The Seahawks have four picks in today’s seventh, and final, round of the 2013 NFL Draft. They used the first to add depth to the offensive line by selecting Vanderbilt guard Ryan Seymour.
The 6-foot-4, 301-pound Seymour was the 14th pick in the round, and 220th overall. The Seahawks got the pick in the trade that sent middle linebacker Barrett Ruud to the Saints last year.
The Seahawks also are scheduled to make the 25th, 35th and 36th picks in the round.
Can a seventh-round pick even make the roster? Yes, and the prove is in some of the team’s previous seventh-round selections, a group that includes linebacker Malcolm Smith (2011) and guard J.R. Sweezy (2012), who finished last season as starters; running back David Sims (1977), who scored 14 touchdowns in 1978; free safety John Harris (1978), who intercepted 10 passes in 1981; linebacker Sam Merriman (1983), who led the club in special-teams tackles in 1984; tackle Ron Mattes (1985), who started from 1986-88; defensive end Michael McCrary (1993), who had 13.5 sacks in 1996; and kicker Josh Brown (2003), who averaged over 100-points per season from 2003-07.