The problem is - why would a team sat in the more 'favourable' positions move up to acquire that unwanted pick? As good as the Curry's, Crabtree's and Orakpo's are in this draft I can't see a team moving up unless it's to grab a franchise quarter back. That's the money position in the NFL - the guy you put your faith in (and dollars) to lead your team to glory.
The Seahawks - like the Browns, Chiefs and Rams - would probably like to move down a few places. I've suggested over the weeks that I believe GM Tim Ruskell probably would rather be in a more justifiable position to take one of the top two running backs - Knowshon Moreno and Chris Wells. Ruskell was spotted taking a closer look at Moreno during the Georgia pro-day, whilst it's been reported that Wells will travel to Seattle for a work out. Both backs fit Ruskell's criteria with big production, great character and an ability to have an instant impact on an offense that became stagnant in 2008.
However, it's going to be nigh on impossible to move out of pick four unless the Seahawks really have something tempting enough to offer as trade bait. The only solution I can think of is to take Mark Sanchez (QB, USC) and force other teams in need of a quarter back to deal with Seattle alone.
I doubt very much the team would be reckless enough to actually draft Sanchez purely on the off chance someone will trade with them. They'd have to be 100% sold on Sanchez remaining on the roster and becoming a long term replacement for Matt Hasselbeck in case no deal materialises. But by taking Sanchez they can listen to what other teams might be willing to trade. Considering the importance of the quarter back position, they might just receive an offer they can't refuse.
The Trojan QB's stock has hit it's peak at just the right time. His impressive display at USC's pro day has seen interest sky rocket and with Matt Stafford seemingly destined for Detroit, he could be the last realistic option for a team desperate for a signal caller. I expect Josh Freeman to go anywhere from 17-onwards, but for me the real prize for the teams looking at QB in the draft is Sanchez.
As I said, the Seahawks would have to approach the situation believing that Sanchez is their guy. A tantalising trade offer would be nothing more than a bonus, they'd have to be prepared to take on Sanchez. If they have that level of confidence in his potential it essentially would put them in a no-lose situation. Either they keep a long term franchise QB on the roster, or they have exclusive dealing rights for any team who wants to try and trade for Sanchez.
Either way, I believe if the Seahawks want to even have the option of trading down they'll have to select Mark Sanchez with the fourth overall pick.