2024 NFL Draft roundup: Who did the Seattle Seahawks pick? (2024)

This is who the Seattle Seahawks are adding to the roster and where several UW, WSU favorites are taking their talents.

SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks kicked off the final day of the 2024 National Football League (NFL) Draft in Detroit by a trade with the Denver Broncos and went on to acquire six more players.

The Seahawks traded picks 102 and 235 to receive picks 121, 136 and 207 on Saturday.

Overall, Seattle had a total of eight picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, with the first being No. 16 overall and an additional pick acquired by trade.

A chronological list of the Seahawks' picks is available on the team's website.

Fourth round

In the fourth round, the Seahawks picked University of Texas at El Paso linebacker Tyrice Knight at No. 118 overall. Knight is a “highly productive player” and had 140 total tackles - 84 solo tackles - last season, according to the Seahawks.

The Seahawks picked Michigan tight end AJ Barner at No. 121 overall in the fourth round.

Barner started at Indiana then transferred to Michigan, which won the CFP national title in 2023 against the University of Washington.

Fifth round

The Seahawks picked Auburn cornerback Nehemiah Pritchett at No. 136 overall. Pritchett is a four-year starter for Auburn and ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Sixth round

In the sixth round, the Hawks selected Utah tackle Sataoa Laumea with pick 179. A four-year starter, Laumea started in 44 games last season.

The Seahawks picked Auburn cornerback D.J. James at No. 192 overall, the second Auburn cornerback selection of the draft. James played three seasons at Oregon before transferring to Auburn, where he had 75 tackles during his time there.

The Seahawks welcomed University of Findlay tackle Michael Jerrell at pick No. 207 overall. During his career, he started in 40 games and appeared in 48 games, which was the second-most appearances by an offensive lineman in Findlay's history, according to the university.

Previous picks

The Seahawks selected UConn guard Christian Haynes on the second night of the NFL Draft, the team's only pick on Friday.

Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett, accompanied by the Emerald Ridge High School girls flag football team, announced the third-round pick, No. 81 overall, on Friday night. In early May, the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) will vote on sanctioning girls flag football as an official high school sport.

Haynes, a redshirt senior, started 49 straight games on the offensive line during the 2023 season. After the pick, ESPN analysts remarked Haynes is "ready to play right away."

On the first day of the draft, the Seahawks picked Texas defensive tackle Byron Murphy II, No. 16 overall. Murphy was just the second defensive player taken in what was a unique first round on Thursday night. The draft's first 14 picks all were offensive players, including six quarterbacks.

The availability of Murphy at No. 16 was such a surprise to the Seahawks, General Manager John Schneider never had had a prior conversation with the former University of Texas star.

When did the Seahawks pick?

  • Round 1, No. 16 overall - Texas' Byron Murphy II
  • Round 3, No. 81 overall (from New Orleans via Denver) - UConn's Christian Haynes
  • Round 4, No. 118 overall - UTEP's Tyrice Knight
  • Round 4, No. 121 overall - Michigan's AJ Barner
  • Round 5, No. 136 overall - Auburn's Nehemiah Pritchett
  • Round 6, No. 179 overall (from Washington) - Utah's Sataoa Laumea
  • Round 6, No. 192 overall - Auburn's D.J. James
  • Round 6, No. 207 overall - Findlay's Michael Jerrell

Where did UW players get drafted?

Devin Culp: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected University of Washington tight end Devin Culp with pick 246 overall. Culp, who started three seasons for the Huskies, was an All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention last year.

Troy Fautanu: The Pittsburgh Steelers selectedUniversity of Washington offensive guard Troy Fautanuwith its first-round, No. 20 overall, pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night. ESPN ratedFautanu as the second-best offensive guard and the 10th-best prospect overall in the draft class.

Dominique Hampton: The Washington Commanders selected University of Washington safety Dominique Hampton at No. 161 overall. Hampton started all 15 games in 2023 and led the team with 109 tackles.

Jalen McMillan: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked University of Washington wide receiver Jalen McMillan in the third round, No. 92 overall. The UW junior started in seven games during the 2023 season. In the College Football Playoff Championship, McMillan led UW with six catches for 33 yards against Michigan.

Rome Odunze: TheChicago Bears selected University of Washington wide receiverRome Odunzewith its first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night. With theninth overall pick, Odunze will join a retooled Bears team that took USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick and traded for wide receiver Keenan Allen in the offseason.

Michael Penix Jr.: The Atlanta Falcons selected University of Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. with its first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Falcons used its No. 8 overall selection to take Penix Jr. despite signing Kirk Cousins to a four-year, $180 million contract in the offseason.ESPN rated Penix Jr. as thesixth-best quarterback in the draft class and the 46th-best prospect overall.

Ja'Lynn Polk: The Los Angeles Charges selected University of Washington wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk in the second round, No. 37 overall. Polk is the 10th wide receiver out of the first 37 picks. Polk played one season at Texas Tech and three seasons with the Huskies. He was UW's No. 2 receiver with 69 receptions for 1,159 yards, which ranked him sixth for most yards in UW history.

Roger Rosengarten: The Baltimore Ravens picked University of Washington offensive tackle Roger Rosengarten in the second round, No. 62 overall. Rosengarten has played four seasons with UW. He started in all 15 games in 2023.

Bralen Trice: The Atlanta Falcons selected University of Washington outside linebacker Bralen Trice in the third round, No. 74. Trice played three seasons for UW and was one of the Huskies' team captains in 2023. He started all 15 games and led the team with 11.5 TFLs.

Edefuan Ulofoshio: The Buffalo Bills picked University of Washington linebacker Edefuan Ulofoshio at No. 160. Ulofoshio, a team captain, started in all 15 games last season with 94 tackles.

Where did WSU players get drafted?

Jaden Hicks: The Kansas City Chiefs selected Washington State University safety Jaden Hicks with pick 133. Hicks had the fourth-best overall defensive grade in the Pac-12 and started in all 12 of the Cougars' games.

Brennan Jackson: The Los Angeles Rams selected Washington State University linebacker Brennan Jackson with pick 154 on Saturday. Jackson played in all games last season and totaled 57 tackles with 26 solo and 31 assisted. He led the team with 8.5 sacks.

Chau Smith: The Carolina Panthers picked Washington State University defensive back Chau Smith as No. 158 overall. He played four years at WSU and led the team with eight pass break-ups.

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