Final 2015 mock draft (two rounds)

April 29th, 2015 | Written by Rob Staton

#1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Jameis Winston (QB, Florida State)
The big question is whether the Buccs trade back into the first for a left tackle. It’ll only cost a later round pick.

#2 Tennessee Titans — Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon)
A couple of weeks ago it seemed nailed on this pick would be traded. Instead Tennessee faces a situation where they end up taking Mariota.

#3 Jacksonville Jaguars — Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama)
They ranked sixth in the league for sacks last season. Gus Bradley can manufacture a pass rush. They need to build around Blake Bortles. Is Todd Gurley an option?

#4 Oakland Raiders — Leonard Williams (DE, USC)
With Cooper off the board this could be an easy choice. Keep building up the defensive front and take a receiver at the top of round two.

#Washington Redskins — Dante Fowler Jr (DE, Florida)
Cornerback is a big need and they could move into the teens before looking at Byron Jones, Marcus Peters or Kevin Johnson. If they stay here, Fowler Jr should be the guy.

#6 New York Jets — Brandon Scherff (T, Iowa)
They’ve brought in Brandon Marshall and the defense is based around strong secondary play not outside linebackers. Improving the O-line might be the priority.

#7 Chicago Bears — Kevin White (WR, West Virginia)
If Kevin White falls to this spot they can snap him up and concentrate on defense in round two.

#8 Atlanta Falcons — Bud Dupree (LB, Kentucky)
Dupree could fill the Bruce Irvin role for Dan Quinn. An athletic linebacker who lines up at the LOS on passing downs.

#9 New York Giants — Andrus Peat (T, Stanford)
A prototype left tackle on tape. He doesn’t have a classic body shape but he looked the part at Stanford.

#10 St. Louis Rams — Ereck Flowers (T, Miami)
He’s very underrated. Flowers is nasty — he drives people off the line. He’s big and physical. He’s a better prospect than Anthony Davis was in 2010.

#11 Minnesota Vikings — Trae Waynes (CB, Michigan State)
The Bengals drafted multiple first round corners for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings could use a similar approach. Waynes is a nice fit for the scheme.

#12 Cleveland Browns — Devante Parker (WR, Louisville)
Cleveland’s offense looks like a sorry mess. If they can’t trade up for Mariota, what is plan B? Surely they’d have to consider one of the receivers here?

#13 New Orleans Saints — Vic Beasley (DE, Clemson)
Beasley’s still on the board and the Saints need a pass rusher. Perfect fit.

#14 Miami Dolphins — Todd Gurley (RB, Georgia)
They seem to want an impact player on offense. Gurley is one of the best players in the draft — a top-ten pick without the ACL injury. He could still go in that range.

#15 San Francisco 49ers — Arik Armstead (DT, Oregon)
There’s still a big question mark over whether Justin Smith will retire. Even if he continues, it’s probably only for one more year.

#16 Houston Texans — Breshad Perriman (WR, UCF)
They moved on from Andre Johnson. Perriman isn’t the same sure-handed, reliable target. But there’s a physical comparison at least.

#17 San Diego Chargers — Danny Shelton (DT, Washington)
Melvin Gordon will be tempting but Shelton fills a vital need for the Chargers at nose tackle.

#18 Kansas City Chiefs — La’el Collins (T, LSU)
The top four receivers are off the board so they look elsewhere. O-line is just as much of a need. Collins can play guard or tackle.

#19 Cleveland Browns — Malcom Brown (DT, Texas)
After taking a receiver at #12 they know they need to bolster their defensive line. Brown is a terrific prospect.

#20 Philadelphia Eagles — Damarious Randall (S, Arizona State)
He’s the fast riser in this class. Randall has a nose for the ball and the athleticism to become a rangy free safety.

#21 Cincinnati Bengals — Jake Fisher (T, Oregon)
Fisher’s strong combine and legit upside makes him a tantalising prospect. The word is Cincy are keen.

#22 Pittsburgh Steelers — Kevin Johnson (CB, Wake Forest)
There’s a feeling Pittsburgh will go corner here. They’ve avoided character red flags in round one over the last few years.

#23 Detroit Lions — Cameron Erving (C, Florida State)
It’s a big need and Erving is just a really solid, multi-year starter at center.

#24 Arizona Cardinals — Melvin Gordon (RB, Wisconsin)
Run to the podium time. Gordon isn’t just a dynamic runner — he’s a heart and soul type who sets the tone during the week.

#25 Carolina Panthers — Nelson Agholor (WR, USC)
They have to find a tackle but value wins out here. Agholor perfectly compliments Kelvin Benjamin and provides a safety net for Cam Newton.

#26 Baltimore Ravens — Marcus Peters (CB, Washington)
Peters would be a fine addition for the Ravens. This is an ideal fit for player and team. Tough, skilled and ready to make an impact.

#27 Dallas Cowboys — Benardrick McKinney (LB, Mississippi State)
With Peters off the board and Shane Ray falling out of the first round, McKinney comes into play. He’s similar physically to Rolando McClain.

#28 Denver Broncos — Cedric Ogbuehi (T, Texas A&M)
The offensive line is likely to be the priority and Ogbuehi is expected to find a home in the late first round.

#29 Indianapolis Colts — Landon Collins (S, Alabama)
The Colts need to keep improving on defense and Collins is good value here. An instant starter who can hit and cover.

#30 Green Bay Packers — Eric Rowe (CB, Utah)
They could move down with teams looking to get a tackle or Phillip Dorsett. If they stay put — inside linebacker or cornerback appears to be the target.

#31 New Orleans Saints — Preston Smith (DE, Mississippi State)
Smith adds further power and speed to New Orleans’ new front alongside Vic Beasley.

#32 New England Patriots — Eddie Goldman (DT, Florida State)
Arguably FSU’s best player in 2014. Capable of rushing the passer but particularly stout against the run.

Before we get into round two — I was invited to take part in the latest Sea Hawkers Podcast. Check it out here:

Round two

#33 Tennessee Titans — T.J. Clemmings (T, Pittsburgh)
Clemmings has enormous potential as a right tackle. Protect Marcus Mariota and get a running back to pound the rock later on.

#34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — D.J. Humphries (T, Florida)
The Buccs could consider moving back into the first round to get a tackle. They need to protect Jameis Winston.

#35 Oakland Raiders — Phillip Dorsett (WR, Miami)
They went after Randall Cobb and Dorsett is a similar type of player. They could move into round one to make sure they get him.

#36 Jacksonville Jaguars — Eli Harold (DE, Virginia)
They get their LEO rusher to work the edge with this pick. Harold has massive potential.

#37 New York Jets — Shane Ray (DE, Missouri)
Somebody will stop the fall eventually. Ray isn’t the perfect scheme fit for New York but he gets after the quarterback.

#38 Washington Redskins — Byron Jones (CB, Connecticut)
Jones has the potential to go so much earlier than this. Flawless character, insane athleticism. What a steal for the Redskins.

#39 Chicago Bears — Eric Kendricks (LB, UCLA)
A really solid pick as they look to build a new defense. Kendricks makes tackles and flies around.

#40 New York Giants — Mario Edwards Jr (DE, Florida State)
The Giants move him inside to the three technique and address a big need.

#41 St. Louis Rams — A.J. Cann (G, South Carolina)
The Rams have needs at every offensive line position. Cann fills a hole inside.

#42 Atlanta Falcons — Laken Tomlinson (G, Duke)
The Falcons need help at guard. Tomlinson is a high character, hard working player with plenty of upside.

#43 Cleveland Browns — Denzel Perryman (LB, Miami)
Not the biggest or fastest player but he brings a high level of intensity and can start immediately.

#44 New Orleans Saints — Stephone Anthony (LB, Clemson)
Another defensive need filled. The Saints become even stronger up the middle with the addition of Anthony.

#45 Minnesota Vikings — Grady Jarrett (DT, Clemson)
He flies into the backfield like a three-technique but he’s stout enough to be a nose. Really fun player to watch.

#46 San Francisco 49ers — Dorial Green-Beckham (WR, Missouri)
The top linebackers are off the board. They could and probably should move up for one in this scenario. If not, DGB faces the LOB twice a year.

#47 Miami Dolphins — Donovan Smith (T, Penn State)
He starts at guard but could eventually move outside to tackle.

#48 San Diego Chargers — Ameer Abdullah (RB, Nebraska)
Sparky running back who can be a threat in the passing game. It’s a nice match with San Diego’s offense.

#49 Kansas City Chiefs — Devin Smith (WR, Ohio State)
There’s some DeSean Jackson to his game. Andy Reid puts him next to Jeremy Maclin and tries to find a spark in the passing game.

#50 Buffalo Bills — Ty Sambrailo (T, Colorado State)
The Bills need to keep adding to their offensive line. Sambrailo is versatile and can cover a number of different positions.

#51 Houston Texans — Jordan Phillips (DT, Oklahoma)
This feels very low for a huge athletic mountain. If he lasts this long the Texans won’t believe their luck.

#52 Philadelphia Eagles — Jaelen Strong (WR, Arizona State)
They still have a need at the position and Strong could provide an outside threat for Chip Kelly.

#53 Cincinnati Bengals — Tyler Lockett (WR, Kansas State)
They like these smaller receivers. Lockett was a production machine in college, he has terrific character and he’s a kick returner.

#54 Detroit Lions — Tevin Coleman (RB, Indiana)
He’s athletic enough to compliment what they already have. A true home-run hitter.

#55 Arizona Cardinals — Nate Orchard (DE, Utah)
The Cardinals reach a little bit to fill a need. Orchard isn’t quick but he’s technically adept.

