The Seahawks continue to rack up solid picks in the draft. They added three more players: Travis Homer and Demarcus Christmas, and John Ursua.
The Seahawks continued to add solid players in the draft as they added their ninth and tenth picks overall in the sixth round. Let me emphasize that Seattle entered the week with four picks. Yes, they traded away a true stud in Frank Clark to add a vital pick in this year’s draft, but his time in Seattle was over, not that anyone is to blame. That trade gave the team all they needed to make a phenomenal run of trades that resulted in, yes, eleven picks.
The Seahawks selected running back Travis Homer with the 32nd pick of the sixth round. Here’s the path of this selection: the Hawks got it from the Vikings via the Lions who got it from the Patriots. Homer fits the profile of a lot of New England backs, in fact. He’s 5’10”, 201 pounds, and ran a 4.48 40 at the combine. Sounds more than a little like James White to me.
Homer averaged 6.0 yards per carry for the Hurricanes, and also caught 37 passes in two seasons in Miami. He’s noted as one of the best pass-blocking backs in the draft and played a lot of snaps in pro sets. Add in that he has solid special teams experience, and he’s got some solid credentials for a sixth-round pick.
Seahawks add their tenth and eleventh picks of the draft
The Seahawks took their second pick of the sixth round with their tenth (!) pick overall. With the 37th pick of the sixth round, originally a Vikings compensatory selection, Seattle took Florida State defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas. 6’3″ and 294 pounds, Christmas started for three years for the Seminoles. He’s been solid against the run as he posted 11.5 tackles for a loss in his career. He’ll be far more likely to come out in obvious passing downs though, with just 3.5 career sacks. Seattle could use an additional run-stuffer, so he could certainly stick.
Seattle jumped back into the draft at the last minute by trading their 2020 sixth-round pick to the Jaguars for this year’s seventh-rounder. They closed out their draft haul with their eleventh pick overall, Hawaii wide receiver John Ursua. 5’9″ and 178 pounds, Ursua had a great junior season for the Warriors. I’d say 89 receptions for 1343 yards and 16 touchdowns qualifies as great in anyone’s book. Ursua had seven 100 yard games last season, and was shut out only once in 33 games. His 40 time of 4.56 is okay, but combined with his size, he’ll have an uphill battle to make the roster, great hands or not.
With that, the Seahawks closed out a draft no one could have expected – certainly not us. Everyone at 12thManRising predicted Seattle would trade down, almost certainly twice. No one predicted that John Schneider would pull off trade after trade and get perhaps the steal of the draft in D.K. Metcalf. Or could Ben Burr-kirven be the guy 12s are still talking about in 2026? Hopefully, a lot of these players will still be in Seattle then.
Grades: Homer B, Christmas C, Ursua C