Although the Seattle Seahawks find themselves in unfamiliar territory–picking in the top 10 for the first time since 2010–expect similar behavior to years past.
As we have seen over the years, Seattle has been very willing to engage in trade conversations discussing picks, regardless of what round. With a glaring hole at the quarterback position and just days away from the spectacle, not too many are sure what to expect of this Seahawks franchise.
Some believe they will trade down to acquire more picks while others foresee them making a blockbuster to move up in the draft and select a quarterback.
Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft: Letting the draft come to them
Knowing the history of this team, I would say the former is the more probable outcome. In typical Seahawks fashion, I expect them to trade down in the first round. The key for Seattle is two-part: do their best in obtaining an early pick so they can still get a difference-making type of player while also acquiring an extra pick in the second or third round; and finding the right dance partner. That is where the Minnesota Vikings step in.
Although this wasn’t one of the deals I articulated upon when discussing potential day one trades for the Seahawks, it certainly makes sense. The Minnesota Vikings are in the market for a cornerback and trading up to number 9 will give them a very good chance of landing either Ahmad Gardner or Derek Stingley Jr.
Seattle benefits as they receive an early 1st and an additional 3rd. Also, by moving down 3 spots to 12, I believe they still get the player they would have wanted at 9. Here are my picks for the Seattle Seahawks 2022 NFL Draft.