Add Seahawks to list of teams looking to trade down
The booby prize that came with making the playoffs with a 7-9 record for the Seattle Seahawks – and upsetting the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the wild card round – was moving all the way down to the 25th spot in the first round.
Had the Seahawks not qualified for the postseason after a mostly inconsistent first season under Pete Carroll, they would be drafting eighth this year.
As it is, general manager John Schneider, who made more moves last season than anyone else, would like to trade down from No. 25 and add some depth to the draft for the Seahawks.
“Personally, I’d like to move back,” Schneider said, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “I have confidence in our ability in those middle rounds to do some good stuff.”
The trick, of course, is finding a dance partner to make that move. Many expect the New England Patriots to look to trade down from No. 28. The Chicago Bears are expected to look to trade down from No. 29. If there’s a team in the top 10 picks of the second round looking up move up, they’ll be able to shop the market for the best deal.
“It’s actually easier to go up than it is to go back,” Schneider said. “I think there’s a number of teams that would like to go back right now. Not having a third-round pick, I’m not excited about that.”
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