FINAL 2013 mock draft

April 24th, 2013 | Written by Rob Staton

So here we are. The final mock draft. I’m sending this one off to the Huddle Report. They allow trades, but I want to keep it simple for the final projection.

By the way, don’t forget to keep it here tomorrow. I’ll be taking part in a live Google Hangout throughout day one of the draft (starting at around 4:30pm PST). For more details click here.

I’ve included a full second round plus picks for Seattle in rounds 3-7. At #56 I’ve gone for one of the few players I think they’ll consider at defensive tackle in round two. Jesse Williams is highly rated by some, while others (Mayock) gave him a third round grade. I can see why he’d fall. He has a top-heavy frame which will concern some teams. He’s completely one-dimensional as a pure run-stopper. He gets banged up. There’s also fairly good depth at his position and demand probably isn’t going to match supply. So he could drop. Also, I can definitely picture a tattoo’d 300lbs Aussie sat between Pete Carroll and John Schneider.

If you want alternatives, I still believe they’ll consider Quinton Patton if he lasts. Ditto Khaseem Greene. I wouldn’t be shocked if they found an offensive tackle they liked enough to draft in that range, but I think it’s more likely to be a later round pick. Christine Michael is an exciting proposition, even if it’s only to spell Marshawn Lynch and return some kicks.

Before we get into it, how about this little corker. Tyrann Mathieu announced today he was hosting a celebratory draft party. To take place after the first round. The poster advertising the part refers to Mathieu as a ‘first round pick’. If you were planning on attending, unfortunately it is now cancelled. Apparently someone got the message to Mathieu it probably wasn’t a great idea. It might not be the most ridiculous thing you hear this year, but it’s probably in the top five.

I’m not sure what is worse. The fact Mathieu’s people thought he’d go in round one and therefore felt it was necessary to organise a party for Thursday evening. Or that Mathieu allowed this to happen in his name. More than anyone he should be keeping his head down this week. Hosting a party at a nightclub in New York should be last thing on his mind. The negative reaction and subsequent cancellation says it all. What were his representatives thinking?

Anyway, onto the mock. It’s been fun. Let’s do this again some time.

First round

#1 Eric Fisher (T, Central Michigan)
Jay Glazer says he believes Fisher goes #1. He doesn’t put out bad information.
#2 Luke Joeckel (T, Texas A&M)
If Joeckel lasts to #2, I can understand why Jacksonville makes this pick. Even if he plays right tackle.
#3 Sharrif Floyd (DT, Florida)
This will be a long rebuild.
#4 Lane Johnson (T, Oklahoma)
Philly’s line was a mess last year. Johnson looks like a smart fit in Chip Kelly’s offense.
#5 Ziggy Ansah (DE, BYU)
Plenty of options here for Detroit.
#6 Dee Milliner (CB, Alabama)
I still think this is Cleveland’s favourite.
#7 Dion Jordan (DE, Oregon)
With the tackles off the board they have to turn to defense. Jordan would be a nice consolation.
#8 Matt Barkley (QB, USC)
Rumour has it this pick will come down to Barkley or Ryan Nassib.
#9 Tavon Austin (WR, West Virginia)
They need a spark on offense.
#10 Jonathan Cooper (G, North Carolina)
A lot of people say this will be a guard, despite the addition of Andy Levitre.
#11 D.J. Fluker (T, Alabama)
There’s a buzz around this guy going into the draft.
#12 Tyler Eifert (TE, Notre Dame)
If they trade for Branden Albert, this could be considered the final piece of an offensive rebuild.
#13 Barkevious Mingo (DE, LSU)
They could be tempted by a quarterback. Mingo would provide a needed edge rusher, however.
#14 Sheldon Richardson (DT, Missouri)
Fantastic pick for Carolina if this happens. Watch out for Atlanta trading up.
#15 Star Lotuelei (DT, Utah)
Can play the nose or five technique.
#16 Chance Warmack (G, Alabama)
Tough to pass on this guy here.
#17 Jarvis Jones (OLB, Georgia)
He could sink in a bad way, but he is the prototype fit at outside linebacker in Pittsburgh’s scheme.
#18 Kenny Vaccaro (S, Texas)
Fills a need.
#19 Tank Carradine (DE, Florida State)
Looked good in his work out this week. Recovering well from an ACL injury.
#20 Justin Pugh (G, Syracuse)
Getting rave reviews and this is a big need.
#21 Eric Reid (S, LSU)
Speculation suggests a few teams have a round one grade on Reid.
#22 Alec Ogletree (LB, Georgia)
They need a linebacker and Jeff Fisher’s never been afraid of a challenge.
#23 D.J. Hayden (CB, Houston)
Leslie Fraser would approve this pick you’d imagine.
#24 Desmond Trufant (CB, Washington)
They’ve been looking at the corners.
#25 Sylvester Williams (DT, North Carolina)
Age is the only thing holding him back.
#26 Datone Jones (DE, UCLA)
It’s easy to forget just how much San Francisco abused Green Bay’s defense in the playoffs.
#27 Justin Hunter (WR, Tennessee)
Receiver looks like a strong option here.
#28 Bjoern Werner (DE, Florida State)
Not a flashy player and could fall as a consequence.
#29 Xavier Rhodes (CB, Florida State)
They’ll surely consider a cornerback here?
#30 Jamar Taylor (CB, Boise State)
Will they move up to get Dion Jordan, Dee Milliner or Sheldon Richardson?
#31 Matt Elam (S, Florida)
Hard-hitting safety, would look good in this defense.
#32 Manti Te’o (LB, Notre Dame)
Big shoes to fill.

