History of Seattle Seahawks first-round NFL Draft picks

A look through the list of every Seattle Seahawks first-round NFL Draft pick the team has made throughout franchise history.

The Seattle Seahawks have been strangers to making any first-round NFL Draft picks during the Pete Carroll era, having used several of those picks in trades for already proven assets. Even when they had a pick, they’ve seen little consistent success out of their selections.

Seattle Seahawks first-round draft picks in history

Below is a list of all the Seahawks‘ first-round NFL Draft picks throughout franchise history:

2022

  • Charles Cross | Pick 9
    OL, Mississippi State

2021

The Seahawks traded the 14th pick to the New York Jets.

2020

  • Jordyn Brooks | Pick 27
    LB, Texas Tech

2019

  • L.J. Collier | Pick 29
    DE, TCU

2018

  • Rashaad Penny | Pick 27
    RB, San Diego State

2017

The Seahawks traded the 26th pick to the Atlanta Falcons.

2016

  • Germain Ifedi | Pick 31
    G, Texas A&M

2015

The Seahawks traded the 31st pick to the New Orleans Saints.

2014

The Seahawks traded the 25th pick to the Cincinnati Bengals.

2013

The Seahawks traded the 15th pick to the Minnesota Vikings.

2012

  • Bruce Irvin | Pick 15
    DE, West Virginia

2011

  • James Carpenter | Pick 25
    OT, Alabama

2010

  • Russell Okung | Pick 6
    OT, Oklahoma State
  • Earl Thomas | Pick 14
    DB, Texas

2009

  • Aaron Curry | Pick 4
    LB, Wake Forest

2008

  • Lawrence Jackson | Pick 28
    DE, USC

2007

The Seahawks traded the 24th pick to the New England Patriots.

2006

  • Kelly Jennings | Pick 31
    DB, Miami (FL)

2005

  • Chris Spencer | Pick 26
    C, Mississippi

2004

  • Marcus Tubbs | Pick 23
    DT, Texas

2003

  • Marcus Trufant | Pick 11
    DB, Washington State

2002

  • Jerramy Stevens | Pick 28
    TE, Washington

2001

  • Koren Robinson | Pick 9
    WR, North Carolina State
  • Steve Hutchinson* | Pick 17
    G, Michigan

2000

  • Shaun Alexander | Pick 19
    RB, Alabama
  • Chris McIntosh | Pick 22
    OT, Wisconsin

1999

  • Lamar King | Pick 22
    DE, Saginaw Valley State

1998

  • Anthony Simmons | Pick 15
    LB, Clemson

1997

  • Shawn Springs | Pick 3
    DB, Ohio State
  • Walter Jones* | Pick 6
    OT, Florida State

1996

  • Pete Kendall | Pick 21
    G, Boston College

1995

  • Joey Galloway | Pick 8
    WR, Ohio State

1994

  • Sam Adams | Pick 8
    DT, Texas A&M

1993

  • Rick Mirer | Pick 2
    QB, Notre Dame

1992

  • Ray Roberts | Pick 10
    OT, Virginia

1991

  • Dan McGwire | Pick 16
    QB, San Diego State

1990

  • Cortez Kennedy* | Pick 3
    DT, Miami (FL)

1989

  • Andy Heck | Pick 15
    OT, Notre Dame

1987

  • Tony Woods | Pick 18
    DE, Pittsburgh

1986

  • John Williams | Pick 15
    FB, Florida

1985

The Seahawks traded the 25th pick to the Cincinnati Bengals.

1984

  • Terry Taylor | Pick 22
    DB, Southern Illinois

1983

  • Curt Warner | Pick 3
    RB, Penn State

1982

  • Jeff Bryant | Pick 6
    DE, Clemson

1981

  • Kenny Easley* | Pick 4
    DB, UCLA

1980

  • Jacob Green | Pick 10
    DE, Texas A&M

1979

  • Manu Tuiasosopo | Pick 18
    DT, UCLA

1978

  • Keith Simpson | Pick 9
    DB, Memphis

1977

  • Steve August | Pick 14
    OT, Tulsa

1976

  • Steve Niehaus | Pick 2
    DT, Notre Dame

*Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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