The Seahawks have a bunch of needs in the 2019 draft. But several mock drafts show no one has a consensus about what Seattle will do.
No one really knows what the Seahawks will do when they take their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Most likely, Seattle’s first choice in the draft won’t even happen in the first round. Seattle only has four picks in this year’s draft and needs more. The Seahawks will probably trade down and completely out of the first round to get more picks in this year’s draft. Like they always do.
This is also the time of year when everybody and their mother puts outs out mock drafts in an attempt to guess at which team will take which player. When Seattle’s turn comes it is obvious no one really knows what John Schneider and Pete Carroll will do.
In the latest mock drafts, NFL pundits have a bunch of different players ending up in Seattle and almost all of the players are unlikely to be Seahawks because Seattle will trade down. The majority of mock drafts have Seattle taking an edge rusher, though. This is smart as Frank Clark is a free agent and the only proven pass rusher Seattle had in 2018.
Clark will almost certainly remain in Seattle via being franchise tagged or having his contract extended. Even with Clark coming back, though, Seattle needs pass rushers. According to ESPN’s Todd McShay and Pro Football Focus’s Steve Palazzolo (Jachai Polite, Florida), ESPN’s Mel Kiper (Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion) and CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco (Clelin Ferrell, Clemson), though, Seattle will most definitely take someone to help Clark in 2019 and beyond.
These are good guesses and would be smart moves by the Seahawks. For Seattle to be better in 2019 and beyond, Seattle has to get better defensive line pass rush beyond anyone other than Clark or Jarran Reed.