We are getting close to the end, but I am still finding more guys in the second to third round. I am really hoping that the Seattle Seahawks trade back both of our 1st rounders and pick up something big next year and maybe an extra 3rd rounder this year. This week is a couple of super exciting weapons and a bunch of boring guys, that would be plug and play producers.
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I don't know where we will end up picking, but there is a good chance we will pick early and late in the 1st and 2nd and then some time in each of the next few rounds, so that is what we will look at, regardless of where we think we will end up trade wise.
We don't know where anyone will be drafted, so don't @ me with an argument about someone won't be available when, that is completely beside the point. I use NFL mock draft database, to get a sense of where we think guys will be, but looking at guys is more important, for this exercise.
I am not a scout, nor do I pretend to be. I will give my thought process on drafting a guy, but will link and copy to other scouts and give you what they think of him, which is probably much higher quality than what you would get from me.
You will notice that I don't grab a QB at the top of the draft. This is also a test of reading for content, do you read these sentences or not. There are a million sources that will help you look at the QBs, Will Anderson or Jalen Carter. Picking each of them over these next few weeks would not be interesting or additive to the narrative. My goal is to find guys that I think PCJS will like and consider. This isn't what I want or what I think, that isn't the point. The point is to get a look at multiple different players that could be on the teams board.
Round 1 Edge Myles Murphy - Clemson
Round 1 C John Michael Schmitz - Minnesota
Round 2 RB Jamhyr Gibbs - Alabama
Round 2 TE Sam Laporta - Iowa
Round 3 WR Marvin Mims - Oklahoma
Round 4 DT Jaquelin Roy - LSU
Round 5 LB Yasir Abdullah - Louisville
Round 6 OG/OT Braeden Daniels - Utah
Round 7 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson - UCLA
Seahawks at pick Round 1 Edge Myles Murphy - Clemson
Measurements: 6'-5" 268, 33 3/4" arms
He is a bit of a tweener in a true 3-4, but I have faith that they will figure out how to use him.
NFL.com Murphy’s length and post-up strength could provide the scheme and positional versatility that puts him on every draft board. The traits and upside are there, but his skill level needs a boost to push the ceiling higher.
The Draft Network Murphy should be an impact starter on the defensive front. Murphy has the mobility to play a number of alignments and the pass rush prowess to play on third downs quickly in the NFL.
Seahawks select at Round 1 C John Michael Schmitz - Minnesota
Measurements: 6-3 301, 32 5/8" arms, 9 1/2" hands
40 Yard Dash-5.35
He is a center only prospect. I'm not convinced he will be an all pro, but I think he has a fairly high floor, so should be a solid starter really early.
NFL.com Schmitz is a highly consistent zone-scheme center with decent size. He is well-schooled in all phases of the run game. He consistently uses the proper footwork and angles to find early positioning and has the tenacity to finish blocks at a high rate. He has plus football intelligence and makes the calls for his offense.
The Draft Network Expectations for Schmitz should be that this is a starting player on your offensive line sooner rather than later. He has the capabilities to step in and process NFL information and has the physical profile to handle A-gap defenders and maintain push or a clean pocket.
Seahawks at pick Round 2 RB Jamhyr Gibbs - Alabama
Measurements: 5'-9" 199, 30 1/2" arms, 9 1/4" hands
40 Yard Dash-4.36"
He is not a Walker replacement, he is closer to a slot WR that can run. One more explosive weapon and you could put him back returning.
NFL.com Overall, Gibbs is a dynamic running back that should be considered an offensive weapon. His playmaking ability as a running back and as a pass-catcher makes him a mismatch. For teams looking for an explosive playmaker, Gibbs has the opportunity to fill a traditional and nontraditional running back role.
The Draft Network While Gibbs might not be the engine of an NFL running game, he’s more than capable of adding juice to the offense. He’s a slasher who can stretch defenses wide, and he has the wiggle to elude tacklers in space.