Second round

#33 Jacksonville – Ryan Nassib (QB, Syracuse)
#34 San Francisco – Margus Hunt (DE, SMU)
#35 Philadelphia – Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB, Connecticut)
#36 Detroit – Terron Armstead (T, Arkansas Pine-Bluff)
#37 Cincinnati – Jonathan Franklin (RB, UCLA)
#38 Arizona – Kyle Long (G, Oregon)
#39 New York Jets – Geno Smith (QB, West Virginia)
#40 Tennessee – Darius Slay (CB, Mississippi State)
#41 Buffalo – Robert Woods (WR, USC)
#42 Miami – Johnthan Banks (CB, Mississippi State)
#43 Tampa Bay – Zach Ertz (TE, Stanford)
#44 Carolina – Cordarrelle Patterson (WR, Tennessee)
#45 San Diego – Jonathan Cyprien (S, Florida International)
#46 St. Louis – Eddie Lacy (RB, Alabama)
#47 Dallas – Kawann Short (DT, Purdue)
#48 Pittsburgh – Quinton Patton (WR, Louisiana Tech)
#49 New York Giants – Menelik Watson (T, Florida State)
#50 Chicago – Arthur Brown (LB, Kansas State)
#51 Washington – D.J. Swearinger (S, South Carolina)
#52 Minnesota – Keenan Allen (WR, California)
#53 Cincinnati – Khaseem Greene (LB, Rutgers)
#54 Kansas City – Kevin Minter (LB, LSU)
#55 Green Bay – DeAndre Hopkins (WR, Clemson)
#56 Seattle – Jesse Williams (DT, Alabama)
#57 Houston – Larry Warford (G, Kentucky)
#58 Denver – Christine Michael (RB, Texas A&M)
#59 New England – Brian Winters (G, Kansas State)
#60 Atlanta – Johnathan Hankins (DT, Ohio State)
#61 San Francisco – Gavin Escobar (TE, San Diego State)
#62 Baltimore – Corey Lemonier (DE, Auburn)

Other Seahawks picks: R3 – RB Denard Robinson, R4 – TE Nick Kasa, R5- T Luke Marquardt, R5 – S Duke Williams, R6 – DT Stefan Charles, R7 – RB Jeremy Wright, R7 – WR/CB Russell Shepard, R7 – TE Michael Williams R7 – QB B.J. Daniels

120 Responses to “FINAL 2013 mock draft”

  1. Sam Jaffe says:

    Rob,
    I love how every one of your picks is a home run swing–a spectacular athlete whose best football is ahead of him. These are the kind of players that Seattle should be investing in at this stage. If seven of those players flame out, the two that reach their potential will be Pro Bowlers.

    By the way, aren’t you missing a 7th rounder?

  2. Michael says:

    Warmack, Ogletree and Lacy… Good draft for the Rams if it goes this way.

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  4. Aaron says:

    It would be tough to watch Khaseem Greene and DeAndre Hopkins go so close to our pick. I think Hopkins is one of the safest picks at receiver this year.

    I’m hoping the Rams pick Justin Hunter at #22. He’s the perfect receiver in every way, except for one thing – he’s not very good at catching the ball. I see him as a likely bust.

    I’m sorry Rob, but if Cordarrelle Patterson goes at #44 or lower I’ll eat my hat. :)

    • Rob Staton says:

      I wanted to put Patterson earlier but I think there’s enough concern that we could see a fall. Could go either way for me.

      • Madmark says:

        I think you nailed it on the head. Patterson seems to fit Pittsburg and with Wallace go I see that pick happening. When we talked about Khaseem Green we was looking at him with the 25th pick. I think you have him in the right place also.

    • Hawk Soup says:

      I have this feeling the Rams or the Colts will pick Hopkins…. Either one will make me a sad Panda.

  5. Kyle says:

    Interesting take, Rob. I realize that this year a lot of teams are shying away from the quarterback position, but I agreed with your earlier assertions that the position will always be valued highly, even overvalued, in the draft. I still think 3 QBs get picked in round one, one way or another. The silence on the scout/GM front is probably a smoke screen.

  6. MattyB says:

    Hey Rob, I don’t comment to much but check out this site on a daily basis. Love your input and the hard work you do. Just want to say thank you for all the hard work you have done and appreciate the time you put in. Tomorrow starts the three days we have been waiting for. I will joining you tomorrow on Google hangout to hear more of your opinions. Once again thanks Rob!

