Seahawks potential trades
I projected the Seahawks to make 4 trades in this simulation. Here’s an in-depth explanation of each of them.
I really like this one. I think the Seahawks front office excels at finding talent in the 5th round range, so we get to swap our 7th rounder for a 5th by only moving back two picks from 56 to 58. Wait until you see who I have this team taking at 175, and I promise you will love this trade.
I promise I don’t have the Seahawks trading much farther back. I just think it’s a good idea for this team to stock up on mid-round picks through trades like this one. We move back 5 spots and pick up a late 5th rounder that we get to trade later on, all for the cost of only a 7th rounder and 5 spots back in the 2nd round.
The final move back for the Seahawks. They move 8 more spots back to 71, where they’ll make their first selection this year. By moving back into the early 3rd round, the Seahawks get to pick up an early 4th rounder by way of giving up a 5th round pick next year.
This is the final trade the Seahawks make in this simulation. They use the Packers to turn their late 5th round pick into one 6th and one 7th. I made this trade because I saw two players Seattle could get at 214 and 256, and not one, in particular, I saw available at 181.
To sum up these trades, the Seahawks’ first pick in the draft moves from 56 to 71, 15 spots further down. However, by doing this, they gain three additional picks: 114, 175, and 181. They do lose their 7th round pick this year and their 5th and 7th round picks next year, though. They then use pick 181 to move down and get two late-round picks. I like these moves for a team that needs help this year while the window is open.