Seahawks at pick Round 2 TE Sam Laporta - Iowa
Measurements: 6-3 245, 32 1/8" arms, 10 1/4" hands
40 Yard Dash-4.59
A solid TE to move forward with on a rookie contract. He might not be exciting, but he should be able to contribute on day one and be a main stay for years.
NFL.com Highly targeted tight end whose playing style and physical abilities land somewhere between a connected (in-line or wing) and move tight end.
The Draft Network LaPorta has the makings of a quality starting tight end in the NFL and being part of a more consistent unit should be a benefit to his overall ability to make an impact.
Seahawks pick at Round 3 WR Marvin Mims - Oklahoma
Measurements: 5' 11", 183, 31 5/8" arms
An explosive slot WR who will be the starting returner from day 1.
NFL.com Mims is a long-striding wideout who will primarily line up inside, but he has the potential to be moved around to mismatch speed-deficient coverage. He ran a limited route tree at Oklahoma, but he has the athletic qualities to expand on it at the next level. He’s athletic in space and dangerous with the ball in his hands
The Draft Network Mims has the makings of a dynamic WR2/3 at the next level that provides field-stretching ability to his offense in addition to having a dangerous yards-after-catch skill. Perhaps he won’t be an extremely high-volume target but his skill set improves the offensive spacing with his athleticism and ability to win at every level of the field.
Seahawks select at Round 4 DT Jaquelin Roy - LSU
Measurements: 6-3 305, 32 3/4" arms
I'm not sure why he is falling this far, but he has the potential to be an impact DT.
NFL.com The more you watch, the more you like the way Roy plays the game. He’s a little tight in his lower body, which prevents consistent gap leverage as a run defender, but he has outstanding upper body power and plays with unbridled energy. Roy has one-gapping snap quickness and two-gapping potential if he can become more consistent with taking on blocks.
The Draft Network Overall Roy has a prototype frame and appears to have the athletic upside that gives him the potential to be a very productive player in the NFL. Roy’s athletic upside helps him as both a run defender and as a pass rusher.
Seahawks select at Round 5 LB Yasir Abdullah - Louisville
Measurements: 6-1 237, 32 3/8" arms
40 Yard Dash-4.47
Broad Jump-10' 9"
Mostly a pass rush OLB, but has the speed and movement skills to develop into a WILL.
NFL.com Teams will need to decide whether to play him as a 3-4 rusher or try him as an off-ball linebacker in a 4-3 defense. One look at the size and length will turn most 3-4 teams off, but the tape tells a different story. His leverage, power and agility mitigate size issues, while his nose for the football has created production as a run defender, pass rusher and special teams tackler.
The Draft Network Yasir Abdullah is a fifth-year senior edge player who after a slow start to his career was able to significantly increase his production over the past two years.
Seahawks select at Round 6 OG/OT Braeden Daniels - Utah
Measurements: 6-4, 294, 33" arms, 9 3/8" hands
40 Yard Dash-4.99
This is where the mock drafting world sees him, but I am guessing he will go closer to the 3rd round. It won't be an exciting pick, but he is the type of guy who may come in and be the enabler to all the other weapons for years.
NFL.com Active, athletic offensive lineman offering room for development at guard or tackle. Daniels is an impactful down blocker with the quickness to handle zone-blocking duties.
The Draft Network Daniels has notable experience at left guard in addition to left tackle and right tackle. While I believe Daniels could function at tackle in the NFL, his best position might be on the inside at guard.
Seahawks select at Round 7 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson - UCLA
Measurements: 6-2, 203, 30 5/8" arms
Broad Jump-10' 1"
I don't think he will ever be a full time starting QB, but his mobility will allow him to be a great option to back up. Bring him in and have him run all over the place.
NFL.com Five-year starter with below-average size, above-average mobility and a recent history of improvement at the position. Thompson-Robinson played in a favorable scheme for quarterbacks, but he also improved as a field-reader over time.
The Draft Network While there is work to be done as a passer, there is no denying Thompson-Robinson has a fascinating skill set that an NFL team may want to get their hands on. He is outstanding as a runner, showing outstanding speed, change of direction, and instincts which make him a threat whenever he decides to pull the ball down and take off.