Seahawks 2024 7-round mock: A trade explosion in honor of John Schneider

Seattle gets quite a few immediate starters in this mock.
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The Seattle Seahawks make 13 trades, net 18 draft picks this year, and add 16 more in 2025 in this mock draft. If that doesn't set your world on fire, I can't help you, 12s.

Take a good look at that photo, 12's. That's exactly how Seahawks General Manager John Schneider would look after making all the calls it would take to pull off this draft. In 2019, Schneider pulled off an incredible total of nine trades during the week of the draft. That's nine separate deals involving 30 players and selections overall.

What an amateur. In this mock draft, I made 13 trades involving 54 selections. Now that's how it's done, Mr. Schneider. Unlike my previous 6,238 mock drafts this year - okay, there were seven - I used the draft simulator on NFL Mock Draft Database. It's the home of the consensus Big Board I've referenced in every draft this year. Like Pro Football Focus (subscription required for a full draft), the database site allows trades. More importantly, it does not allow ridiculous trades, like a seventh-round pick for two firsts and a third. You can force it, but what's the point of that? So the stage is set.

The Seattle Seahawks burn up their phones with trades in this draft

So, yeah. 13 trades in all, with 54 selections in all. The vast majority of my trades were on day 3, but it just makes more sense to cover all of them here. I'll detail exactly who the Hawks got with all these picks after I summarize the trades. Lucky you, you get a bonus mathy section about draft capital! Yeah, it's hardly news for most of you, but for some 12s, it will help make sense of the value Seattle would gain in this tradeapalooza.

Draft capital is simply a high-falutin way to say that higher draft picks are worth more than lower picks. Yes, it's far more detailed than that, as every single draft position has its own unique value. many sites host draft value charts; is as good as any. It features the Jimmy Johnson model, which you've probably heard about on various draft shows. It has the bonus of hosting additional models, like the Rich Hill version and the Harvard model. Other versions are purported to reflect the relative values of the picks better.

After I made my trades, I checked the relative value of each on There are hundreds of online calculators on the site, covering fields as varied as statistics, personal finance, retailing, and yes, NFL draft values. The site uses the Jimmy Johnson model, which is certainly adequate for my purposes in a mock draft. If this was the real deal, I'd do whatever John Schneider told me.