‘Multiple teams’ looking to trade on day one
Over the past week, as the draft drew closer, several teams in the top half of the draft asked others to try and get back in the first round, the sources say. So far, interest in moving back into Thursday’s draft has far outweighed interest in moving up.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2022
According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, several teams picking in the first half of the first round have inquired about returning in the second half.
It would make sense for the Seahawks to be part of it.
The latest Seattle-related draft also comes from ESPN. Todd McShay reports he “heard a lot of noise” about them peeking over Georgia giant tackle Jordan Davis. He is the top inside defensive line prospect in this draft class and is generally expected to leave the roster somewhere in his teens.
This could be the sweet spot for Seattle to target him, especially since there will almost certainly be better prospects available if they choose to stay at No. 9 overall.
The two trade partners that make the most sense for teams looking to negotiate are New Orleans and Philadelphia. The Saints currently hold the No. 16 and No. 19 picks. Meanwhile, the Eagles are expected to pick the No. 15 and No. 18.
For what it’s worth, the Seahawks are used to doing big deals with both franchises. They sent center Max Unger and a first-round pick to New Orleans for tight end Jimmy Graham (d’oh!) and a fourth-rounder in 2015. Three years later, they dealt defensive end Michael Bennett (D’OH!) and a seventh-round selection to Philadelphia for a fifth and a wide receiver.