Don’t trade back out of the first out
No, the Seahawks do not have a first round pick in 2022 but they do in 2023. For all the complaints Seattle gets about its first round choices, the problem is more about the team’s first two choices overall in any draft. Seattle trades down a lot historically with Pete Carroll and John Schneider and while they pick up more draft picks they don’t always turn those picks into good players.
2020 might actually turn out to be a good draft as Jordyn Brooks was taken in the first round and Seattle, with its second pick, took Darrell Taylor. But let’s throw out the 2020 draft (and 2021 for that matter) as we are still in wait-and-see mode on how well the players do over several seasons.
In 2019, Seattle chose L.J. Collier in the first round (not great) but then its second pick was on Marquise Blair (so far, not great either). DK Metcalf was the third pick so Seattle struck gold there.
In 2018, Seattle went with Rashaad Penny in the first round (fantastic late in the 2021 season but other than that he hardly played) and Rasheem Green (somewhat decent but very inconsistent) with their second pick (which happened to be in the third round).
My point is that when Seattle does have its 2023 first round choice, instead of trading it for more picks why don’t they actually just try to choose a good player. Seattle needs quality over quantity at this point and that goes against Seattle’s normal way of thinking.