The 2018 NFL draft is over. There are nine new Seahawks. Dante Pettis is headed to the Bay and Vita Vea to Tampa Bay. Catch up with the three-day spectacle with our live coverage blog and a collection of stories here.
What you need to know:
Round 1 | Pick 27 | No. 27 overall (via GB)RB Rashaad Penny, San Diego State
Round 3 | Pick 12 | No. 79 overall (via PIT)DL Rasheem Green, USC
Round 4 | Pick 20 | No. 120 overallTE Will Dissly, Washington
Round 5 | Pick 4 | No. 141 overallOLB Shaquem Griffin, Central Florida
Round 5 | Pick 9 | No. 146 overallDB Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State
Round 5 | Pick 12 | No. 149 ovr (via DEN)P Michael Dickson, Texas
Round 5 | Pick 31 | No. 168 overallOT Jamarco Jones, Ohio State
Round 6 | Pick 12 | No. 186 overall (via GB)LB/DL Jacob Martin, Temple
Round 7 | Pick 2 | No. 220 overall (via PIT)QB Alex McGough, Florida International
Day 1: Round 1
- UW’s Vita Vea selected No. 12 by Tampa Bay
- Seahawks take RB Rashaad Penny No. 27 after trading down
- Get to know the Seahawks’ first-round pick
- Watch Penny get the call
- Analysis | What ROI can Hawks get on their Penny?
- Stone | Why Seahawks found this Penny worth picking up
- Grades | Analysts not fans of Penny pick
Day 2: Rounds 2-3
- Three questions for the Seahawks entering draft’s second day
- Huskies WR Dante Pettis taken No. 44 by 49ers
- Seahawks add DL Rasheem Green after trading down again
- Get to know the Seahawks’ third-round pick
- Stone | Hawks don’t trade Earl because he’s worth more than picks
- Analysis | Why Rasheem Green could be a perfect fit
- Grades | Analysts like Green selection far more than Penny
Day 3: Rounds 4-7
- Seahawks picks: #120 TE Will Dissly | #141 LB Shaquem Griffin | #146 DB Tre Flowers | #149 P Michael Dickson | #168 OT Jamarco Jones | #186 LB/DL Jacob Martin | #220 QB Alex McGough
- Seahawks draft Shaquem Griffin to pair with twin brother Shaquill
- Watch Shaquem get the call with Shaquill in the room
- UW linebackers Azeem Victor, Keishawn Bierria taken back-to-back in sixth round
- WSU QB Luke Falk finally finds a team — in Tom Brady’s spot
- Bad news for Jon Ryan? Hawks trade up for punter Michael Dickson
ROUNDS 4-7 – SATURDAY
3:51 p.m. Drum roll, please: Mr. Irrelevant 2018 is … SMU receiver Trey Quinn, drafted by Washington with the 256th pick. That means Cougars Hercules Mata’afa, Cody O’Connell and Frankie Luvu go undrafted, as well as Huskies Lavon Coleman and Coleman Shelton. Thanks for following along, and be sure to poke around seattletimes.com for all our post-draft news and analysis.
2:37 p.m. That’ll do it. With (what is currently … assuming they don’t trade back into the seventh) their final pick of the 2018 NFL draft, the Seahawks address the quarterback situation: Alex McGough, out of Florida International, is the pick at No. 220. Here’s Bob Condotta on the pick.
2:29 p.m. Look, a run of UW linebackers. In the final picks of the sixth round, Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria go back-to-back, to the Raiders and Broncos, respectively. Here’s Adam Jude with the full story.
1:48 p.m. There goes Luke Falk! After falling well into the sixth round, the Tennessee Titans finally bite, taking him with the 199th overall selection. Coincidentally, Falk is drafted in the same spot as his idol, Tom Brady, and to a head coach who played for years with the New England QB. Stefanie Loh has the story.
1:20 p.m. What a great moment. Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin come out on stage at the NFL draft to bask in the moment. Definitely #twinning.
1:01 p.m. With the 186th overall pick, the Seahawks add an edge rush: Jacob Martin. He played outside linebacker at Temple, but the Seahawks are listing him as a defensive end.
