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Seahawks sign fourth-round pick Colby Parkinson

NFL Combine - Day 2

It has been just over a month since the 2020 NFL Draft concluded, and the Seahawks now have the first member of their eight-player draft class under contract.

Fourth-round pick Colby Parkinson and Seattle reached an agreement on a deal, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. As Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times noted, all rookie deals are for four years with total values based on draft position.

Though details of Parkinson’s deal aren’t yet known, for a point of comparison last year’s 133rd selection—where Parkinson was taken in 2020—was Jarrett Stidham. His four-year deal with the Patriots is for $3,156,112 according to Over the Cap.

Once Parkinson, and soon the other seven members of the Seahawks’ 2020 draft class, are under contract, Seattle’s cap space will be adjusted accordingly.

Parkinson joins a crowded tight end room that features Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, Jacob Hollister, Luke Willson, and fellow 2020 draft pick Stephen Sullivan, among others. He will get his start with the Seahawks following a productive three-year career at Stanford, where he posted 87 catches, 1,171 yards, and 12 touchdowns.