#56 Pittsburgh Steelers — Henry Anderson (DT, Stanford)
Great length and a superb combine. He can be more than just a great run stopper at the next level.

#57 Carolina Panthers — Ronald Darby (CB, Florida State)
The options at tackle are all gone so they take a corner instead.

#58 Baltimore Ravens — Carl Davis (DT, Iowa)
They need some size up front after trading away Haltoi Ngata.

#59 Denver Broncos — Paul Dawson (LB, TCU)
He had a poor combine but on tape he just makes plays. The Broncos have a need at inside linebacker.

#60 Dallas Cowboys — T.J. Yeldon (RB, Alabama)
Physically he compares well to DeMarco Murray.

#61 Indianapolis Colts — Jalen Collins (CB, LSU)
Could he fall further than this? Sure. A broken foot, lack of starts and some off-field flags could lead to a fall.

#62 Green Bay Packers — Maxx Williams (TE, Minnesota)
He just seems like a great fit. Plays tough, reliable, safe hands, slightly cocky attitude.

#63 Seattle Seahawks — Mitch Morse (C, Missouri)
Doesn’t get beat and has almost identical size to Max Unger — Seattle fills the hole at center.

#64 New England Patriots — Devin Funchess (WR, Michigan)
He can play as a hybrid receiver/joker TE for the Patriots.

Thoughts on Seattle’s pick

I didn’t include trades in this mock. By the time Seattle’s on the clock, many of the top receivers and defensive players are off the board. I had them take the best offensive lineman available.

Mitch Morse is the pick. He competes for a start with Patrick Lewis and Lemuel Jeanpierre in camp and likely wins the job. He has almost identical size to Max Unger. He doesn’t get beat. It’s a solid, long term investment at the center position.

Several other O-lineman are off the board — including possible targets Ty Sambrailo and Donovan Smith.

Could Seattle move up in this scenario? Sure. Dorial Green-Beckham is off the board too soon to expect a fourth round pick to get the job done. If he fell any further, he comes into play.

Defensively Jalen Collins is tantalisingly close to #63. Depending on how you feel about his character, you’d almost have to show a degree of interest there. Collins has incredible potential.

I wouldn’t expect the Seahawks to show interest in moving up for Jaelen Strong.

There are a few others that could be targeted via trade if they fell. A lot of those players go in the first part of round two — such as Eli Harold.

What about the rest of the picks?

If they go Morse at #63, they could look at Frank Clark in round three or Tre McBride. Chris Conley can’t be ruled out, possibly in round four. I think the interest in Mike Davis is legit and I still believe Ty Montgomery is going to be drafted by the Seahawks. Josue Matias could be brought in to play guard and I’d be very interested to see where Rob Crisp lands.

Don’t forget tomorrow we’ll be broadcasting live throughout the draft. Listen along for analysis with a Seahawks slant.

I also want to thank the community here for another great year of draft talk. There’s no bickering, no drama. Just a bunch of people debating the draft. You are all first round picks to me.

236 Responses to “Final 2015 mock draft (two rounds)”

  1. CC says:

    Enjoyed the podcast Rob!

    I’m fine with Morse, if that is the way it plays out. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

  2. alex says:

    Where is randy gregory?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Not in rounds 1 or 2.

      • Bill Bobaggins says:

        That’s a bold prediction Rob. Top 15 pick to somewhere after 64 pick? I think he’s still gone in the first round. There are too many desperate teams out there that are willing to take a shot on a red flagged guy. Same reason I believe that DGB will go in the 1st. Same reason Dez Bryant went in the first.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Gregory seems to be a very different case to those other players. Dion Jordan just received a one-year suspension. Reports today shed some further concern beyond a weed problem.

          • Bill Bobaggins says:

            DGB has a similar history AND a domestic violence accusation, but you don’t see him dropping out of the top 50? Both are top talents at their respective positions. Why would Gregory drop, but not DGB in your opinion?

            • Rob Staton says:

              Everything points to a real change for DGB over the last 12 months. A greater responsibility, a turning of the page. He gained a ton of respect at Oklahoma (Bob Stoops gushes about him) and it seems like being kicked out of Mizzou acted as a real wake up call. Gregory’s issues are in the here and now and it’s unclear whether he will conquer them. That is the key difference.

              It’s still a big drop for DGB. He’d go top-10 without the history.

              • Bill Bobaggins says:

                Got it. Disagree, but that’s why I love this site!

                I still think both go in the 1st.

                Thanks again Rob…best Hawks site out there!

  3. rowdy says:

    If this is how it falls I would trade up for Collins or trade down for a pick next year. I don’t like Montgomery at all before the end of the 4th and don’t really see why him or davis are good fits. Ty is just a returner and davis hasn’t shown anything to me that couldn’t be had in the 6th or 7th.

  4. Ukhawk says:

    Great blog this year, Rob. Improves like a fine wine. Thanks v much for the thoughtful commentary, provocative dialogue and great open questions u post.

    • redzone086 says:

      Agree all the way great build up to the draft Rob and thanks for good debate topics and putting this all out there. We all agree this is the best place for Seahawks talk!!!

  5. Jamie says:

    So you think Randy Gregory will fall out of the first two rounds? That’s a pretty big fall.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think it’s very possible based on the latest reports on his character today, plus the news on Dion Jordan.

      • nichansen01 says:

        If we’re aiming at Morse, I would trade down to the mid – early third for a mid round 2016 pick.

        Rob, why do you think Gregory will be a day three pick and Shane Ray a day two when Shane Ray had an injury and had a run in with marijuana days before the combine. Some analysts are projecting Ray to drop to the 3rd / 4th.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I don’t believe Morse will be available in that range after trading down.

          I don’t think Ray will drop as far as that. Gregory’s issues appear to be more serious.

      • Mr Raymond Luxury Yacht says:

        With respect Rob – LOVE this blog – I wish you wouldn’t use the c-word (‘character’) to describe Gregory’s current issues.

        For too many in the NFL, not being enthused enough about inflicting pain or taking an active interest in life outside football is considered a ‘character’ issue, not to mention those struggling with mental illness or other non-obvious challenges. The word connotes deep flaws in your humanity but comes to mean far more trivial things come NFL draft time.

        Please don’t play into that!

    • Bill Bobaggins says:

      No way. Still 1st round I think.

      • Bryan C says:

        I agree. Having met Randy and spending some time with him one on one, I think the issue of the drugs is behind him. For the other issue, I didn’t see it in talking with him, but you never know.

        One thing I do believe is that teams will look at the potential value from a physical capability standpoint versus cost and someone will pick him before the end of the 2nd round for the same reason that DGB will be drafted by the end of the 2nd round.

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          Never met him, know nothing other than what anyone of us can read in the media.

          There’s been nothing definitive written about why he’s slipping so far, other than he might not have the “mental toughness” for the NFL. Some sports media writers are speculating that is double speak for mental disease, as in depression and/or anxiety. Not the BS kind some people tell the doc when they want a cannabis script. Real, serious, sometimes debilitating depression/anxiety.

          This dovetails with the article today from NFL.com, which said:

          “The concern is that, through no fault of his own, Gregory’s problems might be manageable, but not fixable, which makes his landing in the right environment (as the scout alluded to) vital.”

          Manageable with medication. Not fixable (curable).

          • CHawk Talker Eric says:

            Oops meant to finish the thought…

            That’s too much risk for a R1 prospect. No team will put that much draft capital in a prospect who many not be healthy enough to play. If Gregroy’s problem was a blown knee, would you still think he’d go in R1?

            Apparently he may be just as injured. But in a way nobody can just “see”.

        • Jake says:

          Failing a drug test two months ago does not seem like his issues are “behind him”. I’m not arguing for or against him, but to suggest he has “overcome” his drug problem seems dishonest. He could very well be moving in the right direction, but no addict ever fully “overcomes” their drug problem. They are always a work in progress, it’s how an addict deals with their problem that defines their character. There’s no sustained success period for Gregory, there is a sustained success period for DGB. I think that’s the difference in the team’s minds. Personally, I don’t trust either one of them to stay on the straight and narrow long-term but DGB is a freak of nature and more worth the risk.

  6. Cysco says:

    I think there’s going to be a ton of movement this year. Should be really fun to watch. fwiw, the talk of the Cowboys getting Adrian Peterson is really heating up down here in Dallas. I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see that trade go down tomorrow.

    If DGB lasted into the mid 40’s I would hope PCJS would be on the phone with our buddies in Minnesota.

    Even though we don’t have a pick tomorrow, I’m still looking forward to the first round and the live blogging.

    Cheers!

  7. DC says:

    I’ve never been so into a draft. Thanks for all of your work Rob. Going in with 11 picks is fun & it still feels like not enough. I would love to have 2 more picks in the top half of the 4th round.

  8. UKHawkDavid says:

    Thank you Rob for giving us this platform, and for laying the foundation for great discussion with your relevant, insightful, and up-to-date articles. And well done to Rotherham on their hard-fought survival.

  9. williambryan says:

    Being a Seahawks fan is great and this website is the best thing going for us fans in my opinion. Never change, Rob and commenters!!!

  10. JaviOsullivan says:

    Thanks for all of your work Rob!

