Seattle Seahawks 2022 Draft: 3 potential day one trades
By Jake Luppino
With the combine and pro-days over, pre-draft visits are now starting to circulate around the news. At this point in time, teams have more than enough information to judge a potential prospect and the fit they can have with their franchise. News has been relatively slow on the Seattle Seahawks front.
Certainly, it could serve as a ploy as multiple franchises begin to play chess this time of the year. No one wants to show their hand.
But, many are willing to bluff. Nonetheless, when evaluating the roster of the Seahawks-and knowing their draft history-many are already assuming they will look to acquire more picks in the NFL draft.
3 potential Seattle Seahawks day one trades
As it currently stands, the Seahawks hold 8 picks in the NFL draft. Most notably, they have 3 in the top 41. Surely, they can look to acquire more picks by trading the likes of a star in D.K. Metcalf. There are many contending teams that are in need of a star wide receiver. In particular, teams with two first-round picks in the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.
The direction of the wide receiver market would lead one to believe that a Metcalf trade is plausible. But, with no franchise quarterback on the roster, the Seahawks could spend big money on other positions and paying D.K. Metcalf big money is justifiable based on his production early in his career.
A more familiar outlet for this franchise would to be trade down in an attempt to acquire more picks. Something we have seen the Seahawks notoriously do-over the years. This year’s draft will present an intriguing opportunity to them as many teams will be looking to trade up.
Every single year, there is a team that falls in love with a prospect and overpays to move up. We saw it last year with the San Francisco 49ers and Trey Lance. We saw Chicago do it in 2017 when trading up to select QB Mitchell Trubisky. With Seattle needing a quarterback, they can either serve as the beneficiary from a team more desperate than them or they can play the role of the aggressor and look to leaf frog a team that may select their guy.
Here are three potential day-one draft trades to look out for with the Seattle Seahawks.