Metcalf to the New York Jets
After this trade, the Seahawks can view how they got what they got however they want. Meaning, that if Seattle wants to view getting the fourth overall pick for Metcalf they can. Or maybe they got number 4 for number 9 and Metcalf. No matter what, however, everyone knows the Jets are desperate to get a good receiver in a trade. This trade isn’t a bad one for New York because they would still have a top-ten pick this year plus they would add Metcalf.
But for the Seahawks, they would have two top-ten choices in 2022 while also adding a second-round pick. Seattle would then have five picks in the top 41 of this year’s draft. Giving up Metcalf means giving up a very good talent but Seattle should be able acquire lots of high-end quality in 2022.
Seattle should be able to take a potentially very good offensive tackle in the top ten as well as an excellent edge rusher or cornerback. Plus, whichever way they choose to go in the top ten, they’d still have high enough picks to get whatever else they need in picks 35, 40 and 41.
Seattle is probably going to take a step back (or several steps back) in the 2022 season but with the talent they draft this year, 2023 would be much better and could set up a championship-caliber core for many years.