Seahawks news and notes and links for Monday, 2/19/2018

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: George Fant and Doug Baldwin (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: George Fant and Doug Baldwin (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

Seahawks news ebbs and wanes in February. The NFL draft is still two months away. But there is always some news. Here is some for Monday, 2/19/2018.

More mock drafts!

The Seahawks have the 18th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Only currently, however, as Seattle does not have a second or third round draft choice. This means that most likely general manager John Schneider will find a way to trade his first pick for multiple choices.

SB Nation assumes that Seattle will trade. In their latest mock draft, Dan Kadar thinks Seattle will work a trade with the Atlanta Falcons in the first round. The Seahawks will trade down to pick 26 and take Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey.

McGlinchey would be a fantastic pick at 26, but I think there is no way that the tackle falls to 26. Or even 18. But one can dream. He could be an instant replacement for Germain Ifedi.

Seahawks could sign offensive guard Andrew Norwell?

Derek Lewis of 247 Sports Seahawks site says that Evan Hill of HawkBlogger is saying Seattle could sign the All-Pro guard. According to Hill, if Seattle releases Cliff Avril, Jon Ryan and Jeremy Lane, Seattle could use that money to sign Norwell.

First of all, I don’t think Hill is really saying this could actually happen. The Seahawks clearly would need to sign another punter. And Lane and Avril will almost certainly be cut. But using all that savings for one guard? Um, no.

Secondly, the Seahawks never do business that way. They hardly ever overpay for any player outside the organization, and never do for an offensive lineman.

Speaking of offensive linemen, George Fant!

Our brothers and sisters at Field Gulls have a good article on Fant. And a happy one.

Fant should return pretty healthy for the start of 2018. He is the player, of course, who was expected to start at left tackle in 2017 and then was promptly injured. And he isn’t going to beat out Duane Brown for his position.

But Fant could come back to play right tackle, or as Field Gulls point out, left guard. Ethan Pocic would line up at right guard with Ifedi outside. Fant would stick between Justin Britt at center and Brown.

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Not a bad idea. If Fant can learn another new position and stay healthy.