Post-combine mock draft: 8th March

Time for a new mock, with free agency less than a week away

Before getting into the mock, which is a full three rounder plus a seven-round projection for Seattle — I want to share a few thoughts on the Seahawks.

In the aftermath of the combine I’ve been arguing that it’s more challenging that originally thought for the Seahawks to get the kind of pass rusher they want at #41. I think a better option would be to address that crucial need in free agency and then focus on another area with their top pick.

This article by ESPN’s Brady Henderson hits the nail on the head. The Seahawks need proven quality added to their pass rush. They’ve needed it for two years, frankly. Now is the time to make that happen.

Henderson suggests two names — Von Miller and Chandler Jones. These are the two names I would focus on too. Yes they are older players. However, they’re also proven and remain highly productive.

In the case of Miller, I can’t think of a better mentor for Darrell Taylor.

Adding one in the first flush of free agency would set the table for the rest of the off-season. Addressing the key need first and foremost would be a statement of intent.

There’s only one thing I’d add to Henderson’s article (which you should check out). If memory serves, the Seahawks offered a fairly generous contract to Jadeveon Clowney in 2020. He turned it down and created a months-long saga as a consequence. So I think the Seahawks have shown they’re willing to pay a high price.

They also signed Luke Joeckel within minutes of free agency starting in 2017 — for a hefty sum that made him the sixth-highest paid guard in the NFL.

So they have offered big money and they have been active in free agency in the first wave in the past, even if it’s not a habit.

It feels like the key to the 2022 off-season is going to be landing that key pass rusher right off the bat — then turning their attention to retaining their own players and finding some value additions in the second wave. They need to be aggressive, as I’ll discuss at the end of the mock.

First round

#1 Jacksonville — Evan Neal (T, Alabama)
With neither of the top two pass rushers doing anything particularly out of the ordinary at the combine, the Jaguars settle on the man who topped Bruce Feldman’s ‘freaks list’ and start him at left tackle.

#2 Detroit — Aidan Hutchinson (DE, Michigan)
An ideal fit in terms of need and Hutchinson, a local hero, stays in Michigan.

#3 Houston — Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE, Oregon)
They need a top pass rusher and despite the question marks over Thibodeaux, his talent remains tantalising.

#4 New York Jets — Travon Walker (DE, Georgia)
His combine performance was good enough to fly into the top five.

#5 New York Giants — Trevor Penning (T, Northern Iowa)
They have a franchise left tackle. Penning is ideally suited to the right side, creating a nice book-end for the Giants.

#6 Carolina — Ikem Ekonwu (G, NC State)
I think he’s overrated and his combine performance overblown (check his explosive testing and agility numbers). However, there’s plenty of buzz about him going this early and the Panthers are expected to go O-line here.

#7 New York Giants — Sauce Garnder (CB, Cincinnati)
Running in the 4.4’s was a major plus and teams appear to really like his mental make-up, length and college production.

#8 Atlanta — Garrett Wilson (WR, Ohio State)
After trading Julio Jones and losing Calvin Ridley to suspension, the Falcons suddenly have a desperate need at receiver. Russell Gage is also a free agent.

#9 Denver — Jermaine Johnson (DE, Florida State)
If Von Miller doesn’t come home, a pass rusher is a key need for Denver.

#10 New York Jets — Lewis Cine (S, Georgia)
Robert Salah is well aware of the impact a tone-setting, physical, hard-hitting safety can have on a team’s identity.

#11 Washington — Kyle Hamilton (S, Notre Dame)
Frankly, after running a 4.59, can you even take him this early?

#12 Minnesota — Jordan Davis (DT, Georgia)
I wanted to put him in the top-10 but too many teams have other needs.

#13 Cleveland — Chris Olave (WR, Ohio State)
Receiver is a key need and Olave’s outstanding forty-time could propel him into the top-15.

#14 Baltimore — Derek Stingley (CB, LSU)
I’ve resisted dropping Stingley but there’s a fairly constant murmur about his stock. The injury situation doesn’t help. Neither does his lack of length (30.5 inch arms). Could he fall? Maybe. He still has incredible potential though.

