Every weekday morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
Mock Trade: Seattle trades the 26th pick in the first round to Cleveland for the 32nd and 100th picks in the draft (second-round and fourth-round picks).
26. Cleveland: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis. If Seattle stays, I’d forecast Alabama center Ryan Kelly or Texas A&M tackle Germain Ifedi. But trading up assures the Browns of getting the quarterback who fascinates coach Hue Jackson. Lynch will need at least a year of seasoning, which is fine with Cleveland because they want to get it right and will wait if need be. The Browns may consider a bigger trade somewhere in the round if they think Lynch is garnering significant interest and may be picked sooner.
Steve Rudman of SportspressNW.com takes a look at the Seahawks' willingness to trade picks:
On their roster the day they nuked Denver 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks had six first-round picks -- [Russell] Okung, [Earl] Thomas, [James] Carpenter, [Bruce] Irvin, [Percy] Harvin and Marshawn Lynch (traded by Buffalo). That’s the fewest No. 1s on a Super Bowl winner in the free-agency era (since 1993). The 2015 Broncos had 10. In four Super Bowl victories since 2002, New England never featured fewer than eight.
Then the attrition began. Harvin left in a trade in 2014 and Carpenter via free agency the same year. Okung and Irvin exited the same way a few weeks ago. Fan favorite Lynch retired with a wordless photo posted to his Twitter account in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50.
That leaves Thomas as the lone No. 1 on the roster, the only team in the NFL with so little from the top shelf.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times thinks the Seahawks' 2010 draft class was the organization's best of all time:
The first draft for coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider always will be a tough one for them to top. The Seahawks didn’t miss, getting two huge building blocks in Okung and Thomas, adding [Golden] Tate in the second round and the coup de grace with [Kam] Chancellor at No. 133. All four made at least one Pro Bowl (Tate’s came with Detroit), the only year the Seahawks have drafted four Pro Bowlers.