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Seahawks 2015 Draft Selections

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The Seattle Seahawks selected former Michigan DE Frank Clark with their first 2015 draft choice. (Photo: NFL/Twitter) The Seattle Seahawks selected former Michigan DE Frank Clark with their first 2015 draft choice. (Photo: NFL/Twitter)
SWXRightNow.com -- After landing superstar tight end Jimmy Graham in a trade involving their first round pick with the New Orleans Saints, the Seattle Seahawks first pick came at 63rd overall (second round) in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, Ill. on Friday afternoon.The Seahawks did get a fourth round pick back from the Saints when they gave up Max Unger with their first rounder in for Graham and have a total of 11 picks in the draft (since the draft began they have traded a net of three of those picks to move up to No. 69 overall). 

Below is the Seahawks draft order and who they've selected.

2nd Round - No. 63 - Frank Clark, DE, Michigan -- Clark has had off the field troubles before the NFL Draft, including stealing a fellow students laptop on top of domestic abuse charges, but his talent at defensive end is undeniable. Standing at 6-foot-3 and 271 pounds, Clark ran a 4.64 and a 4.68 at his Michigan Pro Day and 4.79 at the NFL Combine. With the Seahawks reportedly not picking up Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option, they needed an edge rusher who could also stand up and drop back with speed and Clark fits that mold seeing as some pegged him as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Clark is a freak athlete who also blew scouts away at the combine by being the top performer at the Combine in the vertical jump (38.5 inches), three-cone drill (7.08 seconds), 20-yard shuttle(4.05 seconds) and 60-yard shuttle (11.22 seconds).

3rd Round - No. 69 - Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State -- The Wildcats wide receiver was sitting there and the Seahawks traded three Saturday picks (112, 167 and 181) and their later third rounder (95) to the Washington Redskins to get him. "This guy's a slot receiver with legit game breaking speed," ESPN's Todd McShay said when he evaluated him after the pick. Lockett returned six kicks (four kickoffs and two punts) for touchdowns for Kansas State. Lockett's father, Kevin, was a second-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997 after setting a host of school records at KSU, most of which Tyler broke this past season. Lockett is expected to step into a slot receiver role right away and should be the No. 1 option returning punts and kicks for the Seahawks.

4th Round - No. 130 - Terry Poole, OT, San Diego St.  -- Poole adds depth to an offensive line that needs it for the Seahawks. Russell Okung has first-round talent, obviously, but has been hit with the injury bug more than once in his career. Poole is a tackle who at 6-foot-4 3/4 and 309 pounds still ran a 5.09 40-yard dash and has the speed to also play guard in the NFL. Poole is the type of athlete who fits well into the zone offensive line schemes OL coach Tom Cable likes to run thanks to his quick feet and lateral movement in the trenches.

4th Round - No. 134 - Mark Glowinski, OG, West Virginia -- Only four picks after grabbing Poole, Seattle continued to asses the need of adding talent to its o-line by picking Glowinski. Just over 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 307 the former West Virginia man proved his strength and athleticism at the NFL Combine with the best performance on the bench for a OG with 31 reps and the longest broad jump at the position. Glowinski was a two-year starter for the Mountaineers at RG and has 25 starts under his belt at the position in a power-five conference, something that shouldn't be overlooked. Glowinski is already a great run blocker and has the potential to be a better pass blocker than he already is. 

5th Round - No. 170 - Tye Smith, CB, Towson -- The Seahawks needed to add another corner back with Byron Maxwell leaving and Jeremy Lane possibly missing extended time in 2015 since he tore his ACL during the painful-to-watch arm injury he got in the Super Bowl. Smith is a defensive back who many of the pundits were impressed with how he played against West Virginia WR and first round pick Kevin Smith when the Tigers faced WVU in week one. Smith is coming from the FCS level but he is tall and closes well in the run game with a proven willingness to get involved at the point of contact. Smith also has long arms like most of the Seahawks other corners and offers extra width when defending passes. Carroll and co. must like Smith because they passed on higher-rated CBs still available in the draft.

6th Round - No. 209 - Obum Gwacham, DE, Oregon St. -- The fastest defensive end at the NFL Combine with a 4.72 40-yard dash, Gwacham is a long and lean edge rusher after converting from being a receiver in his senior season. Gwacham is raw as a pass rusher, but has the length and speed to make an impact for the Seahawks defensive line in the coming years. Could also moonlight as a wide out if desperate and is a quick and strong athlete wherever he lines up on the field, even if he is forced to drop into coverage.

6th Round - No. 214 - Kristjan Sokoli, DE, Buffalo -- Sokoli is a native of Albania and moved to the United States when he was only nine years old. Had a very strong Pro Day at Buffalo where he benched 225 pounds 31 times and ran as fast as a 4.84 40-yard dash all while standing at 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds. Sokoli started every game in his junior and senior seasons for the Bulls and totaled 61 tackles and 8 tackles for loss in that 24 game stretch. Has the size, speed and strength to be a NFL defensive lineman, but will need to perform in his natural position at DE after being forced to play nose tackle at Buffalo to fill a need there.

7th Round - No. 248 - Ryan Smith-Murphy, S, Oregon St. -- The second Beaver taken in the NFL Draft by Seattle comes in the form of a speedster safety in Smith-Murphy. Clocked with a 4.45 40-yard dash time, and as fast as a 4.38, Smith-Murphy was the ranked 15th at the safety position by NFLDraftScout.com. The OSU safety finished his collegiate career with seven interceptions and 1.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss. An All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in 2013 and 2014, Smith-Murphy will join Tye Smith as the newest additions of the Legion of Boom.

Seahawks Undrafted Free Agents

PLAYER COLLEGE
LS Nate BoyerTexas
Jesse DavisIdaho
WR Austin Hill Arizona
SS Keenan Lambert  Norfolk State
SS Ronald MartinLSU
LB Quayshawn NealyGeorgia Tech
RB Thomas Rawls Central Michigan
CB Trovon Reed Auburn
LB Alex SingletonMontana State
DE Tory Slater  West Georgia
RB Rod Smith Ohio State

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