Pre-combine mock draft plus OL & RB measurements

February 25th, 2020 | Written by Rob Staton

Latest from the combine

It seems like LSU are having a week off. Grant Delpit, as he recovers from an ankle injury, won’t do drills. Thaddeus Moss isn’t going to test. There’s talk K’Lavon Chaisson won’t work out and Joe Burrow says he won’t do anything.

How disappointing.

As you’ll see in the measurements below, there are some enormous, talented offensive tackles in this class. It makes life a lot easier for the Seahawks. They can fix the D-line in free agency. Then, if needed, they can replace Germain Ifedi (assuming he departs) with their first pick in the draft.

Mock draft

I’ve not done one of these in weeks. So I thought I’d do a ‘before and after’ mock draft. Let’s see how things change after the combine. I’ve included a few trades as you’ll see (one involves the Seahawks).

Underneath the mock I will post all of today’s offensive line and running back measurements.

Don’t forget to check out our big combine preview by clicking here. It has all the information you need on what to look for at the combine from a Seahawks perpsective.

Mock draft

First round

#1 Cincinnati — Joe Burrow (QB, LSU)
#2 Washington — Chase Young (EDGE, Ohio State)
#3 LA Chargers (v/DET) — Justin Herbert (QB, Oregon)
#4 New York Giants — Isaiah Simmons (LB, Clemson)
#5 Miami — Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama)
#6 Detroit (v/LAC) — Jeff Okudah (CB, Ohio State)
#7 Carolina — Derrick Brown (DT, Alabama)
#8 Dallas (v/ARI) — Henry Ruggs (WR, Alabama)
#9 Jacksonville — Javon Kinlaw (DT, South Carolina)
#10 Cleveland — Andrew Thomas (T, Georgia)
#11 New York Jets — Mekhi Becton (T, Louisville)
#12 Las Vegas — Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama)
#13 Indianapolis — Tristan Wirfs (T, Iowa)
#14 Tampa Bay — Jedrick Wills (T, Alabama)
#15 Denver — Jalen Reagor (WR, TCU)
#16 Philadelphia (v/ATL) — CeeDee Lamb (WR, Oklahoma)
#17 Arizona (v/DAL) — Austin Jackson (T, USC)
#18 Miami (v/PIT) — Grant Delpit (S, LSU)
#19 Las Vegas (v/CHI) — CJ Henderson (CB, Florida)
#20 Jacksonville (v/LAR) — Cesar Ruiz (C, Michigan)
#21 Atlanta (v/PHI) — Patrick Queen (LB, LSU)
#22 Buffalo — Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB, LSU)
#23 New England — Brandon Aiyuk (WR, Arizona State)
#24 New Orleans — K.J. Hamler (WR, Penn State)
#25 Minnesota — Isaiah Wilson (T, Georgia)
#26 Miami (v/HOU) — Josh Jones (T, Houston)
#27 Carolina (v/SEA) — Jordan Love (QB, Utah State)
#28 Baltimore — A.J. Epenesa (DE, Iowa)
#29 Tennessee — Trevon Diggs (CB, Alabama)
#30 Green Bay — Tee Higgins (WR, Clemson)
#31 San Francisco — Laviska Shenault (WR, Colorado)
#32 Kansas City — D’Andre Swift (RB, Georgia)

