Trade number 2: Seattle Seahawks and Las Vegas Raiders
This deal would benefit Seattle more than the Carolina one as both the 1st and 3rd they’d be receiving would be higher. For Las Vegas, they have made it clear they are moving off QB Derek Carr. It is possible they can find a trade suitor who will move draft capital for him. That would allow the Raiders to explore a trade in the draft to move up and select their franchise QB. Las Vegas has also been connected to Tom Brady, but there is no saying that Tom returns to play football next year.
For Seattle, their game plan would be very similar to that of the one laid out in the Carolina trade. Now, only moving down 2 spots to seven, their top targets would most likely remain the same in Tyree Wilson, Myles Murphy, and Bryan Bresse. They could potentially draft a tackle or safety, but I think that would be too much of a reach at 7. Especially, given they seemed to have found their tackles in Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas.
But, with the 70th pick, let’s take a look at who they can target.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Garrett Williams climb up the board as the draft gets closer. But, he certainly fills a need for Seattle and if he is there at 70, it’s a no-brainer. He has good feet work, sound eye discipline, and most importantly, he is physical at the line of scrimmage.
With Jordyn Brooks suffering a torn ACL and Cody Barton being an unrestricted free agent, it would be wise for Seattle to select an LB. Daiyan Henley out of Washington State has really solid football instincts. He is a missile in the open field and has good coverage skills for a linebacker.
Rashee Rice at pick 70 would be considered a steal. A high-ceiling player who fits a need for Seattle. Learning under Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, he can improve upon his already impressive route-running ability. He also plays with great intensity after the catch, embracing contact.