It's mock draft season!
Now we get to wonder what people are thinking about things that we don't know as much about as they do (unless they're the Browns, then we might know more). This is really what I think the Seahawks should do, but what they will do is likely nothing like this, after all, they're much better than I am at this.
Here's the preface for this, the Seahawks have released Sydney Rice, and have resigned Michael Bennett and Doug Baldwin, along with Tony McDaniel and several other role players. We've extended Earl Thomas and possibly Richard Sherman. Golden Tate has been let go unfortunately.
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1.32 TRADE (pick 32 and 160 to Buffalo for picks 41 and 73): That's right I'm doing a trade right off the bat. The Bill have a ton of issues on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. They need a big WR, so either they're going to need to take Mike Evans with their first pick, or they're going to need to trade back into the first round to get a new best friend for their young QB. They also need linebacker which is where this really comes into play, Kyle Van Noy should be taken somewhere around here, and he would fit their hybrid defense perfectly.
2.9 Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia: Since Breno is a free agent this year there's a new need for O-linemen. Moses is a really big boy with nice, long arms at a little less than 35 inches, he moves well for a 320 pound man, and he is a very willing run blocker. He's also no slob in pass protection, he held Kyle Van Noy and Vic Beasley very much below their usual output, and both are great pass rushers. Alternate picks: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee, Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, TE, Washington, Dee Ford, LEO, Auburn
2.32 Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State: This guy is a physical beast. He is 6'4", strong as an ox, and good feet to boot. He's not great in space, and that's the only reason that he'd be here. This is obviously a very hopeful pick, because Jackson isn't a lock to be here, but I hope he is. He's got the size that these coaches like, and he's also got some quick feet in pass pro. Alternate picks: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor, Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State, Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
3.9 Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss: Shout-out to Jared Stanger here, Moncrief is a bigger receiver, though not the physical freakishness of Brandon Coleman, but he does compare well to Alshon Jeffery, and I don't share Jared's skepticism on Jeffery, there were some things that people aren't supposed to do, that Jeffery did. I would love that on the Seahawks. Alternate picks: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska, Keith McGill, CB, Utah, Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State
4.32 Michael Sam, DE/OLB, Missouri: There has been so much analysis of this young man, and all he does is make plays. He's a situation pass rusher, but that's all that Seattle needs. If he drops to this point, I think the Seahawks would be jumping at the chance to take him here. Alternate Picks: Dominique Easley, DE/DT, Florida (if he's there, he's a beast), George Uko, DT, USC, Aaron Lynch, DE, USF
5.5 Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU: If we get this guy here, I will be leaping out of my seat. This guy may have played against lower defensive competition, but even when he played against better players, he displayed a Golden Tate style of balance, with strong hands and better size. Alternate Picks: Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona, Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
7.32 Dri Archer, WR/RB/KR/PR, Kent State: he's a playmaker. Even if he only returns punts, he should be really good at that. I've gotta put two different tapes for him, one against a good defense (Rutgers) the other against a bad one (Arkansas State). Could you imagine the possibilities of a double reverse with this guy and Harvin?. Alternate picks: (long shot) Colt Lyerla, TE/FB, Oregon, Christion Jones, ILB, Florida State
Any suggestions? Did I miss someone? I mostly focused on the OL, DL, secondary, and pass catchers, which is where I think we have the most need. If you think otherwise, please tell me. Just keep it civil.