    I can´t wait to the draft tomorrow. After think, look, read, rethink and know the Seahawks.. my seven round draft for our Seahawks is:

    – 2nd round pick 63

    Mitch Morse OG/C (I doubted between Morse or Marpet)

    – 3rd round pick 95

    Tre McBride WR

    – 4rd round pick 112 (Unger trade)

    Chris Conley WR

    – 4rd round pick 130

    Angelo Blackson DT

    – 4rd round pick 134 (Compensatory)

    Mark Glowinski OG

    – 5rd round pick 167

    Darryl Roberts CB

    – 5rd round pick 170 (Compensatory)

    Tray Walker CB

    – 6rd round pick 180 (Harvin trade)

    Laurence Gibson OT

    – 6rd round pick 209 (Compensatory)

    David Irving DE

    – 6rd round pick 214 (Compensatory)

    Kristjan Sokoli DT

    – 7rd round pick 248

    Reshard Cliett LB

    – UDFA

    Josh Shirley OLB

    Mark Nzeocha OLB.

    DREAMING………..

  11. Madmark says:

    I’ sure my draft will shock some people and its right out there in left field. Everyone and I mean everyone will think I’m reaching here. That’s why I think Seattle will do it. Merry Christmas Tom Cable.
    31 Jimmy Graham WR/TE
    63 Daryl Williams LG Oklahoma
    95 Mitch Morse C Missouri
    112 Marcus Hardison DT(3-Tech)Arizona St.
    130 Kenny Bell WR/PR/KR Nebraska
    134 Tyrus Thompson T Oklahoma
    167+181 Tyeler Davidson DT(1-tech)Fresno St.
    170 Sequin Golson CB Ole Miss
    209 Aalana Fua OLB/DE B.Y.U.
    214 Greg Mancz C/G/T Toledo
    248 Thomas Rawl RB Central Michigan
    UDFA Doniel Grambell T notre Dame College (Ohio DivII)
    Daryl Williams screams Cable’s guy at the LG. He’s big, powerful, and nasty. He has a completely different mentality than Carpenter. This guy loves to drive guys into the ground.
    Mitch Morse I think was Cables pick to replace the LG position before FA every happened and now it’s the perfect scenario to have him take the center spot.
    Marcus Hardison big quick tech 3 with pass rush skills will need work on running downs but in a year he can take McDaniels place in a rotation with Hill
    Kenny Bell a perfect fit for our style of football. For someone who lacks power he’s just nasty at blocking. Has great field vision for the return game and a 41″ vertical jump. Needs some coaching on his catching but he’s intelligent, self motivated and above all a team player. So different from the guy we had so briefly.
    Tyler Thompson was a tackle at Oklahoma when I was looking at Williams. He needs a year to work on his power but he has the movement of a ZBS tackle. There a reason I took him and that’s playing alongside his alumni maybe some of the nasty will rub off.
    I was told the value of a 167+181=127. I don’t think I have to go that far but early in the 5th nice.
    Tyeler Davidson can rotate in to get playing time and be ready to fill in if anyone is injuried which with the DL is real possibility, I have no faith Williams or Scruggs to even make it out of camp and Mebane might not be the same as he was in our run for our 1st Superbowl. In the mean time he probable be in the weight room with Mitch.
    Sequin Golson is 5’9″ at the cornerback position. I think he drops because of that because other than that his stats are off the wall with 9int and 16 pass defensed. He gave up a 1.5 million dollar pro baseball contract at 18 to play the sport he loves. Doesn’t that sound like our QB.
    Aalana Fua is just so versatile and you add some weight and muscle onto that 6’5″ frame coach his techniques for pass rushing and we could have another Clemons but for now he can fill Smith’s spot.
    Greg Mancz has skill and leadership to play. Needs strength but what college player doesn’t. He’s played all position so his versatility could be quite useful post Bailey era.
    Thomas Rawl drop all the way here for getting in trouble. he has talent and could knock on that door for number three but I think practice squad and competition would be a win either way.
    Doniel Grambrell I give this guy a 15k bonus to come to camp. He’s drop out of school cause his now wife was pregnant. Ted Ginn Sr. got him back into college and during that time he’s been working 2 jobs. Don’t think I’m to much of a bleeding heart here. He’s 6’6″ 315lbs. and plays tackle. If he makes the practice squad this is a win for everyone.
    One player I’ll really be watching is Tony Lippet WR/CB/ST for some reason I feel he’s seahawky playing both sides of the ball and special teams. I tried to fit him in but he lost out to the big guy. he 6’2″ 192lbs 32 3/4 arms a perfect project for Pete at CB. His time at combine of 4.61-40 was my deciding factor to drop him. My luck would be they pick him.
    Merry Christmas Tom Cable make it work.

    • Steele1324 says:

      Madmark, your draft only adds Kenny Bell at WR. The season might open with the same—Baldwin, Kearse—with Jimmy Graham. So it is a bet that Jimmy Graham + existing cast is enough.

      Bell is an ideal complementary WR, but I do not see him being a starter unless/until Baldwin or Kearse leave. Bell does many nice things in support, but he is not a big play difference maker.

    • Ho Lee Chit says:

      I can tell you have been drinking. But I like the mock draft. Well done!

      • Madmark says:

        Really, funny you should say that because I don’t drink at all. Been sober for 17 years now.

        • Ho Lee Chit says:

          You lost me after Daryl Williams. I thought it was a little crazy. Then I read Volume 12’s mock draft below and i concluded you two must have been drinking together… and he had a head start.

          • Madmark says:

            It all good. I really wanted this year to be about rebuilding the OL and adding a couple DL guys because I think this is a good year to do it. what exactly did you think was crazy. To me my priority in order was LG,C, WR/returner, DL depth, CB, OL depth,

          • Volume12 says:

            LOL. Am I suppose to take offense to that?

            • Madmark says:

              I’m not sure but I this we both been drinking because of our first pick.

            • Ho Lee Chit says:

              Actually, I like Daryl Williams and Ty Montgomery. I hope they are available in round 4.

              What is interesting about Seattle fan mock drafts, unlike other teams, we mock all 7 rounds. We don’t go by the talking head boards, either. Seattle fans do their homework on the hidden gems after the top 100 picks. Since Schneider never has a first round pick we have no choice. We have learned to expect the unexpected.

              The drinking part was all in jest.

              • Volume12 says:

                Well said HLC.

                The thing about this particular draft class, at least for me, there isn’t a big discrepancy of talent at the end of round 2 through round 4.

              • Madmark says:

                I’ve seen Daryl Williams in a lot of mocks from 65 to 124. People aren’t drafting him to be a Tackle but as a guard. Cable like nasty player that like to drive guys into the ground. If this is his guy he’ll reach and take him. To be quite honest it this guy or Ali Marpet and since Seattle likes to surprise everyone I went with the crazy pick. I think Big and Nasty vs, SPARQ Demon either of those 2 guys fit.
                Steele your probably right another WR will be there but I think if so its a Tony Lippett which I mentioned at the end of my mock.

        • Robert says:

          Congrats! 20+ for me….

  12. Johnny says:

    Recent reports about La’el Collins seem to have many teams completely take him off their boards. An investigation into the murder of a pregnant woman days before the draft? If this is true, what an idiot. Could change a lot about the draft.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I believe he is not considered a suspect.

      • JC says:

        police rarely say a person is considered a suspect early into a murder investigation. I think teams would want details beyond not being considered a suspect to touch him in round one.

    • j says:

      Yes, he’s an idiot for murdering a pregnant woman, because it hurt his draft stock.

      Yes, I’m aware he’s not a suspect – but assuming this hurts his draft stock also assumes that he was involved in some way.

      • Old but Slow says:

        Just speculation, as I have no inside info, but it seems that he is the likely father of the child who survived, and could be responsible for its care. This would not be a knock on his behavior, but would be a good reason for his involvement. I am not sure where I read this, so I can’t provide a link.

  13. Volume12 says:

    ‘Here’s my 2015 mock draft. No draft simulators, no trades, nothing. It probably includes too many VMAC visitors, but I think they’ll draft 5-6 visitors, and another 1-2 in UDFA, and 4-5 of these guys were on my list before the VMAC/work-outs. There’s a couple ‘reaches,’ but Seattle DNGAF and will do too ensure they get their guys. I apologive for the length. Go ahead and burn me at the stakes guys. Enjoy, or don’t.

    *=comp pick. +=traded pick

    2. Ty Montgomery, WR/R/OW, Stanford, 6’0, 218 lbs:
    Yes he’s overdrafted here, but IMO his receiving skills are comparable to Sammie Coates. I’m taking him as a WR. Best returner in this class, unique, dynamic, tough, gritty, amazing character. YAC specialist, use him anywhere on the field, and just get the ball in his hands. Ultimate ‘swing for the fences’ pick, freak athlete, he tilts/flips the field eveywhere. Grew up with 17 foster brothers/siblings.

    3. Frank Clark, DE, Michigan, 6’3, 267 lbs:
    Just an explosive type of edge rusher. Can do some of the same things Bennett does. High motor/energy, disruptive, makes a ton of plays behind the LOS. Full of potential, amazing athlete, plays the run well, can stand up and rush as well. Has that ‘dog’ in him. Grew up in an area of South central LA known as the ‘jungle.’

    +4. Quinton Spain, OL/G, W. Virginia, 6’4, 330 lbs:
    Big, nasty, flat-out mauler in the run game. Has the size Seattle likes at the LG spot. Worked out with Bruce Irvin all off-season. Fantastic athlete at his size, highly aggressive, plays the game pissed off, played LT in college as well, good length, wide body, easily gets to the 2nd level and pulls, highly confident, has a ‘Seahawky’ vibe to him, one of if not the best ZBS scheme LG in this draft, former basketball player.

    4. Mike Davis, HB, S. Carolina, 5’9, 217 lbs., jr:
    Workhorse back from SEC, fantastic pass catcher, shows patience, gets better as game goes on, runs through first contact, grinds out tough yards, one cut and go type, good scheme fit, only a jr so he can really learn the ropes from Lynch. Love the fact he believes he’s the draft’s best back. Declared early, because his mom got an eviction notice.

