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2012 Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft by Misift74

2012 Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft by Misift74

My view of what the Seahawks could do in this year's draft. I think the front office stick to their guns regarding targeting impact players while still getting good value at each pick while fortifying our roster and meeting needs at the same time. I think the team can afford to take, more or less, the BPA in every round and do it (within reason) in my scenario below.

I leave open the exact pick numbers to allow for some maneuverability that could happen with a small trade up or down to get the players they're targeting without sacrificing significant assets, as might happen during the real draft. We know our guys PCJS are wheeler-dealers, though I'm suggesting only small moves rather than projecting full round changes or deals for future picks.

I used the players' projected round(s) to be drafted information from CBS/NFLDraftScout, here: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings . A link to each prospect's page is also provided.

1st: Michael Floyd, WR, Michigan

Notes: Provides a fantastic bookend to Sidney Rice and insurance toward Rice's extensive injury-history. Simply put, if there at 12 he'll likely be the best player on the board. An impact talent.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1633109/michael-floyd

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2nd: Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia

Notes: Immediately provides an explosive and fast skill-set to compete at both Leo and OLB. A better value here than reaching for a pass-rusher at the top of a weak class of pass-rushers this year.

"Pass Rush/Blitz: Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has flexibility to turn the corner. Shows toughness to get under the pads of tackles to bull them, club them upfield to get the inside lane, or fight through blocks for secondary rush when passer steps up..."

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1779111/bruce-irvin

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3rd: Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington

Notes: a left tackle in college, Kelemete projects as a guard in the NFL. A good fit for a ZBS with good feet and room to add weight and strength. Fits in to the matra of 'always compete' because he would battle with Moffitt, Carpenter and others at guard and possibly right tackle, insuring against injury or ineffectiveness of young or journeymen-type players we currently have. He's not DeCastro, but fits us and can grow in to a fine player at a fraction of the draft-capital.

"03/08/2012 - Washington Pro Day: Seattle Seahawks' assistant offensive line coach Pat Ruel worked out Senio Kelemete (6-3 1/2, 309). Kelemete started his final two seasons for the Huskies at left tackle but is viewed by most as a better fit inside at guard. Kelemete looked good at 309 pounds after playing closer to 290 this season, showing the balance, quick feet and improved power (25 reps today after 21 at the Combine) to handle the transition. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com"

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1631989/senio-kelemete

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4th: Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB/DE, Troy

Notes: pass-rushing threat with great upside and raw but excellent skill-set to get after the Quarterback. Great value here vs. reaching in what is a weak crop of pass-rushers at the top of this year's class.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1684466/jonathan-massaquoi

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5th: <pick traded to BUF in Marshawn Lynch deal>

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6th: Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan St.

Note: an excellent late-round back who is compact, tough, and built like Ray Rice at 5'9 210. Fast too, as evidenced 40 times of 4.43, with a low of 4.35 at his Pro Day on 3/15. Would make Forsett instantly obsolete.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664350/edwin-baker

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7th: Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas St.

A player with wonderful talent that has to get his head screwed on straight. One of the top RB recruits in the nation out of high school. Capable of becoming a bell-cow runner with the total package save for a couple red-flags. Could unseat Baker or Washington for the #2 role in Seattle or wind up on the practice squad.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=89434&draftyear=2012&genpos=RB

Bonus recruiting link: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Bryce-Brown-54102

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*Alternate pick for round 7:*

7th: Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon

Note: A nice physical skill-set at 6'3 215 and obviously popular player around the Washington-Oregon area, Thomas represents a late-round flyer that can compete against Josh Portis for playing-time and perhaps run the practice squad and turn into something later on down the line.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1620475/darron-thomas

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Love to hear some feedback. Thank you for reading.

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