Seahawks appear to already be successful in one important aspect in 2025

Yes, 2025.
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The Seattle Seahawks are fresh off the 2024 NFL and still four months ahead of the regular season. The team has a new head coach and a lot of different players on the roster. Seattle will look like a much different team this coming season compared to any other year since 2011 (Pete Carroll's second season).

12s hope, of course, that the defense is better under the direction of head coach Mike Macdonald. He has proven to be a very good defensive coach for a number of seasons in the NFL and he is still only 36 years old. If Macdonald can make the 2024 defense good, 2025 should be even better.

One area in which Seattle is already succeeding in 2025, however, is in compensatory picks. The Seahawks rarely get any awarded to them. For next year's draft, that appears set to change.

Seattle Seahawks projected to get two compensatory picks in 2025 NFL draft

To be clear, the NFL will not officially announce compensatory picks until next offseason, but according to Over the Cap, Seattle should add a fourth-round choice and a fifth-round pick because of the compensatory formula. This would give Seattle eight choices in the 2025 draft and replace the fifth-round choice that Seattle lost in the trade that brought Leonard Williams to Seattle midway through last year.

A team is awarded a compensatory pick (or picks) when the team loses more Compensatory Free Agents than they gain. A CFA is a player who is ranked within the top 35 percent of the league and has to sign as a free agent with a new team during the initial free agency period. As far as the Seahawks are concerned, they lost Damien Lewis, Jordyn Brooks, Colby Parkinson, Bobby Wagner, and Drew Lock while they gained only Pharaoh Brown, George Fant, and Tyrel Dodson.

If Over the Cap is correct in what compensatory picks the Seahawks will receive, Seattle will have a draft pick in each round but a total of two in the fourth round. The only other NFC West team to likely get compensatory choices is the San Francisco 49ers who should receive a third-round selection and a fifth-round pick. In comparison, Mike Macdonald's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, is expected to get seven compensatory choices.

Seattle still does have a free of their own free agents available for other teams to sign, but none are likely to fit into the formula. The Seahawks are also unlikely to sign more high-priced free agents so Seattle should not lose a projected compensatory choice.

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