    *4. Vince Mayle, WR, Wazzu, 6’2-6’3, 224 lbs:
    Sky high potential, insane production, only receiver to have 2 250 yard games in same season in PAC 12 history, super gritty/tough, explosive, good size, good burst, a true deep threat and adept at the underneth stuff which makes him unique IMO, good run blocker, great catch radius, an absolute monster in 1vs1/box out situations, quick twitch. Former JUCO slam dunk champion in basketball. Overcame some real adversity in life when he stepped away from sports to take care of his mom for health reasons.

    5. Max Garcia, OL/C, Florida, 6’4, 310 lbs:
    Huge personality on and off the field, big time leadership skills, nasty/will fight at the drop of a hat, highly versatile has played every O-line position, snapped primarily out of the shotgun formation, great length & huge hands, high football IQ, underrated athleticism.

    *5. De’Vante Bausby, CB, Pitt St., 6’1, 180-182 lbs:
    Only has 31 1/4 inch arms, but he has the length for a press man scheme and Seattle attended his pro day and scouted him all season long. Can play outside and in the slot, which is what they really need. Amazing athlete, had a 56 in. box jump, has a phenomenal skill of funneling WRs to the sideline, jumps/anticipates routes as well as any corner, highly consistent, a film rat, ballhawk, plays mean, not afraid to ‘lay the wood,’ versatile, hard-worker, lost 3 family members in a year’s time in 2011.

    +6. Kristjan Sokoli, DT/DE, Buffalo, 6’5, 290 lbs:
    I actually think he’s just fine as a hybrid DL. Highest SPARQ score of his position which comps to JJ Watt, raw, high upside/developmental type. Great arm length, fires off snap, tough/gritty, passionate, versatile, can make plays up and down the LOS, ‘Seahawky’ personality. Grew up in Albania, rumor that his dad was an Albanian mobster.

    *6. Robert ‘Snack’ Myers, OL/G,T, Tennessee St., 6’5, 324 lbs:
    Might be the most colorful character in the draft, said to have great practice habits, played bith tackle spots in college, former wrestler in high school, HUGE quads, strong, explosive, good fundamentals, great character/teammate, needs to learn how to pedal his feet. I see him as a Michael Bowie type, like CHAWK said. Best hair?

    *6. Josh Shirley, SAM LB/DE-LEO, UNLV , 6’2, 238 lbs:
    Unique defensive weapon IMO. Great SPARQ score, he’s a freakish athlete, what a speed rusher this guy is, makes plays in space, plays with his heart on his sleeve, can occasionally put his hand in the dirt, high motor, like Clark he has that ‘dog’ in him, the ‘strip sack’ is quite a weapon of his, cousin of P-rich, who if they looked past his theft at UCLA, I’d expect they would for him. The hybrid rusher is becoming the new ‘it’ thing, but Shirley does need some developing or refining.

    7. Cedric Thompson, S/ST, Minnesota, 5’11-6’0, 210 lbs.:
    3rd highest SPARQ for safeties, great open firld tackler, he’s a workout/weightroom freak, intense competitor, can line up a defense, highlty communicative, good centerfield safety. Big time hitter, great speed and his instincts and awareness make for a good STs guy, he’s raw and can overrun things, but he was a team captain, plays so fast, and is supposed to have a pro’s work ethic I see him as a Jeron Johnson type, just more athletic and explosive. From Compton, California, has lost numerous family members to gang violence, but then moved to a small/dusty little town to train and focus on himself.

    UDFA’s:
    Blake Sims, QB, Alabama 5’11-6’0, 214 lbs.
    Chris Harper, WR, .,jr. 5’11, 180 lbs.
    Justin ‘Juice’ Hamilton, DT, UL-Lafayette 6’1-6’2, 310 lbs.
    Harold Spears, TE, N.H. 6’4 255 lbs.
    Derek Largent, MLB/ST, SD St. 6’3, 234 lbs.
    Jake Rodgers, OL/T, E. Washington 6’6, 317 lbs.

    • Rik says:

      Fun draft. I really like the first two picks for the Seahawks!

    • Steele1324 says:

      Volume, I see Mayle as your main WR. Yes— I still see him as a variation on Kearse, would not be surprised if the Hawks take him. I would not be ecstatic about him, but with a lot of development, he could be a quietly solid type.

      I think there are far better backs than Mike Davis. He, too, looks like someone the Hawks might lock in on, given the fact they haven’t bothered to work out any other RB. Would be disappointed.

      • rowdy says:

        I like mayle, not as one of are first picks but what he can do at his size is impressive. I would put him and Montgomery around the same spot in the draft for different reasons and skills.

  14. Trevor says:

    The recent news on Ray, Gregory, L Collins, J Collins and failed physical of Tre Jackson really shakes up the 1st two rounds. If the Hawks are comfortable with the character of any of these guys or DGB they could really be getting a steal in the second. With so may mid round picks I think it is definitely worth taking a shot at getting an elite talent in this draft.

    • Volume12 says:

      Could be, but it always seems like Seattle has their guy in mind regardless. Even if a player slips, it doesn,t really faze them.

  15. Misfit74 says:

    Most of your 1st round looks excellent. The only ones I really question are the Eagles and Cowboys picks. I really like how you’ve laid out the first third of the draft. Dupree, Fowler, and Cooper are great picks in great places.

    Obviously, I’m sad about Seattle’s strategy. #DGBromance

  16. Bill Bobaggins says:

    Rob, why do you think that Kasen Williams is not showing up in any conversations? He was a blue chipper coming out of high school, had a tough injury and didn’t look the same. However, this kid has size and talent. I’m surprised we’re not hearing more about him.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Looked like a lost cause in 2014 and there are major injury concerns.

    • Steele1324 says:

      BillB, the fact that he didn’t look the same after the injury is the issue.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      He is a SUPER sleeper pick-up. I’m 99% sure he will land in Seattle if he makes it to undrafted status. He has already been working out with Seahawks players in the past years….. logical fit. Tremendous upside.

      • j says:

        He absolutely sucked at the east/west shrine game. I don’t like to use extreme words like that, but its the most fitting word.

        • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

          Watch the Gruden QB camp tape with him…. he is poised. He has escapability in the pocket. Elusive and has mobility to rush the ball. 3rd or 4th round, he would be a steal.

  17. Steele1324 says:

    Rob, where is Randy Gregory??!!

  18. Greg haugsven says:

    I’m just glad its almost over…these last 3 months have seemed like 3 years…can’t wait!

  19. Bishop says:

    IF Gregory falls, Seattle better take him

    • Rob Staton says:

      Even if he has serious issues that he needs to clear up before he can even think about a NFL career?

      • Steele1324 says:

        The reports of Gregory’s issues are shaded and couched. Exactly what are they suggesting? Mental instability? Bipolar? Anxiety and depression?

        Are these treatable conditions? It does not sound like an off-field criminal activity type of situation.

        If you look at his film, you see nothing but a great player. A nonstop motor, plays to the whistle on every play, smart, instinctive, etc. If he did this with mental issues, congratulations to him.

        Can a team help him through whatever it is? Is it worth it? Is he a locker room problem?

        Interesting that this noise has suddenly become headline. Weren’t all of the evaluators all over him as far back as the combine? Where were the alarming reports then? It’s as if some teams (hello NE) would exacerbate the rumors just to drop his stock so they can grab him.

        • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

          Someone is trying to push his stock down the draft board, I wonder who… SF perhaps????

        • Rob Staton says:

          Even if these latest reports are vague, the news regarding Dion Jordan has a major impact. The NFL is being aggressive to clean up its image. Any player who is a legit risk to serve a similar season suspension — that’s going to impact your stock more than at any other time in the NFL’s history.

          • Steele1324 says:

            To me, Shane Ray’s behavior is more irresponsible. Yet Gregory is completely off the draft board for some teams?

            I know we do not have all the facts because it involves his private medical history. But if he does have something like bipolar, there have been NFL success stories as well as disasters with it.

            On a related subject, what is up with Zach Hodges? Is he still being considered in the mid rounds, or is he off the board for personality?

      • Bishop says:

        Absolutely they should. The draft is all about risks

          • Bishop says:

            aside from getting some help and depth on the OL, Seattle is in that position to take BPA. Big IF that Gregory does fall outside of round 2, big IF Gregory does make it as a pro due to personal matters. To me though, every player coming in drafted is a big IF.

            • Coug1990 says:

              True, every player is a big if. However, most are just because of on field problems, as no player is guaranteed to make it. When there are off field issues as well, that is two strikes against him making it instead of just one.

              A player may be tremendously talented like Josh Gordon, but if he cannot get onto the field, his talent does not do you any good. It is the same thing about drafting a talented player with a history of injuries. If he is in the locker room and not on the field, again it does you no good.

  20. Steele1324 says:

    2-OL Mitch Morse

    3-CB/WR Tony Lippett

    4-WR Dezmin Lewis

    4-WR Drez Anderson or Chris Conley.

    5-WR/PR/KR Mario Alford or Ty Montgomery. Prefer Alford.

    5-C/OG Shaq Mason

    5-LEO Shaq Riddick or Darius Allen

    6-OL Rob Crisp/Laurence Gibson/Mark Glowinski.

    6-DL David Irving.

    6-S Akeem King/Adrian Amos/Clifton Geathers or CB Devante Bausby

    7-DT Joey Mbu/Kaleb Eulls/Quayshane Buckley/Tory Slater or LB Jeff Luc/Damien Wilson.

