Day 2 of the NFL Draft starts at 4 PM PST on Friday, with the Seattle Seahawks now scheduled to make their first pick of the year a few short minutes after that. Originally set to pick 26th, the Seahawks moved down five spots in a deal with the Atlanta Falcons, and then another three spots in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle GM John Schneider now has picks 34, 58, 90, 95, 102, and 106. In the move with the 49ers, the Seahawks also added pick 111, the fourth selection on day 3.
That’s seven of the next seven of the next 78 picks — who are the best available players on the board that we’ve discussed a lot in connection with Seattle’s needs?
Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky
Cam Robinson, T, Alabama
Taylor Moton, T, Western Michigan
Isaac Asiata, G, Utah
Nico Siragusa, G, San Diego State
Dorian Johnson, G, Pitt
Antonio Garcia, T, Troy
Aviante Collins, T, TCU
Roderick Johnson, T, FSU
Lamp and Robinson would seem to be the only two linemen left in this draft who the Seahawks could target at 34. So many people ask about Robinson but I don’t think he’s there athletically to match what Seattle wants in a guard/tackle. Lamp is that and then some, and he could be a real possibility if the Packers or another team don’t snatch him first. Siragusa was one of the best testers at the combine and seems a snug fit with one of their third round picks.
I don’t know that these guys fit the bill athletically either: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana, Dion Dawkins, T, Temple, Adam Bisnowaty, T, Pitt
As far as the Seahawks needs in this group, I’d rank ‘em something like Lamp, Asiata, Siragusa, Johnson, Garcia.
Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
Obi Melifonwu, S/CB, UConn
Kevin King, CB, Washington
Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Tennessee
Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
Many had projected Awuzie, King, and Obi to the Seahawks in round one, but they’re still available for round two. As is Jones, but I think his wingspan is far too short (minuscule <72”) to fit in Seattle, not to mention him likely not participating in 2017. Awuzie, King, Obi seem like possibilities at 34, though you have to be somewhat curious why they passed on all three at 26 and 31 — would you pass up Obi for a fourth round pick if you felt super confident that his athleticism would translate to the next level? The others look more like late second or third round prospects.
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan
Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State
Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA
Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
Tyus Bowser, DE/OLB, Houston
Tim Williams, DE/OLB, Alabama
Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
They held a private visit with McDowell, so he has to be a player of interest. Rivers could be a surprise pick at 34, or a less surprising choice at 58. Tomlinson would be their second second round Alabama DT in a row, but is different enough from Jarran Reed to make sense. Kpassagnon is a physical freak in the mold of Margus Hunt and may turn out to be as useless as Hunt, or could potentially be a good flier in round three. Bowser has great athleticism and could also be a sleeper at 34.
Other Players I’m Now Squeezing In Here
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
Davis Webb, QB, Cal
Budda Baker, S, Washington
Marcus Maye, S, Florida
Curtis Samuel, WR/RB, Ohio State
Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
Who do you like for day two that’s listed and perhaps, some people who I did not list?
Best available option left for Seahawks
This poll is closed