I know this puts the discussion out of easily tangible terms, but trading down is bound to be part of our work in April. PC and JS love their late round draft collateral, and for good reason. They were sorely tempted to trade down from #14 instead of taking Earl Thomas. They looked pretty resolved to trade down in the 2011 draft, and three separate deals fell through (still believe that James Carpenter was a resulting panic pick). This year, they hopped down two spots with each of their first two picks in order to grab a late-rounder from each.
So even if this is a good year to be drafting right where we are, Seattle's scouting abilities makes trading down a not-unlikely option. More likely than not, Seattle will trade down somewhere.
I don't usually draftbate like this, but I'm torn as to whether Seattle should stay put and target one of the impact players in the late first, or try to transform their early 20s pick (no, we're not going to the Super Bowl) into two late second or early third picks. I'm leaning towards the first, because quality still has greater effect than quantity, but Seattle is less supported at some positions than many people realize. WR and TE have no depth and frankly no playoff-proof stars either (SF might well expose this), OLB and both guard spots are up in the air due to long-term injury concerns, a stud DT could revitalize this defense, and Chris Clemons isn't getting younger. We could use a Patriots-style draft (assuming we draft better than the Patriots do).