    UDFA: DE/OLB Josh Shirley, WR Lance Lewis/Tyrell Williams/DeAndre Smelter

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      Amos stock is rising as of late. Glow and Gibson are most likely round 5 guys now (if not higher).
      I’ve seen Montgomery mocked all over the place from 2nd round to 6th round…. 4th or 5th seems reasonable.

      Doesn’t it seem too logical that Marpet will be the pick in the 2nd round…. like it is such an obvious choice, that Seattle couldn’t possibly do it.. right? LOL

      • Steele1324 says:

        I’d take Morse over Marpet. A surer thing.

        • AlaskaHawk says:

          I’ll be disappointed if we don’t come away with Conley and Alford. It would make the wide receiver corp very interesting next season.

    • Bishop says:

      I prefer Alford as well. The thing about Montgomery is that he really doesn’t have a position. Is he a RB? Is he a WR? Would he be a poor man’s Percy Harvin though a big step back in athleticism?

      • Volume12 says:

        Other than speed his athleticism is pretty close to Percy’s. He’s an offensive weapon.

      • Ho Lee Chit says:

        Montgomery is a Jimmy Graham type guy. You move him around and create matchup problems for the defense. He is too big for the DB’s to cover and too fast for the LB’s. I see him as as guy that tilts the field. He certainly did for Stanford. Worst case … you have an All Pro return man.

        • Volume12 says:

          That’s why he’s worth an early 3rd, which is what Seattle’s pick is, to me. Tilts the field, matchup nigtmare, flips the field in the return game, all the while you get a developing wideout.

        • Bishop says:

          That’s what I mean, moving him around, but you’re going to have to create packages specifically for him. Interesting player, but Mario Alford is just as dangerous in the return game and has the straight line speed and better hands.

          • Volume12 says:

            Montgomery is still the beter athlete than Alford, and you’d have to do the same thing with him, in regards to package plays.

            Seattle and Bevell love package plays anyways. Their whole passing game ia built on what used to be called a ‘scrambling package.’

          • Rik says:

            But Alford is very small. Lots of questions about his durability in the NFL. He’ll take some big hits on returns. Montgomery is solid. He’s strong, fast, and elusive. Best returner in college football last year.

            • Steele1324 says:

              I would have no problem with either Alford or Montgomery. I prefer Alford because of his pure speed, and want to see someone like Edelman as a weapon for the Hawks. A super quick matchup nightmare. A true change of pacer.

              Ty can do a lot of good things also, but differently.

        • Madmark says:

          Now who’s been drinking Ty’s 6’2″ 221lbs. and Graham is 6’7″ 265lbs HeHe

        • purpleneer says:

          All due respect, but I think considering All-pro anywhere as worst-case scenario is rather presumptuous. I’m not even sure he’s anything special there, though he has a chance to be that and more. He’s also nowhere near being too big for anyone other than the smallest DBs; it’s not like 6′ and up is rare for NFL receivers.

    • Brandon says:

      If this plays out, I’ll be jumping into the roof… Great Mock!

    • Trevor says:

      I really like most of the picks Steele. Would solve our OL and WR issues for sure.

    • Ben2 says:

      I like this mock most out of the 3 I’ve seen so far….would love it!

  21. Mark says:

    Thanks Rob! Another year (almost) in the books.

  22. Ross says:

    Awesome, awesome work Rob. Thank you for all the work you put in every draft season, it makes following the process so much easier and so much more fun.

    I must say though, mocking DGB to the 9ers? That’s just cruel.

  23. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    The best part… the DRAFT is ~24 hours away!!!!!

  24. Steele1324 says:

    Rob, you don’t expect Seattle to be interested in Jaelen Strong. Besides the possible broken bone in his case, why not? He would make a fine possession WR. He has an excellent all-around game, great hands, makes contested grabs. Don’t like his lack of separation, but his game is not dependent on speed. He would be a Sidney Rice option with the Seahawks.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Doesn’t separate, doesn’t tilt the field. Makes life difficult for himself. Don’t see the comparison with Rice personally.

      • Steele1324 says:

        Agree to disagree. I think Strong would be a great fit. Specifically for Seattle. Fits a role very nicely. I haven’t expected him to be in range.

        • Rob Staton says:

          SEA likes sudden. Strong too labored.

          • Steele1324 says:

            I don’t see that at all. He gets open. Just as smooth as DGB, if not more so, and better coming out of breaks.

            He runs good routes. Big catch radius. Climbs the latter. Great hands.

          • bigDhawk says:

            While I understand the suddenness point philosophically, our QB has never demonstrated that his skill set is optimally suited for that type of passing attack. Suddenness if for the Tom Brady’s and Peyton Manning’s, who have the timing game mastered to take advantage of horizontal separation. Russell doesn’t so that. Horizontal separation is largely wasted on him because he doesn’t play with pinpoint timing.

            Russell needs vertical separation to maximize his ability to throw with off-schedule, pinpoint accuracy. That’s what he does well. Forget the horizontal separation game, forget YAC, and just load the field with receivers that can go two feet above multiple defenders to bring down contested balls 20 yards downfield.

            • purpleneer says:

              “Russell needs vertical separation to maximize his ability to throw with off-schedule, pinpoint accuracy. That’s what he does well. Forget the horizontal separation game, forget YAC, and just load the field with receivers that can go two feet above multiple defenders to bring down contested balls 20 yards downfield”
              The premise you start with is a load of crap; he does take advantage of on-the-ground separation a decent amount when it is there. How do you think Baldwin is his most used weapon? Am I missing something about ADB’s game? Russell could definitely stand to improve there, but if he truly needed jump-ball artists to succeed, he couldn’t even be a starting NFL QB.

        • Madmark says:

          He seems to much like Kearse to me.

          • j says:

            With a lot better hands

            • peter says:

              Well if kearse could box out like strong and had strongs,hands he’d essential be an entirely different receiver.

              I like strong a whole bunch for how Seattle utilizes jump balls and redline throws. I dont think he is even on their board but he’s no kearse

    • j says:

      I like Strong. Seems like he would fit our offense nicely. Don’t think he makes it to 63, but if he does it’d be a good pick.

  25. Volume12 says:

    Rob, just wanted to say thank you for giving all of us this platform! It reaaly is a unique/fantastic site. Mock drafts, talking NFL, college prospects, debates, questions, ideas, etc. Job well done my man, and color me damn impressed with all the hard work you must put in.

    Can’t wait for the next few days, mainly Friday and Saturday. But, very excited to break down and discuss the selections afterwards with you and everyone else.

    Here’s to hoping we nail a handful of these picks/players!

    • Steele1324 says:

      Yes, Rob. Fantastic site, best coverage there is.

      • Old but Slow says:

        Agreed with all that V12 and Steele have said, and I will add that it is refreshing that you have been able to maintain such a quality site without the acrimony and backbiting that occurs on most sites. The discussions and disagreements are consistently free of name calling and negativity. Congratulations.

  26. GreeneJman says:

    Apparently, Philadelphia slot CB Brandon Boykin can be acquired if the price is right. Admittedly I don’t know much about this Boykin kid but I’ve heard mostly good things. If “the right price” happens to be a 4th or 5th rounder, is he worth it? Slot is a position of need with Lane presumably out the entirety of the season and with this trade you get a young (24), proven commodity to fill a hole. Just looking to get your guys thoughts on the matter.

    • Bishop says:

      Seattle having a lot of chips to play with, I was thinking “what if Seattle made the trade” game earlier today. Seattle still has a pretty big window to win, so adding a proven player for a draft pick isn’t exactly out of the spectrum of reality.

  27. DieNasty47 says:

    Shaq Thompson? Did I miss something?

  28. Bishop says:

    I guess I’ll play along, using Morse as the 2nd rounder….

    2nd (63) Mitch Morse, OG, Missouri
    3rd (95) Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary
    4th (112) Derron Smith, FS, Fresno State
    4th (130) Frank Clark, DE/OLB, Michigan
    4th (134) Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska
    5th (167) Alani Fua, OLB, BYU
    5th (170) Leterrius Walton, DT, Central Michigan
    6th (181) Max Garcia, C, Florida
    6th (209) Anthony Jefferson, SS, UCLA
    6th (214) Donald Celiscar, CB, Western Michigan
    7th (248) Jamon Brown, OT, Louisville

    Meh, one can dream

  29. David M2 says:

    Since someone took the time to put all this together, thought everyone here may like to check it out.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/tySz9Ogtz4zFXbv2g4FCFxw/htmlview?pli=1

  30. AndrewP says:

    If the common belief is that DGB is truly a changed man in the past 12 mos, I’d be stunned if he fell to RD2.

    If he’s truly turned it around, and more than a few teams think that, he will be picked. He’s easily the #4 receiver in the draft, and if the concerns are muted, he’s having his name called tomorrow night.

  31. Mike says:

    Rob,

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. I have a daily obsession for your site and am better educated as a fan because of it.

    This might make you uncomfortable but here’s a proposition: starting a gofundme account to pay your way for a trip to seattle and tickets to a game of your choice that fits into your schedule. Is there somebody that already has an account that would be willing to do this? If 200 people kicked in $10-$20 each you’d have a hell of a trip. Just a thought. As a reader for the last several years I’d be happy to kick in.

    • Saxon says:

      I’ve requested the same thing the last few years. Rob won’t take any money. Too proud or secretly a peer of the realm.

      • redzone086 says:

        As much as I argue and question Rob on here this is one site I Would definitely open my wallet to.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Thanks Mike for those words — it really means a lot.

      I would love to set something like that up (and ultimately get back to Seattle!) but I take so much enjoyment out of this blog I don’t feel like I should be asking people for money. Thanks again to everyone who makes this community so much fun.

