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Report: Seahawks will not tag Chris Carson or Shaquill Griffin

NFL: NFC Wild Card Round-Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 draft class for the Seattle Seahawks was, as with almost all drafts, a mixed bag. There’s been no shortage of recounting how things went wrong with the Hawks top selection, Malik McDowell, but the team did come away with both David Moore and Chris Carson in the seventh round, along with the selection of Shaquill Griffin in the third round that year.

With the new league year set to start on March 17, reports have emerged that all three are slated to be unrestricted free agents. That is, of course, not a surprise in regards to Moore. However, there had been some questions regarding whether the Hawks could potentially apply the franchise tag to either Chris Carson or Shaquill Griffin, but those questions have now been answered.

The only other member of the 2017 draft class who was still with the Seahawks during the 2020 season was Ethan Pocic, who is also set to hit the market next week. If all four of these members of the 2017 draft class do indeed depart, it would leave the Seahawks with just Tyler Lockett and Jarran Reed as players draft by the team during the four years between 2014 and 2017.