Yeah, where did these extra picks come from?
I really think that if we bring back Jones, then our 2nd rounder needs to be a linebacker that can rush the passer. If we are going to have one of our DEs be a purposefull liability in the pass rush, then it needs to come from other places.
We can still get another DT in the 3rd or 4th, but I think Jones, WR, OLB, DE need to be our biggest moves.
With Okung, Earl, Kam, and Tate needing extensions, I could see SEA trading some productive players with bigger contracts to free space to keep our core together.
Miller wasn't a big contributor until the playoffs and that could help push up his value up. DEN is close to a Super Bowl and could be in the mix for Miller (3rd RD pick?) and TB could really be in the mix for a TE (they have two 4th round picks.)
Flynn should be dealt based off of his cap number. With a weaker QB class, he could be moved for mid second round pick to high third round pick.
This may come with some scrutiny, but how about Brandon Browner? The FO is never afraid to make risky, calculating, moves that pay off big time. Every year BB is considered a pro bowl player, but while he was suspended for a few games this year, every DB stepped up and filled his position very well. Yes, he is playing for a very low salary, but next year we run the risk of him walking without good compensation or him demanding a huge contract. SEA has the best secondary in the league, and without Browner, they can fill his position as they did when he was gone, and draft 1 or 2 developmental players to eventually fill that role.
Leon Washington could be dealt for a later (high 6th RD pick) pick. A return specialist with limited snaps from the backfield should not be making the money he does. SEA could find a cheaper option. Maybe not as effective as Leon, but with Tate & Baldwin as platoon returners, a new returner doesn't need to step in from day 1 and contribute.
I think SEA eventually trades Matt Flynn to BUF. They have many more needs in the first RD, rather than draft Ryan Nassib. I could See BUF trading out of the #8 pick and giving SEA #41 for Flynn.
Miller and DEN could be wild cards. You could potentially trade #25 to DEN and pick up and extra 4th round pick. DEN will want to move ahead of GB to grab either Eifert of Gio Bernard and whoever DEN doesn't take, GB will take as consolation. That allows SEA to send BOTH Miller and Browner to TB for both their 4th RD picks, a later RD pick, or a '14 pick. TB in the 1rst RD could go NT, WR in the 2nd and luxury in the rest of the draft having filled their holes at CB and TE.
DAL had sub-par special teams returns this year and could be willing to part with their 6th round pick for Leon Washington.
Why would we trade Browner??
He may not be the best cover corner like Sherman but man this guy sets the tone just watch how physical gets with the WR's they get tossed to the ground lol.
Sounds like you want to completely rebuild. I mean what your saying is basically to get rid of player who have made huge impacts on our team. Why would we trade Miller? So we would have a huge whole at TE. Plus I doubt Denver would want him. We need to keep Leon Washington. He made impact plays for us and in multiple games he had huge returns that changed the course of the game. The only trade I can see us making is for Flynn, and that's only if a team comes out really wanting him. If we get offered a 1st or 2nd then yes but I highly doubt we will.
I'm not saying completely rebuild, I was just using those guys as examples who could be upgraded early in the draft and recoup salary cap space as well. (Zach Miller -> Zach Eartz, and saving a huge cap number). Miller's cap does not equal his production. I brought up Browner because if Sherman has another All-Pro year, more than likely he will need to be extended after next season. I would rather extend Sherman and have other DBs under contract than have to negotiate 2 substantial contracts with both our starting CBs. I like Miller, Browner, Washington and Flynn, but moving them could help free a lot of space to extent Kam, Okung, Thomas, and other players in the new few years.
Completely rebuilding would involve getting rid of Wilson, Lynch, Rice, Okung, our entire defensive backfield, Wagner and KJ, just to name a few. The guys I mentioned are guys on the roster that (through the draft), could be replaced and similar production could come out of their replacements.
Anyone else think we need to get a rushing LB in the 2nd or 3rd? I think if Jones comes back, then DT doesn't need to be our 2nd rounder.
A guy I like is Khaseem Greene. He is undersized and is more safety sized, but he has put up some solid numbers.
Say we snag KCs third, we could potentially get Hopkins, Greene, Reed, and a DT.
Greene might be a little bit of a reach, but I just think we need someone who can rush from the weak side LB spot since we don't get any from Red.
Are there better options for that? A lot of you guys know more about these guys than I do.
We need a DE