Seattle Seahawks Second And Third Round Draft Predictions


As of right now, the Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to make the latest first-pick in franchise history at No. 63. According to Ian Rapoport, they might be looking to change that schedule.

Now the Seahawks haven’t traded up in the draft since 2009 when they moved up to get Deon Butler in the third round. And under the current regime, Pete Carroll and John Schneider, the Seattle Seahawks have NEVER moved up. For this to happen, they must be REALLY enamored by someone that slipped out of round 1.

Maybe Randy Gregory? The Nebraska star pass-rusher was considered a lock to be taken in the top-5 overall picks before failing a drug test at the NFL Combine. He would certainly be a solid candidate to replace Bruce Irvin at strong-side linebacker if he isn’t resigned. It may not be need number one, but Gregory is the type of talent worth trading up for. Eli Harold from Virginia would be another good fit in that role, and he is projected to be taken soon after 4 p.m. 

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A wide receiver also makes sense for Seattle. Jaelen Strong fell out of the first round and would add another big target for Russell Wilson to throw to. Personally, I really like Tyler Lockett from Kansas State. He is like Phillip Dorsett, only Lockett is a spectacular route-runner. Lockett might be available at No. 63 if you look at ESPN or CBS’ projections, but it would be risky to wait for him if he is your guy.

I don’t see it being an offensive lineman, despite the Seahawks being in desperate need of them. There isn’t a guy that really slipped out of the first round and would warrant giving up other valuable picks to go get. Also, there is a lot of talent in that position group that will be available later in the draft such as Shaq Mason or Chaz Green. T.J. Clemmings is the only offensive line prospect I could even possibly see Schneider going up to get.

If they are trying to trade up, my prediction is that they want Gregory or Strong. If they stay put at No. 63, WR’s Lockett and Devin Smith or DT Xavier Cooper are all good options for the Seattle Seahawks.

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