The Seattle Seahawks just shook up the initial round of Thursday’s NFL draft.
Defensive finish Frank Clark is headed to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the 29th-all round choose and the decrease of their two 2020 second-round picks, NFL Network reported Tuesday afternoon. The Seahawks and Chiefs will also swap third-rounders this year as portion of the blockbuster starring 1 of the game’s prime pass-rushers.
Clark and the Chiefs agreed to a five-year, $105.5 million contract, with $63.five million assured, according to ESPN.
The Seahawks had spoken to quite a few teams about Clark, who recorded 13 sacks final season, such as the Jets, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs, according to NFL Network, though other reports minimized the Jets’ interest.
Seattle GM John Schneider mentioned final week the group was prepared to entertain gives for Clark, who was scheduled to earn $17.1 million this season on the franchise tag. Schneider added it would be “feasible but extremely challenging” for Seattle to retain Clark, linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive tackle Jarran Reed on extended-term offers.
“We are constantly attempting to realize what the landscape is all through the National Football League,” Schneider told reporters final week. “If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be carrying out our job. We can not ever have our head in the sand with something. But we enjoy Frank, naturally. That is why we franchised him.”
In 2014, Clark was dismissed from the Michigan football group following a domestic violence arrest, and he slipped to the second round of the 2015 draft. The 25-year-old Clark has totaled 32 sacks more than the previous 3 seasons for the Seahawks.