#15 Philadelphia — David Ojabo (DE, Michigan)
He had a good-not-great combine. I suspect Jermaine Johnson will go before Ojabo. Johnson has had an outstanding off-season and made headlines at the Senior Bowl. He was the clear alpha among the linebackers at the combine, barking at the others and keeping the energy high. That’s tough to compete with.

#16 Philadelphia — Trent McDuffie (CB, Washington)
The Eagles need a linebacker but the value will be good in round two at that position. Thus, they can afford to pivot to a dynamic defensive back like McDuffie.

#17 LA Chargers — Devonte Wyatt (DT, Georgia)
I recently watched a video detailing how Branden Staley’s defense doesn’t function properly without a dynamic interior disruptor. Thus, Wyatt is the perfect fit here.

#18 Charles Cross (T, Mississippi State)
Another one who had a good-not-great combine. The Saints might need to replace Terron Armstead, who’s a free agent.

#19 Philadelphia — Jameson Williams (WR, Alabama)
It’s easy to forget, because of the injury, just how absolutely fantastic Williams was in 2021.

#20 Pittsburgh — Malik Willis (QB, Pittsburgh)
Mike Tomlin doesn’t really try and hide which players the Steelers might draft. He was stomping around prominently at TJ Watt’s pro-day. He did the same at Devin Bush’s. Watching him basically standing right next to the Senior Bowl drills while Malik Willis was throwing seemed like a fairly obvious tell.

#21 New England — Kyler Gordon (CB, Washington)
If they lose JC Jackson they’ll need a replacement. Gordon didn’t run as well as expected but neither did Joe Haden back in the day.

#22 Las Vegas — Travis Jones (DT, Connecticut)
When you test as well as Dontari Poe, there’s not much chance you’ll get out of round one. Especially when you dominated the Senior Bowl, excelled at the combine and can run a 4.58 short shuttle at 325lbs.

#23 Arizona — Boye Mafe (DE, Minnesota)
Mafe feels like an ideal replacement for Chandler Jones, if he departs.

#24 Dallas — Abraham Lucas (T, Washington State)
If I’m proven wrong, I’ll hold my hands up. But I think the way ‘draft media’ is projecting Lucas is total and utter bollocks. First round talent.

#25 Buffalo — Zion Johnson (G, Boston College)
Explosive offensive linemen tend to go early. Per his combine testing, Johnson is one of the most explosive players to enter the league in recent years.

#26 Denver (v/Titans) — Matt Corral (QB, Ole Miss)
If the Broncos can’t get to Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, I think they could well take a shot on Corral — who feels like a good fit for the offense Nathaniel Hackett wants to run. Trading back into round one shouldn’t be too expensive for Denver and the Titans, without a second rounder, might be inclined to add stock.

#27 Tampa Bay — Tyler Linderbaum (C, Iowa)
I like Linderbaum but he’s being overrated. Look at the range the center’s went last year. It wouldn’t surprise me if he lasted to #41.

#28 Green Bay — Perrion Winfrey (DT, Oklahoma)
Defensive tackles who run a 4.89 with a 1.6 10-yard split tend to go in round one. Especially ones who excel at the Senior Bowl.

#29 Miami — Bernhard Raimann (T/G, Central Michigan)
His lack of length is a concern but Miami’s GM took Liam Eichenburg a year ago so it’s clearly not such a big issue for him.

#30 Kansas City — Arnold Ebiketie (DE, Penn State)
If they cut Frank Clark they’ll need a replacement.

#31 Cincinnati — Kaiir Elam (CB, Florida)
I think they’ll build their O-line in free agency. Elam ran better than expected and the Bengals, over the years, have been happy to invest picks at cornerback.

#32 Detroit — Drake London (WR, USC)
They need a receiver and London could provide value and upside here.

Round two

#33 Jacksonville — Greg Dulcich (TE, UCLA)
Trevor Lawrence needs an outlet and Doug Pederson knows how to make good use of an athletic tight end.

#34 Detroit — Devin Lloyd (LB, Utah)
His character and playing style fits the profile the Lions are looking for.

#35 New York Jets — Jeremy Ruckert (TE, Ohio State)
This is a big need and although Ruckert didn’t test, he has the pass-catching qualities New York needs at tight end.

