Earlier this month, we brought you a report that the Seahawks were contemplating taking Alabama safety Mark Barron with the 12th pick in the draft and then moving Kam Chancellor to outside linebacker.
While Barron is a talented safety, it seemed like an odd choice of things to do with a safety who made the Pro Bowl in his second NFL season. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider agrees with that school of thought.
“We usually try not to move Pro Bowl players to different positions,” Schneider said, via Eric Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune.
The Seahawks could find themselves in an enviable position if they want to trade down from the 12th pick and Barron is on the board. Much speculation has focused on the Cowboys at 14 as a landing spot for the draft’s top safety, so a team looking to swoop in could grab him and provide Seattle with more picks to use to stock their roster.
Seattle has bigger needs to fill on their team than adding to one of the strongest positions on the roster.