The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs in 2018 after going 10-6 in the regular season, but ultimately fell 24-22 to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round.
The Seahawks lost safety Earl Thomas to the Ravens in free agency this offseason, but also locked up quarterback Russell Wilson with the richest contract in NFL history.
In last year's draft, the Seahawks selected San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny in the first round.
How will they use their picks in this year's NFL draft? We're breaking down every selection below. (Check out draft needs for all 32 teams.)
Here's the full list of picks the Seahawks hold in the 2019 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.
Round 1, pick 29 (No. 29 overall):
L.J. Collier, EDGE, TCU
Andy Benoit's grade: C+
After dealing Frank Clark earlier this week, this pick comes as a surprise to no one. Collier might not have Clark’s cat-like quickness or terrifying closing speed (few, if any players, do), but he’s twitchy, versatile and—compared to Clark—cheap. The Seahawks like defensive linemen who can play inside or outside, and they believe Collier can fit that bill.
Round 2, pick 15 (No. 47 overall): Marquise Blaire, S, Utah
Andy Benoit's grade: C+
Blair is touted for his downhill style and aggression. He won’t have much pressure on him, as Tedric Thompson can man the free safety spot, while the grossly underrated Bradley McDougald can handle strong safety. He played both two-deep and single-high concepts in college.
Round 2, pick 32 (No. 64 overall): D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Andy Benoit's grade: A+
D.K. Metcalf’s lack of route running diversity and refinement caused him to freefall like no receiver in recent draft memory. Fortunately, he landed in a perfect situation. Russell Wilson is a superb deep ball thrower and Metcalf can stretch the field. And Metcalf’s route running is less of an issue given how often Wilson goes off-schedule. Plus, Metcalf’s big body will be valuable on Wilson’s trademark sandlot plays. His presence does not fill the void that will be left by Doug Baldwin's possible retirement...slot receiver remains a need for Seattle.
Round 3, pick 24 (No. 88 overall): Cody Barton, LB, Utah
Andy Benoit's grade: C
In Seattle’s scheme, linebackers must have the speed to drop deeper into coverage and then quickly converge on the ball after the catch. Some question whether Barton climbs high enough on those charts, but with Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright still going strong, Seattle need only find a No. 3 linebacker to play 12-16 snaps a game.
Round 4, pick 18 (No. 120 overall): Gary Jennings, WR, West Virginia
Round 4, pick 22 (No. 124 overall): Phil Haynes, G, Wake Forest
Round 4, pick 30 (No. 132 overall): Ugochukwu Amadi, S, Oregon
Round 5, pick 4 (No. 142 overall): Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington
Round 6, pick 31 (No. 204 overall): Travis Homer, RB, Miami
Round 6, pick 36 (No. 209 overall): Demarcus Christmas, DT, Florida St.
Round 7, pick 22 (No. 236 overall): John Ursua, WR, Hawaii
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