#36 New York Giants — Trey McBride (TE, Colorado State)
The run on TE’s continues and the Giants are another team who could tap into the talent pool early in round two.

#37 Houston — Treylon Burks (WR, Alabama)
A disappointing combine could lead to an even bigger fall.

#38 New York Jets — Channing Tindall (LB, Georgia)
I just get the sense Robert Salah will love Tindall’s all-action approach and dynamic physical profile.

#39 Chicago — Jalyn Armour-Davis (CB, Alabama)
Few players declare early from Alabama unless they get positive intel on their draft stock. JAD showed at the combine why he is destined to go earlier than people think.

#40 Tennessee (v/Broncos) — Quay Walker (LB, Georgia)
After moving down, and with the better TE’s off the board, the Titans go for value and take one of the three linebacker studs from Georgia.

#41 Seattle — Cole Strange (C, Chattanooga)
He had an excellent Senior Bowl and then showed with his combine testing that he’s one of the most explosive offensive linemen to enter the NFL in a long time. He will go in round two, it’s just a question of how early. After avoiding the position for so long, Strange gives the Seahawks a chance to make amends.

#42 Washington — Kenny Pickett (QB, Pittsburgh)
If the Commanders can’t add a big name quarterback they’ll need to add a stop-gap veteran and draft someone.

#43 Atlanta — Breece Hall (RB, Iowa State)
He tested in the Jonathan Stewart category and thus, will likely go in the same range.

#44 Cleveland — Sam Williams (DE, Ole Miss)
After running a 1.60 split he has every chance to secure a second round placing.

#45 Baltimore — George Karlaftis (DE, Purdue)
He didn’t test as well as some predicted and he has short arms. He reminds me of AJ Epenesa in terms of stock — a player projected to go very early but lasts deep into round two.

#46 Minnesota — Josh Paschal (DE, Kentucky)
He’s a disruptive, explosive defender who does a superb job making plays against the run and could be used as a five technique.

#47 Indianapolis — Desmond Ridder (QB, Cincinnati)
The Colts have got to keep taking shots until they find a guy.

#48 LA Chargers — Nakobe Dean (LB, Georgia)
He’s undersized at 5-11 and 229lbs and that could keep him on the board longer than Tindall and Walker. He didn’t test at the combine.

#49 New Orleans — Jahan Dotson (WR, Penn State)
A strong combine performance means this is a good fit for team and player. He’s well suited for this offense.

#50 Miami — Troy Andersen (LB, Montana State)
A remarkable combine and a strong Senior Bowl secure Andersen’s second round slot.

#51 Philadelphia — Christian Harris (LB, Alabama)
The Eagles love speed and Harris has that after running in the 4.4’s. He’s a great option for Philly in round two.

#52 Pittsburgh — Daxton Hill (S, Michigan)
I was underwhelmed by his combine. He promised a lot and didn’t really deliver.

#53 Las Vegas — Leo Chenal (LB, Wisconsin)
His unorthodox frame won’t be for everyone. He has short legs and a long torso. However, he is big, fast, aggressive and he’s a terror when blitzing.

#54 New England — Nick Cross (S, Maryland)
Cross, to me, screams hybrid Patriots defender who will appeal to Bill Belichick.

#55 Arizona — Kenneth Walker (RB, Michigan State)
He looked like a dude at the combine. Sometimes you just have to look at a player to think — they’re going to be really good. Walker gives off that vibe.

#56 Dallas — Cam Jurgens (C, Nebraska)
Country-strong, athletic and capable of great things at the next level.

#57 Buffalo — Tariq Woolen (CB, UTSA)
He ran brilliantly as expected but he looked a bit stiff during drills — which could keep him on the board a bit longer than initially expected.

#58 Atlanta — Alec Pierce (WR, Cincinnati)
This is a skill-heavy trio of picks for the Falcons but don’t they have to do this? They only have Kyle Pitts.

#59 Green Bay — Jalen Tolbert (WR, South Alabama)
He’s so smooth on tape. I can see Aaron Rodgers building early trust with Tolbert, who knows how to get open.

#60 Tampa Bay — Zamir White (RB, Georgia)
This could be one of the steals of the draft. I love Zamir White after really studying his tape a few days ago.

