Seahawks trade up then down in Day Two of 2019 NFL Draft

Going into Day Two the Seahawks had the fifth pick in the second round (37th overall) this was the pick they got from the New York Giants and they promptly traded down with the Carolina Panthers to number 15th ( 47th overall) and then the unthinkable happened. The Seahawks traded up not just once but twice once in the second round and then again in the third round.

The Cleveland Browns traded up with Carolina for their first pick of the draft which they used to snatch  LSU cornerback Greedy Williams just before the Seahawks were to pick at the 47th position in the second round.  Sensing a run on defensive backs the Seahawks decided to make their move.

Seattle used the pick on  Safety  Marquise Williams from Utah. A tall  6’1 196  defensive back who can play both safety positions.  Husky fans might remember Williams as he was ejected from the Pac-12 Championship Game between the Huskies and the Utes. Williams versatility will make him an asset for the Seahawks and his ability to lay a hit on an opponent will remind Seahawks fans of former Legion of Boom leader  Kam Chancellor.

Just before the second round ended, the Seahawks traded up with the New England Patriots to draft Wide Receiver D.K Metcalf with the last pick in the 2nd round which was 64th overall. The Seahawks gave up two third round picks, the  77th and 118th picks overall.  The Seahawks moved up 13 spots to get the tall and lanky receiver.

Metcalf is the tall wide receiver the Seahawks offense has lacked. The  6’3  228 wideouts will stretch defenses and with a run-first offense, the rookie should have plenty of opportunities show his deep ball catching ability.

The Seahawks then traded up from number 92 to number 88 with Minnesota and drafted another Utah defensive player, Linebacker Cody  Barton in the third round. The Seahawks gave up a 5th round pick ( 159th) to complete the deal. Like his Utah teammate, Barton can play multiple linebacker positions and his ability to attack the ball make him an attractive choice for the Seahawks.

 

DAY TWO WRAP UP

The Seahawks aquircred some depth and potential starters in Blair and Burton. Both former Utah players were part of a disciplined style of defense that allowed them to be flexible and show their athletic ability which the Seahawks liked. Burton could push for a starting position as  Tre Flowers did last year. There is no doubt Metcalf is the big wideout the Seahawks have been missing in their offense.

 

 

DAY THREE 

The Seahawks have the following picks the last day of the draft in which the unexpected will be the expected.

Round 4 • Pick 30 (132) • From Saints through Giants

Round 5 • Pick 4 (142) • From 49ers through Giants

Round 6 • Pick 37 (209) • Compensatory Selection – From Vikings

 

 

 

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