For example, let's say the Seahawks go after RFA Panthers OG Andrew Norwell, who is average but trending up.
He has a 2nd Round tender.
Let's say the Seahawks do a 5 yr, 30m... same as Mike Remmers got with only a 5m SB. 1m 2017 base. Only costs 2m against the Cap in 2017. Let's say the other Cap Hits from '18-'21: 5, 7, 8, 9 with dead cap hits of -4 (+1 in cap), -3 (+4 in cap), -2 (+6), -1 (+8). Or just a contract to that effect that has a low 2017 hit but pretty easy to get out of if needed.
But my question is if Norwell accepted this type of deal and the Panthers chose not to match... Can the Seahawks negotiate the compensation or is that set in stone as a 2nd rounder?
Let's say Seahawks love how deep this draft is for Secondary, so they don't want to lose a 2nd round pick.
Could they negotiate the compensation by offering thier 2018 1st Rounder for Norwell and the Panthers 2017 5th round pick?
This would move the O-Line to Joeckel, Norwell, Britt, Glowinski, Ifedi with Fant, Odhiambo, Hunt, and Gilliam as reserves.
Or just cut Gilliam and use his 1.8m to sign both Jahri Evans and Giacomini back to vet min deals (1m + 900k, I think) giving the Seahawks a pair of experienced veteran reserves that will help Cable coach up and set the tone.
Another question would be would that move be worth it? A 2018 first rounder in the 24-32 range is pretty much worth a 2017 2nd Rounder in the 35-45 range. Which is where the 5th round pick comes in.
Do we really want to burn another 1st Rounder on a OL in this draft? When this draft is set up to give the Seahawks depth on defense.
But in this scenario I do burn a 2018 first rounder. However, the trade off is whomever the 2nd round pick is, is going to have a year under his belt and possibly helps us now. Norwell helps us now as an O-Line with 3 years of exp, SB exp, and still improving. And that 5th round pick helps negate that big hole from 3rd to 6th round.
Would you do it, if you could?