Second round

#33 Cincinnati — Kenneth Murray (LB, Oklahoma)
#34 Indianapolis (v/WAS) — Kyle Dugger (S, Lenoir-Rhyne)
#35 Detroit — Julian Okwara (DE, Notre Dame)
#36 New York Giants — Kristian Fulton (CB, LSU)
#37 Detroit (v/LAC) — Zack Baun (LB, Wisconsin)
#38 Seattle (v/CAR) — Prince Tega Wanogho (T, Auburn)
#39 Miami — Jonathan Taylor (RB, Wisconsin)
#40 Arizona — Jaylon Johnson (CB, Utah)
#41 Cleveland — Xavier McKinney (S, Alabama)
#42 Jacksonville — Jeff Gladney (CB, TCU)
#43 Chicago — Damien Lewis (G, LSU)
#44 Indianapolis — Justin Jefferson (WR, LSU)
#45 Tampa Bay — Ross Blacklock (DT, TCU)
#46 Denver — Damon Arnette (CB, Ohio State)
#47 Atlanta — K’Lavon Chaisson (LB, LSU)
#48 New York Jets — Yetur Gross-Matos (DE, Penn State)
#49 Pittsburgh — J.K. Dobbins (RB, Ohio State)
#50 Seattle (v/CHI) — Raekwon Davis (DT, Alabama)
#51 Arizona (v/DAL) — Denzel Mims (WR, Baylor)
#52 LA Rams — Ezra Cleveland (T, Boise State)
#53 Philadelphia — Cam Dantzler (CB, Miss State)
#54 Buffalo — Van Jefferson (WR, Florida)
#55 Atlanta (v/NE) — Matt Hennessy (C, Temple)
#56 Miami — Lloyd Cushenberry (C, LSU)
#57 Houston — Cole Kmet (TE, Notre Dame)
#58 Minnesota — Curtis Weaver (DE, Boise State)
#59 Chicago (v/SEA) — Hunter Bryant (TE, Washington)
#60 Baltimore — Michael Pittman Jr (WR, USC)
#61 Tennessee — Joshua Uche (LB, Michigan)
#62 Green Bay — Jacob Eason (QB, Washington)
#63 Kansas City (v/SF) — Quintez Cephus (WR, Kansas City)
#64 Seattle — Bryan Edwards (WR, South Carolina)

The trades explained

The LA Chargers (#6) trade with Detroit (#3)
As they prepare to move into a new stadium, the Chargers make a splash and jump up to #3 to get a quarterback (Justin Herbert). They trade two second round picks — one this year and one in 2021 — to make the move.

Dallas (#17) trades with Arizona (#8)
There’s been the odd whisper about Dallas preparing to be bold in this draft. Let’s assume they get everything done in free agency and keep Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Robert Quinn. In this scenario they jump up nine spots, surrendering their second round pick, to get Henry Ruggs after he runs a 4.2 at the combine to try and increase their offensive potency.

Philadelphia (#21) trades with Atlanta (#16)
The Eagles see the run on receivers and don’t hang about. Ceedee Lamb doesn’t run as well as some of the others at the combine and lasts a bit longer than many are projecting. They move up by giving Atlanta their third round pick.

Carolina (#38) trades with Seattle (#27)
Some teams are going to look at Jordan Love and believe he can be their future. The teams who believe that might need to get ahead of Green Bay at #30 (who appear ready to start planning ahead). The Panthers, under new leadership, give Seattle a third round pick (#69) and some 2021 compensation to move up to #27.

The Seahawks picks explained

Seattle sees a run on receivers and offensive linemen and gratefully takes the opportunity to trade down (again) while adding an extra early third round pick.

In this scenario they’ve invested heavily in the pass rush during free agency — retaining Jadeveon Clowney, signing Everson Griffen and then bringing in one other (either via trade or signing). Germain Ifedi has signed elsewhere. I don’t think it matters whether they re-sign George Fant or not for this. He’d be a hedge and/or competition.

Prince Tega Wanogho is highly athletic and was expected to run a time in the 4.95 range and jump a 32 inch vertical before he had to withdraw from combine testing. He has experience at right and left tackle, he’s very good on the move and he’s extremely physical.

He could compete to start at right tackle and could even be an eventual heir-apparent to Duane Brown on the left. He has a good backstory and stayed at Auburn a year ago to finish a second degree. His dream is to return to Nigeria as a coach and help others live out their NFL dream.

An alternative option could be Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland.

Despite bolstering their pass rush via the open market, the Seahawks return to the D-line with their second pick. For the last five years they’ve spent one of their top-two picks on a defensive lineman. That trend will likely continue this year.

For years they’ve been looking for their answer to Calais Campbell. Alabama’s Raekwon Davis fits the bill. He’s 6-7, 315lbs and a ‘first off the bus’ physical specimen. His run defense is superb, he anchored Alabama’s line and he has the unique ability to gain leverage despite his height.