    • Rob Staton says:

      Thanks Matty – appreciate the kind words.

      • Kyle says:

        Ditto what Matt said, too. You and Kip have had a great site for a while now, and I appreciate all your hard work. I think it’s gotten even better this year, as you’ve gotten a little more analytical and introspective, once you realized that it’s impossible to fully predict the PC/JS master plan.

    • G'd Up says:

      Same goes for me, I’m a longtime lurker but love the content and analysis you and Kip provide all year long, as well as the lively debates in the comments. I don’t always agree wih you guys, but kudos for another excellent year of scouting and writing. Can’t wait for the 7 round journey to begin!

  7. Madmark says:

    pick 56 Chritine Michael RB
    pick 87 Travis Kelce TE
    pick 127 Luke Marquardt T
    pick 138 Mark Harrison WR
    pick 158 Stefan Charles DT
    pick 194 Nickell Robey CB
    pick 220 Cooper Taylor SS
    pick 231 Armonty Bryant DE
    pick 241 Brendan Melanophy FS
    pick 242 Craig Wilkins OLB
    I’m glad this is my last one my head is hurting.

    • Ben2 says:

      Have to say I like these picks more than Robs – but what I “like” won’t control how the draft shakes out…

    • Robert says:

      Travis Kelce is a great prospect for the Seahawks. Tom Cable would quickly turn Kelce into the best blocking TE in football. Eventually, he would replace Miller. But this year, can you imagine our Beast game with Kelce and Miller blocking? Or wait, it’s a play action fake to Lynch and a chip block by Zach Miller who is behind the LB’s again! I also like Mark Harrison and Armonty Bryant alot…

    • SHANE says:

      NO way seattle uses the 2nd rd pick on a RB..it will be a DT,OT pick

      • Madmark says:

        What if on that run for the superbowl Lynch hursts his back you going to make Turbin carry the load. This is a bruising change of pace back and Lych isn’t going to be here forever. Leon gone with his 2 million a year, I get this guy who’s better for 4years 340k. I’ve heard it said you can’t have enough Dl well the same is true with RB 2 really isn’t enough in this league if you are consider a running team like Seattle.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I wouldn’t rule anything out.

    • Jake says:

      I would cry tears of joy for this draft… Kelce, Michael, Robey, Taylor (at WLB) are my favorites at their positions… Only Michael is really a luxury as I feel we need a 3rd TE, long-term nickel, and starting WLB.

  8. Wes says:

    Not too pumped about passing on a potential star RB (christine michael- who wants to play for the hawks), a nearly perfect LEO fit (lemonier), and a really nice TE in Escobar for a big ol space eater. I understand the need, but I’d rather get an impact player.

    • Madmark says:

      I thought last year we had that perfect fit LEO in Bruce Irving. This year I believe we have him already at 15 million for 2 years in Avirl plus Clemons will be back.

    • Jon says:

      We are in for a treat this year. There are so many players that make sense for this team. I truly believe that 7-8 picks can make this roster, though I have seen many say that only four or five would make it.

      I see pretty clear openings for a WR, RT, DT, LB, RB, TE, S,
      Other positions that will be more of a struggle are CB, another WR, T/G, QB, K, FB

      It is crazy to see that many upgradable positions on this stacked team, but reality is that we can have even better quality depth. This is why I am in full support of a trade back from 56 that gets us either a 4th this year or something even better for next.

    • Belgaron says:

      I’ve been coming to the same conclusion as Rob that they go big this year, as in OT/DT. They need to start building for the churn and the next wave. Also while they are loaded at the skill positions, they may be lacking up the gut of the defense, especially if Red has lingering foot issues or Mebane loses another half step. If one of the OTs they like slides to 56, that is option one, otherwise they snag a big DT in the first round.

      If all the bigs they like are gone, perhaps they go WR, LB, TE, or even QB but I’d guess their preference is big.

    • Lemonier’s the player I wish we got to talk about more. I like him a lot and think he fits Seattle like a glove, but I sense Seattle is too crowded at defensive end to consider it early this year.

      • Train says:

        I think Lemonier still makes sense as you would have he, Irvin, and Scruggs as the next wave of DEs once Avril, Clemons, and Bennetts contracts were up. All three would be in their prime w/2-3 years experience under their belt. I really like the depth in the DT class this year and I dont see a huge drop in talent from a 2nd round J.Williams and a 4th round M.Hughes. The DE depth is shallow, so if there is an Okafor or Lemonier available at 56, it would hold value. They could keep 10 DL (rookie DE, rookie DT, Avril, Clem, Irvin, Scruggs, Bennett, McDonald, McDaniels, Mebane), with possibly Clem starting out on PUP).

        • Jon says:

          What are you doing with Red Bryant? and I know Jay Howard did not work out last year but what if it was a redshirt year?

