NFC West: Gerris Wilkinson
Beating the St. Louis Rams in Week 17 and the New Orleans Saints in the wild-card round cost Seattle 17 spots of draft order. The difference between the eighth and 25th picks -- 680 points on the draft-value chart -- equates to the 27th choice.
The Seahawks' late-season success and Matt Hasselbeck's role in it also surely complicated efforts to re-sign the quarterback.
The bottom line: Seattle's quarterback needs are in flux as the draft approaches, and the team is picking late enough to defy easy projections.
The Seahawks have enough needs throughout their roster to consider trading the 25th overall choice, something NFL teams have done four times in the last six drafts.
With that in mind, here's a look at what the 25th overall choice has brought in some previous trades involving only draft choices (player trades are prohibited during the lockout) ...
The pick: 25th overall
Held by: Seattle Seahawks
Most recent trade involving only picks: 2008. The Seahawks were in the middle of this one. They sent the 25th pick to Dallas, which took cornerback Mike Jenkins, in return for the 28th (Lawrence Jackson), 163rd (Owen Schmitt) and 235th (Brandon Coutu) choices. The trade-value chart says the Seahawks overpaid by about 30 points, or the equivalent of a pick late in the fifth round. Jenkins has one Pro Bowl on his resume. Jackson, Schmitt and Coutu are long gone from Seattle.
The price of moving up: In 2007, the New York Jets sent the 25th, 59th and 164th choices to the Carolina Panthers for the 14th pick, which the Jets used for Darrelle Revis. The trade-value chart says the Jets paid 1,056.8 points for picks worth 1,116 points. The difference equates to a pick late in the fourth round. Carolina selected linebacker Jon Beason (25th), offensive lineman Ryan Kalil (59th) and linebacker Tim Shaw (164th).
Sliding out of the round. Teams moved back from the 25th spot twice in the six most recent NFL drafts.
- In 2006, the New York Giants sent the 25th choice to Pittsburgh, which used the selection for receiver Santonio Holmes. The Giants received the 32nd (Mathias Kiwanuka), 96th (Gerris Wilkinson) and 129th (Guy Whimper) choices. The chart says the Steelers overpaid by 29 points, or a late fifth-round pick.
- In 2005, the Washington Redskins wanted quarterback Jason Campbell. The Denver Broncos were willing to accommodate them. Washington acquired the 25th pick, used for Campbell, for the 76th (Karl Paymah) pick, plus 2006 first- and fourth-round choices. San Francisco later acquired that 2006 first-rounder, using it for Manny Lawson.
The chart shows which picks changed hands in those four recent trades involving the 25th overall choice.
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The team then named all three inactive for Week 12.
"Probable" means a player has a 75 percent chance of playing in a game. How improbable does a Giants victory become without Jacobs?
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PHOENIX -- Running back Brandon Jacobs made the list when the Cardinals and Giants declared their inactive players for their Week 12 matchup at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Giants inactives: kicker Lawrence Tynes, safety Sammy Knight, Jacobs, cornerback Sam Madison, linebacker Gerris Wilkinson, tackle Adam Koets, receiver Mario Manningham and defensive end Jerome McDougle.
Cardinals inactives: linebacker Clark Haggans, tackle Elliot Vallejo, tackle Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Alan Branch, receiver Early Doucet, tight end Leonard Pope and tight end Jerame Tuman. Brian St. Pierre is the third quarterback.
The Cardinals are playing musical tight ends. Pope, Tuman and Ben Patrick have been battling injuries. The coaching staff has sought better production from the position. Patrick and Stephen Spach get the opportunity this week. Spach will start.