The NFL released the official 2018 draft order on Tuesday, giving Seahawks fans the relief they needed to confirm that they indeed have zero picks on day two. Not that there was any doubt about that, actually. But one thing we didn’t know for sure was which fifth round pick they traded to the Eagles for Matt Tobin, as well as the exact placement of some of their day three picks.
Here are the Seahawks picks for 2018, officially:
That leaves Seattle with eight picks despite trading away their second and third rounders for Sheldon Richardson and Duane Brown, respectively. The 18th overall pick is their highest selection since 2012, but their only pick in the top 100. Conversely, the Cleveland Browns pick 1, 4, 33, 35, 64, 65, 101, and 123 — giving the Browns eight picks nearly before the Seahawks pick for the second time.
However, the perspective we need there is that its the 0-16 Cleveland Browns.
Seattle is likely to trade back into day two, and their ammo for doing so is varied: They could (and history says they probably will) trade back on first round, at least once. They could package picks on day three to move up. They could use 2019 picks as well, and they have a few notable players on the rumored trade block.
The most likely scenario involves trading back and as Rob Staton noted on the podcast Monday, the second and third rounds will be richer than usual while the first round could be one of the weakest classes in recent memory.
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