#61 San Francisco — Andrew Booth (CB, Clemson)
He didn’t test at the combine which makes him a difficult projection. He has reasonable size, at least.

#62 Kansas City — Bryan Cook (S, Cincinnati)
If the Chiefs need to replace Tyrann Mathieu’s grit and intensity, Cook would be an ideal choice.

#63 Cincinnati — DeMarvin Leal (DT, Texas A&M)
Underwhelming tape keeps him available and he’s the type of player the Bengals like to take a chance on.

#64 Denver — Damone Clark (LB, LSU)
Another player who just looked the part at the combine.

Third round

#65 Jacksonville — Wan’Dale Robinson (WR, Kentucky)
#66 Detroit — Calvin Austin (WR, Memphis)
#67 New York Giants — Dameon Pierce (RB, Florida)
#68 Houston — Roger McCreary (CB, Auburn)
#69 New York Jets — Jaquon Brisker (S, Penn State)
#70 Jacksonville — Cam Taylor-Britt (CB, Nebraska)
#71 Chicago — Christian Watson (WR, North Dakota State)

#72 Seattle — Logan Hall (DT, Houston)
The Seahawks have selected a defensive lineman with one of their first two picks in six of the last seven drafts. Hall is an inside/out rusher who could provide a much needed interior threat on obvious passing downs. His 4.44 short shuttle at 283lbs appeals to Seattle. He could easily go higher than this — but I thought the same about Rasheem Green and Sam Hubbard in 2018.

#73 Washington — Rasheed Walker (T, Penn State)
#74 Atlanta — Dominique Robinson (DE, Miami-OH)
#75 Tennessee — Cade Otton (TE, Washington)
#76 Baltimore — Zach Tom (C, Wake Forest)
#77 Minnesota — John Metchie (WR, Alabama)
#78 Cleveland — Chad Muma (LB, Wyoming)
#79 LA Chargers — Jalen Wydermyer (TE, Texas A&M)
#80 Houston — Matthew Butler (DT, Tennessee)
#81 New York Giants — Drake Jackson (DE, USC)
#82 Indianapolis — Brian Asamoah (LB, Oklahoma)
#83 Philadelphia — Sean Rhyan (G, UCLA)
#84 Pittsburgh — Tyler Smith (T, Tulsa)
#85 New England — Darrian Beavers (LB, Cincinnati)
#86 Las Vegas — George Pickens (WR, Georgia)
#87 Arizona — Jake Ferguson (TE, Wisconsin)
#88 Dallas — Kerby Joseph (S, Illinois)
#89 Buffalo — Phidarian Mathis (DT, Alabama)
#90 Tennessee — Skyy Moore (WR, Western Michigan)
#91 Tampa Bay — Jack Coan (QB, Notre Dame)
#92 Green Bay — Jelani Woods (TE, Virginia)
#93 San Francisco — Jalen Pitre (S, Baylor)
#94 Kansas City — Kevin Austin Jr (WR, Notre Dame)
#95 Cincinnati — Kenyon Green (G, Texas A&M)
#96 Denver — John Ridgeway (DT, Arkansas)
#97 Detroit — Tyreke Smith (DE, Ohio State)
#98 Cleveland — Haskell Garrett (DT, Ohio State)
#99 Baltimore — Nik Bonitto (DE, Oklahoma)
#100 New Orleans — Tyrion Davis-Price (RB, LSU)
#101 Miami — Kyle Phillips (WR, UCLA)
#102 Kansas City — Eyioma Uwazurike (DT, Iowa State)
#103 LA Rams — DeAngelo Malone (DE, Western Kentucky)

Seattle’s remaining picks

#107 Seattle — Chase Allen (TE, Iowa State)
The Seahawks love tight ends who are willing and capable blockers with plus agility testing. Allen plays with his hair on fire, gets after it in the trenches and he ran a 7.03 three cone. He’s a Seahawks prototype.

#114 Seattle — Smoke Monday (S, Auburn)
The guy is just a dude. A physical, pounding tone-setter who loves football. Give Jamal Adams some aggressive snaps as a blitzing death-backer and allow Smoke Monday to cover at safety.

