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2018 NFL Draft: 60 potential Day 3 targets for the Seahawks

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Draft day used to be a boring bundle of randomness, but then Pete Carroll and John Schneider came along and made it interesting. More specifically, reading Fieldgulls and Seahawksdraftblog educated me on the trends and evident criteria that Pete and John were using to build their draft board.

No longer was the draft a cacophony of names that could be chosen at any time. Now I had a way to narrow down the chaos and focus on specific players that seemed to be possible targets. I’m not saying any one of my drafts will be close or even have more than one correct player, but I knew that if I did enough drafts and enough players, that I probably would have gotten to know multiple players that we end up drafting.

Speaking of which, here is my last mock draft and who I would take.

And here’s my last one based on who I think the Seahawks would take.

Draft crushes are also formed along the way, which makes draft days so much more enjoyable as I root for my guys and cry when some asshat team drafts them. Either way, since I am done with mocks and we are ready to get this started, I thought I would share the resources that I enjoy following on draft day. They allow me to do instant research and root for and understand what is going on.

I shouldn’t have to say it, but the live blogging on Fieldgulls and Seahawksdraftblog are an excellent place to start and will really help you keep up with what is happening.

I also enjoy following:

http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft/live

www.draftscout.com/members/index.php

https://www.nfl.com/draft/tracker/prospects

They each have different takes on players and what is happening but can help fill in the big picture of what is going on.

Our own Alistair Corp also has this excellent big board based on measurements and what Seattle typically looks for under Pete and John:

Lastly, I thought I would consolidate all of the players I have looked at over the last couple of months into one page. I have them broken up into theoretical target rounds, but prognosticators are wrong way more than right, so think plus or minus two rounds for all the guys.

1st

DL TAVEN BRYAN, FLORIDA

LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH, BOISE STATE

TE DALLAS GOEDERT, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

2nd

DE DUKE EJIOFOR WAKE FOREST

DE JOSH SWEAT, FSU

DL RASHEEM GREEN

LB LORENZO CARTER GEORGIA

G AUSTIN CORBETT NEVADA

G BILLY PRICE OHIO STATE

OT KOLTON MILLER

RB SONY MICHEL, GEORGIA

3rd

DL JALYN HOLMES OHIO STATE

G WYATT TELLER, VIRGINIA TECH

S TERRELL EDMUNDS

LB FRED WARNER BRIGHAM YOUNG

WR DANTE PETTIS WASHINGTON

RB NICK CHUBB, GEORGIA

TE HAYDEN HURST, SOUTH CAROLINA

TE MARK ANDREWS OKLAHOMA

4th

EDGE JALYN HOLMES

EDGE TYQUAN LEWIS OHIO STATE

DL B.J. HILL NC STATE

DL TIM SETTLE, VIRGINIA TECH

CB RASHAAN GAULDEN TENNESSEE

CB TARVARUS MCFADDEN FLORIDA STATE

CB ISAAC YIADOM BOSTON COLLEGE

CB QUENTON MEEKS, STANFORD

S JORDAN WHITEHEAD PITTSBURGH

S JESSIE BATES III, WAKE FOREST

S KAMERON KELLY, SAN DIEGO STATE

LB SHAQUEM GRIFFIN, UCF

G WYATT TELLER, VIRGINIA TECH

C SCOTT QUESSENBERRY, UCLA

RB BO SCARBOROUGH, ALABAMA

RB ROYCE FREEMAN OREGON

TE JAYLEN SAMUELS NC STATE

5th

LEO DORANCE ARMSTRONG JR., KANSAS

DT ANDREW BROWN, VIRGINIA

DL KENTAVIUS STREET NC STATE

DL POONA FORD, TEXAS

DL FOLORUNSO FATUKASI CONNECTICUT

CB HOLTON HILL, TEXAS

CB TARVARUS MCFADDEN FLORIDA STATE

CB LEVI WALLACE, ALABAMA

CB JORDAN THOMAS, OKLAHOMA

CB BRANDON FACYSON VIRGINIA TECH

LB DARIUS LEONARD SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

LB LEON JACOBS WISCONSIN

G COLBY GOSSETT, APPALACHIAN STATE

C BRADLEY BOZEMAN ALABAMA

C WILL CLAPP LSU

WR TRE’QUAN SMITH CENTRAL FLORIDA

WR BYRON PRINGLE, KANSAS STATE

RB KALEN BALLAGE

RB AKRUM WADLEY IOWA

RB JUSTIN JACKSON, NORTHWESTERN

RB JOHN KELLY TENNESSEE

TE WILL DISSLY, WASHINGTON

TE RYAN IZZO

TE TYLER CONKLIN, CENTRAL MICHIGAN

6th

WR EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN

RB DARREL WILLIAMS, LSU

RB ITO SMITH, SOUTHERN MISS

7th

EDGE PETER KALAMBAYI STANFORD

CB JAMARCUS KING

CB CHRIS CAMPBELL PENN STATE

DB NATRELL JAMERSON, WISCONSIN

S TRE FLOWERS OKLAHOMA STATE

LB JOEL IYIEGBUNIWE

LB TEGRAY SCALES INDIANA

LB MATTHEW THOMAS, FLORIDA STATE

LB DORIAN O’DANIEL CLEMSON

WR MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING SOUTH FLORIDA

WR KEITH KIRKWOOD, TEMPLE

RB LAVON COLEMAN, WASHINGTON

RB RYAN NALL, OREGON STATE

RB CHRIS WARREN, TEXAS

FB NICK BAWDEN SAN DIEGO STATE

QB CHASE LITTON, MARSHALL

Who would you be targeting?