also when the "reports" came out that we were talking to 5 teams if I remember correctly about trading down, that told me we weren't interested in Fields. It was pretty clear we were hoping someone would trade up in front of us for Fields, which would greatly increase our chance for Sewell.
There was a very good chance Trevor, Wilson, and Lance ware going top 3. Pitts to Atlanta, and not crazy to think Bengals would take Chase and Miami go Waddle. That leaves Detroit. We were probably hoping someone would trade with Detroit to grab Fields.
Actually, Verge has confirmed post draft the Fields talk was real and there were people inside the org that wanted Fields. The Horn side won the decision on the 8th pick.
...as have other insiders and reporters.
and it’s a safe bet the Seattle GM was a strong Horn guy. And he is the most important vote.