Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad defensive corner Josh Shaw of USC (16) and South squad wide receiver Tyler Lockett of Kansas State (22) battle for position for a pass in the second quarter of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
5. Seattle Seahawks Trade Up For Tyler Lockett
Lockett was one of the most underrated wide receivers in the draft. He knows how to make separation and has ridiculous speed. Seattle gave up a pretty penny to land him and I really believe it will pay off.
This move was really important for the Seahawks because they lack a go-to wide receiver. Lockett has the potential to be that kind of player. At Kansas State, Lockett broke record after record, proving he was a standout player.
The trade: Seahawks shipped off a third round pick (95), a fourth round pick (112), a fifth round pick (167) and a sixth round pick (181)
Seahawks received a third round pick (69) and drafted Lockett
Even though they are lower draft picks, Seattle really did give up a lot for this player. They must have a lot of faith in his ability to be an immediate contributor. It’s kind of scary to think how much better Seattle would be than they already are if they had a number one receiver.
If Lockett pans out to who the Seahawks want him to be, they may go undefeated in the regular season. Russell Wilson now has Jimmy Graham, Tyler Lockett, Doug Baldwin, and Jermaine Kearse to throw to.
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