He should be a first round pick but he falls due to the fact he only managed two sacks in his final two years at Alabama. Jarran Reed fell to pick #49 in 2016 because teams didn’t trust his ability to be more than a good run defender. Seattle traded up to get him. In this projection I have them repeating the act — trading a fourth round pick to Chicago (who, funnily enough, were the team the Seahawks traded with to get Reed).

Having addressed both lines, Seattle’s next priority with their other second round pick is to tap into the receiver class. With a major run on the position in rounds one and two, they don’t risk waiting until the third frame. Bryan Edwards isn’t working out at the combine due to a broken foot but he’s an electric receiver with better speed than people realise. He’s mature, seems to be pissed off for greatness and broke receiving records at South Carolina. He’d be a nice compliment for Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf.

With the pick acquired from Carolina at #69, the Seahawks replace C.J. Prosise with Cam Akers. He has the size, explosive testing, pass-blocking and receiving skills to replace Prosise and he has the potential to earn a much greater role within the offense.

They will gain a third round comp pick due to Earl Thomas signing a big contract in Baltimore. They could easily return to the defense here, having already spent three picks on the offense. However — the strength of this class in the first three rounds is receiver and O-line. If they cut Justin Britt to save money they might need to find a replacement.

Nick Harris struggled in 1v1’s at the Senior Bowl but he performed much better in scrimmages. The Seahawks have drafted and started a smaller center in Joey Hunt. Harris plays with intensity and is a real fighter. He has underrated mobility when he pulls or progresses to the second level. He’s loaded with grit and leadership. People will be scared off by the size — not unfairly — but I still think Harris can make it in the NFL and might surprise a few people. Perhaps with his size they wouldn’t take him in the middle rounds but look how enamoured they’ve been with Hunt. I also think this could be an area they address in free agency if Britt moves on (Graham Glasgow? Alex Mack if cut?).

Measurements

I’m going to pick out the relevant names here (there are many) but for all the details from today’s weigh-ins check out Charles Robinson’s Twitter timeline.

Offensive line measurements

Trey Adams
Height: 6-8
Weight: 318
Hands: 9 7/8
Arm length: 34 3/8
Wingspan: 81 4/8

Hakeem Adeniji
Height: 6-4 3/8
Weight: 302
Hands: 10
Arm length: 33 6/8
Wingspan: 82 3/8

Ben Bartch
Height: 6-5 6/8
Weight: 309
Hands: 9
Arm length: 32 7/8
Wingspan: 80 4/8

Mekhi Becton
Height: 6-7 3/8
Weight: 364
Hands: 10 6/8
Arm length: 35 5/8
Wingspan: 83 2/8

Tyler Biadasz
Height: 6-3 5/8
Weight: 314
Hands: 10
Arm length: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 79 7/8

Ben Bredeson
Height: 6-4 5/8
Weight: 315
Hands: 10 1/8
Arm length: 31 1/8
Wingspan: 76 6/8

Saahdiq Charles
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 321
Hands: 10
Arm length: 33
Wingspan: 80 3/8

Ezra Cleveland
Height: 6-6
Weight: 311
Hands: 9
Arm length: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 80 3/8

Lloyd Cushenberry
Height: 6-3 1/8
Weight: 312
Hands: 10 3/8
Arm length: 34 1/8
Wingspan: 84 2/8

Nick Harris
Height: 6-0 7/8
Weight: 302
Hands: 9 6/8
Arm length: 32 1/8
Wingspan: 77 4/8

Matt Hennessy
Height: 6-3 7/8
Weight: 307
Hands: 10
Arm length: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 79 6/8

Austin Jackson
Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 322
Hands: 10 2/8
Arm length: 34 1/8
Wingspan: 82

Jonah Jackson
Height: 6-3 4/8
Weight: 306
Hands: 10 4/8
Arm length: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8

Joshua Jones
Height: 6-5
Weight: 319
Hands: 10 1/8
Arm length: 33 7/8
Wingspan: 79 7/8

Solomon Kindley
Height: 6-3 2/8
Weight: 337
Hands: 10
Arm length: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 6/8

Shane Lemieux
Height: 6-3 7/8
Weight: 310
Hands: 9 4/8
Arm length: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77

Damien Lewis
Height: 6-2
Weight: 327
Hands: 10 2/8
Arm length: 33
Wingspan: 79 4/8