#152 Seattle — Ed Ingram (G, LSU)
The Seahawks don’t have much depth at guard. If they do transition to a blocking scheme that prefers athleticism over size/power — Ingram ran a 5.02 at 307lbs. He also has 33.5 inch arms — which they’ll like — and 10 inch hands.

#227 Seattle — Percy Butler (S, Louisiana)
Special teams is always a big deal for Seattle. Butler is a dynamic gunner who flies to the ball and has no concern for his own personal wellbeing. I can imagine the Seahawks making sure they get him for kick-coverage duties alone.

Final thoughts

This mock emphasises how much work the Seahawks have to do before the draft. Even with four picks between rounds 2-4 in a deep class, you’re not going to fill loads of needs. And you can’t rely on mid-round picks to start immediately anyway.

It really emphasises the brutal truth of where the Seahawks are. They have starters at left tackle, right tackle, center, free safety, running back, cornerback and tight end all reaching free agency. They badly need to add a quality pass rusher and talent at other positions (see: the reported interest in the receiver market).

This is why they need to make difficult decisions over the next few days. They can’t be ruled by sentimentality on Bobby Wagner. They have to be prepared to be flexible and daring with their use of cap space and void years.

While Dan Orlovsky clumsily argued his point on ESPN yesterday that the Seahawks aren’t good enough, cannot be good enough this year and should trade Russell Wilson to rebuild — frankly there’s a nugget of truth within that.

If they aren’t prepared to make a big call on Wagner and be aggressive with their spending, he’s right. They won’t be good enough. They’ll waste another season. And they’ll likely watch Wilson’s trade stock diminish.

So it’s time to make a call. Be aggressive or embrace a divorce. Add players and go for it in 2022. Or use your biggest asset to reshape the roster.

Which is it going to be? Because more of the same won’t cut it.

With Aaron Rodgers agreeing a new contract with the Packers today, this is a defining period for the Seahawks. Attention will shift to Wilson and unless he signs a new contract too, that talk won’t go away.

Offers will be made. We’ll find out how committed team and quarterback truly are.

Interesting times.

And ultimately, now the Seahawks know what the quarterback market is. Do they want to pay Wilson a contract similar to Rodgers’ in 12 months time? Because if not, they need to accept a parting is inevitable and see what’s out there now.

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  1. Rob Staton

    Today will all be about Aaron Rodgers.

    Tomorrow, the fun and games will start over Wilson’s future.

    • Rob Staton

      What Denver does now will be interesting.

      Because Wilson is interested in Denver. And the Broncos weren’t going to go big on Wilson until Rodgers was off the table.

      • Denver Hawker

        The trade offer being discussed around here (without credible sourcing) was 2022 R1, R2, 2023 R1, R2 and Jerry Jeudy- with hope of getting Devonte Adams as free agent.

        • Rob Staton

          I would strongly consider that offer if I’m Seattle

          • SeaTown

            Sub Chubb, Surtain, or Javonte for Jeudy and I’m all in.

            • Rob Staton

              That’s not going to happen though.

              People need to be realistic about this.

              If the Seahawks are willing to make a trade, that includes multiple high picks and a good player, that’s fair. And that’s the key here. Not making demands that won’t be accepted.

              If you get the deal with Jeudy, here’s what you have:

              #9 to spend on a top pass rusher in this draft, like Jermaine Johnson, creating a very exciting duo with Darrell Taylor.

              A WR3 to create a loaded arsenal of weapons (which all teams need)

              Ample cap space to retain players you want to keep and improve at cornerback and/or the O-line.

              An opportunity to draft Matt Corral, if indeed that picture from the combine is indicative of a nice little arranged meeting between old buddies.

              If you’re willing to trade Wilson you get a good deal and move on. You don’t f it up by being unreasonable.

              And if you’re not willing to trade Wilson, you better be prepared to pay him between $45-50m

    • Denver Hawker

      Safe to call that deal a floor for Russ’s next contract?

      Hawks and trade partners will need to factor that in the compensation- despite 2 years of lower cap right now.

      I hope this sets the Hawks on notice to win now with him. Any league cap increases in coming years will just go to Russ.

      • cha

        Hawks and trade partners will need to factor that in the compensation- despite 2 years of lower cap right now.

