For the eighth consecutive year, the Seattle Seahawks have traded back out of their original pick in the first round. Holding two first round picks, 1.21 and 1.29, Pete Carroll and John Schneider decided there was no need to select a player with the 21st overall pick, and therefore traded back with the Green Bay Packers.
In exchange for moving down nine spots in the first round the Seahawks picked up two fourth round draft picks from the Packers, picks 114 and 118 overall. This now gives the Hawks a total of seven picks in the draft, while retaining two first round picks.
If one wishes to analyze this trade according to the Jimmy Johnson trade chart, the Hawks gave up pick 21, (800 points), and in exchange received picks 30 (620 points), 114 (66 points) and 118 (58 points). Thus, according to the chart, it’s possible the Hawks didn’t get quite as much value as they could have, but as the team is short on draft picks this season, the addition of two mid round picks means the team has nearly doubled the number of picks it holds from four earlier this week to seven.
The Hawks are now set to pick next at 29 overall.
What grade to you give the Seahawks trading back from pick 21?
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