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Seahawks once did an in-house mock draft, and it didn’t go well

Mike Florio and Chris Simms analyze if the Seahawks will consider trading down in the 2023 NFL Draft and explore why they have an opportunity to pick up a marquee player like Jalen Carter.

For those who make mock drafts, take heart. The teams are no closer to being right than anyone else.

Case in point, Seahawks G.M. John Schneider was asked at Wednesday’s pre-draft press conference whether they do their own in-house mock drafts.

“We have a very funny story on that, and I’ll tell you sometime,” Schneider said. “We did it one year and it didn’t go well. We did a mock draft in-house because we had never done one, so
we thought we were adding to our process, and it was awful.

Added coach Pete Carroll: “Disaster.”

It’s no surprise. Each team is focused on doing its own assessment of the players. Every team will view every player differently -- especially since needs inevitably will drive the hierarchy.

This year, the Seahawks already have five picks in the first 83 selections, and two in round one. That will give them multiple opportunities to make mockeries of others’ mock drafts.