  32. Alaska Norm says:

    Rob

    Thanks for your work on this site. I’m a infrequent poster but daily reader. Great information and insight. I agree, the followers and posters on this site bring a lot to the table. True fans that use your blog as a place to respectfully put out their views and share their opinions. It’s been a fun draft season. Looking forward to follow up after the draft.

  33. Greg haugsven says:

    Who is the one player they think will be a Seahawk come draft more than any other? Have to go Ty Montgomery. Anyone else?

  34. HOUSE says:

    Interesting… SEA declines to pick up Irvin’s 5th yr option and there appears to be chatter of him possibly going to ATL… Something to definitely watch during the draft.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/29/next-move-for-irvin-could-be-a-trade-to-atlanta/

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      It could possibly be a win / win for both teams. ATL needs help at LB and Irvin can play the scheme they will run… and Seattle needs to dump some future salary and can reload in this draft in the 3rd or 4th rounds.

      • HOUSE says:

        I think you make a very good point. I 100% see that SEA wouldn’t be willing to pay Irvin $7.8M for an option year. Its possible a long term deal could be worked, but I feel he could be the MOST replaceable piece on D

        • Drew says:

          That would be a huge get for ATL. They could get their LEO in the 1st RD (Beasley) and then have Bruce as their SAM and moveable chess piece to also rush the passer. It would be a huge turnaround for the defense next year.

          What kind of compensation would we get for him though? A 3rd?

          • Drew says:

            Man I just can’t imagine how much speed they’d have between the 2.

          • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

            Beasley is going to the Jaguars, but there are other very good pass rushers to be had at their pick in the 1st. Fowler, Gregory, Ray and some others… whoever they think would fill the greatest need. Second round they should go ILB/MLB or CB/S.

  35. Dawgma says:

    Using the online sim, here’s what I got…

    63: R2P31
    CB JALEN COLLINS
    LSU

    95: R3P31
    C HRONISS GRASU
    OREGON

    112: R4P13
    WR TRE MCBRIDE
    WILLIAM & MARY

    130: R4P31
    S ADRIAN AMOS
    PENN STATE

    134: R4P35
    DE SHAQUILLE RIDDICK
    WVU

    167: R5P31
    G MARK GLOWINSKI
    WVU

    170: R5P34
    WR DARREN WALLER
    GEORGIA TECH

    181: R6P5
    DT CHRISTIAN COVINGTON
    RICE

    209: R6P33
    OT LAURENCE GIBSON
    VIRGINIA TECH

    214: R6P38
    OLB ALANI FUA
    BYU

    248: R7P31
    DT J.T. SURRATT
    SOUTH CAROLINA

    I would most definitely take that. It’s pretty good after R6, but it’s basically perfect to my tastes through Rd 5. I basically grabbed all the athleticism I could along the OL, although I doubt they take the same track there. Cable wants him some maulers.

  36. coachmattson says:

    Hi Rob and board. Came on here to see who I should root for the Seahawks to take in the draft this weekend.

    C – Morse or Grasu?
    G – Who would be best in the 4th/5th round – Glowinski?
    WR – I like what I read about McBride, Conley, Bell and Montgomery as later round WR’s that could contribute right away. I think we might take 2 – who would be your top 2 out of these 4?
    DL – I like what I read about Frank Clark from Michigan and Sokoli from Buffalo- later round rusher that could help right away.
    CB – the corner from Ole Miss – Golson sounds like the best later round contributor that I’ve heard of so far.

    So those are the names I will be rooting for as of now, but would love to hear input for these names or learn about new names that would have a great impact on the future of the Hawks! Thanks and go Hawks!

  37. Thomas says:

    Rob say DGB fell to the Falcons pick. Do you think we could trade our second plus Bruce Irvin to Atlanta for their second and get DGB?

    • redzone086 says:

      Great thought!! I’m for it.

      • James says:

        Sorry to burst ya’ll’s bubble, but DGB will be going in R1. If the Seahawks have done their due diligence and determined that DGB is OK to draft, other teams would have come to the same conclusion. And since he is a top ten talent (physically, if not mentally… have you heard the stories of how clueless he is about route schemes in team interviews?), then some team in late R1 will draft him. If we do wind up with Atlanta’s early R2 pick, then it will most certainly be used for a replacement pass rusher, someone much cheaper and – frankly – better than Bruce Irvin, a Mario Edwards or Eli Harold or someone like that. John and Pete know better than anyone that a second edge guy will be needed to pair with Avril in nickel packages. Bruce is uber-fast but has never exhibited consistent pass rush ability, he is actually a better LB than Leo, and we have KPL ready to go at LB. (ps – this must have been in work for some time… remember the reports surfacing of John checking out Mario Edwards, a pure DE not Leo, though everyone knows he would never get close to #63?)

    • GeoffU says:

      I was thinking kinda the same thing, but that price seems steep to me, I would not do that. You’re almost giving him away. Bruce for their second straight up seems fair. Bruce is an athletic monster, a first round pick, and while his sacks haven’t been there, he is a very solid starter in this league. Most 2nd rounders won’t come close to what he’s done and will continue to do.

      • redzone086 says:

        Oh I was thinking Irving and our second for their first.

        • HOUSE says:

          I could see a deal like this:

          SEA: #63 (2nd) and Bruce Irvin

          for

          ATL: #42 (2nd) and #107 (4th)

          • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

            No way ATL goes for that, giving up 2 starters for 1 guy…. no way

          • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

            Maybe Irvin for a 4th or 5th.. max

            • HOUSE says:

              I screwed that up… SMH

              I meant:
              SEA: #63, #95 and Bruce Irvin

              for

              ATL: #42 and #107

              That puts a mid-3rd rd pick value on Irvin.

              • redzone086 says:

                That seems low how do you have a third round grade on him? In this class he is clearly a first rounder with age that drops him to the second round.

        • GeoffU says:

          Now there’s an intriguing option, I would love Atlanta’s 1st pick. Then we could take an elite player, or trade down for more picks and get DGB (if that’s truly who they want, though it might be best to just take the top receiver).

          Not sure Atlanta would give it up though.

    • Jeff M. says:

      If Quinn wants Irvin but to keep his same number of picks (draft ammo to rebuild), maybe Irvin for a big move-up from our 3rd to their 2nd?

      So Irvin+95 for 42? That values him like a late 2nd-round pick, which I think isn’t too far off. It would leave us able to do something like DGB at 42 and Shaq Thompson as an Irvin replacement at 63, then target OL with our three 4ths. Or a defender like Ray/Harold/Edwards/Jarrett that falls to 42, Morse/Marpet at 63, and WR in the 4th.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think it’s unlikely.

  38. Drew says:

    Great mock and without trades it all seems very feasible. The one thing that stood out to me is Beasley being drafted #13 by the Saints. I have a feeling that he won’t make it past the the Falcons at #8. Insane production at Clemson and has improved his strength and shown off his elite athleticism at the combine.

    Even though the Seahawks won’t be drafting on Thursday, I’m very interested in seeing what the Jags and Falcons will do. I could see the Jags trading down a few spots and still able to get Gurley.

  39. matt509 says:

    Does that mean i’ve been drafted by Seahawksdraftblog?!?!?!? 🙂

    • Screeching Hawk says:

      You’ve been drafted Matt, welcome to Rob’s team of hardcore Seahawk football fans!

  40. Ho Lee Chit says:

    OK, I will put one out there. Danny Kelly is picking up a rumor of a trade for Irvin.

    R1 Jimmy Graham TE
    TRADE Bruce Irvin to ATL for R2.42 and 2016 R3 pick
    R2.10 Dorial Beckham-Green WR
    R2.31 Ali Marpet OG/OC
    R3.31 Josh Shaw CB
    R4.13 Ty Montgomery WR/KR/PR
    R4.31 Daryl Williams OG
    R4.35 Taiwan Jones ILB
    R5.31 Zack Wageman DE
    R5.34 Frank Clark DE
    R6.5 Hayes Pullard ILB
    R6.33 Gerod Holliman S
    R6.38 Greg Manz OC
    R7.31 Desmond Harrison OT

    • Coug1990 says:

      Interesting rumor, especially with Quinn in Atlanta. Like most of your mock, but not sure if I like the Seahawks drafting two players with domestic violence against women in their background for many reasons.

      • Ishmael says:

        I don’t either. Domestic violence is one of the things that I find genuinely revolting. That said, we have to be able to believe in redemption right? If the Hawks truly believe they’ve turned a corner, have learnt the wrong of their actions and are remorseful then I think they should be given a shot.

        • Coug1990 says:

          I do believe in redemption. Still, I wrote “many” reasons on purpose. One, redemption has to be proven over a long time, not good behavior for a year because an agent is telling you to chill. Sometimes a leopard does not change its spots. I have known many people that used drugs (including alcohol as a drug too) and they would be clean, until they weren’t. I still remember hating the Jeremy Stevens pick, as I thought he was trouble. The Seahawk brain trust at the time truly believed he had turned a corner and was remorseful. He was, until he wasn’t.

          Another reason is that for marketing purposes, you may get away with one person with DV, with two the narritive nationally is going to be the Seahawks don’t care. They just give lip service. Even today, most people outside of Seattle think the Seahawks lead the NFL in PED suspensions despite the fact a player has not been suspended in two years.

          • Ishmael says:

            I’m with you mate. Truly. I’d be deeply uncomfortable with it. I’ve worked with women in Cambodia, India and Afghanistan. The results of domestic violence that I’ve seen are just… Well, they’re going to stick with me for a long, long, time.

            But sport is sport, and we have a wonderful ability to compartmentalise. If they can manage to to beat the shit out of their girlfriends for the next few and they get us to a Superbowl I’m going to think they were pretty great picks.