        I’ve been barking that for more than a year now.

        You can trade for Russ and still have room to build around him. That’s got tons of value.

        Just to put a point on it in terms of $/draft compensation:

        Houston sent a 2nd round pick to Cleveland to have the Browns take $16m of cap room off their books with Brock Osweiler.

        That’s a one-time deal, but it gives you a gauge of how much paying a $45-50m QB only $24m is worth.

        • cha

          Sorry Denver, my point is it should tilt the compensation in the Seahawks’ favor, not the Broncos’.

          • Denver Hawker

            I agree, I also see them as counterweights for negotiating. Getting very real value for 2 years knowing you’ll need to pay later.

            • cha

              I’m not following. If Denver attempts to give up less to Seattle in trade by arguing “but we’re going to have to pay him big money in two years”, they’ll get laughed out of the room.

              Paying your big acquisition is just the cost of doing business.

              • Denver Hawker

                I’m just saying that I think it cuts 2 ways. They get more more cap savings now if you comp Rodgers to Wilson today, but Wilson’s price also just went up on the back end from where it was a week ago. Seahawks have to weight that price tag too.

  2. cha

    #10 New York Jets — Lewis Cine (S, Georgia)
    Robert Salah is well aware of the impact a tone-setting, physical, hard-hitting safety can have on a team’s identity.

    A little knife-twisting there or a happy coincidence?

    • Rob Staton

      Was thinking about Kam 😂

    • lil’stink

      Wilson isn’t worth close to 4/200.

      And I’m not entirely convinced that Wilson’s play isn’t on the downslope.

      I’ve long thought the Giants would make sense. But the Broncos might have more to offer. With Rodgers staying in GB that could bode well for Wilson’s trade value.

      The most important positions outside of QB are OL, DL, and CB.

      The Broncos have Garrett Bolles and Patrick Surtain. Trades like this never happen. But if you’re Seattle, and you play it right, I think it could happen. But you have to play your cards right.

      I know I’m in the minority, but I don’t think Wilson is worth building around at this point. I think the more likely path to another SB is to focus on the rest of the roster, than worry about the QB. It worked for the Rams, Buccaneers, Eagles, and Broncos.

      • Rob Staton

        Giants won’t do it

        I thought they’d attack a big PR move to appease fans and media. Yet their HC and GM appointments seem to have done that alone. Plus they seem to have empowered the GM and ownership has taken a step back. So they’re off the table.

      • Peter

        Fingers crossed Wilson is gone next year so we can stop talking about whether he is good or not.

        • lil’stink

          I think he’s good, I just don’t think he’s elite.

          And I think there’s a good chance his flaws become more apparent as Father Time takes its toll on his legs.

          I thought it was actually nice when there was a brief window during the past season when there was some actual objective discussions regarding his play.

  3. Robbie

    Insane amount of money! Crazy. Really puts it in perspective, do you really want to pay Wilson that kind of money going forward?

    • lil’stink

      Absolutely not. Last season gave me zero confidence that Wilson’s game is going to age well.

  4. Robbie

    One more thought, Jordan Love is now on the trading block would be my guess. No way they hold on to him now. I bet they try to sale high. And no I’m not suggesting we do that, just thinking out loud.

    • Rob4q

      If there is a Wilson trade to Denver, then I would want Lock as well. I know he hasn’t shown much but he is still young and cheap with some starting experience. Then add a veteran QB (Minshew, Mariota, or Trubisky) to the mix to go with a draft pick (Corral, Ridder or Coan) and you have 4 QB’s (including Eason as well) in camp to compete to be Wilson’s successor. Four darts are better than two when you are throwing at such a small target!!!

      • Zane

        I love that idea. Get back to the most basic principle of Carrol’s philosophy: competition at every position. That’s what made us great originally.

  5. Rob Staton

    Mike Klis says Denver will turn attentions to Wilson now:

    And we know Wilson is open to Denver

    • Robbie

      Let the bidding war begin. Though may not matter if Wilson says he will not go to the NFC East. Could be Denver bidding against themselves.

  6. Mick

    Sign Wilson to an extension tomorrow, cut Wagner tomorrow, extend Duane Brown tomorrow.