12:56 p.m. Wondering the role of Shaquem Griffin? Pete Carroll tells SiriusXM that the Seahawks plan to first try him at weakside linebacker, which would mean backing up K.J. Wright. Analysts have also raved about his potential impact on special teams. Also…the Seahawks are on the clock.
12:28 p.m. Luke Falk is still waiting. Mike White, out of Western Kentucky, was just taken 171st overall. The WSU QB has been atop ESPN’s big board of players available for some time now. Meanwhile, a bit of a break between Seahawks picks: They’re projected to be on the clock next at No. 186 around 12:55.
12:15 p.m. Finally, Seahawks add to the offensive line. With the 168th overall pick — No. 31 in the fifth round and Seattle’s last of four — the Seahawks takee Ohio State offensive lineman Jamarco Jones. He’s PFF’s third-ranked tackle and No. 34 overall on their big board. Bob Condotta has the story.
11:50 a.m. Holy draft picks, Batman. What a run for the Seahawks, capped by trading up seven spots to draft punter Michael Dickson out of Texas. He’s the guy Seattle asked to do a staring contest at the combine. Bob Condotta has the full story on the pick.
11:22 a.m.: The Seahawks are rolling. They pick Oklahoma State safety Tre Flowers 146th overall, the draft Texas punter Michael Dickson 149th overall. This might signal the end of the Jon Ryan era in Seattle. Here’s Bob Condotta on the pick.
11:05 a.m.: Reunited! The Seahawks draft UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin 141st overall, and reunite him with his twin brother, cornerback Shaquill Griffin! The internet explodes with joy at the story of the one-handed linebacker finally having his NFL dream fulfilled. Bob Condotta has the full story on the pick.
The Seahawks’ players unanimously applauded the pick. They all wanted Shaquill to get to play alongside his twin brother too!
10:50 a.m.: The fourth round is done. The fifth round is gonna come fast and furious for the Seahawks, who have four picks, beginning with No. 141. They also have No. 146, 156 and 168. Here we go!
9:59 a.m.: And the Seahawks have chosen! With the 120th overall pick, they draft UW tight end Will Dissly, who will get to stay in Seattle to begin his pro career. Dissly is the first UW player the Seahawks have drafted since they took TE Jerramy Stevens in the first round in 2002. The Huskies have a tradition of producing NFL tight ends.
9:30 a.m.: Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta is the first quarterback off the board on Day 3. He goes to the New York Giants 108th overall to back up the aging Eli Manning. Lauletta and WSU’s Falk were regarded in the same tier.
9:00 a.m.: Good morning, folks! Welcome to the final day of the NFL Draft. The Seahawks have eight draft picks today, and several more Huskies could get drafted. Meanwhile, the WSU Cougars are waiting anxiously to see where QB Luke Falk and several others end up.
The Seahawks’ first pick of the day is No. 120, should come around 9:58 a.m.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 28, 2018
ROUNDS 2-3 – FRIDAY
8:00 p.m. Nifty, the final pick of the NFL draft’s second day — Clemson’s Dorian O’Daniel to the Chiefs — comes at 8 on the dot. Back to your regularly scheduled programming. No Cougs taken through three rounds. Dante Pettis goes No. 44 to the 49ers. Seahawks beef up their defensive line. Back at it tomorrow, bright and early. The fourth rounds begins at 9 a.m., and the Seahawks will be on the clock at pick 20.
7:39 p.m. It would appear the Seahawks’ day is over, as their official account tweeted out their picks heading into tomorrow.
Did Seattle get its replacement for Michael Bennett? That seems to be the opinion emerging in the aftermath of the pick, even some comparisons to last year’s first pick, Malik McDowell, whom Seattle had hoped would grow into a similar role.
6:51 p.m. Annnnd the Seahawks have picked! With the 79th overall selection, they take USC DL Rasheem Green, their second-straight draft pick from a Southern California college. Bob Condotta has the full story.
6:50 p.m. The Seahawks are back on the clock at No. 79! Will they use the pick or trade back down?
6:42 p.m. Just kidding! Seahawks are off the clock. The Steelers trade up from No. 79 to selected Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph 76th overall. Rudolph getting drafted also means that WSU’s Luke Falk becomes the next best available quarterback.
The trade with Pittsburgh gives Seattle the No. 79th pick, and the 220th pick in the seventh round. Seahawks now have 10 picks total in the draft, though they used the first one on Rashaad Penny Thursday.
