Report: Seahawks want first-round pick in trade for Frank Clark
Rumors have been swirling about the Seattle Seahawks’ willingness to trade defensive end Frank Clark this offseason. It appears they have their asking price set.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding Clark’s future in Seattle. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Seahawks would only consider trading him for a first-rounder:
Seattle still is considering trading franchise DE Frank Clark and if he were to be traded before Thursday’s draft, the package would need to include at least a first-round pick, per league source.
This is certainly an interesting development in the week leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft. It is no secret that the Seahawks have made some serious changes to the defensive side of the ball in recent years. The Seahawks could be looking to shore up some cap space for their future after agreeing to a lucrative extension for quarterback Russel Wilson. As a result, Clark’s future is still up in the air after they placed a franchise tag on him this offseason.
The prospect of the Seahawks finding a suitable trade partner may seem a bit far-fetched at this point. Clark has undoubtedly emerged into one of the most promising, young edge rushers in the league after registering 73 tackles, 22.0 sacks, and an interception over the last two seasons.
Regardless, it may be a bit difficult to find a team that is willing to part ways with a first-round pick in the days leading up to the draft. If Seattle has no intention of re-signing Clark after next season, it would make sense for them to get what they can before he departs.