I guess we'll see what Seattle does at DT over the next few days. My immediate thought when I heard the terms of the Harvin deal was how screwed Seattle will be if they don't get Desmond Bryant or retain Jason Jones in free agency. There might be a decent DT available at #56, but he probably won't be an upgrade as a pass rusher. If Seattle walks into the draft badly needing interior pass rush, then do you just punt that need to 2014 or do you make a bold move back into the first round for Datone Jones?
I think Jones' floor is probably the 31st overall pick (SF). It would be nice to keep him away from the 49ers too. Unfortunately, to get in to 20s you'd have to pay our #56 plus a future 1st. It would be a steep price, but we don't have a ton of holes on this roster and there are ways Seattle could recoup draft picks in 2014. They've drafted well with late picks.
Personally, I'd be okay with it. Datone Jones is showing a lot of the same signs that Geno Atkins had around this time in 2010. Speedy DTs tend to do very well in the NFL. And Jones is more than track fast, he's very explosive off the snap and dominated near the end of the season and senior bowl. He also had the best 2012 stats of any DT this year.
If we don't trade up, then you are probably hoping that one of Corey Lemonier, Sly Williams or Kawann Short falls to us. I'm a big fan of Short, but I'd give him maybe a 10% chance of reaching us. I think the most likely pick without a trade is Lemonier. If we waited til round 3, you are probably looking at Bennie Logan, Brandon Williams, and Lavar Edwards at DT. Logan is to me a poor man's Sly Williams (a big man that moves decently and has a well rounded game, but is not the pass rusher we need). I'm intrigued by Brandon Williams but he's one of the slowest 3-techs in the draft, and slow DTs are rarely pass rushing monsters. Lavar Edwards would be our bargain bin version of Datone Jones / Jason Jones, but he is inexperienced at DT.