Seattle Seahawks Draft Rumors: Should Team Trade Up in First Round?


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; General view of Radio City Music Hall during the 2013 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Soon it will all be over.

The mock drafts will go away, the picks will be in, and all the speculation will be over…until next year.

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For the Seattle Seahawks, there will obviously be some tough decisions to make. Every team has the same challenge. Do they keep their picks? Go for the biggest need? Go for the most exciting player? Stay conservative? Pick a project?

This brings us to the first round, where most of the hype is typically focused. Fans and analysts should know better by now, particularly since the first round has produced so many failures over the years. Despite the uneven track record, we are enamored by those first few picks.

Should the Seahawks make a selection with the 32nd pick? Or, should they trade the pick and re-adjust their strategy?

Trading up is more fun to think about, but it is not necessarily the wisest move. It comes down to individual players. If the Seahawks want an exciting wide receiver like Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State, they might need to package some picks and trade up, particularly with the San Francisco 49ers picking two picks before them.

However, you get the impression that the Seahawks aren’t going to do that. As noted by ESPN, John Schneider likes to have a larger number of picks. Right now the Seahawks only have six. In other words, not a lot.

Instead of trading up, it might be more likely for the Seahawks to trade their first-round pick for a second and something in the later rounds. The talent pool may begin to be diluted at that point, but since when are the ‘Hawks afraid of finding quality talent in the later rounds?

Predicting the draft strategy of the Seahawks is not easy, though there are some general tendencies that might point to a possible outcome. Then again, the Seahawks did package some picks for Percy Harvin last year, so trading up is not out of the realm of possibility.

Stay tuned. Soon, all will be revealed.

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