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Seahawks sign seven of their draft picks

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Call them the new Seattle Seven.

On second thought, that may be a bit of a stretch. Group nickname or not, the Seahawks announced that they have signed seven members of their 2013 draft class to their rookie contracts.

The team has reached agreement with third-round defensive tackle Jordan Hill (pictured), fourth-round wide receiver Chris Harper, fifth-round defensive tackle Jesse Williams, fifth-round tight end Luke Willson, seventh-round guard Ryan Seymour, seventh-round linebacker Ty Powell and seventh-round guard Jared Smith.

Hill and Williams will fight for time in a crowded defensive line rotation while the team has said that they see Harper playing the same “X” receiver role currently occupied by Golden Tate, who is entering the final year of his contract. Smith is moving to the offensive line after playing defensive tackle at New Hampshire and he’ll join Willson, Seymour and Powell in battles for spots at the back end of the roster this summer.

The seven signings still leave the Seahawks with four more picks to get under contract. Given how few spots there are up for grabs on the Seattle roster this year, some of those 11 will likely be pursuing their NFL dreams with other teams in a few months.

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12 Responses to “Seahawks sign seven of their draft picks”
  1. MasMacho says: May 10, 2013 3:33 PM

    Bennett and Scruggs are out of the D-line rotation with injury along with Clem. I doubt that ‘crowded’ is a term that comes to mind with the coaching staff.

    Love the picks. Hope it works.

  2. pathsovglory says: May 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    Really stoked to see who grabs that open 3-tech DT spot

  3. 12thmanjosh says: May 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    Hawks are going to be a tough team this year good luck making the team GO HAWKS

  4. fumblenuts says: May 10, 2013 3:53 PM

    Locked and loaded……GO HAWKS!

  5. unbiasfan says: May 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    Overhyped

  6. unbiasfan says: May 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    Overhyped team, look for an 8-8 season at best

  7. joebuckiscreepy says: May 10, 2013 4:15 PM

    I wonder if any of this Seattle Seven is going to author a new draft of the Port Huron Statement…

  8. seaeagle707 says: May 10, 2013 4:16 PM

    I do wonder about Tharold Simon’s chances with the Hawks. We’ve got so much depth at CB, that I’m still amazed that they drafted another. I would rather that they had found a really strong kicker, to compete with Hauschka.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  9. joey49er says: May 10, 2013 4:18 PM

    Soon to be busts!!!!lol arron curry lol

  10. rukkus1 says: May 10, 2013 6:09 PM

    Aaron curry… haha… too funny.

    Good thing we rebounded with genius picks like RW, Sherm, Bam Chancellor (hows vernon btw?), Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Moff, and Okung.

    Have a nice day Joy9er

  11. 12thmanhawks says: May 10, 2013 8:18 PM

    Damn!! The hawks just signed their draft picks and all this haters just can’t help themselves. But to trash talk. Geez people get a life, what more if our hawks will win it all the way. Go hawks.

  12. 12thmanhawks says: May 10, 2013 8:26 PM

    Hey Joey how’s Aj Jenkins doing … Ahhhh…..0 catch….0 yards dude look at your team first b4 you criticize other teams loserrrrr.

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