    • Ben2 says:

      My sentiments exactly….but a colleague of mine (a SF fan) did point out how Aldon Smiths play tanked after Justin Smith went down w/injury….sometimes you need guys to eat blocks so your playmakers can make plays

      • pqlqi says:

        We also need to draft Mebane’s eventual replacement. He has 3 years left, and a NT/DT type drafted this year would be ready to renegotiate when Mebane is up. Then again, Mebane is built more like Bennie Logan than most of these other DT’s. Decidedly shorter and thicker base.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I can see that. I probably agree. And if Williams isn’t there, I’d happily take any of the guys you listed.

  9. warner28 says:

    I can’t justify why but I feel like I am gonna be upset if Christine Michael doesn’t end up in Seattle, I just have this feeling that he would be a monster for the Hawks.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think I share that sentiment.

      • AlaskaHawk says:

        Seems like he would be useful if Marshawn went down. I think Turbin will step up his game. I don’t see the need to pick a running back earlier than the 5th round this year. And if your looking for a punt returner, one of our new wide receivers may fill that spot.

        • Wes says:

          I think Michael really is on another level from Turbin. I like Turbin, but when you look at the guy, the disparity between his upper and lower body is pretty ridiculous. He does not appear to have that ultra strong, powerful base that lets guys like Marshawn power through tackles. Turbin is a nice player, and a very good receiver. As a third down guy and a fresh set of legs, he’s great.

          But I think Michael is a true do-it-all superstar if he stays healthy. The athleticism is so awesome. Lynch is not going to be the same player he is now for too many more seasons. A future backfield of Michael and Turbin sounds pretty awesome to me. And you add a guy like Michael in the mix now? Well you can bet everyone will be fresh and ready to rock.

          I too have kind of latched on to this idea of Michael being possibly a true heir to Marshawn. I think I may be really bummed if we don’t get him. Plus, I just love how much he clearly wants to play here.

          • Madmark says:

            I think this is a true JS/PC pick here no one will see it coming. The JS mantra is to get WR stocked but we aren’t Green Bay. WE run Lynch untill the end of 2nd quarters and the defense is tired then throw Michael in. Then do the same in the 4th quarter. I just think this is a win/win scenario.

  10. Belgaron says:

    Nice mock, you give great food for thought.

    I suspect the CBs go a little higher than you have them after Milliner. I think after the run on OTs finishes, their will be a run on CBs. Not back to back but higher than expected.

    My preference at 25 was Carradine, so having him disappear at 19 further justifies having traded 25, although I don’t really need further reason than adding a superstar speed merchant to this offense.

    Ogletree seems ripe to slide a ways. You have Pugh really high, I hadn’t seen that anywhere else but with the run on OTs, maybe you are onto something.

    Lot of other thoughts and really excited to see all the picks tomorrow leading up to Seattle’s unveiling. Thanks for all your great posts this draft year.

  11. James says:

    I have so much confidence in John & Pete at this point that I am most excited just to see who they select, and how this compares to the national boards. The assumption we are working on is that John and Pete are going after a Super Bowl with this lineup that will be in place for the next couple of years, and then projecting a second run after they have to replace guys like Rice, Lynch, Miller, Mebane and Bryant. Therefore, I believe their R2 and R3 picks will be designed to help the team win the championship immediately, and then go for depth and future starters from R4 on. What positions would most help the Seahawks this year? I guess I am agreeing with you that those positions would be a wrecking ball DT and a playmaker/punt returner. Unfortunately, I don’t believe Jesse Williams will be there at #56, so I would plug John’s favorite among Hankins, Williams or Jenkins into that spot, or flip it and say R2 Quinton Patton, WR; and R3 Montori Hughes, DT.

  12. Michael (CLT) says:

    Really appreciate the work this year, Rob. I’m not a big fan of the mock. That said, I’m giving my own a go, and I don’t like it much either. Not sure this draft has much to offer.

    • Michael (CLT) says:

      Hmm. Now that I look closer, I realize I got hung up on Denard Robinson, Nick Kasa, and Luke Marquardt. I love picks from round 5 on. Not sure why I don’t have a good vibe on Robinson. It certainly isn’t quantifiable. Your Kasa pick seems well aligned with the rumor mill. Luke Marquartdt seems flavor of the week; then again, 20 teams showed up to see the dude work out.

      I take it back. Nice mock. Brutally tough draft. I love as many guys in the seventh as I do in the second.

      Maybe we trade up for a few specific people and load up on UDFA?

      Tomorrow will be tough to watch without the Hawks on the board.

  13. Brian says:

    I don’t know if this has been posted in another article yet, but seahawks are reportedly showing interest in Rutgers WR Mark Harrison:

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/nfl-draft/2013/4/24/4261344/nfl-draft-rumors-seahawks-reportedly-interested-in-wr-mark-harrison

  14. A. Simmons says:

    I like this mock draft. Give me a big space eater at 56.

  15. Ray graham says:

    Love your picks rob. As a new follower of this blog I just wanna say thanks for all the awesome work. Just curious thou, are your picks what you “think” is gonna happen or what you “wish” would happen??

  16. Michael (CLT) says:

    St. Louis and San Fran drafts look intimidating.

