BY SPNW Staff 03:52PM 04/26/2012

Barring A Trade, The Seahawks Pick 12th Friday

The Seahawks could go in any number of directions with the 12th pick in the draft, but most figure they will try to find a solution to their pass-rush problems.

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will, barring a trade, make the No. 12 overall choice in Thursday's NFL Draft. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

Unless they make a trade, the Seattle Seahawks will make the 12th overall selection in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday (pick expected by 6:30 p.m.). They could choose a speed pass rusher, a quarterback, a linebacker, or maybe even an offensive lineman: depends on how the picks fall.

While the Seahawks have never had the 12th overall pick, they have had a top 11 pick 17 times. The most recent one came in 2010, when the Seahawks drafted offensive tackle Russell Okung No. 6 overall.

Nine of the draft picks listed below combined to make 33 Pro Bowl appearances, incuding DT Sam Adams (1994) and WR Koren Robinson (2001) both of whom made the Pro Bowl for first time after leaving the Seahawks. The 1990 pick, Cortez Kennedy, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last January.

Seattle’s top 11 picks (the number in parentheses is the player’s draft order; the number in brackets represents the player’s Pro Bowl appearances):

  • 2010: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State (6)
  • 2009: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest (4)
  • 2003: Marcus Trufant, CB, Washington State (11) / {1}
  • 2001: Koren Robinson, WR, North Carolina State (9) / {1*}
  • 1997: Shawn Springs, CB, Ohio State (3) / {1}
  • 1997: Walter Jones, OT, Florida State (6) / {9}
  • 1995: Joey Galloway, WR, Ohio State (8)
  • 1994: Sam Adams, DT, Texas A&M (8) / {3*}
  • 1993: Rick Mirer, QB, Notre Dame (2)
  • 1992: Ray Roberts, OG, Virginia (10)
  • 1990: Cortez Kennedy, DT, Miami (3) / {8**}
  • 1983: Curt Warner, RB, Penn State (3) / {3}
  • 1982: Jeff Bryant, DT, Clemson (6)
  • 1981: Kenny Easley, S, UCLA (4) / {5}
  • 1980: Jacob Green, DE, Texas A&M (10) / {2}
  • 1978: Keith Simpson, CB, Memphis (9)
  • 1976: Steve Niehaus, DT, Notre Dame (2)

No. 12 Pick, AFC-NFC Pro Bowl

Over the past 20 years, the following have been the best selections at No. 12, ranked by Pro Bowl appearances:

Year Player Position Drafted By Round Pick PB
1995 Warren Sapp DT Tampa Bay 1 12 7
1998 Keith Brooking LB Atlanta 1 12 5
1994 Aaron Glenn DB N.Y. Jets 1 12 3
1997 Warrick Dunn WR Tampa Bay 1 12 3
2004 Jonathan Vilma LB N.Y. Jets 1 12 3
2005 Shawne Merriman LB San Diego 1 12 3
2007 Haloti Ngata DT Baltimore 1 12 3

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