What Will the Seattle Seahawks Do with the No. 4 Pick?

Justin VanderhoefContributor IFebruary 1, 2009

How could the 'Hawk's pass on Michael Crabtree?

The truth is they won't. Crabtree is the best wide receiver to come out of the draft in years. The only problem is he won't be there for us to pick, so we have to be prepared for this. Crabtree won't last 'til No. 4 because he is so talented.

However, if Crabtree is there we should get him and trade Branch (who is overrated and not needed if we have Crab) for a couple of picks. Maybe a second and third and get a running back like Chris Wells or Knowshon Moreno, and an O-lineman like Unger or Mack.

Then with their other second round pick get a quarterback like Mark Sanchez that can develop behind Hasselbeck. If this could happen, that could be one of the best drafts in recent history. Most, if not all, of our holes on offense will be filled.

This scenario is very doubtful. I believe the more likely scenario is that Crabtree gets picked by the Rams or the Chiefs. I don't think the Lions will take Crabtree because they have been criticized for taking all those wide receivers in the past and they need to start from scratch in the trenches. The Lions will probably pick a lineman.

I think the Chiefs will take Crabtree because they could use a star wide receiver. They don't really have one to throw the ball to right now. If not, the Rams will take him because Holt is getting old. Crabtree is the best player in the draft, and they don't want us to get him.

So in the scenario that Crabtree is not there for Seattle to pick, I believe that the best thing to do is trade the No. 4 pick for a first, second, and a third or fourth depending on the level of the pick.

Then the Seahawks should get a running back (Chris Wells) and a quarterback (Sanchez or Harrell) that can develop behind Hasselbeck. With their other second round pick, they should get an offensive lineman (Alex Mack).