The Seahawks own the 25th overal pick in the 2011 draft following yesterday’s defeat to Chicago in the playoffs.
Seattle has never drafted anyone with the #25 pick in the history of the franchise although they previously had the option on two separate occasions:
- In 1985 they traded the 25th overall pick to Cincinnati for center Blair Bush. The Texan played 82 games for the Seahawks in a six-year spell before moving to Green Bay.
- In 2008 Seattle traded down with Dallas and chose defensive end Lawrence Jackson with the 28th overall pick. Jackson has since been traded to the Detroit Lions and was former GM Tim Ruskell’s penultimate first round pick before departing.
The closest Seattle has picked in that range was in 2005 when they moved from #23 to #26 after a trade with Oakland. The Seahawks took current starting center Chris Spencer from Ole Miss.
Other picks made by the team in the 20-29 range are as follows:
1984 Terry Taylor (CB, Southern Illinois) – 22nd overall
1988 Brian Bosworth (LB, Oklahoma) – 22nd overall
1996 Pete Kendall (OT, Boston College) – 21st overall
1999 Lamar King (DE, Saginaw Valley State) – 22nd overall
2000 Chris McIntosh (OT, Wisconsin) – 22nd overall
2002 Jerramy Stevens (TE, Washington) – 28th overall
2008 Lawrence Jackson (DE, USC) – 28th overall
Since 1990 four Pro-Bowl players have been drafted 25th overall. They are Ted Washington (a defensive tackle drafted in 1991 by the 49ers), Jermane Mayberry (an offensive lineman drafted in 1996 by the Eagles), Jon Beason (a linebacker drafted in 2007 by the Panthers) and Mike Jenkins (a cornerback drafted in 2008 by Dallas).
Jenkins, of course, was the player taken by the Cowboys following the trade that led to Seattle drafting Lawrence Jackson.
In that same time frame cornerbacks have been the most popular selection – four have been taken since 1990. Defensive tackles, quarterbacks andwide receivers have been selected three times. The rest of the picks are made up of running backs (2), defensive ends (2), a linebacker and a strong safety.
Denver has drafted two quarterbacks since 1990 – Tommy Maddox (UCLA, 1992) and Tim Tebow (Florida, 2010). The other quarterback drafted was Jason Campbell (Auburn, 2005).
The last five players drafted 25th overall are as follows:
2010- Tim Tebow (QB, Denver)
2009- Vontae Davis (CB, Miami)
2008 – Mike Jenkins (CB, Dallas)
2007- Jon Beason (LB, Carolina)
2006- Santonio Holmes (WR, Pittsburgh)
The 25th overall pick is worth 720 points according to the trade value chart. The Seahawks also own the 57th pick in round two which is worth 330 points. If you combine the two picks, they hold the same chart value as the 15th overall pick.
Seattle traded it’s third round pick to San Diego for Charlie Whitehurst. However, they acquired the second pick in the fourth round (98th overall) from New England for Deion Branch. The Seahawks traded the 121st selection to Buffalo for Marshawn Lynch.
Cornerback Josh Wilson only started nine of a needed ten games to qualify for a fourth round pick in the trade with Baltimore. Instead the Seahawks own 153rd and 154th picks in round five.
Any picks after round three will drop due to the compensatory selections that will be added once they’ve been determined.
In round six the team owns the 168th pick (from Detroit in the Lawrence Jackson deal) but traded the 185th pick to San Francisco for Ketwan Balmer. It’s unclear if the team has a seventh round pick following undisclosed trades for Stacy Andrews, Tyler Polumbus and Seneca Wallace.
Here are the picks in full including the trade chart value:
1st round (25th overall) – 720 points
2nd round (57th overall) – 330 points
4th round (98th overall) – 108 points
5th round (153rd & 154th overall) – 30.2 points & 29.8 points
6th round (168th overall) – 24.2 points
7th round to be confirmed (217th overall) – 4.6 points
To see the trade value chart in full click here. It needs to be acknowledged that the chart is widely considered to be outdated and based on the evidence of recent trades (for example – Jacksonville moving from #26 to #8 in 2008) deals are not restricted to the points value given.