The Seahawks have selected 17 times among the top 12 picks in the NFL draft. They’ve found some great ones, but only two remain in the roster.
With the NFL’s regular season concluded, the top 20 teams in the first round of the draft have been set. Indianapolis, on the clock until the first round April 26 (date of the first round), gets to choose whether Stanford’s Andrew Luck or Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner, will succeed Peyton Manning as the Colts’ quarterback.
The Seahawks, who lost to the Arizona Cardinals 23-20 in overtime Sunday to finish 7-9, will pick either 11th or 12th. Order will be determined by a coin flip with the Kansas City Chiefs at the NFL scouting combine in late February.
An examination of five current media mock drafts shows that the players who most commonly appear in places 11 and 12 are USC defensive end Nick Perry, Stanford guard David DeCastro of Bellevue, and Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones.
This is what we know about the draft now. The full draft order will be determined by the results of playoff games:
*=Order of these 7-9 teams to be determined by coin flip at scouting combine.
^=Order of these 6-10 teams to be determined by coin flip at scouting combine
The Seahawks have not had the 11th overall pick in the first round since 2003, when they used it to select cornerback Marcus Trufant of Washington State. Trufant, a one-time Pro Bowler (2007), is still with the team, although he spent much of 2011 on injured reserve.
Trufant represents Seattle’s only No. 11 pick. The Seahawks have never owned the 12th overall pick.
Since their inception in 1976, the Seahawks have had a top 12 pick 17 times, most recently in 2010, when they drafted offensive tackle Russell Okung at No. 6 overall. Seattle’s top 12 picks:
Nine of the top-12 players selected by the Seahawks combined to make 33 Pro Bowl appearances. The number of appearances per Pro Bowler are displayed in brackets.
*=Made Pro Bowl for first time after leaving the Seahawks.