4. The Seahawks trade Richard Sherman and a sixth round pick to the Tennessee Titans for the fifth overall pick and a fourth rounder
Word from the Seahawks brass on the eve of the NFL Draft was that “neither side is super urgent” to trade the All-Pro cornerback. But Schneider could pull the trigger when things get crazy during the NFL Draft and teams offer up top-five picks for Sherm. The Seahawks immediately take Sherman’s replacement, Marshon Lattimore out of Ohio State with the fifth pick.
5. The Seahawks take no offensive linemen in the NFL Draft
Yes, the entire draft, not just the first day. We’ve been reading for months about the lack of offensive line depth in the NFL Draft, and as desperate as the Seahawks are to get useful bodies to repair the worst offensive line in football, the stars could align just right to prevent Schneider from taking a single guard or tackle in seven rounds. They could load up on defensive players and a few wide receivers to add to the mix instead.
6. The Browns take Mitchell Trubisky first overall
The possible eventuality of Cleveland bucking the consensus and taking North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with their first pick isn’t directly related to the Seahawks, but it will affect them in 2017. The Browns taking Trubisky allows the best pass rusher in the NFL Draft, Myles Garrett, to fall to the San Francisco 49ers at pick two. If the 9ers don’t trade their number two pick, we could see way too much of Garrett every year. The Seahawks better solve their offensive line woes this offseason if Garrett goes to San Francisco.