  17. Mike Chan says:

    So, when does 2014 mocks begin ;)

  18. Michael (CLT) says:

    I posted my thoughts out on Seahawks.net: http://seahawks.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=67850

    If you prefer to just see my thoughts, read below (mock aggressively) :)

    Below is my round one prediction for Seattle. Not sure many will read this, as I am too burnt to add reasons. Below the selections are the list of players that are in consideration for each pick. I will reassess this mock after Thursday’s first round.

    2(56): Alex Okafor DE – Seattle still needs pass rushers. I am perhaps alone in being impressed with Okafor’s ability
    3(87): Matt Scott QB – If Brady Quinn starts a game, Seattle is in trouble.
    4(123): Trevardo Williams OLB – Speed, decent size, can cover and has decent instincts. Smith will have his hands full with this guy.
    5(138): Duke Williams SS – I suspect he is better than Jeron Johnson.
    5(158): Nick Kasa TE – This is me buying into the recent rumor mill
    6(194): Ryan Otten TE – Joker!
    7(220): Micah Hyde CB – Good value for a late pick
    7(231): Knile Davis RB – I am convinced this guy is first round material that has a string of bad luck
    7(241): Kwame Gathers DT – Run stuffers do not require high picks.
    7(242): Jordan Rogers QB – Underrated. I love this guy.
    UDFA – Mark Harrison and Miguel Maysonet get paid (kind of)…

    The guys considered:
    2(56): Alex Okafor DE, Kyle Long OL, Quinton Patton WR, Sio Moore OLB, Kawann Short DT
    3(87): Corey Lemonier DE, Christine Michael RB, Brandon Williams DT, Gavin Escobar TE, Matt Scott QB, David Quessenberry OL
    4(123): Trevardo Williams OLB, Zaviar Gooden OLB, Kyle Juszczyk FB, Tharold Simon CB, Ace Sanders WR/KR
    5(138): Marcus Lattimore RB, Dion Sims TE, Sanders Commings CB, Jordan Hill DT, Zac Dysert QB, Duke Williams SS
    5(158): Jelani Jenkins OLB, Kerwynn Williams RB, Will Davis CB, Josh Boyd DT, Nick Kasa TE, Jordan Mills OT,
    6(194): David Bass DE, Ryan Otten TE, Eric Martin OLB, Devin Taylor DE, Marquess Wilson WR
    7(220): Dustin Hopkins K, Micah Hyde CB, Joe Krueger DE
    7(231): Knile Davis RB, Daimion Stafford FS
    7(241): Jeff Tuel QB, Kwame Gathers DT, Marc Anthony CB
    7(242): Jordan Rogers QB, Mark Harrison WR, Miguel Maysonet RB, Jawan Jamison RB

    • Train says:

      Not alone! Okafor is well-rounded (run/pass), versitile (3/5/9 techs), plays with great technique (hands, effiecient with steps) and has a motor. I would be very pleased with him on the roster.

  19. Ben2 says:

    Thanks for the work Rob & Kip…I enjoy your blog every morning before work w/a cup of joe…something to look forward to before work! Thanks guys!

  20. Rock says:

    Since we seem to be posting mock drafts, I might as well go on the record, too.

    R2-58 John Jenkins DT 6-4, 350 Gotta have a space eater. There are a couple others to pick from.
    R3-87 Travis Kelce TE 6-6, 260 Eventual replacement for Miller
    R4-123 Matt Scott QB 6-3 195 Mobile enough to keep the same playbook. He will have to compete to stay.

    • Jenkins is high risk, high reward. For some reason I find myself hoping for Jenkins to be the pick more than anything else. I’m hoping for an OT or a TE, as well, but I am really intrigued by Jenkins’ potential.

  21. Rock says:

    R5-138 Reid Fragel OT 6-8, 300 PC likes em big
    R5-158 Chris Faulk OT 6-6, 316 Injury causes this talented big man to drop
    R6-194 Rodney Smith WR 6-6, 220
    R7-220 Cooper Taylor WLB 6-5, 228 Kam clone plays WLB this time.
    R7-231 Caleb Sturgis K 5-10, 192
    R7-241 Jonathan Stewart ILB 6-4, 242
    R7-242 Marquess Wilson WR 6-3, 194

  22. Kenny Sloth says:

    Dear, Rob.
    It’s now been about a year since I started posting here. I just have to say. This site has become a huge part of my life. It’s really helped me get through my senior year of high school, although my pre cal grade has suffered because of it. It’s really hard for me to find people my age that care about football as much as I do. And if they do they usually have minimal knoweledge, especially about the draft. But this is where it is. This is where we see these golden boys entering the professional ranks and earning their stripes and growing those scraggly Favre/Brady beards. Seeing the spry youth evolve into whily veterans. Seeing tyhe previously venerable fall flat and ruin careers and set franchises back years. and the only reward is the ability to say “I knew it would happen” even though no-one cares. That’s something that I’ve had to learn. Everyone makes mistakes in this process. I never made a mock this year, because I was too terrified of being wrong and ridiculed. But you make a new mock every week. I have crazy respect for that. You go out and you risk your name just to give us reading material. You get lots of praise, but I promise you it isn’t enough. I would be nothing as a talent evaluator if it weren’t for you. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you

  23. Kenny Sloth says:

    I really hope we get Quinn Sharp. I think K/P hybrids are the future.

