This is an interactive mock draft. I wanted to do this for all 7 rounds, but that would require the creation of hundreds of interconnected posts. That might sound like a ton of work (it is a lot of work), but it actually isn't so bad. I created a pool of players from round 1 to round 7 over the weekend, so all I really have to do is paste them into the page and then link them together. But, understandably, SBN has a throttle on posting. So, after working this up in Word, I realize now it's completely unfeasible. Anyway, here's the two round version. I've selected only players I think Seattle might realistically target. Since this sort of turned into a spectacular failure, I'll get back to normal prospect previews tomorrow.
DeSean Jackson is the best pure yard after catch threat to enter the NFL since Steve Smith. Should Jackson reach his potential, perhaps ever. Like Smith, who dropped to the third round because of concerns about his size (5900, 184), Jackson's stock has suffered from what can only be called prejudice. For all the concerns about Jackson's durability, he's missed fewer games in 3 years (4) than Limas Sweed (7) or Early Doucet (5) missed in 2007. He's ridiculously football-fast. The type of on-field speed teams must account for at all times. He's an underrated route-runner, lacking discipline, but with a stutter step that could make the dead lurch forward. More importantly, the skills, agility, feet and determination are all there for Jackson to become a top route-runner. Jackson is the type who thinks he's the best and will not stop until he is. Will produce immediately receiving, returning and occupying safeties.
Great size/speed combination. Exceptionally powerful. Good agility. Good receiving ability. A tough tackle when he has a head of steam. Plays with a good pad level. Not real elusive. Worked from a spread option in college. Persistent injuries, especially to his ankles.
Laws is a special athlete who dominated the league his senior season. Knowing that scouts have blinders for short guys on 3 and 9 teams, Laws dedicated his life to becoming a better prospect and did. He excelled at the Senior Bowl, threw down at the combine both at standardized and position specific drills. Laws plays one of Football's marquee positions: 3-Tech Tackle. Has the foundation of skills to be both a great pass rusher and run stuffer.
Consensus top safety in this draft class. Junior, three year starter. Of his 82 tackles, 57 came in run support. Rated as the number one overall safety prospect exiting high school by Rivals.com. Earned 2006 All-ACC Academic Football Team honors. Considered a well rounded cover/run stopping safety. Great build, great tools--may be underrated due to Miami's struggles. Replaces Brian Russell.
A 3 time All-Amercia winner, Baker explodes into his blocks. Using his exceptionally quick feet to stay square with his defender, Baker's blocks start from his feet, move up through his legs, into his arms and up under the defender's pads. Baker drives the defender up and back. Baker is assignment correct on nearly every play and consistently shows a precocious ability to engage a defender, disengage them once he is certain that they are out of the play and run up and engage another defender.
Brohm entered 2007 the near universal #1 quarterback prospect in college football. In his first three seasons, Brohm worked from a spread style offense under Bobby Petrino. When Bobby bailed, the Louisville Cardinals hired Steve Kragethorp. Kragethorp instituted a new, pro-style offensive system. Instead of struggling, experience growing pains or pouting, Brohm had his best season of his career. On a stumbling Louisville squad, behind a rebuilt offensive line, Brohm completed 65.1% of his passes and suffered only 24 sacks. For his career, Brohm owns a 65.8% completion percentage. That combined with his 4 year exposure to the scrutiny of scouts, consistent top prospect rating, Academic All-America status and spotless character record makes Brohm both a high upside and low downside pick.
Doucet is a well-rounded player with a bevy of supports skills: blocking, rushing and return ability. Doucet doesn't do anything eye-popping, but his broad-base of skills, effectiveness against top competition and team-first mentality make him a low-downside, better than his numbers, above average contributor on a top club.
Solid all around athlete and tight end. Great size, good speed, soft hands and an ability to box out defenders. Dangerous in the open field, displaying good agility and the power to bowl over or drag DBs. Occasionally dominant blocker, unrefined. Decent route runner, knows how to find holes in zones, and a reliable red zone threat.
Most teams see Groves as an OLB, but Seattle isn't opposed to smaller ends. Groves is lightning fast off the snap and around the edge. A pure edge rusher that will punish slower tackles. Great strength. Durable. Hard wrap tackler. Thrilling in pursuit, where he just won't lose his man. Very athletic. Fiery. Forces fumbles.