The opening round of the 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Seattle Seahawks once again traded down from their original spot. Unlike last year, they didn’t drop out of the first-round altogether, as they went from 18th to 27th, and drafted San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny. Seattle’s running game was dreadful last year, so the decision to go RB in round one tells you what the plan is for the upcoming season.
As part of the trade with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle gave up one of its seventh-rounders (248th overall) and gained a third-rounder (76th overall). This means Seattle will have at least one day 2 pick on Friday, having given up their second- and third-rounders in trades last season.
Elsewhere, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield went to the Cleveland Browns #1 overall, while Louisville QB Lamar Jackson was the final selection of the first round, going to the Baltimore Ravens, who traded back into the first by swapping picks with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers snagged Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey at #9, while the Arizona Cardinals traded up from #15 to #10 to select UCLA QB Josh Rosen. The Los Angeles Rams don’t have a first-rounder, after acquiring Brandin Cooks via trade with the New England Patriots.
The full 2018 NFL Draft - 1st round picks can be viewed here.
Remaining Seahawks draft picks:
Round 2: N/A
Round 3: 76
Round 4: 120
Round 5: 141, 146, 156, 168
Round 6: 186
Round 7: 226
2018 NFL Draft Schedule:
Day 2: Friday, April 27 - 4:00 pm PT (Rounds 2-3)
Day 3: Saturday, April 28 - 9:00 am PT (Rounds 4-7)