Maybe the smokescreen did work.
Jason La Confora of the Washington Post reports (hat tip to Seahawks Addicts) that sources have told him the Washington Redskins, with the No. 13 pick, have sent out feelers to see what it would take to move up and take Seattle's No. 4 pick to select USC quarterback Matt Sanchez.
Here's an excerpt.
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Several sources have suggested the Redskins have begun to send out feelers on what it might take to get Seattle's pick, and the Seahawks, at this stage, would likely seek two first-round picks on the high end. That was a price the Redskins were willing to pay for Chad Johnson last year and Jay Cutler a few weeks back, although neither deal was completed.
If the market for those picks were to dry up and with not too many teams pushing to move into the top five, perhaps a first- and second-, or first- and third-round pick would get it done as the draft gets closer. I wouldn't expect any trade of this type to come down until 12-to-24 hours before the draft at the earliest. The Redskins could also peddle Jason Campbell in one of these trade scenarios, though K.C. and Seattle might not be interested. One thing that might work in the Skins' favor as well, several NFL sources pointed out, is that the bad blood between K.C.'s new boss, Scott Pioli, and the Jets might make it harder for those teams to get a deal done. Also, it's going to take more to move up from 17 than from 13.
Seattle obviously has a relationship with Washington head coach Jim Zorn, so that tie could help broker a trade. Also, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder reportedly is smitten with Sanchez.
Earlier this month Washington tried to get quarterback Jay Cutler in a trade with Denver, but the Broncos were not interested in Jason Campbell.
Trading down would be the dream scenario for the Seahawks. At No. 13, they probably still could get a decent offensive tackle like Mississippi's Michael Oher. And Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin might be around.
However, if they manage to get to No. 13, I think the ideal candidates are Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno or Ohio State's Chris "Beanie" Wells. Both of those players could add some big-play ability to the offense.
Also (again hat tip to Addicts), Clark Judge of CBS Sports reviews the Seahawks draft needs.