Seattle Seahawks Day 2 2024 NFL draft mock sees them trade up for dream LB

Seattle currently has just one Day 2 choice but that could change.
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After taking defensive tackle Byron Murphy II out of Texas with their first pick in the draft at 16th overall, the Seattle Seahawks could look to continue to go defense on day two. The Seahawks have a pressing need on defense they need to address at the linebacker position. They do not have a long-term solution for the position and just lost Bobby Wagner to free agency. The Seahawks must select a linebacker in this draft because they do not have a linebacker signed beyond 2024.

While the Seahawks do need to address the interior of their offensive line, John Schneider has in previous drafts waited until day three to take prospects at center and guard. Last year, Schneider took guard Anthony Bradford and center Olu Oluwatimi with his fourth and fifth-round selections. Prioritizing other positions on day one and day two of the 2023 NFL Draft. Schneider could decide to do the same in 2024.

Waiting until day three to address the offensive line, provides Schneider the opportunity to address a defensive need at linebacker. Taking a linebacker would be a wise decision, given the prospects available between rounds two through four. However, this depends on which linebackers are still on the board at pick 81. ESPN currently has four linebackers with day two grades Edgerrin Cooper, Junior Colson, Payton Wilson, and Cedric Gray.

A guess at what the Seattle Seahawks will do on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL draft

If none of those linebacker prospects are there at pick 81, Schneider could pivot to look at other position needs. There are three other LBs (Trevin Wallace, Jeremiah Trotter, and Curtis Jacobs) who Schneider could reach for at the 81st pick, but each of them is expected to go either late in the third round or early in the fourth round. An important note is the Seahawks acquired an early fourth-round pick from the Commanders in a pick swap trade which brought QB Sam Howell to Seattle.

This means Schneider has the option to trade up to take one of the top linebackers in the draft if he does not want to wait until pick 81 to take one. A team the Seahawks could trade up with is the Buffalo Bills who currently have two second-round picks and four fifth-rounders. The Bills' 60th overall pick is a quasi early third rounder as it is the 28th pick in the second round. Schneider could trade pick 81 and pick 102, to acquire pick 60, while also acquiring one of Buffalo's four fifth-round picks.

With pick 60, the Seahawks should then choose Michigan's Junior Colson. He would be a perfect fit for Mike Macdonald's system, especially playing under him at Michigan.

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