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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Seahawks hold the fourth, 37th, 68th, 105th, 137th, 178th, 213th, 245th, 247th and 248th choices in the 2009 draft. For perspective, I've singled out the last four players chosen in those spots.
Seattle drafted one of those players: offensive lineman Ray Willis, taken 105th in 2005, Tim Ruskell's first season as team president.
The Seahawks have four seventh-round choices this year. Ruskell's teams have fared well drafting in the seventh round. The last five players his teams have drafted in the round remain on NFL rosters, all drafted since 2006: Justin Forsett, Brandon Coutu, Steve Vallos, Ryan Plackemeier and Ben Obomanu.
Ninety-five of the 132 seventh-round choices drafted by other teams during the same span remain on NFL rosters.
Pick 2008 2007 2006 2005 4 Darren McFadden Gaines Adams D. Ferguson Cedric Benson 37 Curtis Lofton Eric Weddle Jimmy Williams Shaun Cody 68 Chevis Jackson Quincy Black Claude Wroten Courtney Roby 105 Will Franklin A.