The Seattle Seahawks held picks 21 and 29 in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday and they ended up trading down from 21 to 30 and using pick 29 on TCU defensive end L.J. Collier. They then traded down again from pick 30 to 37, adding picks 114, 118, 132, and 142 in the two-part process.
To listen to myself and FieldGulls’ draft expert Matty F Brown react live to the Seahawks trading down at 21, then making the long wait when they were at the clock at 29, then selecting Collier and trading down again, you can do that on a new Seaside Chats with Kenneth Arthur that was LIVE (yesterday) but is now available for free at Patreon.
Reaction to pick comes around minute 30:
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Now onto the best available.
There have been 32 players taken off the board, including Collier, and there are just four picks until Seattle is on the board again. The teams up first: Cardinals, Colts, Raiders, and 49ers. If the Seahawks wanted to trade down with the hope to add a late day two or early day three pick, there are a number of viable options to discuss. The New England Patriots have the most picks available on day two and in the draft en total.
The list of teams that couldn’t trade up is probably shorter. Who would they be trading up for?
ESPN lists the best available players as such (overall rank at ESPN):
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (10)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (24)
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma (25)
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington (27)
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU (29)
Ryan Finley, QB, NC State (30)
Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple (31)
Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama (34)
Erik McCoy, G, Texas A&M (35)
Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware (37)
Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina (39)
DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss (40)
Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State (42)
Taylor Rapp, S, Washington (43)
Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan (44)
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss (45)
Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State (46)
Also available, that Seahawks fans have discussed at one time or another, are Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell, Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Virginia safety Juan Thornhill, and Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne, among many others.
Who are the available players you most want them to take in the second round? Do you feel the board is stacked enough for Seattle to comfortable trade down? How far? Who is the trading partner?
Welcome to day 2!