1984 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Taylor, Terry DB Southern Illinois 22
2.Turner, Darryl WR Michigan State 49
3. Young, Fred LB New Mexico State 76
3. Hagood, Rickey DT South Carolina 86
6. Kaiser, John LB Arizona 162
7. Slater, Sam T Weber State 189
8. Puzar, John C Long Beach State 216
9. Schreiber, Adam G Texas 243
10. Morris, Randall RB Tennessee 270
11. Gemza, Steve T UCLA 302
12. Windham, Theodis DB Utah State 329

1983 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Warner, Curt RB Penn State 3
5. Castor, Chris WR Duke 123
6. Gipson, Reginald RB Alabama A&M 150
7. Merriman, Sam LB Idaho 177
8. Hernandez, Matt T Purdue 210
9. Clasby, Bob T Notre Dame 236
10. Speros, Pete G Penn State 263
11. Mayberry, Bob G Clemson 290
12. Dow, Don T Washington 317

1982 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Bryant, Jeff DE Clemson 6
2. Scholtz, Bruce LB Texas 33
3. Metzelaars, Pete TE Wabash 75
6. Campbell, Jack T Utah 144
7. Williams, Eugene LB Tulsa 174
8. Cooper, Chester WR Minnesota 201
9. Jefferson, David LB Miami 228
10. Austin, Craig LB South Dakota 258
11. Clancy, Sam DE-DT Pittsburgh 284
12. Naylor, Frank C Rutgers 311

1981 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Easley, Kenny DB UCLA 4
2. Hughes, David RB Boise State 31
3. Dugan, Bill G Penn State 58
4. Phillips, Scott WR BYU 87
5. Bailey, Edwin G South Carolina State 114
6. Durham, Steve DE Clemson 140
7. Johnson, Ron WR Long Beach State 170
7. Scovill, Brad TE Penn State 186
8. Lane, Eric RB BYU 196
9. Stone, Jim RB Notre Dame 223
9. Whatley, Jim WR Washington State 236
10. Dawson, Ken RB Savannah State 252
11. Olander, Lance RB Colorado 279
12. Bednarek, Jeff DT Pacific 306

1980 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Green, Jacob DE Texas A&M 10
2. Hines, Andre T Stanford 44
4. Dion, Terry DE Oregon 97
5. Steele, Joe RB Washington 127
5.Jacobs, Daniel DE Winston-Salem State 132
6. McNeal, Mark DE Idaho 153
8. Minor, Vic DB Northeast Louisiana 204
8. Cosgrove, Jack C Pacific 207
9. Swift, Jim T Iowa 238
10. Essink, Ron T Grand Valley State 265
10.Reaves, Billy WR Morris Brown 274
11. Ena, Tali RB Washington State 292
12. Gilbert, Presnell DB U.S. International 319

1979 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Tuiasosopo, Manu DT UCLA 18
2. Norman, Joe LB, Indiana 45
3. Jackson, Michael LB Washington 57
4. Bell, Mark E. TE Colorado State 102
7. Polowski, Larry LB Boise St 169
9. Tate, Ezra RB Mississippi College 240
10. Hardy, Robert DT Jackson State 267
11. Hinesly, Jim G Michigan State 293
12. Moore, Jeff RB Jackson State 319

'79 Draft Success Too Soon to Tell
By John Thompson
Norm Evans' Seahawk Report
July 23-Aug. 5, 1979

While Don Testerman wanted to be traded because he felt he could be a starter elsewhere, we obviously can't afford to make decisions solely for that reason, and we didn't. The trade should work out well for the Redskins and for ourselves. Larry Polowski might not have been available to us later in the seventh round, plus we'll pick up an extra player a year from now.

Source: Norm Evans’ Seahawk Report, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 1979
A Seahawk Blueprint: from expansion to contention
By Gary Huff
If past history holds, several of this years draftees should star this season. Already producing are Manu Tuiasosopo (1st round), tight end Mark Bell (2nd round), Robert Hardy (10th), Joe Norman (2nd), Michael Jackson (3rd) and Jeff Moore (12th).

