A detailed plan for the Seahawks offseason post-Geno Smith extension
Seahawks: Winning today and tomorrow at the NFL Draft
With free agency complete, we now turn our attention to the NFL Draft. Thanks to Russell Wilson, the Seahawks are in the most valuable draft position in years and have a chance to go from NFC West threat to Super Bowl contender.
Recently, Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog dropped his post-combine mock draft and discussed how Anthony Richardson, despite the world-class performance he put on at the combine, is most likely to be available to Seattle at pick number 5. Consensus reports state Carolina will likely go with CJ Stroud at number 1. While I wouldn’t take him at number 2, I believe Houston will draft Bryce Young. Staton believes that Arizona and their new defensive-minded head coach will take Will Anderson Jr, the best defensive player in this draft.
If Arizona trades that pick to a QB-hungry team, Anderson Jr could potentially be there at pick 5 for Seattle, but I don’t think they will get that lucky. With Indianapolis GM Chris Ballard in desperate need to win right away due to the erratic Jim Irsay watching over him, Staton believes Indy will be more inclined to draft Levis, who may be the most pro-ready QB prospect of the bunch.
In this scenario, Staton believes the Seahawks will take Richardson, before looking to improve the trenches over the next few picks. I believe Staton is onto something, especially when you look at how easily Seattle could move on from Geno Smith’s contract. The Seahawks are going to take a quarterback, and the opportunity to have an Alex Smith/Pat Mahomes-type transition with Geno and Richardson. Taking his two-round mock, I am going to build on that with my own views and rankings, trying to complete the offseason with another dominant draft.