When the 2018 NFL Draft started off, the Seattle Seahawks were in a position that had become unfamiliar - holding a pick in the middle of Round 1. However, in spite of having the eighteenth overall pick in the draft, the Hawks front office had its work cut out for it. Not only had the team failed to make the playoffs during the 2017 season for the first time since 2011, in the process of missing the playoffs they had dealt their second round pick for Sheldon Richardson and their third round pick in the Duane Brown trade.
That left the team owning only one selection on the first two days of the draft, and effectively guaranteed that they would be trading down, which they did. Moving from 18 to 27 Seattle picked up third and sixth round picks from the Green Bay Packers. Many then expected a second trade down, but when they came on the clock at 27 the team went ahead and shocked fans by selecting running back Rashaad Penny out of San Diego State. Here’s a look at how fans graded the selections made by the team in the immediate aftermath of the draft.
First round pick Rashaad Penny
Third round pick Rasheem Green
Fourth round pick Will Dissly
(Author’s note: I am shocked that a commenter whose username includes “coug” would give the selection of a Husky in the draft a “C”.)
Fifth round pick Shaquem Griffin
Fifth round pick Tre Flowers
Fifth round pick Michael Dickson
Fifth round pick Jamarco Jones
Sixth round pick Jacob Martin
Seventh round pick Alex McGough
And that wraps up the look back at the 2018 Seahawks draft class, and on
Thursday Friday evening fans can begin to watch film on the Seahawks 2020 draftees.