My initial reaction is scepticism. It sounds too good to be true from a Seahawks perspective. This would allow them to draft an impact player at a cheaper price 13th overall (Knowshon Moreno, Chris Wells) whilst also securing two first round picks in 2010. But it's not so much the bounty that is the unrealistic part - Washington were reportedly willing to spend as much on Jay Cutler and Chad Johnson. It's the dramatic trade as high as number four which I struggle to understand. The three teams drafting after Seattle are Cleveland, Cincinnati and Oakland. The latter two are both secure at quarter back. Cleveland are less so, but still maintain Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn on their roster. Which team takes Sanchez that provokes this trade?
The Resdkins may only need to trade up as far as Jacksonville at eight, or even San Francisco at ten. If there is any truth in La Canfora's article, I can only assume the Redskins are sold that the Seahawks themselves will take Sanchez unless a trade occurs.
There's some noise that suggests that could be the case - Rob Rang has Sanchez going to the 'Hawks in his mock draft. Eric Williams quotes Sanchez himself in conversation with Mitch Levy from KJR, discussing the possibility of being drafted by the Seahawks:
"I’ve talked to Coach (Bill) Lazor and Coach (Greg) Knapp and Coach (Jim) Mora. They’ve all been excited about me. They saw me work out at pro day. I mean you hear everything. I’m all over the map. And I had a great time with coach Knapp and coach Lazor. So I feel comfortable with their system, and it’s very similar to what we ran at SC so it would be a seamless transition. I think it would be great.” - Mark Sanchez
A week ago I wrote an article that touted the possibility of Seattle needing to draft Sanchez to have any chance of trading down. Perhaps merely the proposal that they'll take him will be enough? I still maintain that the only chance the Seahawks have to move down is if someone, be it the Redskins or anyone else, needs their pick to draft Sanchez.
What do you think? Is a trade wishful thinking or could there be something in this? Click comments below to have your say, or email firstname.lastname@example.org