    • Just pray they never get injured. Hauschka actually got injured from over-use last season. Imagine if he was doing punting duty, too.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        Have one P/K on roster and a PS P/K to back him up?

        • Troy says:

          I agree 100% with you Kenny. get one guy that can do both and stash one away on the PS for the “just in case” moment you hope never happens. I really liked that guy the Detroit Lions picked up, Havard Rugland. Hes a rugby player so you know the guys a solid durable options and looks like he can make every kick needed in the NFL along with the ability to punt.

  24. Bailey says:

    Thanks for the great work all year good sirs!

  25. Scott Allen says:

    Okay, my turn. Did any put money on this?

    NFL MOCK ROUND 1

    1. JOECKEL, LUKE
    2. JORDAN, DION
    3. FLOYD, SHARRIF
    4. FISHER, ERIC
    5. ANSAH, EZEKIEL
    6. MILLINER, DEE
    7. JOHNSON, LANE
    8. AUSTIN, TAVON
    9. COOPER, JONATHAN
    10. WARMACK, CHANCE
    11. LOTULELEI, STAR
    12. WERNER, BJOERN
    13. MINGO, BARKEVIOUS
    14. RICHARDSON, SHELDON
    15. JONES, JARVIS
    16. VACCARO, KENNY
    17. OGLETREE, ALEC
    18. WARFORD, LARRY
    19. FLUKER, D.J.
    20. TE’O, MANTI
    21. REID, ERIC
    22. PATTERSON, CORDARRELLE
    23. HUNTER, JUSTIN
    24. RHODES, XAVIER
    25. TRUFANT, DESMOND
    26. WILLIAMS, SYLVESTER
    27. HOPKINS, DEANDRE
    28. CARRADINE, CORNELLIUS
    29. JONES, DATONE
    30. EIFERT, TYLER
    31. ELAM, MATT
    32. ALLEN, KEENAN

    SEAHAWK MOCK ACROSS ALL ROUNDS

    2 (56) Menelik Watson OT Florida State
    3 (87) Montori Hughes DT Tennessee Martin
    4 (123) Kyle Juszczyk FB Harvard
    5 (138) Mark Harrison WR Rutgers
    5 (158) Duke Williams S Nevada
    6 (194) Ryan Otten TE San Jose State
    7 (220) Cooper Taylor SS Richmond
    7 (231) Stephan Charles DT Regina
    7 (241) Perez Ashford WR Northern Illinois
    7 (242) Craig Wilkins LB Old Dominion

    What do I get if I win?

  26. Aaron says:

    Here’s my final Seahawks mock: (With a couple of hypothetical caveats in parentheses — Ya I know it’s cheating. Sue me)

    #56 Brandon Williams DT Southern Missouri (** Kyle Long OT Oregon)

    #87 Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati

    #123 Jordan Mills RT/OG Louisiana Tech (** Montori Hughes DT Ten. Martin)

    #138 Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina

    #158 Gerald Hodges OLB Penn State

    #194 Aaron Mellette WR Elon

    #214 Marquess Wilson WR Washington St.

    #220 Dustin Hopkins K Florida St.

    #241 Rufus Johnson DE Tarleton St.

    #242 BJ Daniels QB South Florida

    Honorable Mention:
    Khaseem Greene (probably gone at 56)
    Jonathan Franklin (probably gone at 56)
    Jamie Collins
    Joseph Fauria (really wanted to include him, but Kelce has won me over)
    Tyrann Mathieu (why yes, a first round draft party – genius!)
    Cornelius Washington

    I had to change away from Jonathan Franklin at #87 because he’s rising too fast. I’d be happy if they took him at #56 though. But, I decided to jump on the Brandon Williams bandwagon over Jonathan Hankins who I’d had at #56. If Kyle Long is there at #56 I would strongly consider him over Williams, in which case I take Montori Hughes over Jordan Mills in round 4.

  27. Christon says:

    2) Zach Ertz
    3) Robert Alford
    4) Reid Fragel
    5) Duke Williams
    5) Cooper Taylor
    6) Brice Butler
    7) Stefan Charles
    7) Phillip Steward
    7) BJ Daniels
    7) Lawrence Okoye

    • Christon says:

      Additionally: My bold predictions are that Cooper Taylor will become the starting WLB for 2012 season for the Seahawks and that Lawrence Okoye will make the team as a back-up.

      • Ray graham says:

        Did you sign Marty mcfly to drive the time machine so cooper tayler could start last year? Just teasin! I like your mock a lot!! Although ertz ain’t gonna be there at 56 I’m afraid!

  28. ICDogg says:

    Anything’s possible I guess.

