The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday were the recipients of three comp picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. Those picks were awarded for the departures of Earl Thomas, Justin Coleman and Shemar Stephen, and now that the Hawks have been made aware of their official picks by the league, they have shared those picks with fans.
So, this appears to answer once and for all the question regarding whether the seventh round pick sent to the New England Patriots in exchange for Jacob Hollister had conditions attached to it or not. Of course, it’s possible there were conditions that were somehow met, but based on the fact the pick was not listed as conditional on the official NFL transaction wire, the fact that the Patriots own the pick should not come as a surprise.
The official announcement of the pick also clears up the questions surrounding the specifics of the pick the Hawks exchanged with other teams midseason in the Quandre Diggs and Nick Vannett trades. Specifically, it’s now known that Seattle sent its native fifth round pick (5.172) to the Detroit Lions for Diggs and received the native fifth round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers (5.162) for Vannett.
The confusion had centered around the fact that Pittsburgh held two fifth round picks, having received pick 5.154 from the Jacksonville Jaguars for Joshua Dobbs. That confusion became compounded when it was not announced which of the two fifth round picks the Seahawks held was sent to Detroit.
In any case, Seattle now holds eight picks, but between wheeling and dealing in the coming weeks and the near certain trade down from 1.27, it seems a very safe bet that the team will wind up selecting more than eight players in the draft.
UPDATE: Here is a prettier graphic the team tweeted out just as this was being published online.