The Seahawks would have a haul of picks to help rebuild.
Let’s be honest, they would likely blow up some portion of the roster if they were to move on from Russell Wilson. Many of the hypothetical trades I have been outlined in this series would likely be on the table.
For the purpose of this mock, we will keep the remaining roster as is. The Seahawks stash of picks would look like this:
Round 1: #3
Round 2: #36, #50, #55
Round 3: #81
Round 4: #127
Round 5: #166
The mock draft post-trade:
Pick 3: Penei Sewell, LT: Sewell has been pegged as one of, if not the best left tackle prospects to enter the draft in the last decade. He does everything well. His footwork is precise. His hand placement is perfect. His lateral agility is excellent. He plays with controlled violence and is one of the youngest prospects in the draft. Perennial All-Pro potential.
Pick 36: Javonte Williams, RB: My favorite of the top 3 running backs. Williams is an absolute monster. His field vision is excellent. His contact balance is Marshawn-esque. A very powerful runner that is an every-down threat.
Pick 50: Landon Dickerson, C: One of the most well-respected players in the NCAA. He can play any position on the offensive line. He is a leader of men and a true game-changer when on the field. His best position for Seattle would be as the center. Plug and play prospect.
Pick 55: Jibril Cox, LB: Cox is an incredible athlete. He is also one of, if not the best coverage linebacker in this class. He fits perfectly as a weakside linebacker in the Seahawks scheme. He possesses a very high football IQ. Should help bring more speed to the defense.
Pick 81: Ambry Thomas, CB: Thomas was likely a late first round draft pick before opting out this year. Now, the question marks around how ready he is are blaring. He could be the steal of the draft. Long, lean and quick. He is sticky as they come in coverage. Just needs to work on discipline.
Pick 127: Dez Fitzpatrick, WR: Seattle has now created one of the best offensive lines in the league with this draft. Fitzpatrick is merely an extension of that. He is an incredibly strong blocker at the point of attack. Even better, he is a yards-after-catch machine. Think of him as a Robert Woods type in the Rams scheme.
Pick 166: Ta’Quon Graham, DT: An all upside pick. Graham is explosive off the snap. He has short-area quickness that can put the offensive linemen on skates. He is a mismatch waiting to happen. He just needs time to put everything together. The sky is the limit from here.
Review the draft:
So in all, Seattle spent heavily on getting the best offensive line possible. Between Duane Brown, Penei Sewell, Landon Dickerson, Damien Lewis, and Brandon Shell, they are formidable. Behind them is Tua and do-it-all running back Javonte Williams.
Seattle then added more speed and coverage to the defense by drafting linebacker Jibril Cox and Ambry Thomas. Followed those up with a number 3 wide receiver in Dez Fitzpatrick who is more or less a YAC/ blocker. Finally, Graham to finish up the class with a crazy high ceiling.
I want to leave the article with this:
Seattle and Russell Wilson are unlikely to split this off-season. With the dead cap that would be incurred, it is far more likely that a break up would happen next off-season, if at all.
It is incredibly important for Seattle to allow Wilson to have some say in the major decision this off-season. However, don’t give him everything. The last signing he had a say in was Greg Olsen. Not the best use of $7 million in cap space.