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Seahawks want to trade out of the first round

John Schneider, T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Seahawks G.M. John Schneider will enter next Thursday with the 25th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. But he sounds like a man who would like to avoid making a pick on Thursday altogether.

“Personally, I’d like to move back,” Schneider said Monday. “I have confidence in our ability in those middle rounds to do some good stuff.”

Or, as Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote, “Seattle wants to trade down so bad from 25 that John Schneider can taste it.”

The Seahawks sent their third-round pick to San Diego in last year’s trade for Charlie Whitehurst, so a move that would get Seattle back into the third round is one that Schneider would welcome. He’s just not sure if he can find a trading partner willing to give up a third-round pick.

“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.”

So Schneider will spend the next 10 days trying to get himself a third-round pick.

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29 Responses to “Seahawks want to trade out of the first round”
  1. nothimagain says: Apr 19, 2011 12:01 PM

    That’s why Seattle is spending so much time acting like it’s interested in the quarterbacks like Mallett.

  2. jw731 says: Apr 19, 2011 12:05 PM

    Clueless in seattle……..Directed by………..

  3. bubbabart says: Apr 19, 2011 12:10 PM

    Holy Fragnoli….How does the miracle happen. I know our illustious former coach…Eric the Mangenius Mangini…he was a wizard at trading down.

  4. goawayeverybody says: Apr 19, 2011 12:11 PM

    lmao.

  5. raiderinpa says: Apr 19, 2011 12:14 PM

    Wont take much more than a call to Oakland to accomplish that… A.D. would be licking his chops over a chance to get into the first round…

  6. descendency says: Apr 19, 2011 12:26 PM

    Now that Bill Belichick has convinced everyone to trade down…

    He’ll swoop in and steal away two top DL prospects to play OLB and DE in his scheme

  7. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 19, 2011 12:35 PM

    that would be a kolb spot if this year wasnt so shotty..

    they could pick up both carimi and Jimmy smith. that would be grrrreat.

  8. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 19, 2011 12:37 PM

    didnt they trade those lower round picks for the opportunity to cut Lendale White. one hell of a privelage.

  9. angrycorgi says: Apr 19, 2011 12:39 PM

    “Personally, I’d like to move back,” Schneider said Monday.

    Let me help you then…dial 1-800-RICH-GUY and ask for Mr. Jones. He’ll trade you a 3rd and a 4th for your late 1st.

  10. alpod says: Apr 19, 2011 12:51 PM

    Al, please move up and get Jimmy Smith!

  11. sllib12 says: Apr 19, 2011 12:57 PM

    A.D. not licking his chops he’s drooling on them

  12. calloustongue says: Apr 19, 2011 1:10 PM

    Being a former TT protege’, that pick will be going to the Packers traded for a player to be named.

  13. madenatewell says: Apr 19, 2011 1:10 PM

    As a panther fan, I would welcome some sort of deal to get that pick also, considering it doesn’t cost too much. Where new England has our 2nd pick, picking 9 spots ahead of that wouldn’t sadden me at all…plus last time Carolina had two 1st round picks, they selected Johnathan Stewart and Jeff Otah…all things considered, that kind of talent would make me happy.

  14. profootballwalk says: Apr 19, 2011 1:12 PM

    The Patriots will give you a three – for next years’ two.

  15. jets4744 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:32 PM

    Im sure belly check will find some way to get that pick by giving up hardly anything for it.

  16. rpiotr01 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:32 PM

    All those years working under Ted Thompson are starting to show through. If they trade out of the first, you Seahawks fans better hope you come out of the second with something better than a QB who can’t play, a #3-4 WR and a disappointing DB who can’t stay healthy.

  17. revofev88 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:33 PM

    Niners can call up their old pal McClueless and get their next QB if they’re really afraid Kaepernick wont be around for them in the 2nd or Ponder

  18. danimalk82 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:33 PM

    Looks like he is going for the transparency approach… I guess he learned nothing from Ted Thompson.

  19. pacstud says: Apr 19, 2011 1:36 PM

    Hey, SD will give you the 2nd from Cro and the 3rd from Clipboard Jesus for your first (tee hee)

  20. scoops1 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:38 PM

    why don’t they just trade the pick for Kohb then

  21. 52sackmachine says: Apr 19, 2011 1:47 PM

    Maybe he should consult Ted Thompson.

  22. hebephrenic says: Apr 19, 2011 2:36 PM

    scoops1 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:38 PM

    why don’t they just trade the pick for Kohb then

    The reason they don’t trade for Kolb, is he played games against Washington, Dallas, Atlanta, S.F and Tennessee. He played well enough, but those teams were by no means tops in Defense last year. Jury is still out on Kolb, no matter how much Eagles fans try to talk him up.

  23. broncfanor says: Apr 19, 2011 2:49 PM

    They just don’t want to take Locker at 25 so they want to trade back and take him in the second round so when he busts they won’t be out that first round pick.

  24. wetpaperbag2 says: Apr 19, 2011 2:56 PM

    Albeit, your 3rd and 4th round draft selections are more blue chip players, I still smell a smokescreen. I mean…what team TELLS everyone what they are gonna do or want to do before the draft?

  25. footballfanatic2010 says: Apr 19, 2011 3:13 PM

    You cannot trade for players until an injunction is granted(depends on how she handles work during appeals process), or a CBA is agreed upon. So, if neither has happened when the draft rolls around, no trades for players are allowed.

  26. jpmelon says: Apr 19, 2011 3:46 PM

    They lost a 4th round pick as well when they traded for Lynch from the Bills. I still want to know if they also lost the conditional pick that would also go to buffalo if they (or he) did well…..I assume that a couple rounds deep into the playoffs is reasonably good enough to make that conditional pick go to Buffalo as well. The criteria was undisclosed, so I honestly don’t know.

  27. thefiesty1 says: Apr 19, 2011 5:07 PM

    They’d better trade up to get home grown Locker. Not that he’s worth it to waste a first round pick. There will be others available in the second, but you won’t get your homeboy.

  28. tangysizzl says: Apr 19, 2011 6:13 PM

    I had this idea weeks ago, Green Bay trades the 32nd pick and their late 3rd round pick to Seattle for the 25th pick and a 6th round pick.

    Would be nice to jump in front of teams like the Bears, Jets, Steelers, Ravens, Falcons and the Patriots to take one of the players they covet.

    Staying at 32 is fine too, TT will then probally trade down with a team like Washington, Tennessee, Cincinatti or Arizona for one of the QBs thats still available ie Ponder, Dalton or Kaepernik. Then take WR Torrey Smith to replace James Jones and add some speed to the O and he can double as a return guy.

  29. buzzkillbill says: Apr 19, 2011 7:36 PM

    >>>hebephrenic says: Apr 19, 2011 2:36 PM

    scoops1 says: Apr 19, 2011 1:38 PM

    why don’t they just trade the pick for Kohb then

    The reason they don’t trade for Kolb, is he played games against Washington, Dallas, Atlanta, S.F and Tennessee. He played well enough, but those teams were by no means tops in Defense last year. Jury is still out on Kolb, no matter how much Eagles fans try to talk him up.<<<

    Yeah, or it could be that whole Collective Bargaining Agreement thing. ;-)

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