BY Art Thiel 04:41PM 03/10/2020

Seahawks get three compensatory draft picks

The news wasn’t a surprise, but the NFL confirmed Tuesday that the Seahawks draft next month will be a little richer — after losing five qualifying free agents last year and signing two, they gained a net of three compensatory draft picks.

The Seahawks added a pick in the third round (101st overall), fourth (144) and sixth (214), giving them eight in the seven-round cattle call April 23-25, this year in Las Vegas.

The Seahawks lost in free agency FS Earl Thomas, CB Justin Coleman, QB Brett Hundley, OL J.R. Sweezy and DL Shamar Stephens. They signed free agents OL Mike Iupati and PK Jason Myers.

The Seahawks already had selections in the first round (27) and two in the second (59, 64). Now they have a third-rounder plus choices at 130, 144, 162 and 214. The NFL has yet to release the official order.

Qualifying free agents are those whose contracts ran out and were not re-signed, making them unrestricted.



  • Husky73

    Trade one to the Vikings for Jake Browning.

    • coug73

      No disrespect for the young man but surprised Jake Browning is on a NFL roster.

      • Husky73

        Who is the Seahawks’ backup QB? Is Geno Smith still on the team?

        • art thiel

          He’s a free agent, and far better than Browning. He wants a shot to play, which won’t be here.

          • DB

            Exactly. Exit Geno Smith, enter P. J. Walker.

  • jafabian

    Take a couple of the lower picks, package it with the first rounder and move up in the first round. Get at least one sure fire prospect instead of a gamble or project.