    I can’t, however, see Blidi Wreh-Wilson going to Philly with a high 2nd pick. That’s too high for him and there are too many other guys still on the board there that the Eagles would prefer, including the guy that you have the Seahawks taking.

    Probably if the Eagles found themselves in that situation in the 2nd round, they would take Geno Smith. I think the value would clearly be there at that spot.

    My next “available” selection out of the group for them would be Cyprien, and then Ertz, and there would be several more before I would consider taking Wilson, who might even still be around in the 3rd if they want him.

    • Hawkfin says:

      Cool, thanks Madmark!
      It’s nice to hear them actually mention Chase Thomas. I like that kid a lot!

      And I LOVE the Greene talk too. It would be a perfect fit, but probably not available for us.

      Although, DE is not where they should have focused in on and rather DT.

  29. Cysco says:

    Sadly, I’ll be at the George Bush Presidential Library opening tonight so I won’t be able to join everyone for the draft, but will be here for Round 2 on Friday.

    My list of favorite players that might be available at #56 are:

    John Simon – Don’t know what it is about this guy, but I think he’s going to be a pro bowl player.
    Corey Lemonier – Granted it’s a position of strength, but he’s a special player IMO
    Khaseem Greene – Russel Wilson on defense.
    Ryan Swope – My favorite receiver in the draft

    Granted, these guys don’t fit obvious needs, but I don’t think we’re in a position of having to draft for need so much.

    Rob/Kip, I’m curious where you see Swope going. I’m assuming early 3rd? How does he stack up against the likes of Patton or other WRs that are likely to be around at #56?

    Have fun tonight everyone!

  30. Troy says:

    RD1 #25- WR> Percy Harvin

    RD2 #56- OLB> Arthur Brown, (** OT- Terron Armstead, ** WR- DeAndre Hopkins)

    RD3 #87- RB> Christine Michael, (** DE\OLB- Corey Lemonier, ** QB- Matt Scott)

    RD4 #123- DT> Montori Hughes, (** WR- Da’Rick Rogers, ** TE\FB- Kyle Juszczyk)

    RD5 #138- OT> Luke Marquardt, (** RB- Marcus Lattimore, ** DT- Bennie Logan)

    RD5 #158- CB> Will Davis, (** WR- Aaron Mellette, ** LB- Zaviar Gooden

    RD6 #194- DT> Stephan Charles, (** OT- Ricky Wagner, ** WR- Marcus Davis)

    RD7 #220- K> Dustin Hopkins, (** WR\CB- Rodney Smith, ** RB- Latavius Murray)

    RD7 #231- SS\OLB> Cooper Taylor, (** RB- Miguel Maysonet, ** WR- Marquess Wilson)

    RD7 #241- DT> Kwame Geathers, (** RB- Knile Davis, ** CB- Micah Hyde)

    RD7 #242- QB> B.J. Daniels, (** DT- Lawrence Okoye, ** WR- Mark Harrison)

    • Jon says:

      I like the three options philosophy at each spot.
      It seems like this would look like the board for the hawks at each selection, and I actually think this is good work. Only one that I question is Brown at 56. I like him I just don’t know if he will be the player for the Hawks if he is there.

      • Troy says:

        Thanks for sharing your insight, My mock is probably way off of what the Hawks will actually do, but Id like to think I got it as close to accurate as possible. You could very well be correct on your assessment of Brown but I feel like there’s definitely a reasonable chance he is there @ #56. I have a difficult time choosing between him OT- Terron Armstead and DeAndre Hopkins. I think Im actually partial towards Armstead but something tells me Browns a guy they very much like especially in the event hes there when we’re on the clock. Just a side note, Pete Carroll said that Brown was the best linebacker that he has seen in seven years, while Bob Stoops predicted Brown to win the Dick Butkus Award two times. Brown was down to deciding between Miami and USC with no clear front runner, Ultimately he decided to attend the University of Miami. But how many occasions have we seen Pete and company go after guys they missed on when recruiting for USC? Bruce Irvin, Richard Sherman, Ricardo Lockette etc… Just sayinh it makes some sense and I could see this move happening. Just my 2 cents

    • I’d probably be surprised for Arthur Brown to be on the board at 56. But I really do like him a lot.

      • Troy says:

        Id be more than happy with Rutgers’ Khaseem Greene @ #56 if Brown was gone, which he very well could be. But I think Greene could go as late as the 3rd RD. To me Arthur Brown is a flat out leader. He plays the game with a ton of passion and spirit. Brown isnt quite as good dropping into coverage as Greene is, but he is better and more polished against the run and has potential as a Blitzing LB in certain situations. Browns a total tackling machine that can fly to the football. Hes got sideline to sideline range, and can chase down plays and close in on the ball carrier. Brown is easily a better, more versatile player. FWIW, I’d probably also consider taking Sio Moore too due to his added pass rush ability. That’s not to say Greene is not a good LB, hes very good. Like I said before Id prefer OT- Terron Armstead over any of these OLB @ #56. I like Malcolm Smith & Im high on Korey Toomer, think he could have a break through season in his 2nd year. SO depending on whether or not the FO shares my perception will decide if the feel the need to pursue an OLB earlier in the draft or perhaps they wait till mid-late and take a project guy like OLB John Simon OR OLB Jayson DiManche. I like both these guys

  31. Train says:

    Thanks Rob & Kip…great site and great year getting us ready for today!

