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March 31, 2008 2:46 PM

New draft order

Posted by Jose Romero

The Seahawks still have their first- and second-round picks, but have dropped down a few spots in rounds 4-7 because the NFL issued its compensatory draft choices to other teams today.

Fifteen teams received compensatory picks in the third through seventh rounds. Here's how the league defines such picks:

"Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 220 choices in the seven rounds of the 2008 NFL Draft (April 26-27). This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula."

The Seahawks have received 13 compensatory draft picks since 1994, when they were first awarded.

Here's where Seattle will now pick in April's draft:
First round: 25th overall pick
Second round: 55th
Third round: 86th
Fourth round: 121st
Fifth round: Pick traded to Jacksonville
Sixth round: 189th (from Tennessee in Bryce Fisher trade; 190th pick to Cleveland in QB Charlie Frye trade)
Seventh round: 233rd (from Jacksonville; 230th pick to Philadelphia for FB Josh Parry)

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Posted by duce duce

4:46 PM, Mar 31, 2008

What did we get for that pick traded to Jacksonville?

Posted by Clayton

6:35 PM, Mar 31, 2008

duce duce,

We received Alvin Pearman.

Posted by free beer

10:53 PM, Mar 31, 2008

Who wants a first number one pick, cost a lot of ging, most of the time don't pan out anyway!
I'd rather we get two-two for the price of one, let the other's go ape spending million on an unproven player...screw the hype, or something like that???

Posted by duce duce

8:18 AM, Apr 01, 2008

Oh yeah, I forgot about him. He played all of like 2 games last year. Well, now that we have 15 running backs there won't be any room for him. Though, I like him as a special teams player.

Posted by Ben

3:05 PM, Apr 04, 2008

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if we moved down just slightly to the end of the 1st, or the beginning of the 2nd. Most of our needs are right at the beginning of the 2nd round anyhow. And I would love to pick up an extra fourth or fifth rounder just for doing so. Keller seems like a good fit. But then again, so does Balmer. Otah's stock has risen tremendously, so I don't expect him, or Jonathan Stewart to be there. However, surprises always happen in the draft. Who knows, Mendenhall may fall. However I seriously doubt that. But then again, look at how far Steven Jackson fell, and he was the top RB in the draft that year. Bet you the Cowgirls wish they had gotten him instead of Julius Jones.

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