            And I know what you mean about the marketing/PED stuff. But really, I think we all know that 80%+ of the NFL would be on some form of PEDS. The people who have a cry about it are just some of lifes perpetual whingers. When you win games you’re going to get some hate, but you’re also going to get a shitload of fans and money.

  41. Sam Jaffe says:

    My three shocker predictions:
    1) Marcus Hardison in the 1st round.
    2) Seahawks don’t draft any WR’s but get four awesome UDFA’s at the position.
    3) Seahawks make some kind of weird unexpected trade

  42. erhone says:

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog in the lead up to the draft. I noticed you haven’t mocked DE Owamagbe in the first two rounds, any reason way? I really wanted him in the first when we had a pick, would love him at 63.

  43. Ishmael says:

    Hawks haven’t picked up Bruce Irvin’s fifth-year option, rumours starting to swirl we might trade him to the Falcons. Say we traded him for their second round pick this year. Suddenly we’ve could start looking at:

    2.42 – DGB
    2.63 – Morse

    While still keeping all of our fourth round picks, and all our 2016 ones. If Randy Gregory flies down the board like it’s being projected he will does he suddenly become an option in the third? Will Frank Clark still be around? Then with three fourth rounds picks we can get Ty Montgomery, whichever guard we like that’s still on the board and a RB.

    It almost definitely won’t happen, and I really like Irvin, but it looks pretty tempting from where I’m sitting.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      Swap of 2nd round picks is much more likely + Bruce Irvin.

      I wanted to take it a step farther and do a Irvin + Bennett + conditional 1st round 2016 for ATL 1st and 2nd round picks in 2015……… let the wacky draft day rumors commence!

      • Ishmael says:

        You reckon?

        I think in this years class he’d be a 1st rounder for sure. From Atlanta’s POV if they picked up Bruce for our second they could either pick up Beasly/Dupree or similar in the first and suddenly give themselves a nasty look defence or they could take White or even someone like Scherf.

        I do like it though. I think it’s got legs, or at least I hope it does. How long until the draft now? I’m in Australia so my time keeps getting thrown off.

    • Misfit74 says:

      Yes, please.

  44. Screeching Hawk says:

    If we do trade Bruce would Shaq Thompson become a target for weakside linebacker/safety? I just have a feeling that Pete loves Thompson. We could put him in at rb on some plays and he’s a good special teams coverage guy. I want to keep Bruce but I can see Quin making a move for one or two of our defensive guys. If Schneider likes the trade he’ll make it. Russell and Bobby must be kept at the cost of one or two players we wish we could keep.

    • Dawgma says:

      Thompson… I’m a US fan, and I have a hard time getting a read on him. He’s really, really quick, but he doesn’t have elite speed like they like, and he’s not a natural LB.

      I’d be a little worried about dumping Irish myself, just because there’s not a ‘Seahawky’ LB to replace him with I see immediately in this draft and he’s basically our only #3 pass rusher. Now, I don’t think he’s worth top OL money either, which I think is what the option costs, so that might explain that. Still, if they’ve got a good idea his market will be more than they can match AND the trade offer is substantially be the than the comp pick you’d be looking at for losing him? I could get on board.

    • Volume12 says:

      How does Shaq replace Bruce?

      • Ishmael says:

        He doesn’t really. If we get rid of Bruce we’re going to need to find a SAM and a LEO.

        Shaq, as I understand it, roughly projects as a Will/in-the-box Safety. He’s be a seriously fun piece to play around with, but he’s definitely not a like-for-like replacement.

        • Volume12 says:

          Yeah, I get he’s a defensive chess piece, but why trade a versatile pass rusher who’s just starting to come into his own just to take a fun player to move around?

          Shaq’s numbers would seem to indicate he’s a terrible fit for this defense.

          • Ishmael says:

            Well you wouldn’t be making that exact trade. If they did it they’d be doing it because someone they really wanted would be open early in the Second (DGB.)

            It’d be Irvin for DGB + Morse/Grasau/whoever + Thompson/whoever in the fourth.

          • Screeching Hawk says:

            You may be right Volume12 I’m less of an expert than some of you. I’ve been watching the Seahawks and Huskies play football since Dave Krieg and Mark Brunell/Billie Joe Hobert. Scheme wise I’m no player or coach just a windmill sized fan!

        • James says:

          Welcome to the NFL ….tough enough to get to the top, brutally difficult to stay there. Basically, you get to keep half of your good players, and must replace the other half with rookies, so you darn well better draft well every single year. As we have been hearing for the past year, there is no way to pay top dollar to B-Wagz, KJ and Bruce. Bruce has to go, so you better have rookies ready to step in. Here is where we find out if John and Pete are right about Kevin Pierre-Lewis and Cassius Marsh. Next in line to go after this season: Mebane and maybe even Okung, who has a massive cap hit this year, and should be up for a negotiation for a second contract, to lower his cap number for the first couple of years. The fact that Okung does not appear to be in negotiations tells me that John and Pete are waiting to see if he can ever get through an entire season healthy, and therefore whether to pay the $10/mil/yr it will take to re-sign him. That is probably too much money, so don’t be surprised if a developmental LT is picked… which is why Donovan Smith and even Ty Sambrailo are still in the mix at R2, though both guys are not classic LTs. I actually think Marpet is a better developmental LT, where he can kick over after playing a year or two at G or C.

      • Screeching Hawk says:

        He doesn’t but Frank Clark would be similar. Shaq and Frank would be great. I have a feeling about Shaq and he’s so veritile. Pete could move him around.

        • Screeching Hawk says:

          That comment was to the awesome Volume12 question. I enjoy you posts for your insight and great writing. You guys are true fans. It’s going to be more fun talking about our new guys after the draft!

          • Volume12 says:

            Thank you Screech. If I can call you that. That compliment means a lot man. I watch a TON of CFB and tape/footage, as well as the NFL, and always try to bring my own opinions into the mix and try to highlight some ‘Seahawky’ players for those that have way more important things in life going on than I do. So the kind words are much appreciated buddy.

            I can’t wait for after the draft as well. Very much looking forward to the discussions and breakdowns.

            • Screeching Hawk says:

              You’re very welcome Volume12! I really appreciate the efforts of people like yourself, Madmark, and Steele to name some of you. I prefer Screeching because Screech reminds me and some of you of that tv show “saved by the bell”. I’m guessing you’re a Spinal Tap fan because you’re Seahawkyness goes to 12!

      • Madmark says:

        Maybe they move K.J. back to SAM spot and get themselves another WJB in the draft. just a thought.

  45. Michael M. says:

    Haven’t commented much all year, but still an avid reader. Thanks for another great year Rob!

  46. Nathan says:

    Paul Dawson to replace Irvin?

    • Volume12 says:

      You better be an exceptional athlete with speed and 1.52-1.58 10 yard split to play the hybrid SAM/LEO pass rusher in this defense.

      Dawson is a good MLB, but nowhere near enough of an athlkete to replace Bruce.

      • Misfit74 says:

        Nowhere enough athlete to be on our team. (Dawson)

        Shaq Thompson may be the only LB on our team’s draft board in the first 3 rounds. This class is bad as far as talent at the top.

  47. j says:

    Bears are shopping Martellus Bennett – wonder if we’d be interested in reuniting him with his brother. Maybe Irvin for Bennett?

    That would be a hell of a TE group – Graham, Bennett and Willson + competition for the fourth spot.

    • Screeching Hawk says:

      The only reason we would get rid of Bruce is because he’s too expensive and Bennett wants more money that’s why the Bears are shopping him. I really really love Bruce, unfortunately he may become a casualty of us keeping Wilson and Wagz.

    • john_s says:

      He also wants a pay raise though….

    • Madmark says:

      Got to much money going to TE position already with Graham’s 40 million dollar contract.

  48. Volume12 says:

    Can’t wait until the draft and everyone’s reactions when Seattle takes certain players. ‘But why?,’ ‘they could of had so and so,’ ‘don’t like that pick,’ OMG there goes this guy!’

    That in and of itself will be hilarious. LOL.

  49. Madmark says:

    We had 3 1st round draft picks Okung, Carpenter, and Irving. The 5th round option double their salary and its not tops at the position its pretty big increase. Okung is playing his 5th year coming up. carpenter wasn’t worth the 6 and something million and he’s gone, and the money Irving would get would definitely have to go to Wager. Make no mistake Irving has value because they finally found the right position at SAM for him and he’s become very good at it. This could be the perfect time to trade him. we get some draft picks and the other team gets a SAM who’s already experienced and they can get a deal done so they have him for 4 more years.

