The NFL on Tuesday confirmed the picks and order for the 2016 draft, which is April 28-30. The Seahawks have nine selections, beginning with No. 26 overall in the first round.
The NFL on Tuesday officially announced the complete, final order of picks for the 2016 draft, which will be held April 28-30.
There were no surprises when it came to Seattle’s picks as the Seahawks will have nine, including the No. 26 overall selection in the first round.
Seattle has its own picks in rounds one through four and then also was recently awarded three compensatory picks for unrestricted free agents lost in 2015 (specifically, Byron Maxwell, James Carpenter and Malcolm Smith). Seattle also has its own pick in round seven as well as a pick from Dallas as part of the Christine Michael trade.
The NFL announcement also confirmed two picks Seattle dealt away — one in the fifth round, number 126 overall, for safety Kelcie McCray, and another in the sixth round, No. 202 overall, to Detroit for cornerback Mohammed Seisay.
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That the Seahawks have nine picks sets Seattle up to have quite a haul over the next two years.
Seattle currently has at least eight picks for the 2017 draft — each of its own plus Carolina’s seventh-round pick in exchange for receiver Kevin Norwood.
Overthecap.com also calculates that as of now, Seattle would be in line for two additional compensatory picks in 2017 — a fourth-rounder for losing Bruce Irvin in free agency to Oakland and a fifth-rounder for losing offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy (the Seahawks’ losses of Brandon Mebane and Russell Okung, OTC.com calculates, would be offset by the signings of free agent OL’s J’Marcus Webb and Bradley Sowell).
Unrestricted free agents who sign from March 9 to May 12 potentially factor into the compensatory pick formula. After May 12, remaining UFAs can sign without it impacting the comp pick formula.
Seattle had four compensatory picks in 2015, using them on offensive lineman Mark Glowsinski, cornerback Tye Smith, defensive end Obum Gwacham and offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli.
Here is the complete list of Seattle’s picks for the 2016 Draft:
First round: No. 26 overall.
Second: No. 56 overall.
Third: Nos. 90 (Seattle’s own pick) and 97 (a compensatory).
Fourth: No. 124.
Fifth: No. 171 (compensatory)
Sixth: No. 215 (compensatory)
Seventh: Nos. 225 (from Dallas for Christine Michael) and 247.