Ezra Tate, taken in the ninth round, is spending the year on the injured reserve list along with free agent Marc Allen. Larry Polowski, a seventh round pick who was nearly sentenced to Buffalo, will play for the Seahawks after all.

Carl Eller, Dan Doornink, Jesse Green, Tony Green and Jeff Sevy were added to the team.

1978 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Simpson, Keith DB Memphis State 9
2. Butler, Keith LB Memphis State 36
3. Jury, Bob DB Pittsburgh 63
4. Hunter, Al RB Notre DameChoice
5. Bullard, Louis T Jackson State 119
6. Starks, Glenn WR Texas A&I 146
7. Harris, John DB Arizona State 173
9. Grimmett, Rich T Illinois 231
10. Stewart, Rob WR Lafayette 258
11. Halas, George LB Miami 301
12. Bergeron, Jeff RB Lamar 316

Al Hunter was the FIRST player picked in the FIRST NFL Supplemental Draft in 1977, and it was the Seahawks who did so on Round #4. As a result Seattle had to forfeit their 4th Round pick in the 1978 regular NFL Draft. -- submitted by Sharpclaw, 2007

Source: Norm Evans’ Seahawk Report, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 1979
A Seahawk Blueprint: from expansion to contention
By Gary Huff
In the third year, Seattle went 9-7 and barely missed not only a spot in the playoffs but also the division championship. Much of the improvement can certainly be traced to the development of the young players acquired during the previous two campaigns. But again in 1978, Jack Patera and John Thompson used all available means to improve the team. In the draft, the Hawks added Keith Simpson (1st round), Keith Butler (2nd), Louis Bullard (5th) and John Harris (7th). Again there was one disappointment. Third-rounder Bob Jury fell behind Harris at free safety and as a result wound up in San Francisco. At last report, Jury was no longer in the NFL.

Seattle also used the trade route to good advantage in 1978, acquiring Efren Herrera and Bill Gregory from the Cowboys. Herrera cost Seattle a fifth-rounder whereas Dallas got sixth round pick and an exchange of third round drafting positions for Gregory. Detroit gave up Ernie Price for defensive lineman Bill Cooke (who has since returned) and Seattle's position in the 1979 eighth round.

As in prior seasons, several free agents made the 1978 team. Still with the Seahawks are Kerry Justin and Brian Peets.

1977 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. August, Steve G Tulsa 14
2. Lynch, Tom T Boston Co. 30
2. Beeson, Terry LB Kansas 41
2. Cronan, Pete LB Boston College 51
3. Boyd, Dennis DE Oregon State 58
4. Yarno, John C Idaho 87
4. Seivers, Larry WR Tennessee 111
6. Benjamin, Tony RB Duke 142
7. Sims, David RB Georgia Tech 169
9. Adzick, George DB Minnesota 225
10. Adkins, Sam QB Wichita State 254
11. Westbeld, Bill T Dayton 281
12.Wilson, I.V. DT Tulsa 329

Source: Norm Evans’ Seahawk Report, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 1979
A Seahawk Blueprint: from expansion to contention
By Gary Huff
For the second season, the Hawks picked up Cornell Webster, a future star at cornerback, via the free agent route. Also signing on as free agents were Herman Weaver and Charles McShane. John Sawyer was picked up on waivers from Houston. Bill Sandifer was acquired from San Francisco for linebacker Ed Bradley. Autry Beamon came from Minnesota with linebacker Amos Martin, both for a `78 eighth-rounder.

