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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Seahawks Trade Up to Grab Ryan Tannehill

CBSSports.com's Will Brinson published his most recent mock draft on Tuesday and laid out an interesting scenario for the Seahawks, projecting that they'll trade their second-round pick to swap spots with Jacksonville in the first round to nab Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill. Per Brinson:

7. Seattle Seahawks (Mock trade from Jacksonville)
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M: For only a second-round pick and a swap of first-round picks, the Seahawks are able to hop the two teams -- Miami and Kansas City -- that might nab Tannehill from them. And say what you want about the Matt Flynn signing, but Carroll's reportedly been "giggling like a schoolgirl" over the quarterback and he's had little rhyme or reason behind his acquisition of signal callers.

This is prediction makes a lot of sense from Brinson, as it comes on the heels of a Peter King report that said the Seahawks are very, very interested in Tannehill. Whether this is true or is but a smokescreen by Seattle's front office remains to be seen, but a trade-up scenario is very hard for me to picture happening. John Schneider -- who subscribes to and has been a big part of the Green Bay mode of drafting that heavily favors trading back and acquiring more picks -- is likely already uncomfortable with merely six picks this year, and I doubt he'd trade up and give up another. It's just my opinion, but even if the Hawks do like Tannehill as much as King says, I just can't see them trading up to try to grab him, even if it would be relatively inexpensive. We'll see soon enough!

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