The Seattle Seahawks want to run the ball so badly, but it hasn’t seemed to work out in years.
Despite having a really good left tackle and investments in the offensive line, it just seems like they can’t figure it out. However, what if they brought in Jack Conklin?
Now you could have two really good bookends and a group of average to above average interior offensive linemen which is probably the best starting five that the Seattle Seahawks have had in a decade.
The money could be tight, but they have space this year and if they don’t re-sign Jadeveon Clowney then they are going to have the money to spend somewhere.
Playing wet, cold football in December and January with that home field advantage and the run-first, Russell Wilson second type of mindset is exactly what Jack Conklin was built for.
Unfortunately the Seahawks don’t have a 3rd round pick, but they have always been willing to give up high picks for players that they think will help. In this case, the upside of Conklin is probably more than you are going to get late in the second round and while D.K. Metcalf has been a hit, the fact is that you are better off taking the sure thing if you can get it (and pay for it) rather than take a swing at what is basically a 3rd round pick anyway.
Potential trade: 2nd round, 64th overall pick