NFL Draft: Each Seahawks pick, plus drafted UW and WSU players

Apr 28, 2018, 3:00 PM | Updated: 3:13 pm
The Seahawks' draft was highlight by Shaquem Griffin, brother of Seattle CB Shaquill Griffin. (AP)...
The Seahawks' draft was highlight by Shaquem Griffin, brother of Seattle CB Shaquill Griffin. (AP)

The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books.

The Seattle Seahawks made nine selections in total, including seven Saturday over the final four rounds.

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Meanwhile, the Washington Huskies saw five players taken, while two Washington State Cougars were drafted.

Here’s a full list of each player selected by the Seahawks as well as the UW and WSU players taken.


First round

No. 12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vita Vea, DT, UW

Quick look: “He’s going to help us in a lot of areas,” Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said of the 6-foot-4, 347-pound Vea. “Great kid. … Very tough and loves football. We think he’s going to be a great fit here.”

No. 27, Seahawks: Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

Quick look: Seahawks GM John Schneider praised Penny’s hands and spacial awareness. He differs from the physical, bulldozing style Seahawks fans are familiar with in Marshawn Lynch. Rather, Penny describes himself as an elusive back.


Second round

No. 44, San Francisco 49ers: Dante Pettis, WR, UW

Quick look: Pettis broke the NCAA record for punt return touchdowns, scoring four as a senior to give him nine in his career. San Francisco, meanwhile, has gone 111 straight games without a punt return for a touchdown.

Third round

No. 79, Seahawks: Rasheem Green, DE, USC

Quick look: Green not only fills a hole on the interior (following the departure of Sheldon Richardson) but also at defensive end. It’s a type of versatility Schneider and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll have long coveted.


Fourth round

No. 120, Seahawks: Will Dissly, TE, UW

Quick look: Dissly began his career at UW as a defensive lineman but was asked to try tight end for their bowl game after the 2015 season. It worked out, as he moved to the position full-time in 2016, starting five games and playing in all 14 for the Huskies.

Fifth round

No. 138, Green Bay Packers: Cole Madison, OT, WSU

Quick look: The 6-foot-5, 308-pound Burien native was a key component in pass protection for Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense, earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2017.

No. 141, Seahawks: Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCF

Quick look: Griffin impressed scouts not just with his 2017 performance and blazing 40-yard dash, but also with his ability to do it all with one hand (Griffin’s left hand was amputated when he was four years old as a result of amniotic band syndrome). The selection gives the Seahawks both Shaquem and his twin, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who was a Seattle draft pick in 2017.

No. 146, Seahawks: Tre Flowers, CB, Oklahoma State

Quick look: Though Flowers was a safety in college, the Seahawks will use him at cornerback. It makes sense considering how well his 6-foot-3, 202-pound frame and 33 7/8-inch arms fit the bill for what the Hawks like at corner.

No. 149, Seahawks: Michael Dickson, P, Texas

Quick look: Dickson, who is Australian, made the switch from Australian Rules Football to end up with Texas. He won the Ray Guy Award and had unanimous All-American honors in 2017. The Seahawks traded up seven spots to get him, giving Denver one of their two seventh-round picks to do so.

No. 168, Seahawks: Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

Quick look: Jones started his last two years with the Buckeyes at left tackle and was named first-team All-Big Ten Conference in 2017. A shoulder injury sidelined him for part of his senior season, and knocks for his combine workout may have contributed to his slide into the fifth round

Sixth round

No. 186, Seahawks: Jacob Martin, LB, Temple

Quick look: The brother of five-year NFL veteran Josh Martin, Jake Martin is a edge-rush specialist who earned second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors in 2017. He made 39 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 12 games as a senior.

No. 199, Tennessee Titans: Luke Falk, QB, WSU

Quick look: Falk, who holds several Pac-12 records including in passing yards (14,481), touchdowns (119) and completion percentage (68.3), was drafted 199th overall – coincidentally, the same round and pick as his idol, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

No. 216, Oakland Raiders: Azeem Victor, LB, UW

Quick look: Victor was first-team All-Pac-12 as a junior in 2016, but he was suspended after a DUI charge in 2017, and he played just nine games (five starts).

No. 217, Denver Broncos: Keishawn Bierria, LB, UW

Quick look: Bierria led the nation with five fumble recoveries in 2016 (tying a school record) and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection as a senior in 2017.

Seventh round

No. 220, Seahawks: Alex McGough, QB, Florida International

Quick look: McGough threw for 2,791 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for the Golden Panthers. He finished his four-year college career with 9,091 yards and 65 touchdowns.

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