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Trading players for picks

The last few weeks, I've been thinking about the possibility of the Seahawks trading up in the first round of the draft. Let's face it, it would be a very long shot as Schnieder seems to like quantity in the draft. That said, the team is sitting in pretty good shape talent wise and depth wise. Maybe it's time to do something dramatic like trading up for a key prospect. Of course, that would totally depend on the Seahawk's big board and the perceived difference in talent levels of the possible players involved.

What are your thoughts and your trade up scenarios and reasoning? I'll get it started--- Seattle's 1st and 5th rounders along with CB Jeremy Lane and RB Robert Turbin for Jacksonville's 1st round pick (#3). Why it's good for Jacksonville --- if Jacksonville doesn't want to invest an early pick on a QB in this draft, they could look at Turbin and Lane as immediate starters and add an extra draft pick. Good developmental QB's should still be there at #32. Why it's good for Seattle --- if they see some depth they can add later in the draft at those positions surrendered in a trade, they gain salary cap time in larger contracts. Both Lane and Turbin's contracts run out after the 2015 season and would be due increases. Players drafted this year would not reach that point till after 2017. The Seahawks could pick up OT Greg Robinson or OT Jake Mathews to quickly shore up the O-line. Sammy Watkins would be tempting, but I feel we have more depth at WR than is commonly thought.

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