Seahawks trade Jarran Reed to the Patriots
I wish I could say that only you and I have access to the aforementioned information. I wish teams only looked at the sack numbers and ran with it. However, their analytics teams are likely all over pressure rates, hurry rates, hit percentages, knockdown percentages, etc. Reed was a product of quantity, not quality.
His market should still be relatively warm, due to the very manageable cap hit that the new team would inherit. However, the trade compensation would not be what many would expect. I have heard people mention first and second-round pick for Reed.
After all, he is a pass-rushing interior lineman, they don’t grow on trees. I can say with the utmost confidence that if Seattle were to receive an offer of the such, there shouldn’t even be any discussion.
What I believe a realistic trade could look like for Jarran Reed.
A late third-round selection and a future day 3 pick is likely where his value is. With the Patriots rebuilding, they are looking to trade away some of their aging stars to retool with a new roster. The defensive line is incredibly inexpensive and very young. Adding a player like Reed would give the team a veteran presence on the line.
The Seahawks would be buying their way back into round 3 of the NFL draft. The team would likely move Poona Ford to 3-tech so Bryan Mone can stand at the 1-tech. Cedrick Lattimore would be depth. They would likely look for an inexpensive veteran to add to the equation as well. A player like Al Woods.
Seattle would be left with $5 million in dead cap. However, they would save $8.5 million this year. I may be more optimistic than some. However, I see a ton of potential all over the defensive line. This would be trading away an expensive player at a premium position to help give minutes to some very promising young players.
Detailing the final two articles in the series.
I have two articles left in the series. The first goes over what the Seahawks can save by restructuring and extending certain players on the team. It’ll go over the pros and cons of doing this.
The second article will go through exactly what I would do if I were the Seahawks. The trades I would make, the restructuring/extension I would make, the free agents I would target, and the NFL draft that I would be satisfied with. This will be a culmination of all the articles written smashed into one finale.