Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft: Trading the way to a dominant draft

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When the calendar hit December this season, Seahawks fans realized that the dream of having a top-ten pick was not just real, but becoming an expectation. Thanks to the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson being a massive disappointment, the Seahawks have an opportunity to add a blue-chip talent on a cheap salary at a draft pick slot they haven’t seen in over a decade. So naturally, we’re gonna mock up some drafts!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about potential mock drafts that could enhance, or completely reshape this roster. For drafting purposes, I used Pro Football Network’s rankings and mock simulator. Unlike Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Pro Football Network’s big board falls in line with the majority of the draft rankings you can find out there.

With this week’s mock draft, we’re going to look at the NFL combine. No, this isn’t about the players that are showing out to better their draft position, but more so about the fog of war going on between the coaches and general managers. We recently heard Pete Carroll talk up the quarterback class and how Seattle is very much looking into this year’s thin, but talented class.

Seahawks trade their way to a great 2023 draft in this mock

Does this mean the Seahawks will be selecting Will Levis or Anthony Richardson with pick number 5? Or are Pete and John Schneider letting the league know they better trade above Seattle to get their QB? In this week’s mock, we take a look at the Seahawks taking advantage of some desperate teams, and setting themselves up for success in 2023 and beyond.