2015 NFL Draft

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Brady Henderson

Report: Tye Smith signs rookie deal with Seahawks

Not long after offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli's agent Tweeted that his client was the Seahawks' first draft pick to sign his rookie deal, a report stated that cornerback Tye Smith has become the second.
7 years ago
Brady Henderson

Agent: Kristjan Sokoli signs rookie deal with Seahawks

Offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli has become the first of the Seahawks' eight draft picks to sign his rookie deal, his agent Tweeting Thursday that the sixth-round pick is now under contract.
7 years ago
Seahawks draft pick Frank Clark was arrested and jailed in November on a domestic-violence charge t...
Brady Henderson

Report: Seahawks didn’t interview witnesses to alleged Clark incident

Two women who were in an adjacent hotel room during the alleged domestic-violence incident involving Seahawks draft pick Frank Clark have shared additional details with The Seattle Times and told the paper that the team never spoke with them as part of its investigation.
7 years ago
A relief trip to Darfur convinced Seahawks signing Nate Boyer to pursue his dream of playing footba...
Brent Stecker

34-year-old rookie and ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer details his journey from military to the Seahawks

There's only one 34-year-old former Green Beret rookie trying to catch on with an NFL team for the 2015 season, and Seahawks hopeful Nate Boyer's story is every bit as inspiring as it sounds.
7 years ago
John Schneider says Seattle wouldn’t have drafted Frank Clark if they believed he struck his ...
Brady Henderson

Schneider: Seahawks ‘absolutely’ believe Clark didn’t hit girlfriend

Seahawks general manager John Schneider joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" Monday morning and talked further about the team's controversial decision to draft defensive end Frank Clark despite past allegations of domestic violence.
7 years ago
Connor Halliday will attempt follow in the footsteps of WSU great Mark Rypien as a Washington QB. (...
Brent Stecker

WSU’s Connor Halliday, UW’s Andrew Hudson agree to UDFA deals

After a prolific career at Washington State, Connor Halliday will get a shot to bring the air raid to the NFL, signing a deal as an undrafted free agent with Washington.
7 years ago
Seahawks general manager John Scneider was drawn to Obum Gwacham because of how hard he played. (AP...
Danny O\'Neil

Seahawks stick to draft trademark with picks switching positions

The Seahawks' newest pass rusher, Obum Gwacham, has an appetite for Chipotle, a motor that doesn't stop and a resume that includes three years catching passes in the Pac-12. Just another Seahawks' draft pick.
7 years ago
The Seahawks have signed Clint Boyer, a 34-year-old long snapper and former Army Green Beret. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer among Seahawks’ 12 undrafted free agent

The Seahawks have signed Nate Boyer, a 34-year-old long snapper and former Army Green Beret before, as one of their undrafted free agents after the NFL Draft.
7 years ago
The Seahawks used their final draft pick on safety Ryan Murphy, a cousin of running back Marshawn L...
Brent Stecker

Round 7: Seahawks take S Ryan Murphy at No. 248

The Seahawks used their eighth and final draft pick on Ryan Murphy, a safety from Oregon State who adds depth to an area that has been hit with injuries and attrition.
7 years ago
Brady Henderson

Round 6: Seahawks take OL Kristjan Sokoli at No. 214

Seattle drafted Kristjan Sokoli, a defensive tackle from Buffalo, in the sixth round of the NFL Draft with the intention of converting him to an offensive lineman.
7 years ago
Seahawks’ sixth-round selection Obum Gwacham switched from receiver to defensive end at Orego...
Brady Henderson

Round 6: Seahawks take DE Obum Gwacham at No. 209

The Seahawks used the first of their two sixth-round pick on Obum Gwacham, who began his college career at Oregon State as a wide receiver before making the unusual transition to defensive end.
7 years ago
Seahawks fifth-round pick Tye Smith was an FCS All-American for small Division-I school Towson. (AP...
Brady Henderson

