With the 2022 NFL Draft now le s than four weeks away, the Saints made an aggre sive move on Monday to acquire a pair of first-round picks from the Eagles in exchange for five total picks, including a 2023 first-round selection and 2024 second-round selection.Such trades several weeks before the draft have become far more common in recent years. This time a year ago, the 49ers jumped up to No. 3 overall by orchestrating a trade with the Dolphins to allow them to select North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance, shipping three first-round picks and a third-round pick to move up nine spots. Miami promptly flipped the 12th overall pick to Philadelphia in a separate deal to move back to No. 6 overall and eventually drafted Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle.While San Francisco's intentions for drafting a quarterback were obvious, New Orleans' decision to cough up substantial future draft Robert Horry Jersey capital for a second first-round pick is a far more curious one. Holding No. 16 and No. 19 overall, the team still may not be positioned to land the quarterback they covet or find a potential replacement for departed left tackle Terron Armstead with both picks well outside the top 10.It remains to be seen what the Saints plan to do with their new first-round ammo, but for teams holding selections in the top 10, an opportunity may now be presented to trade back and acquire both of those selections if the right player remains on the board.Scroll to ContinueThis includes the Seahawks, who currently hold the ninth selection courtesy of the blockbuster trade sending quarterback Ru sell Wilson to the Broncos and are always looking for trade down options. Renowned for his ability to maneuver the draft board, general manager John Schneider has to be licking his lips about the po sibility of sliding back and acquiring two first round picks inside the top 20 in a draft offering great depth at several positions of need.If this scenario were to play out later this month in Las Vegas, how would it play out? Putting on my general manager hat once again in a seven-round mock draft, I orchestrated three draft weekend trades for the Seahawks, including the aforementioned deal trading down with the Saints to double up on first-round picks while swapping third-round picks. In the proce s, I Kurt Rambis Jersey turned eight picks into 11 new players, echoing many of their previous drafts under Schneider.With "Trader John" working the phones, here's my latest crack at a Seahawks-centric mock draft courtesy of the Draft Network simulator: Round 1, Pick No. 16: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah*Two years after using a first-round pick on Jordyn Brooks, the Seahawks once again surprise by using the first of two first rounders to draft Lloyd as a replacement for Bobby Wagner. Stuffing the stat sheet for the Utes, he racked up 43 tackles for lo s, 15.5 sacks, and five interceptions - he returned three of those picks for touchdowns - over his final three years on campus, proving himself to be an elite talent blowing up run plays, rushing quarterbacks as a blitzer or off the edge, and dropping back into coverage. While he didn't test quite as well as expected at the combine, he runs faster than a 4.66 40-yard dash on the field and plays with a rare blend of physicality coupled with fluid athletic ability for a linebacker. His presence alongside Brooks would immediately help the middle of Seattle's pa s coverage while also giving coordinator Clint Hurtt another intriguing option to deploy on blitz packages. Round 1, Pick No. 19: Trevor Penning, T, Northern Iowa*By trading down, the Seahawks mi sed out on the chance to draft Mi si sippi State's Charles Cro s, but with two selections in the first round, they still landed their left tackle of the future by snagging the intriguing Penning. An outstanding athlete at 6-foot-7, 325 pounds, he ran a sub-4.90 second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine after impre sing against the nation's best at the Senior Bowl in Mobile. A violent blocker with a penchant for driving and throwing defenders into the turf, he plays the game with Kobe Bryant Jersey a level of nastine s that makes him a bit of a throwback style-wise. While his technique syncing his hands with footwork in pa s protection needs further refinement for him to succeed at the next level and the jump in competition could lead to early struggles, few players may have a higher ceiling given his size, length, athletic traits, and pa sion for the game. Round 2, Pick No. 40: Desmond Ridder, QB, CincinnatiQuickly shooting up draft boards, Ridder has visits scheduled with several teams over the next couple of weeks, including the Seahawks, who land their next franchise quarterback with the first of two second-round selections. While he doesn't have as much arm talent as other top signal callers in this cla s and battled occasional lapses in accuracy at the college level, the former Bearcats star checks off every other box Seattle looks for under center. He works through his progre sions, manipulates defenders with his eyes, and does an outstanding job throwing receivers open with plus-anticipation skills, threading the needle by firing strikes into tight windows. He's poised in the pocket, makes smart choices with the football, and has the ability to create Luol Deng Jersey as a scrambler with 4.52 40-yard dash speed. Arguably the most pro-ready quarterback in this group, he could be a day one starter for Seattle. Round 2, Pick No. 52: Abraham Lucas, T, Washington State**Trading down a second time to add three day three selections, the Seahawks further bolster their offensive line by snagging Lucas, keeping the rising tackle in the Pacific Northwest after a stellar career in Pullman.Playing with a surprising edge coming from an Air Raid scheme, opponents will struggle to create push against him with bull rushes. He also proved to be more than capable of holding his own against speed rushes and per PFF, he didn't allow a single sack and yielded one lone quarterback hit on 477 pa s blocking snaps in 2021. After not playing with his hand in the dirt in Pullman, he may need some time to acclimate to a pro-style offense as a run blocker. But he proved himself to be a quick learner at the Senior Bowl in Mobile and could be ready to push Jake Curhan for snaps at right tackle immediately. Round 3, Pick No. 91: Sam Williams, EDGE, Mi si sippi***After investing two of their four picks on offensive linemen, the Seahawks finally land a pa s rusher by trading up seven spots in the third round to select Williams James Worthy Jersey , one of the SEC's most vaunted sack artists. A phenomenal athlete at 261 pounds, the Montgomery, Alabama native rockets off the ball with an explosive first step and deploys active hands at the top of his rush, creating major problems for opposing tackles trying to prevent him from bending around the corner and hunt down quarterbacks. He's a work in progre s stopping the run and struggled to set the edge at the college level, but he should be able to thrive as a situational rusher out of the gate and wit