    Rob I love your picks for the Hawks but I hoped for a low pick RB.

    • Hawk Finn


  7. Shibu

    Love to see this! Is this mock assuming that we sign only one or neither of Dissly or Everett leading to the selection of Chase Allen? I thought you might’ve possibly been looking for a later round RB, but are there any others besides Snoop Conner who’ve caught your eyes in the later rounds or maybe even as a UDFA? Thanks for all you do Rob, love coming back here everyday.

    • Rob Staton

      I’m not sure to be honest. I didn’t really have a complete FA image in my mind when doing this. Just wanted to talk about some players

      • David

        Great series of articles, Rob. Thanks.

        But ya, I’m thinking the Hawks also need to draft a RB in there somewhere. Just don’t trust Penny not getting injured again and I can’t bet on Carson returning. Love your prior suggestion of Pierce.

        • Rob Staton

          I’m semi living with regret now because it’s a deep RB class. I might have to add a line with some names 😂

  8. Hawk Finn

    Fantastic article. Dum dums like me really appreciate not only the content itself, but how you put everything in perspective. Kudos to everyone else for their contributions as well. Nice to have pleasant discourse in these uncertain times without the toxicity. That’s hard to find in any social forum these days.

  9. Big Mike

    Well we are about to see exactly how much the Seattle Seahawks want to win this year. If Wagner stays, might as well trade Wilson because it’s obvious you value keeping “your guys” around more than winning. If you cut him, extend Wilson now, re-sign Duane and get yourself a FA pass rusher. What’s it going to be Pete?

  10. pdway

    Interesting times indeed. Rodgers staying put reduces the number of top QB trade targets to just one. I dont really want to trade Wilson either, dont love the idea of taking our chances finding another QB when we all know how hard that can be.

    But … this moment in time, seller’s market dynamic is unlikely to come around again. I think we really do have to keep an open mind about a desperate overpay offer if that happens.

  11. cha


    Adam Schefter
    Blockbuster: After weeks of negotiations, in one of the largest trades in NFL history, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have agreed to terms for a deal involving Super-Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, sources tell ESPN.

    Trade is pending a physical and Wilson’s approval.

    • Blitzy the Clown


      • Blitzy the Clown

        I can’t find any mention of the compensation

    • SeahawkNYC

      WOW. There was smoke, and now fire. Hoping they got a great return for him.

    • cha

      Adam Schefter
      Denver acquiring Russell Wilson has nothing to do with the Aaron Rodgers’ decision to return to Green Bay. Denver general manager George Paton initiated trade talks with Seattle for Wilson at least two weeks ago, per sources.

      • cha

        Tom Pelissero
        · 4m
        Blockbuster: The #Seahawks and #Broncos have agreed in principle on a trade sending nine-time Pro Bowl QB Russell Wilson to Denver for a massive haul, including multiple first-round draft picks, plus additional picks and players, per sources

        • Scot04

          But Clayton said it couldn’t happen.
          Wow wasn’t ready for that news

          • cha

            Gregg Bell is probably having a stroke right now.

            • Scot04

              Yep. Only part I’m enjoying.
              Hopefully compensation blows me away.
              I want us to feel about this trade like the Jets felt about the Adams trade

    • jed


      And the AFC West is going to be crazy!

    • Henry Taylor

      Good lord, I’m not sure I’m mentally prepared for this. For years the possibility has existed, but I’m still in a state of complete shock.

  12. MikeB

    Well, maybe we’ll be a relevant team again in 2030.

  13. Scot04

    One positive is Clayton getting called out finally.
    Hope we get a haul for Wilson that makes Denver feel like we did for Adams.

  14. Blitzy the Clown

    Oh crap, Drew Lock is part of the deal

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Adam Schefter

      Drew Lock is a part of the trade to the Seahawks, per sources.

  15. Denver Hawker

    Bring on the Geno, Lock, Corrall QB competition.

  16. Ulsterman

    If they did trade Wilson and believe that Corral is a legitimate potential replacement, how early would they have to draft him?
    Do they risk a trade down of whatever first round pick they get, or do they just take him?

  17. Don

    Smoke Monday. I’d draft that guy just for the name. I’d like to have a player named Smoke Monday. Do it!

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