Round 5: Seahawks take CB Tye Smith at No. 170

The Seahawks have drafted at least one cornerback every year under general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll, a streak that continued this year with Seattle's selection of Tye Smith in the sixth round.
7 years ago
Vince Mayle, who had six 100-yard games in 2014, was drafted in the fourth round by Cleveland. (AP)...
Brent Stecker

WSU’s Vince Mayle joins Cooper, Shelton as Cleveland draft pick

Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle was taken with the 123rd overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by Cleveland, joining WSU teammate Xavier Cooper and UW defensive tackle Danny Shelton as a Browns draft pick.
7 years ago
Mark Glowinski said the Seahawks have talked to him about playing either guard or center. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Round 4: Seahawks take OL Mark Glowinski at No. 134

The Seahawks doubled on offensive linemen in the fourth round, taking West Virginia's Mark Glowinski four picks after selecting Terry Poole from San Diego State. And just like that, Seattle addressed two of the biggest needs on its roster.
7 years ago
Terry Poole said he’s prepared to play either tackle, guard or center with the Seahawks. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Round 4: Seahawks take OL Terry Poole at No. 130

The Seahawks used their first pick on the final day of the NFL Draft on offensive lineman Terry Poole, who played tackle in college but could move to guard and address a need for Seattle.
7 years ago
Brady Henderson

Seahawks enter final day of draft with six picks

After selecting Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett with their first two picks then reportedly trying unsuccessfully to move up to the top of fourth round, the Seahawks will enter the final day of the draft with six selections.
7 years ago
Seattle used its second-round pick on Frank Clark, who was accused of domestic violence last fall. ...
Danny O\'Neil

Sorting through the Seahawks’ selection of Frank Clark isn’t easy

Seattle's decision to draft Frank Clark should be met with skepticism given the alleged domestic-violence incident that led to his dismissal from the Michigan football team. You just shouldn't make assumptions about either his guilt, his innocence or the Seahawks' stated reasoning for choosing him.
7 years ago
WSU’s Xavier Cooper will join UW’s Danny Shelton on the defensive line in Cleveland. (A...
Brent Stecker

WSU DE Xavier Cooper drafted 96th overall by Browns

Washington State defensive end Xavier Cooper was selected with the 96th overall pick in the NFL Draft by Cleveland on Friday night.
7 years ago
Tyler Lockett is the second player in the Pete Carroll-John Schneider era that the Seahawks traded ...
Brady Henderson

Round 3: Seahawks take WR Tyler Lockett after trading up to No. 69

The Seahawks traded up in the second round and selected Tyler Lockett, a diminutive but productive wide receiver from Kansas State whom Seattle considered the top returner in this year's draft.
7 years ago
Frank Clark was dismissed from Michigan’s football team after an incident of alleged domestic...
Brady Henderson

Round 2: Seahawks take DE Frank Clark at No. 63

The Seahawks used their first pick on Michigan pass rusher Frank Clark, a decision they say they made only after thoroughly vetting the domestic-violence allegations made against him.
7 years ago
Hau’oli Kikaha, the single-season and career sack leader at Washington, was drafted by New Or...
Brent Stecker

Hau’oli Kikaha is fourth Husky selected in NFL Draft, 44th to Saints

A history-making NFL Draft for the Washington Huskies continued in the second round Friday, with linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha becoming the fourth player from UW to be selected.
7 years ago
Brady Henderson

Report: Seahawks “working to trade up” in second round

Without a pick until No. 63 overall and a league-high 11 selections in all, it seemed entirely possible that the Seahawks would look to move up in the second round of the draft. That is indeed the case, according to a report from Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
7 years ago
Confidence in their ability to find good players later in the draft allowed the Seahawks to trade a...
Danny O\'Neil

Again not picking in first round shows Seahawks’ draft confidence

No team has gotten more out of the draft in the past five years than Seattle, and the reason for that is tied to the rationale that led the Seahawks to trade away their first-round pick and center Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round choice.
7 years ago
The first-round selections of Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon bucked a recent running-back trend in t...
Danny O\'Neil

First round of the NFL Draft by the numbers

The top two picks in the NFL Draft were quarterbacks, only the second time in 15 years that has happened. Here are some other notable numbers from Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft.
7 years ago

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