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NFL Draft 2017: Best available players left on day 2 as Seahawks have 6 picks

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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?

Offensive Line

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

Overview:

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.

Cornerbacks

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

Overview:

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.

Defensive Line

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

Overview:

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?

Poll

Best available option left for Seahawks

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Kevin King
    (676 votes)
  • 18%
    Obi Melifonwu
    (396 votes)
  • 33%
    Forrest Lamp
    (743 votes)
  • 4%
    Cam Robinson
    (99 votes)
  • 1%
    Chidobe Awuzie
    (41 votes)
  • 2%
    Malik McDowell
    (63 votes)
  • 0%
    Derek Rivers
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Dalvin Cook
    (33 votes)
  • 4%
    Budda Baker
    (102 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (34 votes)
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