The Seahawks acquired more draft capital by trading down twice on Day One, moving out of the first round. They hold the second pick of the second round, (34), which starts tomorrow at 4pm.
The Seahawks traded down to pick 31 in an exchange with the Atlanta Falcons, adding a third round pick, (95th overall) and the next-to-last pick in the NFL Draft. With many of its priority options still available at 31, Seattle then flipped it to San Francisco for the 34th pick and a fourth round pick.
Seattle’s first pick will now come on Friday as the Seahawks will make the second selection of the day (assuming they don’t trade down again). The team still has many intriguing options on the board, including Obi Melifonwu, Kevin King, Cam Robinson, and Forrest Lamp. All four players have been linked to the Seahawks at some point this off-season.
Seattle will be the busiest team tomorrow. The Seahawks own six picks tomorrow (34, 58, 90, 95, 102, 106) and also added the 111th pick in the San Francisco trade.
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The Seahawks now have the ability to either build their depth or make an aggressive move up into the early 2nd round. For example, the Seahawks could package pick 58 and 90, and move up into the 40-45 range.
They could also package 58, 90, and 111 to jump back into the mid 30’s. This could allow Seattle to select 2 of the players listed above.
In addition to the 4 players listed earlier, Malik McDowell, Tim Williams, Budda Baker, Sidney Jones and Chidobe Awuzie are still available. As is Zay Jones, Dalvin Cook and Joe Mixon. The Seahawks could shock the NFL one more time tomorrow and take a RB with the 34th pick.
Cook was considered by some to be the most complete back in the draft. Mixon was perhaps the most talented runner, but off-the-field issues forced him out of the first round.
We will have to wait and see if Seattle feels so inclined. But with six picks on Day Two of the draft, General Manager John Schneider will be one busy man.