Colt McKivitz
Height: 6-6 1/8
Weight: 306
Hands: 10
Arm length: 33 6/8
Wingspan: 81 5/8

Netane Muti
Height: 6-2 7/8
Weight: 315
Hands: 10 5/8
Arm length: 31 6/8
Wingspan: 76 4/8

Lucas Niang
Height: 6-6
Weight: 315
Hands: 10 4/8
Arm length: 34 2/8
Wingspan: 83 1/8

Matt Peart
Height: 6-6 5/8
Weight: 318
Hands: 9 4/8
Arm length: 36 5/8
Wingspan: 86 4/8

Tyre Phillips
Height: 6-5
Weight: 331
Hands: 10 3/8
Arm length: 35 1/8
Wingspan: 84 5/8

Cesar Ruiz
Height: 6-2 6/8
Weight: 307
Hands: 11
Arm length: 33 1/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8

John Simpson
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 321
Hands: 11 2/8
Arm length: 34 1/8
Wingspan: 82 3/8

Logan Stenberg
Height: 6-6
Weight: 317
Hands: 10 2/8
Arm length: 32 4/8
Wingspan: 80

Alex Taylor
Height: 6-8 3/8
Weight: 308
Hands: 11 2/8
Arm length: 36 1/8
Wingspan: 88

Andrew Thomas
Height: 6-5 1/8
Weight: 315
Hands: 10 2/8
Arm length: 36 1/8
Wingspan: 83 4/8

Prince Tega Wanogho
Height: 6-5
Weight: 308
Hands: 10 3/8
Arm length: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 80 6/8

Jedrick Wills
Height: 6-4 2/8
Weight: 312
Hands: 10
Arm length: 34 2/8
Wingspan: 83 4/8

Isaiah Wilson
Height: 6-6 4/8
Weight: 350
Hands: 10 2/8
Arm length: 35 4/8
Wingspan: 84 3/8

Tristan Wirfs
Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 320
Hands: 10 2/8
Arm length: 34
Wingspan: 80 2/8

Running back measurements

Saivon Ahmed
Height: 5-10
Weight: 197
Hands: 8 6/8
Arm length: 29 2/8
Wingspan: 71 5/8

Cam Akers
Height: 5-10 3/8
Weight: 217
Hands: 9
Arm length: 30 5/8
Wingspan: 74 5/8

Eno Benjamin
Height: 5-8
Weight: 207
Hands: 8 5/8
Arm length: 31 2/8
Wingspan: 76

A.J. Dillon
Height: 6-0 3/8
Weight: 247
Hands: 9 5/8
Arm length: 31 5/8
Wingspan: 77 5/8

J.K. Dobbins
Height: 5-9 4/8
Weight: 209
Hands: 9 4/8
Arm length: 29 6/8
Wingspan: 73 4/8

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Height: 5-7 2/8
Weight: 207
Hands: 9 5/8
Arm length: 29
Wingspan: 70 5/8

Joshua Kelley
Height: 5-10 5/8
Weight: 212
Hands: 9 5/8
Arm length: 31 5/8
Wingspan: 76 2/8

Anthony McFarland
Height: 5-8 1/8
Weight: 208
Hands: 8 7/8
Arm length: 30 3/8
Wingspan: 73 7/8

Zack Moss
Height: 5-9 3/8
Weight: 223
Hands: 9 2/8
Arm length: 31 2/8
Wingspan: 75 4/8

Javon Leake
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215
Hands: 9 5/8
Arm length: 31 4/8
Wingspan: 75 6/8

D’Andre Swift
Height: 5-8 2/8
Weight: 212
Hands: 9
Arm length: 29 7/8
Wingspan: 72

Jonathan Taylor
Height: 5-10 2/8
Weight: 226
Hands: 9 4/8
Arm length: 31 1/8
Wingspan: 75 3/8

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150 Responses to “Pre-combine mock draft plus OL & RB measurements”

  1. Sea Mode says:

    Sounds like a plan! Thanks for the mock.

  2. Sea Mode says:

    Too bad he doesn’t have the length, cause he showed flashes at the Sr. Bowl:

    Dane Brugler
    @dpbrugler
    ·2h

    “Who was the toughest player you faced this season?”

