Could Colts DT DeForest Buckner be a trade fit for the Seahawks?
Jan 25, 2023, 9:08 AM | Updated: 12:33 pm
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With the Seahawks armed with extra early NFL Draft picks in April, there’s a lot of excitement around who the team will add this offseason.
While those picks can be used to take college players, the Seahawks could also trade those picks for more established talent.
Over the last week, Seattle Sports’ Brock and Salk discussed the possibility of trading the team’s second first-round pick for a star defensive lineman like Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders or former UW standout Vita Vea, who is now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both those players are on teams that may soon be rebuilding given major uncertainty for them at quarterback.
Is there another defensive lineman the Seahawks could potentially trade for?
Former NFL quarterback Brock Huard brought up the possibilty of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, a former San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowler who is now with the Indianapolis Colts.
“Well, the third part there, I don’t know if he’ll be available and I don’t know if those other two (Crosby and Vea) will be available,” Huard said. “Those are just kind of dreamy wishlist kind of (guys), right?”
Of the three, Crosby may be the most intriguing.
“Crosby would be off the charts, and his motor is relentless,” Huard said.
But Buckner may be a better fit overall.
“I mean, that guy is just different. And once again, you want to talk about just length and strength, and different – he’s 6 foot 7,” Huard said. “… He would cost you a good $19 million bucks. He’s got two years left on his deal. It’s not $40 million, it’s not $30 million. It’s $19 million this year and like $20 million (in 2024). West Coast guy, Hawaii dude, played at Oregon, top 10 pick to the 49ers.”
“DeForest Buckner for me, in this game, you give me (draft prospect) Tyree Wilson (fifth overall) and you give me DeForest Buckner – you want to talk about turning your D-line immediately from (a weakness) to a strength? Those would be two pretty unique dudes to do it,” he later added.
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