 (Kiero Small) as well as 111 (traded to Cincinnati for 123 (Kevin Norwood), and 199 (Garrett Scott). Minnesota used that pick for Teddy Bridgewater.

2015 --- Traded to Saints as part of Jimmy Graham deal. Was pick 31.

2016 --- Went from 26 to 31 with Denver, getting Germain Ifedi at 31 and Nick Vannett at 94. Denver used pick on Paxton Lynch.

2017 ---Traded 26 to Atlanta for 31 (traded again to 49ers), 95 (Lano Hill) and 249 (Chris Carson). Then traded 31 to SF for 34 (traded to Jacksonville) and 111 (Tedric Thompson). Then traded 34 to Jacksonville for 35 (Malik McDowell) and 187 (Mike Tyson).

2018 --- Traded 18 and 248 to Green Bay for 27 (Rashaad Penny), 76 (traded to Steelers) and 186 (Jacob Martin. Traded 76 to Steelers for 79 (Rasheem Green) and 220 (Alex McGough).

2019 --- Traded 21 to Green Bay for 30, 114 and 118. Traded 30 to Giants for 37, 132 (Ugo Amadi) and 142 (Ben Burr-Kirven).Traded 37 to Carolina for 47 (Marquise Blair and 77. Traded 77 and 118 to Patriots for 64 (DK Metcalf).

—Bob Condotta

Marshawn Lynch hands out masks in Oakland

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Marshawn Lynch spent his 34th birthday giving back to his hometown.

On Wednesday, Lynch was spotted driving around a little cart and handing out Beast Mode masks to people at a park in Oakland.

Lynch never seems to miss a chance to show love to his hometown, even during the coronavirus pandemic.

—Chris Cole

Watch GM John Schneider's home war room

Seahawks general manager John Schneider took viewers through what his draft day room – specially modified due to NFL restrictions put in place due to the novel coronavirus – during an appearance on FOX Sports Wednesday night.

Schneider noted that the room is in his living room and pointed out to host Jay Glazer the varying screens and boards he has had installed to conduct the draft.

And maybe most humorously, Schneider pointed out a landline phone that he said he bought for $9.99 that his wife, Traci, will use to make calls.

Watch it here:

—Bob Condotta

Seahawks make Bruce Irvin, other signings official

A few hours before the draft the Seahawks did a bit more housekeeping, officially announcing the signing of veteran linebacker/rush end Bruce Irvin as well as announcing that restricted/exclusive-rights free agents Branden Jackson, Bryan Mone and Joey Hunt had signed their tenders.

Jackson and Hunt had announced via social media earlier in the week that they had signed their restricted free agent tenders. Mone was an exclusive rights free agent.

Irvin confirmed via social media last month that he had agreed to return to the Seahawks, but the signing had not been made official until Thursday.

The team listed Irvin as a linebacker and it’s thought he will play some of the same strongside linebacker position he did during his first stint with the Seahawks from 2012-15 -- he was Seattle’s first pick in the 2012 NFL draft -- as well as playing on the line, primarily on passing downs.

Mone returns to add depth to at the defensive tackle spot, and specifically nose tackle behind Poona Ford. Jackson will again compete to play at the end spots where he started three games last season. And Hunt returns to add competition at center, where he started the final eight regular-season games and both post-season games last year after an injury to Justin Britt.

The news means all four of Seattle’s restricted free agents have signed their tenders. The others were tight end Jacob Hollister and receiver David Moore.

The Seahawks have 70 players on their roster as they enter the draft.

Teams can have up to 90 in the offseason. The Seahawks have seven picks in the draft, so there will be some flexibility to continue adding players as free agents when the draft concludes.

—Bob Condotta

All quiet on the trade front so far

The Seahawks are widely expected to trade down, if not out, of the first round of Thursday’s NFL draft to acquire picks in later rounds to bolster the seven they currently possess.

So widely that it’d be one of the draft’s big upsets if Seattle stays at 27.

But if Seattle is going to make a trade it is likely to come during the draft itself as picks are made and the Seahawks see what may be available for them if they stay at 27 while other teams see what may be there that they’d want to move up for.

Quarterbacks are always one of the biggest motivators for teams, so it might help Seattle if some of them unexpectedly fall – or some team simply has an interest in someone who is still available there.

Seattle pulled off a trade with Denver in 2016 to go from 26 to 31 and get an extra third-round pick because the Broncos wanted to take Paxton Lynch.

And Seattle moved from 32 to 40 in 2014 when Minnesota saw that Teddy Bridgewater was available and wanted to move up to assure they could get him before the first night of the draft was over.

There’s also been value in the past in taking players in the first round to assure a team would have the right to enact the fifth-year option at the end of the contract. However, some aspects of the fifth-year option were changed in the recently passed CBA --- specifically, the option year is now guaranteed at the time it is enacted, which is in the spring before a player’s fourth season, rather than at the start of the new league year going into a player’s fifth.

It will be interesting to see if that change alters how valuable NFL teams feel it is to move into the first round or if it has any impact at all.

A year ago on draft day, the Seahawks had just pulled off the deal with the Chiefs for Frank Clark, adding a second first-round pick in the process.

But as the clock hit noon on Thursday, there had been no rumblings of Seattle being involved in anything.

Two players whose futures have been widely discussed --- Jacksonville defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and running back Leonard Fournette --- may not be going anywhere just yet.

Of those two, only Ngakoue has been specifically linked to Seattle, though the fact that the Seahawks pride themselves on being involved in everything and have a need at running back has led to people wondering if they’d make a run at Fournette.

However, a report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN stated “there’s been zero movement’’ on anything related to Fournette so far.

As for Ngakoue, rumors broke Wednesday night that the Jags had had some discussions with the Raiders. But on Thursday, that talk had cooled with indications nothing was imminent.

Tony Pauline, of the Pro Football Network – who was the first to report that Seattle had interest in Ngakoue -- reported Thursday that the Jaguars are “desperate’’ to trade the disgruntled defensive end but also still hope to get a first-round pick in return.

That, though, coupled with then having to meet Ngakoue’s salary demands have caused most to think it’s unlikely a trade will happen now unless the Jags drop their asking price.

—Bob Condotta