November 19, 2011; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) is tackled by Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Lavonte David (4) in the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Expect Seahawks To Be Busy Trading on Draft Day

The Seahawks have only 6 picks in this years draft. They’re without their 5th and 7th round picks, though they did get a 7th from the Raiders as a part of the Aaron Curry trade. GM John Scheider has said that he wants to pick 8 or 9 players each year, so clearly moves are likely to be made.

The easiest way to acquire more picks is to trade down in the early rounds, and that is what I believe the Seahawks will do. There has been a lot written about exactly who the Seahawks will pick at #12. I’ve written about it quite a number of times, but I honestly think that all those words will be for naught.

If I was a betting man, I’d wager a decent sum of cash that the Seahawks will trade down in the First round and get additional picks. Some player will be sitting there at 12 that a team will want to move up for, be it DeCastro, or Coples, or Ingram, or Kirkpatrick, or Kuechly. Maybe even all 5. There should definitely be someone willing to give up a decent haul to move up and make sure they get their guy.

And thus Seahawks will likely move down. I could even seem them dropping down multiple times, right out of the first round, especially if they can acquire a first round pick for next year in the process.

Why drop so far? Because the Seahawks can without it really hurting their draft plan. Perhaps the best OLB in this year class (at least in terms of fitting the Seahawk’s very unique defensive system) is Levante David, who should still be available when the Seahawks pick in round 2. David is an outstanding Strong Side LB prospect who looks to be a faster version of KJ Wright, and would allow Wright to move inside to Middle Linebacker.

 

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