Seahawks draft tracker: The latest updates, picks, and trades

Apr 25, 2019, 8:05 PM | Updated: Apr 27, 2019, 3:06 pm

Trades down, trades up, the occasional draft pick – the Seahawks were all kinds of busy during the 2019 NFL Draft.

Here is a look at Seattle’s selections, trades and needs heading into the draft:

Thursday, April 25

Round 1, Pick 21 Traded to Green Bay
Round 1, Pick 29 (29th overall, acquired from Chiefs): L.J. Collier, DE, TCU
Round 1, Pick 30 (acquired from Kansas City) Traded to New York Giants

Friday, April 26

Round 2, Pick 5 (37th overall, acquired from Giants) Traded to Carolina
Round 2, Pick 15 (47th overall, acquired from Carolina): Marquise Blair, S, Utah
Round 2, Pick 32 (64th overall, acquired from New England): D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Round 3, Pick 14 (77th overall, acquired from Carolina) Traded to New England
Round 3, Pick 25 (88th overall, acquired from Minnesota): Cody Barton, LB, Utah
Round 3, Pick 29 (92nd overall, acquired from Chiefs) Traded to Minnesota

Saturday, April 27

Round 4, Pick 12 (114th overall, acquired from Packers) Traded to Minnesota
Round 4, Pick 16 (118th overall, acquired from Packers) Traded to New England
Round 4, Pick 18 (120th overall, acquired from Minnesota): Gary Jennings, WR, West Virginia
Round 4, Pick 22 (124th overall): Phil Haynes, OG, Wake Forest
Round 4, Pick 30 (132nd overall, acquired from Giants): Ugo Amagi, S, Oregon
Round 5, Pick 4 (142nd overall, acquired from Giants): Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington
Round 5, Pick 21 (159th overall) Traded to Minnesota
Round 6, Pick 32 (204th overall, acquired from Minnesota): Travis Homer, RB, Miami (Fla.)
Round 6, Pick 37 (209th overall, acquired from Minnesota): Demarcus Christmas, DT, Florida State
Round 7, Pick 22 (236th overall, acquired from Jacksonville for 2020 sixth-round pick): John Ursua, WR, Hawaii

Seahawks’ biggest areas of need

Defensive end

The Seahawks were thin at defensive end heading into the draft, but after dealing Clark to Kansas City they faced an even more immediate need to bolster their pass rush. The selection of TCU’s L.J. Collier with the 29th overall selection in the first round is a start.

Clark alone accounted for nearly a third of the team’s sacks last season (14), and he and defensive tackle Jarran Reed combined accounted for nearly one half. Clark was also a disruptive presence on the line, and one of the speediest in the front seven, with a career-high 27 quarterback hits in 2018. The Seahawks have five defensive ends currently on the roster: Branden Jackson, Rasheem Green, Jacob Martin, Cassius Marsh, Nate Orchard, and Quinton Jefferson, who can also play at defensive tackle.


One of the Seahawks’ most consistent contributors, safety Bradley McDougald, returns to this year’s secondary. But the rest of the group, while talented, remains relatively young.

“You won’t find me shaking my head and saying how could you possibly do that (if they make a pick for the secondary),” Brock Huard said earlier this week. “They’re not set at all there, so there’s no question you need to continue to add to the competition in that room.”

The Seahawks addressed this need with the selection of Utah’s Marquise Blair, a hard-hitting safety, in the second round.

Wide receiver

Russell Wilson’s top targets, Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, remain on the roster for 2019. In fact, nearly all of Seattle’s wide receiver group is set to return this season. However, now that the Seahawks have locked up their $35 million per year franchise quarterback, the Seahawks may look to add a few weapons to Russell Wilson’s arsenal.

The selection of the impressive D.K. Metcalf from Ole Miss, who Seattle traded up in the second round with New England to take, gives the Seahawks a receiver with a big body and incredible speed.

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