6:41 p.m. The Seahawks are on the clock!
6:30 p.m. We’re five away from the Seahawks’ 76th overall pick!
Shaquem, of course, is the twin brother of Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who earlier today, delivered an NFL draft message to his brother.
6:18 p.m. We’re in Round 3. Each team will now have five minutes per selection instead of seven. Former Seahawk Bruce Irvin helps to kick off the third round by announcing the Oakland Raiders selection of North Carolina A&T OT Brandon Parker, with the first pick of the third round, 65th overall.
The Raiders, with former Seahawks assistant Tom Cable remodeling their offensive line, have now drafted two offensive linemen: Parker in the third round, and UCLA’s Kolton Miller in the first round.
Which, some argue, begs the question:
6:12 p.m. Boom. The Colts traded with the Eagles to sneak back into the second round and take DE Tyquan Lewis from Ohio State with the final pick of the second round (64th overall).
We’re heading into Round 3!
The Seahawks have the 76th overall pick, and will likely be on the clock at about 6:45 p.m. Stay tuned.
5:57 p.m. Washington finally stops Derrius Guice’s draft slide by selecting him 59th overall. The LSU running back was projected by many as a first round pick, but had to wait until late in the second round to get drafted. Why? NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero says teams might have had maturity concerns about Guice. Whatever it is, Guice went from being projected as the second-best running back available in the draft, to being the sixth running back selected. He lost quite a lot of change by skidding out of the first round.
5:45 p.m. We’re seeing a run on defensive backs here. With Florida’s Duke Dawson going to New England with the 56th overall pick, the last four players drafted have been DBs!
5:18 p.m. Ooh. Gamesmanship. The Colts were on the clock with the second round pick (No. 49 overall) they acquired from the Jets that originated with the Seahawks’ trade of Sheldon Richardson last year. But the Eagles traded up to sneak in front of the Cowboys and go get tight end Dallas Goedert from South Dakota State. The Cowboys lost tight end Jason Witten Friday when Witten announced his retirement. So the speculation is that Philly jumped ahead of them because the Eagles wanted to secure their chosen tight end.
5:00 p.m. UW receiver Dante Pettis is off the board! Former 49ers Pro Bowler Merton Hanks announces San Francisco’s second round selection of Pettis with the 44th overall pick. Looks like Pettis will have plenty of trips back to Seattle in his future whenever the 49ers plays their NFC West rival, the Seahawks.
— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) April 28, 2018
4:12 p.m. And we’re off. With the first selection of Day 2, the No. 33 overall pick, Browns legend Jim Brown announces Cleveland will take Nevada offensive lineman Austin Corbett. Yup, it’s the day former players announce the picks. Fullback Mack Strong will represent Seattle.
What does this mean for the Seahawks? Well, the second round is under way and Earl Thomas is still a Seahawk.
3:26 p.m. About a half hour until things get under way again from AT&T Stadium. If they hold on to the 76th pick, the Seahawks are projected make their lone Day 2 selection around 6:15. We could see some Huskies — Dante Pettis? — and Cougars — Hercules Mata’afa, Luke Falk? — come off the board today, too. Here’s what the latest mock draft are saying about the Cougs and the Huskies.
12:55 p.m. Back in the saddle for Day 2 of the NFL draft. The Browns will be back on the clock with the No. 33 pick at 4 p.m. The Seahawks’ lone pick today comes at No. 76, but that doesn’t mean there will be any lack of action. Earl Thomas’ fate could finally be decided today. And it’s hardly out of the question for Seattle to acquire another pick or two today. Bob Condotta has a primer for Day 2 here.
ROUND 1 – THURSDAY
8:35 p.m. It’s all over — Round 1 that is. The Ravens trade back into the first round and use the No. 32 pick on Louisville QB Lamar Jackson. See you tomorrow. The Seahawks currently have one pick lined up: the 12th pick of the third round, No. 76 overall. Action gets under way again at 4 p.m.
8:05 p.m. Breaking: The Seahawks did not trade back! With the No. 27 overall selection, the Seahawks pick San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny. Bob Condotta has the full story.
7:42 p.m. OK, here we go again. Seahawks’ pick is coming up, with the Patriots taking Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn 23rd overall (despite Louisville QB still on the board), a reported possible target for Seattle. Projected time for No. 27 pick: 7:57 p.m.
