Seattle Seahawks trade rumors about The 2018 NFL Draft still float around, even as Day 1 is close to getting started. During the offseason, the Seahawks made a number of huge changes to the roster, including releasing All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman ended up signing with the San Francisco 49ers, creating a rivalry that will continue when the regular season finally gets started.

The Seahawks also lost Jimmy Graham in free agency, traded Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles, and freed up some salary cap space that hasn’t been used yet.

To put it bluntly, the Seahawks created even more holes on a roster that needed to be improved for the 2018 NFL season. It raised the stakes for the 2018 NFL Draft, putting added pressure on general manager John Schneider to come away with some diamonds.

Seahawks draft rumors

A new CBS Sports mock draft presents fresh Seattle Seahawks trade rumors and something that might make a huge splash on April 26. In the first deal, the Seahawks would trade the No. 18 pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for the No. 23 pick and their fifth-round selection (No. 95). This is where things could really get cooking, as Seahawks general manager John Schneider then pulls off a huge deal with the Cleveland Browns.

In the Seahawks-Browns trade, the Seahawks send No. 23 and No. 95 to the Browns in exchange for No. 35 and No. 64 (both in the second round). This scenario ends with the Seahawks possessing three picks on Day 2, allowing the team to target more than one player near the top of their draft board. The flurry of moves also leads to more projections in the CBS mock draft.

Who are Seahawks targeting in 2018 NFL Draft?

According to this latest CBS Sports mock draft, the Seahawks would draft Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis, Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson, and TCU offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom on Day 2. Then, on Day 3, the Seahawks are linked to Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis, Virginia Tech free safety Terrell Edmunds, Appalachian State guard Colby Gossett, Texas defensive tackle Poona Ford, and Texas Tech receiver Dylan Cantrell.

Davis and Johnson are called difference-makers who could make life easier for the Seahawks. Davis works in the defensive schemes that the Seahawks use and Johnson might be able to “take the pressure off” quarterback Russell Wilson. While these may not be familiar names to all fans of the team, these latest Seattle Seahawks trade rumors do show that the team could be looking to make a big splash. Will they do it though? Or is this just conjecture from CBS?