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Seahawks awarded two, 7th-round compensatory picks

Post by Eric Williams on March 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm with 55 Comments »
March 18, 2013 6:32 pm

The NFL announced a total of 32 compensatory picks were awarded today to 16 teams for the 2013 draft.

The Seahawks received two, seventh-round compensatory picks. Seattle lost quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, safety Atari Bigby, tight end John Carlson and linebacker David Hawthorne in free agency last year, and signed Matt Flynn and Jason Jones.

According to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than acquired in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

Usually, the number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

Seattle now has 10 picks in the up coming draft – none in the first, one in the second, one in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and four in the seventh round.

Here’s the full list

First round none.
Second round (1) – 56
Third round (1) – 87
Fourth round (1) – No. 26
Fifth round (2) – No. 5 (from Oakland) and No. 25
Sixth round (1) – No. 26
Seventh round (3) – No. 8 (from Buffalo), No. 14 (from New Orleans) No. 25, and picks 241 and 242.

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  1. Singularitarian says:

    Sweet. Sweez Dog and Malcom Smith are good examples of what Carroll and Co can do with a 7th pick

  2. didn’t they trade their 1st rounder, for Percy?

  3. FleaFlicker says:

    Four 7th rounders: essentially we get first dibs on our favorite three otherwise undrafted free agents. Nothing to complain about. Let’s PC/JS take a couple flyers on some more out-of-the-box picks. Maybe there’s a Honey Badger in that draft order for us.

  4. raymaines says:

    Good morning BGO, yes they did.

  5. Singularitarian says:

    So im confused, it looks like we have 5 7th rounders and a total of 11 picks

  6. Singularitarian says:

    Ohh 7-25 went to the Vikings right?

  7. The only problem with the Harvin trade is it almost feels like opening a Christmas present early. It’s cool and exciting at the time, but come Christmas you almost feel shorted. :)

  8. FleaFlicker says:

    How funny would it be for the Charlie Whitehurst compensatory pick to turn into a legit starter? That would be some karmic justice.

  9. Paul Allen wants the trophy.

    We are going to get it.

    The time is now.

  10. Thurmond is going to be in the running to return punts this year! He’s 100%. I’m not in the mood to listen to him being injury-prone, the fibula was violent and would have happened to anyone.

  11. I’ve always liked and believed in him, but now he’s one of my favorite Hawks!

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    What comp picks did the 9ers get?

  13. princeaden says:

    I’d love to see Thurmond slide into that nickle spot. I hope they concentrate on DL and OL in rounds 2-5 then take flyers on Big upside high ceiling guys from there out.

  14. Singularitarian says:

    Thurmond will be awesome. I think highly of Lane as well. 4 starter quality corners will not have me complaining anytime soon. I didn’t realize he could be running punts back. cool. I wouldn’t put it past Seattle to draft a quick running back for Leon’s spot and have him return punts too. Kenjon Barner? I wouldn’t mind that scoop in round 4 or 5

  15. Singularitarian says:

    maybe Monterio Mccaleb with one of the four 7th’s?

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    OK the 9ers have a 4th and two 7s, and the Falcons and Ravens have 4 picks.

  17. JMSeaTown says:

    Arian Foster, James Harrison, Antonio Gates, John Randle & Warren Moon: All Undrafted! So just imagine what we could get having 4 chances in the 7th. Lol

  18. RDPoulsbo says:

    I’ve been very high on Thurmond. I wanted to believe he can be a solid guy in the secondary, but he’s had 1 too many injuries for me to keep pumping him. It’s not just the knee or the fibula. It’s that he has ended every season with the Seahawks on the IR.

  19. IdahoHawk says:

    If Thurmond and jeron Johnson both could stay healthy would be great.

  20. trout_hound says:

    Hass a Colt. Good fit, I think. And good for him, eschewing a chance to start in Az.

  21. true, trout_hound. I would have puked if Hass were wearing Cardinals red this season.

  22. Five picks in the first five rounds. That’s all we really need. The late picks are useful for trades to help move the mid round picks into position to get the guys they want. But I don’t think there will be many rookies making the team this year. I would bet that 31 other teams will be watching the Seahawks cuts from camp and signing some of the guys we cut.