7:01 p.m. Anddddd they traded down. The Seahawks move back nine spots, swapping first-rounders with the Packers (18 for 27) and acquiring third- and sixth-round picks. With the pick, Green Bay takes Louisville safety Jaire Alexander. Bob Condotta has the full story.
6:57 p.m. Seahawks on the clock … but a prime possible target, Florida State safety Derwin James, goes off the board one pick ahead, at No. 17 to the Chargers.
6:44 p.m. Three picks to go until No. 18. Will it be the Seahawks picking there? Who knows. Adam Schefter reports Seattle isn’t the only team looking to move back:
And at No. 14, the Saints — who traded next year’s first-round pick to move up from No. 27 — took UTSA defensive end Marcus Davenport, a popular pick mocked to the Hawks.
6:29 p.m. Vita Vea is off the board! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the Huskies defensive lineman at No. 12 overall, making him the fifth UW player taken in the first round in the last four drafts. Adam Jude has the full story here.
And, Bucs fans, here are five things you need to know about your newest first-round pick.
6:20 p.m. So, an updated look at NFC West QBs. Not too shabby…
SEA – Russell Wilson (age 29)
SF – Jimmy Garoppolo (age 26)
LAR – Jared Goff (age 23)
ARI – Josh Rosen (age 21)
That’s right … Russell Wilson is now the oldest starting quarterback in the NFC West.
6:14 TRADE! The Cardinals acquire the Raiders’ pick at No. 10 and draft UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, whom some draft analysts have called the best QB in the whole class. But he’s the fourth one taken. Details on the Cardinals’ trade: Nos. 15, 79 and 152 for No. 10.
6:08 p.m. Will the Seahawks make their pick at No. 18 or trade down? We’re just under an hour out from their projected pick time of 7:04. Our Bob Condotta says he is continuing to hear the Seahawks are working to move down from No. 18.
6:06 p.m. The first NFC West pick is in. At No. 9, the San Francisco 49ers take Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey. That’s the second Irish offensive lineman taken. A mock draft update: Bob and Larry are … zero for nine. But eight of the top-nine players mocked have been drafted!
5:25 p.m. A Seattle connection the No. 1 pick? Former Seahawks exec and draft guru Scot McCloughlan brought his expertise to Cleveland after being fired as GM in Washington, D.C. McCloughlan raved about Baker Mayfield on Doug Gottlieb’s radio show last year, as pointed out on Twitter by NFL reporter Melissa Jacobs.
5:17 p.m. The pick is in!
Add another name to the list…
4:58 p.m. “We thought it could get wild, and it could happen very early.” According to Ian Rapoport on NFL Network, the Broncos are exploring a trade up to No. 2 overall, where they would presumably draft a quarterback. UPDATE: After taking NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb sixth overall, ESPN’s Adam Schefter refutes Rapoport’s report.
— NFL (@NFL) April 26, 2018
4:02 p.m. All right, folks. We’re an hour away from draft time. Which means we’re probably still two-plus hours away from the Seahawks’ pick at No. 18. … That is, if they hold on to it. What to look out for before Seattle’s pick? How about where UW D-lineman Vita Vea goes? John Ross last year went ninth, the highest a Husky has been picked since Jake Locker (No. 8) in 2011. Adam Jude rounded up the latest mock drafts here.
The 2018 NFL draft is here.
The three-day spectacle, hosted this year inside the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, begins at 5 p.m. Thursday night. But we’ve been covering the lead up for weeks.
What’s gonna go down in tonight in the first round? Bob Condotta and Larry Stone make their best but ultimately futile attempt to mock the first round here. Are the Seahawks going to trade Earl Thomas? Here are the latest rumors. That’s one of the five biggest draft-day questions for the Hawks. Or will they trade out of the first round? Columnist Matt Calkins says that’s a bad idea. If they do stick at No. 18, here are five names the Seahawks could target.
Seattle’s magic has never been in the first round, though. And lately, there’s been little at all. What happened to the team that once owned the mid and late rounds? Bob addresses that in-depth here.
Stay up to date with the latest on Twitter up top. We’ll post live updates below with trade rumors, draft picks and more once things get under way.