The biggest assist to the Seahawks building plans came, however, from the 1977 college draft. The Tony Dorsett trade helped by increasing the number of early Seattle picks. However, the team's fine selections continued throughout the two-day affair. As a result, Steve August (1st round), Tom Lynch, Terry Beeson, Pete Cronan (all 2nd), Dennis Boyd (3rd), John Yarno (4th), Tony Benjamin (6th), David Sims (7th) and Sam Adkins (10th) all cavort on the Kingdome carpet. The only `77 draft disappointment was Larry Sievers, a highly touted receiver whom the Hawks drafted on the 4th round with the selection acquired from Minnesota for Ahmad Rashad.

Thanks to a draft-day trade, Duke Fergerson came to Seattle. Dallas obtained a mid-second round pick in return and used it to select backup quarterback Glenn Carano. In a later supplemental draft, the Hawks gave up a 1978 fourth round pick to select running back Al Hunter.

The foundation in the second season had progressed but was still incomplete. The record: 5-¬9.

1976 Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks
1. Niehaus, Steve DT Notre Dame 2
2. Green, Sammy LB Florida 29
2. Smith, Sherman RB Miami (OH) 58
2. Raible, Steve WR Georgia Tech 59
3. Lloyd, Jeff DE West Texas State 62
3. Engles, Rick P Tulsa 89
3. Bitterlich, Don K Temple 92
4. Myer, Steve QB New Mexico 93
4. Johnson, Randy G Georgia 122
4. Bolton, Andy RB Fisk 123
5. Dufek, Don DB Michigan 126
5. Jones, Ernie DB Miami 153
5. Bates, Larry RB Miami 156
6. Darby, Alvis TE Florida 157
7. Dixon, Lodie DT Arkansas State 184
8. Shipp, Larry WR LSU 210
9. Bos, Bob T Iowa State 239
10. Coffield, Randy LB Florida State 266
11. Muehr, Keith P Southwestern Louisiana 293
12. Barnett, Ronnie WR Texas-Arlington 320
13. Reid, Andy RB Georgia 349
14. Blinks, Jarvis DB Northwestern State (LA) 376
15. Smith, Dan T Washington State 405
16. Urczyk, Jeff G Georgia Tech 432
17. Rowland, Chris QB Washington 461

Source: Norm Evans’ Seahawk Report, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 1979
A Seahawk Blueprint: from expansion to contention
By Gary Huff
The bulk of the Seahawks first team in 1976 came, of course, from the veteran allocations draft. Many of those drafted merely filled positions until the college draft could provide quality replacements. Only four of those expansion draftees, Nick Bebout, Art Kuehn, Sam McCullum and Dave Brown remain today.

The Hawks' first-year college draft, while tainted with a few drafting errors, added five quality players. The selection of Steve Niehaus, the team's initial first-rounder, must now be regarded as one of the team's larger draft mistakes. In the third and fourth rounds, where a team should come up with some fine down-the-road players, the Hawks bombed. Jeff Lloyd (DL) and Randy Johnson (OG) didn't survive training camp. Rick Engles (P), Don Bitterlich (K) and Andrew Bolton (RB) didn't last much longer. All of these players have had shots with other teams, but their careers are essentially over.

Despite these shortcomings, the `76 draft did produce some important members of the `79 team: Sammy Green, Sherman Smith, Steve Raible (all in the second round), Steve Myer (4th) and Don Dufek (5th).

Three of Seattle's greatest personnel coups occurred prior to the start of the `76 regular season. First, of course, was the free agent signing of the then-unknown Jim Zorn. Seattle stole Steve Largent from Houston for an eighth round draft choice. The Hawks also acquired guard Ron Coder from Pittsburgh for a 1977 17th round draft choice. When the `77 draft was shortened to 12 rounds, the Hawks wound up switching places in the final round with the Steelers. Coder, who was drafted by the Steelers as a defensive tackle, spent his first year in Seattle learning the ways of an offensive lineman. For the 1976 campaign, Seattle also acquired guard Bob Newton on waivers from Chicago. Thus, with the foundation just underway, Seattle's first-year record was 2-12.