John Schneider traded away Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs and in return received two additional draft picks. Seattle now owns the 29th overall pick in 2019 and the Chiefs’ second rounder in 2020. The two teams also exchanged third rounders this year. Including their 21st pick, the Seahawks have two first-round selections this year.
Clark being gone leaves a big need for a pass rusher but will there be a worthy selection to replace Clark’s production in the latter part of the first round? Check out our Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft.
First Round, Pick 21: Greedy Williams – Cornerback – LSU
Greedy Williams comes with a few question marks but Seattle needs to upgrade at the corner position. Williams has one of the higher ceilings of all the cornerbacks in this draft. If Pete Carroll, Ken Norton, and Nick Sorensen can get the most out of him, they have a perennial pro bowler at the cornerback spot.
First Round, Pick 29: Montez Sweat – Defensive End – Mississippi State
As mention earlier, there is now a need for a pass rusher on the Seattle defensive line. Montez Sweat is slipping down boards due to a heart condition discovered at the combine. Regardless, Sweat put in an amazing work out during the on-field portion. He was clocked at 4.41 in the 40-yard dash which broke the record for defensive linemen in that event, it also broke Twitter. Sweat could step right in as a starter and Seattle could get a Top 10 talent for a bargain.
Third Round, Pick 92: Nate Davis – Guard – North Carolina-Charlotte
The offensive line was improved in 2018 thanks to Mike Solari replacing Tom Cable as the offensive line coach. There can still be improvements to keep Russell Wilson safe and healthy moving forward. Mike Iupati signed a one year deal with the squad but a successor at guard should be found somewhere in middle rounds. Nate Davis could add depth to start out his career but evolve into a starter at guard down the road.
Fourth Round, Pick 124: Jaquan Johnson – Safety – Miami (FL)
Jaquan Johnson is a thumper of a defensive back and shows good open-field tackling. What he lacks in turnovers (eight career interceptions), he makes up for in taking down ball carriers (252 career tackles). He had over 90 tackles his each of his final two years in Miami. Johnson has a reputation of a great team leader which is the type of players Seattle wants in their locker room.
Fifth Round, Pick 159: David Sills V – Wide Receiver – West Virginia
David Sills has a really cool story but most have heard that so I will go over the quick version. Recruited as a high school quarterback, Sills was forced to switch to wide receiver after an injury to his hand. After a stint in community college to try and rekindle his quarterback play, he landed back at West Virginia as a full-time receiver. Now he can add depth to the Seahawks behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. Sills best trait is his ball skills and could provide some sparks off the bench.