    My Final Mock
    2)  Hawks move back to early round 3, gain a 5th rounder this year or a 3rd in 2014.  If no trade, they select Jamie Collins  OLB
    3a-trade)  Dan Quessenberry  OT/OG
    3b)  Montori Hughes  DT
    4)  Jayson DiManche  OLB
    5a)  Kyle Juszcyk  FB
    5b-trade)  Armonty Bryant  DE
    5c)  Jeremy Smith  CB
    6)  Mark Harrison  H-BACK
    7a)  Quinn Sharp  P/K
    7b)  Tanner Hawkinson  OT
    7c)  Craig Wilkins  LB
    7d)  Andre DeBose  WR/PR (surprise!)

    Go Hawks!

  32. Robert says:

    1. Percy Harvin
    2. Brandon Williams DT (Armstead, Hopkins, Swope)
    3. Travis Kelce TE
    4. Mark Harrison WR
    5. Armonty Bryant DE
    5. Stefan Charlse DT
    6. Kwame Geathers DT
    7. Joseph Fauria TE
    7. Brandon Melanophy S
    7. Caleb Schreibeis OLB
    7. BJ Daniels QB

  33. Eran Ungar says:

    Ok…i can follow the logic…

    2 DT’s should enable us to clear 10M on the D line for 2014, a T should help clear another 7M in the O line. With a bit of luck and FO footwork we’ll be able to keep Tate this way so no need for a top WR now.

    If the TE’s will be ready for 2014 this could actually work very nicely and i know that Tom will love Williams and Kasa.

    Smart work Rob.

  34. Turp says:

    Fantastic job this year Rob – the blog has always been a great read, but you really outdid yourself this year. Outstanding content all year. To echo already stated sentiments – thank you!

  35. Train says:

    rob, do you think there is a possibility the Hawks add some mid to late round picks by moving Tate, McQuistan, or Moffitt?

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think they’ll value Tate’s chemistry with Wilson too much to trade him this year. I doubt you’d generate much at all for the other two. I think it’s unlikely to be fair.

  36. Madmark says:

    I can see a trade into the top part of the 3rd for another pick JS is always good in getting in extra picks. Really last draft mock for me.
    pick 56 Christine Michaels RB Texas A&M 5’10″ 220lbs. 40-4.49
    2nd round talent that plays with a fearless attitude.
    pick 87 Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati 6’5″ 255lbs. 40-4.65
    This guy can block and does it with a gladiator mentality. A total Tom Cable guy.
    pick 127 Luke Marquardt LOT Azusa Pacific 6’8.5″ 315lbs. 40-5.35
    This guy blocks with a nasty attitude.
    pick 138 Mark Harrison WR Rutgers 6’3″ 231lbs. 40-4.38
    Taking another shot for that Williams/Durham type receiver.
    pick 158 Stefan Charles DT Canada 6’5″ 310lbs.
    The guys from Canada he has to be tuff they play on real grass up there.
    pick194 Nickell Robey CB USC 5′.75″ 169lbs. 40-4.47
    I think this guy so agile he’d make a good slot CB. Thurmond probably gone if injured.
    pick 220 Cooper Taylor SS Richmond 6’4.5″ 224lbs 40-4.48
    Special team mentality add 10lbs. he might make a good OLB.
    pick 231 Armonty Bryant DE E.C. Oklahoma 6’4″ 266lbs. 40-4.78
    At this stage if he makes practice squad in a year could step in ready to plug in.
    pick 241 Jayson Dimanche OLB S. Illinois 6’2″ 229lbs
    Again at this stage your hoping and I know Pete going to let them compete.
    pick 242 Brendan Melanophy FS Fordham 6′.75″ 209lbs 40-4.56
    Guys who included special team plays to there highlight video want to play besides
    special team guys are all crazy.

    This years trade of our 1st pick changed this website for the better. We were forced to look deeper for those gems in the later rounds. I like to applaud Rob and Kip for the job you did(and I do mean job). To me this was better than last year and the year before that. Last year the farthest thing on my mind was UDFAs. Thanks You for this website.

    • Wes says:

      extremely on board with this draft. Armonty Bryant in the 7th seems pretty unlikely but I’d sure as hell take it

  37. Dobbs says:

    I get the feeling Margus Hunt is going to drop like a rock.

    Overall, love seeing the different draft boards people have. Has anyone put much thought into how it might effect the team if Bennett ends up at LEO, Avril at SAM and Wright at WILL? It seems there’s a lot of flexibility in the players we have that they all end up on the field at the same time.

  38. Zane says:

    I’m so excited to watch the draft this year! My first time watching it w/ SDB! Greetings from Pakistan!