Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, April 26 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Analyzing Potential Trade Scenarios For The Seahawks In The Draft
The start of the NFL Draft is just a matter of days away, with the first round taking place this Thursday, April 28.
For the Seahawks, who hold the ninth overall pick, it will be the first time the team picks within the top 10 since 2010, when Russell Okung was taken sixth overall. Aside from No. 9, the Hawks hold seven additional picks throughout the draft thanks in part to the Jamal Adams trade with the Jets in 2020 and the Russell Wilson trade with the Broncos last month.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider has been ranked as one of the most active and most effective draft day traders in the league, and the team's eight total picks (including four in the first four rounds) give him the flexibility to make some moves again this year. This week, Corbin Smith of the Sports Illustrated AllSeahawks staff looked at some potential scenarios where the Seahawks make trades in the draft and chose a player with each pick that he believes fits the team's needs.
The first scenario has the Seahawks trading picks 40, 41 and 109 to the Steelers for picks 20, 84 and 208. In this scenario, the team has already selected LSU cornerback Derek Stingley at 9 and still has picks 72, 152, 153, 208, and 229.
"If this scenario plays out, the Seahawks will have a huge gap between their newly-acquired first-round selection to draft [Desmond] Ridder and their 72nd pick in the third round," Smith said. "But they still managed to land a quality tackle prospect in Abraham Lucas while also making a pair of value picks landing linebacker Troy Andersen and pass rusher Amare Barno in the third and fifth rounds respectively. Overall, this turns out to be a well-rounded class that checks off all of the team's significant needs."
Another scenario has the Seahawks moving up, trading picks 40, 41 and 109 to the Bills for picks 25, 57 and 231. In this scenario, the Seahawks still have a total of eight picks in the draft but are able to move into the late first round to grab a quarterback after taking Oregon EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux at 9.
"[Malik] Willis again lands with the Lions with the second pick and both Ridder and [Kenny] Pickett go off the board on consecutive picks by the Saints and Steelers at 20 and 21 overall," Smith said. "With the Packers, Cardinals, and Cowboys not looking for quarterbacks, however, Schneider waits a few picks this time around before striking an intriguing deal with the Bills to move up and get Matt Corral, a dual-threat weapon who previously met with the Seahawks at the combine."
Click here to check out Smith’s other potential trade ideas for the Seahawks in the upcoming draft.
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More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle with a complete guide to watching the 2022 NFL Draft.
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