  50. Madmark says:

    I had to throw 1 more mock out there.
    31 Jimmy Graham 6’7″ 265lbs 35″arms 10 5/8″hands
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jimmy-graham?id=497236
    63 Ali Marpet G/C 6’4″ 307lbs. 33 3/8″arms 10″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/alexander-marpet
    95 Mitch Morse C/G 6’5″ 305lbs. 32 1/4″arms 9 1/4″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/mitch-morse
    112 Marcus Hardison DT(3-tech) 6’3″ 307lbs. 33 1/2″arms 10 3/8″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/marcus-hardison
    130 Tony Lippett WR/CB/ST 6’2″ 192lbs. 32 3/4″arms 9 7/8″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/tony-lippett
    134 Kenny Bell WR/PR/KR 6’1″ 197lbs. 31 5/8atms 9 1/4″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/kenny-bell
    167 Tyeler Davison DT(1-tech) 6’2″ 316lbs. 34″arms 10 3/4″hands
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/tyeler-davison?id=2552329
    170 Tyrus Thompson T 6’5″ 324lbs. 34 7/8″arms 10 1/4″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/tyrus-thompson
    181 Aalana Fua OLB 6’5″ 238lbs. 32″arms 10 1/8″hands
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/alani-fua?id=2552683
    209 Greg Mancz C/G/T 6’4″ 301lbs. 10″hands
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/greg-mancz?id=2552244
    214 DeAndre Smelter WR 6’2″ 226lbs. 32 5/8″arms 11″hands
    http://www.fanaticalyankee.com/2015-nfl-draft-scouting-reports/category/deandre-smelter
    248 Thomas Rawl RB 5’9″ 215lbs. 30 3/4″arms 9 1/2″hands
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/thomas-rawls?id=2552648
    UDFA Doniel Grambrell T 6’6″ 315lbs.
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/doniel-gambrell?id=2553167
    That should have enough WR for you Steele 1324 and because of their versatility they should have no problem making the roster. A lot of the latter round WR, in my opinion, just wouldn’t make it onto this roster like Chris Harper last year. Picks 167 and 170 are really questionable as to whether they will still be available.
    Leterrius Walton or Christian Covington are options here for DT
    Laurence Gibson or Rob Crisp are options here for T
    The 2 picks are so close that either DT or T could go in either place this is just where I put those 2 position to be drafted at. Kenny Bell could be switched to the 5th but to me he’s to damn good. I wouldn’t rule out a Sequin Golson CB. I really like the guy and I think he could become an all pro nickel corner which I see becoming more important in the league. A picture of Tony Pauline’s 1st 150 draft board had him at 109 which I think is to high for Seattle to go.
    I like everything about Williams who I mocked before. 4 Year starter, big,powerful, nasty attitude, and he leads by example on the field and he’ll be a great guard in a power scheme but not in ZBS. Its still a real possibility though but I highly doubt it. I think I did it more because its a head scratcher that makes you say REALLY. You know a out of the box Seattle draft pick. Ali Marpet on the other hand is a SPARQ demon and fits like a glove. Guys like Ali have to have drive to build their bodies up to preform like that. He also demonstrated at the Senior Bowl that he has the intelligence to learn since he had never played guard and showed a lot of improvement over that week. If Seattle would take Irving in the first, there is no reason why they wouldn’t take this guy in the 2nd. Seattle loves guys with great potential that need coaching and Cable is one of the best, in my opinion. There could be a fight this year at the LT spot. This will be Gilliam 3rd year and if Okung should get injured in camp you can say bye, bye. Another I would watch is McNeil at WR spot. They did the same thing last year with Mathews and he made the team. To think about it they also did it with Baldwin and Kearse. I watch a lot of tape on him playing in the Area league and he looks legit to me. He big, super quick, and is a superb hands catcher that snatch’s the ball out of the air. I didn’t draft a SS because I pretty sure Dion Bailey is better than the talent we would be looking at. I think I said it once before but he was so close to making it last year if Kam hadn’t been hurt to start the season. Well I’ve rambled on and probably said to much already. What I can say is I’m a fanatic fan that just loves this game and the Seahawks. Thank you Rob for the website so I can speak out about my favorite team. Like RW, I’ll finish by saying, “GO HAWKS”.

    • James says:

      This would be an A+ draft Madmark… from your mouth to the football gods ears. In particular, to land both Ali Marpet and Mitch Morse, the two guys I think are most in play for the R2 pick, would be like Christmas morning. I worry that Morse has emerged to the point that he won’t be there in late R3, but we can always hope. How does Bell look in the return game, compared to McBride and Montgomery?

      Marpet and Morse would be immediate contributors and/or starters at LG and C. And Marpet is so athletic, has such good feet to kick out and slide, that I believe he is a potential starting LT with a couple of years of experience. His wingspan isn’t ideal, but otherwise his movement skills more than make up for that one defect.

  51. john_s says:

    Under the radar guy – Bobby Richardson (DT – Indiana) – 6’2 298 lbs ran 4.99 5.01 at his pro day. This guy is cat quick, has 33″ arm length this guy finishes plays. On tape you can see him running 20-30 yards downfield to tackle the ball carrier. I think he’s your new Clinton McDonald. Combine him with Jordan Hill and that will give you some serious pressure up the middle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO3eMBtA-GQ

  52. Lewis says:

    As far as the 11th hour Gregory stuff, it wouldn’t surprise me if a team that wants to draft him floated some info to the media in the hopes he would slide a bit.

  53. dtrain says:

    Great year, Rob! You are the best and you have created an amazing site with a bunch of collective draft junkies having conversations that I appreciate more and more each time I come here (which is daily!). Absolutely my favorite football site.
    As most of us do every year, I’ll throw my Hawks’ mock up and see if anything sticks. Here goes nothing;
    2ND (trade back into early 3rd, add an early 5TH )
    3RD (trade) FRANK CLARK, DE, MICHIGAN
    I think they have a list of 3 or 4 guys they’d like at the end of the 2nd (Marpet, Chickillo, Glowinski, Clark, Grassu, Morse) and if they are still there, they move down and grab the best one still available. Schneiz can’t help himself.
    3RD TY MONTGOMERY, WR/KR, STANFORD
    A slam dunk if he is there late 3rd–instant return specialist. They can take time to develop him as a receiver (like they did with Golden Tate). If he isn’t available, I suspect this is where they grab their next favorite SPARQ freak with little regard for need. They seem to think BJ Daniels can hold down the return game in a pinch (obviously remains to be seen). McBride would look good here too.
    4TH ROBERT MYERS, OG, TENNESSEE ST
    Myers is a reach a la Britt last year, but something tells me he is their #1 wish list guy as the LG behemoth (he can compete with Bailey this year).
    4TH TONY LIPPETT, WR/CB, MICHIGAN ST
    Obvious corner convert. Smart, tough, very smooth. Has played really well at a big time program, which makes sense versus reaching for a smaller school SPARQ corner with long arms. With Cary Williams in the house, he has time to develop and can be a big special teams component early.
    4TH DAVID IRVING, DL, IOWA ST
    Character concern #2 (along with Clark). The Hawks don’t mind taking bad boys on the defense if they can get after the football. Really long and SPARQed up.
    5TH (trade) NATE ORCHARD, LEO, UTAH
    Not a big SPARQ athlete, but the dude makes plays. He reminds me of Chris Clemons. Once he gets a little stronger, he will be a better edge setter. He has a nice rush repertoire and is a chase machine vs the run. He can help as a rookie as a nickel right side guy, kicking Bennett down to the 3. Develop into a LEO as he goes.
    5TH CHAD HAMILTON, C, COASTAL CAROLINA
    Best of the centers left on the board. Athletic and smart. They have been linked to him this spring. This changes if they picked Grossu, Marpet, or Morse with the 2nd/traded 3rd pick. If that was the case, they could grab Tyeler Davison or Derrick Lott to help on the interior DL.
    5TH JOSH ROBINSON, RB, MISSISSIPPI ST
    I think Mike Davis is on their board but I can’t see them picking him before the 5th and I think someone will reach for him in the late 3rd/early 4th. That leaves them with a beautiful consolation prize as I think Robinson has the goods to be an every down guy and his character is Seahawky as all-get-out. Kind of the anti-Christine (and look, he can carry the ball in both arms!).
    6TH KRISTJAN SOKOLO, DL/OG, BUFFALO
    Everyone anticipates this happening and I am fully convinced it will. Develop him into Sweezy Jr (actually he is an even better athlete–now that is saying something). Maybe you don’t have to extend Sweezy if he pans out).
    6TH RYAN MURPHY, S, OREGON ST
    This guy is the Jeron Johnson-type. Has great instincts and is a plus athlete for a SS. He can man cover in the slot vs bigger targets a la Kam. His physical plays screams Seahawks.
    6TH NICK MARSHALL, QB/CB, AUBURN
    Another convert to corner or safety. He was a champ at the Senior Bowl. He isn’t a terrible QB. Add him to the pile–he can be stashed on the practice squad for a year while he develops–nobody will pick him up on the wire as a QB or as a project CB.
    7TH MARK NZEOCHA, OLB, WYOMING
    SPARQ demon that has produced. Another stash-able player coming off an injury. PUP and stash!

    Well, that’s what I’ve got…merry mocking!

  54. Ulsterman says:

    I just hope they don’t try to be too cute in this draft or go overboard on the whole sparq thing. The last couple of drafts haven’t been good and I have this fear that it’s because the earlier drafts involved more players PC had personal knowledge of, hope I’m completely wrong on that.

    Players I’d love to see the Seahawks take: Marcus Hardison, Tre McBride, Rob Crisp, Mark Glowinski, Ty Montgomery (obviously they won’t be able to take all of them).

    They have to go Oline, WR and pass rush

    Just to echo everyone else Rob, this really is a great read every day, how you manage to juggle all the work you put into this with having a young child I don’t know (have a couple of young uns myself and they don’t give me a minute’s peace)

    • dtrain says:

      I agree about not being too cute. There are a lot of good middle-round football players that can step in and help and I hope they don’t take on too many project-able types. They have used the SPARQ system all the way back to the USC days. The reason he had some of those relationships with those kids is because they fit the requisite USC physical attributes. We’ll never know, but I wonder if adding Jr. Carroll from Miami will have some of that same impact in the next couple of years.

  55. DC says:

    Frank Clark, DE, Michigan
    Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
    Mitch Morse, OL, Missouri
    Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
    Anthony Chickillo, DL, Miami
    Tray Walker, CB, Texas Southern
    Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DL, Southern Miss
    Quinton Spain, OL West Virginia
    Laurence Gibson, OL, Virgina Tech
    Josh Shirley, LB, UNLV
    Chris Harper, WR, CAL