This side is appropriately named “The Trades”
Seattle will need to get more draft capital. It’s a shame that they will need to trade down again. This draft is so talented in the top 80 picks. However, with so much talent, there are bound to be some players who fall well past where they should be selected. There are also some hidden gems that I think will make the trade downs well worth it.
The Seahawks current draft stock is as follows: Pick 56 (R2), pick 129 (R4), pick 250 (R7). That’s all. Needless to say, we got work to do.
In this mock draft, the Bills were aggressive in moving up for their guy, Ronnie Perkins (Edge). They lost roughly a 7th round draft pick in value. However, they got a player who is a true sleeper in a position of need for them. In turn, the Seahawks moved down 5 spots in round two and moved up from a mid-round 4 pick to late-round 3rd.
The Vikings have a plethora of draft capital. They splurge on this trade to get one of their guys. As I said, this draft is very rich in the top 80. The Vikings desperately need talent at the cornerback position. They jump up nearly 30 spots to select one of the less talked about studs of this draft class, Kelvin Joseph (CB).
Moving up 30 picks will cost the Vikings a 4th round pick, 5th round pick, and 6th round pick. This trade gives the Vikings 3 picks in the top 80. This gives Seattle some of the depth they need. Win-win.
This trade has the Seahawks moving back a total of 20 spots between the two traded picks. However, Seattle acquires two fifth-round draft picks. The Ravens were able to acquire a player I had listed in the top 80 that fell slightly outside, Tylan Wallace (WR).
Overview of draft selections after the trades.
Original draft stash: Pick 56 (R2), pick 129 (R4), pick 250 (R7)
Post-trade draft stash: Pick 93 (R3), pick 104 (R3), pick 131 (R4), pick 157 (R5), pick 171 (R5), pick 199 (R6), and pick 250 (R7).
Seattle’s first draft pick drops nearly 40 slots. However, they acquire an additional third, 2-fifth, and a sixth-round selection. The Seahawks will now have a total of 8 selections to work with. With this much depth in the draft, the Seahawks now have the ammo to fill their roster.