Trade alert. Seahawks move to the 43rd overall pick and take…
This was a dream draft scenario as the second round was loaded with a lot of talent entering the start of day two. The Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens called with some trade-up value. While I would rather sit tight at 43, the Seahawks are offering two second-round draft picks.
They offered Pace the 59th and the 64th overall selections. I am saying yes to that. Laviska Shenault was not going to fall much further. The Seahawks and Ravens both seemed heavily interested in him. I usually would stay firm and grab the best player available or trade-up and grab some talent that was falling. However, with a team desperate to get their man, Pace is going to take advantage of that and draft three times in round two.
50th Overall Pick: Ashtyn Davis, Saftey – California
This was a tough choice because I did have Lloyd Cushenberry at the top of the mock simulators board. However, there was also Lucas Niang, Netane Muti, and Prince Tega Wanogo below. I figured Pace would grab the last safety left at this tier.
There were still about four running backs and four cornerbacks available. Although Pace will not pick again until the end of the second round, I would expect his plan would be to take the best players available because I do not see him trading back again to acquire any more picks. Like the Chicago Bears’ fourth-round compensatory pick that was used to trade for Nick Foles, the last pick Pace now has in the second round is a glorified early third-round pick.
Nine picks later at the 59th overall selection the top players on my mock board was Jacob Eason, Jonathan Taylor, and J.K. Dobbins. I wanted to select Jonathan Taylor because I do feel he is the best running back in the class. However, I believe Pace would grab another position that only had a few players left in its tier.
Willie Gay Jr was available along with the last offensive lineman in this tier. Prince Tega Wanogho was also still available. There was one other player available that should not be on the board, though, and Pace would have to grab him. With the 59th overall selection, the Chicago Bears select…