  23. Singularitarian says:

    Stevos. Ill bet 5 rookies make the team

  24. Singularitarian says:

    And at least 1 of the seventh rounders

  25. princeaden says:

    I bet Hass wasn’t wanting to be facing the Hawks Defense twice a year.

  26. bbnate420 says:

    Hass wouldn’t have been starting for very long behind the Tards o-line! Not how you want to spend your late 30’s.

  27. 9ers were also interested in Hass.

  28. The Colts seems a good fit for Matt. He can mentor Luck, and they are both drop back type QB’s.

  29. Mostly Hass is there to help install a new offense in Lucks brain. It remains to be seen if Luck will be as notable in a west coast offense as he was in a verticle one. I think he will but the Colts may miss the playoffs doing it. Hass should thrive there with the team and fans but I hope he does not play much considering how many hits Luck has already taken.

  30. sluggo42 says:

    5 rookies make the team?
    Song, I’ll take a $.25 bet that doesn’t happen…. Unless you are counting the practice squad too, then is vaguely possible

    I could see a lb, og, and a dl. Maybe a te.

    Did we have 5 weak spots last year?

  31. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    sluggo, rookies replace hill, jones , Tru and clem(atleast at start of season we also have not resigned the tackle that was a free agent. there’s your 5 spots. not say thats how it pans ouy i think they will sign one or two more FA lineman on both sides of the ball. just me thinking but there is a chance they could really hit on the draft picks and players that are on team get cut.

  32. montanamike2 says:

    We also need a kicker and some depth on the Dline.

  33. raymaines says:

    JMSeaTown: Robbie Tobeck was an undrafted rookie too.

  34. montanamike2 says:

    I’m hoping they don’t trade Golden Tate.

  35. yankinta says:

    I really HOPE we pick up BJ Daniels with one of our 7th round picks to replace Matt Flynn.

  36. Palerydr says:

    Why would they trade Golden Tate? As much as I dislike Tate he’s coming around to become a professional NFL WR no reason I can see to trade him. Weren’t Fredd Young and Rufus Porter UFA as well? I see the Hawks using their picks to move up this year especially in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I see OLB, DL, TE, and a swing tackle as the first 4 picks after that we grab whatever practice squad candidates they like. I feel Jeremy lane will make a strong bid for the starting nickel corner spot. Thank goodness we can stop with the Hass to Seattle nonsense.

  37. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    anyone think they might make aplay on one of the right tackles still available ? vollmer maybe?

  38. chuck_easton says:


    Is that after Flynn gets traded for that mythical 3rd rounder? :)

    If he gets traded it will be for a 4th at best and probable 5-7th.

    Again, if the trade happens it’s to make Flynn happy, not because the team needs to trade him.

  39. Disappointed to see Hasselbeck isnt coming home, but that was to be expected. Im glad he found a team he likes though, and Indy can really use him as a backup/mentor for Luck.

    Also glad to see him didnt go to AZ or the Whiners. I would most definitely have puked in my mouth more than a little bit.

    Hawks will not trade Tate. He’s key to their offense, and is cheap and getting better.

    Stevos–I dont think teams can trade compensatory picks, and Seattle has already traded away one seventh rounder. So those 4 picks we have in the seventh, at least two have to be used by Seattle. Bummer, huh?! The late round picks are PS at best, in all likelihood. But you never know, diamonds in the rough do happen; look at Michael Bennet for instance.

  40. chuck_easton says:


    You are correct. Can’t trade compensatory picks. The team has to use those.

    So the team only has their 8 other picks to use in any trade.

  41. Palerydr says:

    I can’t really say where this guy will be drafted but if’s he’s still on the board in the 4th round EJ Manuel would be a guy I see them drafting to develop as a BU QB. I would also expect SF to have the same plan for Manuel as well.

  42. In order to expedite the elimination of mental errors or mismatched expectations between QBs and WRs presnap, why not initiate “code signing” to let the WRs/TEs verify that they know what route change the QB expects them to make? WR signs to the QB, shielding the sign from the DB, and the QB shakes his head like a pitcher accepting or rejecting calls from the catcher.

  43. yankinta says:


    Watch and learn. If Flynn gets traded, it will be for at least 3rd round value. Don’t listen to JC or any other ESPN people.

