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NFL Draft 2017 Results: Seahawks select OT Justin Senior at pick 210

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With the 210th pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have chosen Justin Senior, a tackle at Mississippi State.

Senior is 6’5, 331 lbs, with 34” arms and 10.25” hands. He ran a 5.55, had a 23” vertical, a 98” broad, and a 8.19 three-cone drill. He seems to be the exact opposite of what the Seahawks usually look for at offensive line, which is athleticism. Maybe that’s a good thing?


This Montreal, Quebec native was the number one-ranked prospect on the Canadian Football League's official Scouting List in December 2016. Senior has been a staple for the Bulldogs over the past three seasons, starting nearly every game at the right tackle spot (missed one game in 39 with a 2015 knee injury). Even as a redshirt freshman, Senior got on the field for 11 games, starting one at his strong-side tackle position. Before his redshirt season, he transitioned from Canadian high school football to the American version by playing one fall at the Hargrave Military Academy.


Senior has long arms and strong hands, but his lack of bend and inconsistent footwork could cripple his NFL cause if he doesn't improve them. Senior is a right tackle only who has three years of experience against talented, SEC defensive ends but he struggled badly at times in the Senior Bowl. His size could get him drafted, but he has some work to do before ever hitting an NFL field.

Seahawks positional needs (in no particular order):

  • Cornerback (taken one)
  • Safety (taken three)
  • Defensive tackle (taken two)
  • Offensive line (taken two)
  • Wide receiver (taken one)
  • Linebacker (taken one?)
  • Quarterback (taken zero)

Seahawks picks so far:

35. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

58. Ethan Pocic, OL, LSU

90. Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF

95. Delano Hill, S, Michigan

102. Nazair Jones, DT, UNC

106. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan

111. Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado

187. Mike Tyson, S, Cincinnati

210. Justin Senior, T, Mississippi State

For comprehensive breakdowns, analysis, and reactions to the previous picks, check out our running live blog of day 3 of the draft.

Remaining Seahawks draft picks:

Round 7: 226, 249

2017 NFL Draft Schedule:

Thursday, April 27 - 5:00 pm PT (Round 1)