Seattle Seahawks Will Be in Seventh Heaven


Published: March 12, 2009


... many as five picks in the seventh round.

With a net loss of four players in free agency last year, they are looking at getting four compensatory picks when they are awarded at the league meetings March 22-25, according to comp-pick guru AdamJT13.

Unfortunately, the Seahawks will not be able to trade any of the compensatory picks, and they all come at the end of the seventh. But it basically gives the Hawks a jump on signing undrafted free agents -- it will be like the old 12-round drafts.

The Hawks have done well in the seventh round under Tim Ruskell. Last year, they drafted running back Justin Forsett and kicker Brandon Coutu (pictured) -- both of whom could loom large for Seattle in 2009.

In 2007, Seattle drafted Steve Vallos, who ended up as the starting center last season. In 2006, the Hawks picked punter Ryan Plackemeier (OK, so he didn't work out) and receiver Ben Obomanu. And in 2003, pre-Ruskell, they found kicker Josh Brown in the last r...

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