    P.S, Michael Bennett was undrafted Free Agent. not a 7th round pick. :) but keep paying attention, you’ll learn more and more. :)

  44. thanks for that info, STTBM and Chuck.

  45. Singultarian, sure, I could see maybe 5 rookies making the 53. And obviously 8 rookies can end up on PS.

    By ‘that’s all we need’, I just meant that I think 80% or 90% of the value from the draft will come in those first 5 rounds. The late-round gems or free agents might come from anywhere. This team is at the point where young FAs with a year or two of experience WANT to be in Carroll’s training camp competing to make this team, and the pro personnel scouting staff will be targeting guys to sign too. Some good minimum-salary free agents who were cast off from other teams, or injured earlier in their careers, are likely to be in camp wanting to play for a championship team. Last year we had guys like Charly Martin, Braylon Edwards, and Mike Parker pushing the rookies the PS. Its going to be very tough for the true rookies to compete.

  46. yankinta–YEah, dude, I know Bennett was an UDFA. Point is that diamonds in the rough are available and do happen, so even a late round pick or UDFA can end up being fine players, so our extra late round picks arent garbage; they have the potential to help us land guys with potential without having to beg them to sign as UDFA (guys like Bennett). Its a longshot for them to make the team, but it isnt impossible.

    Watch and learn yourself.

    Stevos–No worries.

  47. CDHawkFan says:

    If I was an undrafted rookie and a few teams to pick from, Seattle wouldn’t be high on my list as its going to be a tough team to make.

    I think the Hawks keep all those late rounders to make sure they can bring in the bodies for back-ups or to replace PS guys.

  48. yankinta says:

    CDHawkFan, totally agree. That’s why those 2x late 7th round picks are valuable to us.

    I see us trading our 4th or 5th round picks to move up or to trade with 2014 picks… We don’t have room on our roster for all 8 picks.

  49. Exactly. Many agents tell players coming out of college that its better for them to go undrafted than it is to be a sixth or seventh round pick, esp with the slotted rookie contracts nowadays. When youre a player several teams want, but go undrafted, you can choose the team with the least competition at your position, and you can try to force a bidding war and end up higher paid than lower-round draft picks. But if youre drafted, you get what you get.

    Plus, its often hard to convince Southern Boys (or anyone from Cali or the East Coast for that matter) to sign on to play ball in rainy South Alaska. (even though Seattle gets only 60 inches or so of precip a year, far less than the 110 inches Tacoma gets).

    With so many seventh round picks, Seattle can just take their highest regarded rookie FA targets, and make sure they dont sign with another team.

    I expect to see them trade up as much as possible too.

  50. Singularitarian says:

    I think the point is, is that to stay relevant, you gotta keep snatching cheap guys out of the draft and play em 3 years. Yhats great if FAs want to come here. We cant pay em all. Finding contributers at rookie contracts is a must. Especially in the mid-late rounds

  51. Is it me or did the “if” start showing up in Yankintas posts – I thought he was flat out getting traded for a 3rd or higher – that’s why we had to watch and learn

  52. yankinta says:

    lol, xcman, I said trading Flynn was No.1 on my wish list from day one, so I didn’t feel the need to say “if” at the time… lol but I guess that rubbed the Flynn lovers the wrong way so I guess I need to clarify myself.

    I do PREDICT that we will get at least a 3rd round pick value for him, if he gets traded.

    I also PREDICT that Andrew Luck is not a top 10 QB. He will not rank Top 15 in QB rating or QBR rating in 2013-14, even though Colts have the 4th EASIEST Schedule.

    I also PREDICT that RGII is not a top 10 QB. He will not rank Top 10 in QB rating or QBR rating in 2013-14, even though he won the ROY.

    RW will rank in top 10 in both QB rating and QBR.

  53. CDHawkFan says:

    It was a 2nd, now moved up to a 3rd. Maybe next week a 4th.

  54. sluggo42 says:

    I think we need to check in with acib before we can predict where RW will rate out. He is the site authority on the guy.

    I still don’t see 5 rooks making the team this year…

    I PREDICT only 3-4 will….

    I also predict a SB victory… But I doubt I’m alone with that prediction.

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