Here's How the Seahawks Can Trade Up to Solve Their Offensive Line Problem

Zach Brunner
How the Seattle Seahawks can trade up in the first round.
How the Seattle Seahawks can trade up in the first round. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks exceeded expectations in 2019, especially after they suffered some key injuries. They continue to be a team of consistency under Russell Wilson, however, they also continue to have holes on their offensive line, putting their quarterback at risk and making things harder on their running game.

Most notably, Seattle has a need at offensive tackle, which is an important spot, especially for this Seahawks offense. With Wilson being incredibly dangerous on the play action and rolling out, having a player that is capable of sealing the edge is of the upmost importance. After missing out on some tackles during free agency, the Seahawks should trade up in the first round to grab one of the top tackles.

Currently, Seattle has the No, 27 pick in the first round, as well as the two second-round picks, a third-round, two fourths and a sixth-round draft pick. With so many picks in prime positions, the Seahawks should have the draft capable to trade up in the first round to address their offensive line, while still having picks to grab a talented edge rusher and fill other needs.

A team that would make sense to trade with would be the Jacksonville Jaguars, who currently have the No. 9 and 20 picks. If the Jaguars feel comfortable moving back, they could give up No. 9 in exchange for Seattle's No. 27, as well as one or two of their Day 2 picks.

It feels like Seattle would have to get lucky for a top tackle talent to fall to them. With this draft process being entirely virtual, from interviews to the actual selections, it appears anything is possible for the 2020 NFL Draft.

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