Time to dig into what could happen before the Seahawks pick or trade in the first round
Trade down 5-6 spots and then take one of Neal, Davis, Penning, Karlaftis, McDuffie or Raimann. You’re guaranteed one of these and they’re all at least within consideration at 9
Neal seems to be the name that jumps out, but a trade down to get a few great (not elite) athletes might make sense in this scenario. I like the reasoning behind the trades!
choice #2 Pick Neal -
or my personal preference:
#1 Seahawks trade down to teens for Raimann or Karlaftis and accumulate picks,
2nd round in '22 or '23 - as well as 6th and 7th rounders (UDFA alternatives, "SeaJoe's jam")
Got go with Neal get that Big OT and sign one of the two free agents and your Oline looks decent
You listen very carefully. If the draft plays out the way you have projected, I would be looking to trade down to 14. You could get a huge haul of draft picks to go as far as 20 or 21. Not much sense to go any further, as you are now fully submerged into the 50/50 territory of how good your pick will be. I would love to be a fly on the wall in the Seahawk facility
Probably try to not overthink it and just stay put and draft Neal. Plug and play at RT or LT depending on signings.
341 POUNDS moving at 4.78
DK Metcalf and pick #41 to the Jets for 2022 pick #10, #163 and 2023 first round pick. Both Trade pick 9 to New Orleans whose biggest need is OT and they select Evan ONeal. Seahawks get 19, 49, 98 and take Trevor Penning with the 19th pick. They then trade pick #10 to Ravens for #14 and #76. Ravens take Derek Stingly ('cause they didn't read your column). Seahawks take George Karlaftis with the 15th pick.
Hawks lose DK Metcalf and pick 2022 pick #41.
They add Karlaftis and Penning, 2022 picks #49, #76, #98, #163 and the Jets 2023 1st round pick.
Take Davis and feel lucky that you didn’t screw it up again. You can do all of your crap ass trading later when it doesn’t ruin your whole draft.