Rather than create a traditional mock draft I thought it would be interesting to look at three different draft scenarios and see how the first selection could affect the rest of Seattle’s draft. I think it’s most likely that Seattle either takes an offensive lineman, a defensive back, or a defensive lineman with their first pick. So, I ran a 7-round mock draft for each of those three scenarios to see how that decision rippled through the rest of the draft.
For this exercise, I used first-pick.com’s NFL draft game to generate each mock draft. This draft engine has its faults, such as offering somewhat unrealistic trades, but it provides a useable framework from which to venture from.
Since John Schneider has repeatedly referenced his desire for more picks, I made some trades in each scenario in order to create up to nine, or ten, selections.
Let’s begin by selecting a defensive back…