    TE Hunter Bryant: “Bradlee Anae”

    TE Devin Asiasi: “Oh, that was Bradlee Anae”

    Also, easy choice…

    Dane Brugler
    @dpbrugler
    ·1h

    Toughest DB KJ Hamler faced?

    “Most definitely Jeff Okudah”

  3. Russ says:

    Man I hope this mock comes to fruition.

    With how the talent is being talked about in this draft, I think the Seahawks need to come out of rounds 1 and two with 1 OL and 1 WR at least. Raekwon Davis is the player I’d most like to see on the Hawks at this point, so finding a way to get him just adds to it.

    I like your point about addressing the DLine in FA Rob. Looking at the talent available, I have to learn towards finding high end EDGE players in FA and then looking at draft picks and smaller contracts for DT

    Maybe we’ll see the Hawks go after TEF darling Vernon Butler?

  4. Sea Mode says:

    Obviously we want to see their explosiveness in testing, but check out how many RBs there are this year in the 5-10, 220 club:

    La’Mical Perine, Florida, 5106, 216
    Cam Akers, Florida St., 5103, 217
    DeeJay Dallas, Miami, 5101, 217
    Patrick Taylor, Memphis, 6014, 217
    James Robinson, Illinois St., 5090, 219
    Tony Jones, Notre Dame, 5104, 220
    Benny LeMay, Charlotte, 5081, 221
    Zack Moss, Utah, 5093, 223
    Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 5102, 226
    Mike Warren, Cincinnati, 5091, 226

    And that’s not even counting the shorter guys like Dobbins, Swift, Edwards-Helaire, McFarland who could get away with being closer 210 lbs.

    • cha says:

      That’s a great list Sea Mode, thank you!

      Now can we ding the injury prone ones? LOL

      • Sea Mode says:

        Sure. Here you go. Basically, only Patrick Taylor and Zack Moss had serious injuries, and Moss came back for a career year. So a very healthy group.

        I included the final 2 years of stats unless there was something notable earlier. And receiving stats in parenthesis if they were significant. Fumble numbers refer to each year of their career chronologically.

        La’Mical Perine, Florida, 5106, 216
        – No notable injury history.
        – 1,2,1,0 fumbles.
        – Never broke 1,000 yds in a season.
        – 2018 (13): 134/826yds/8TD, 6.2ypc
        – 2019 (13): 132/676yds/11TD, 5.1ypc

        Cam Akers, Florida St., 5103, 217
        – Missed one game in 2019.
        – 2,5,3 fumbles.
        – 2017 (13): 194/1025yds/7TD, 5.3ypc
        – 2018 (12): 161/706yds/6TD, 4.4ypc
        – 2019 (11): 231/1144yds/14TD, 5.1ypc (20rec/225yds/4TD)

        DeeJay Dallas, Miami, 5101, 217
        – Missed a couple games in 2017 and 2019.
        – 0,4,0 fumbles.
        – Never broke 1,000 yds in a season.
        – 2018 (13): 109/617yds/6TD, 5.7ypc
        – 2019 (10): 115/693yds/8TD, 6.0ypc

        Patrick Taylor, Memphis, 6014, 217
        – Missed 8 games at the beginning of 2019 season with a foot injury. Returned for final 5 games.
        – 1,1,3,2 fumbles
        – 2018 (14): 208/1122yds/16TD, 5.4ypc (17rec/197yds/2TD)
        – 2019 (6): 78/350yds/5TD, 4.5ypc

        James Robinson, Illinois St., 5090, 219
        – No notable injury history.
        – 1,4,2,5 fumbles.
        – 2018 (11): 205/1290yds/12TD, 6.2ypc
        – 2019 (15): 364/1899yds/18TD, 5.1ypc

        Tony Jones, Notre Dame, 5104, 220
        – No notable injury history.
        – Zero career fumbles.
        – Never broke 1,000 yds in a season.
        – 2018 (12): 83/392yds/6TD, 4.7ypc
        – 2019 (12): 144/857yds/15TD, 6.0ypc

        Benny LeMay, Charlotte, 5081, 221
        – Missed 2 games in 2019.
        – 1,2,1 fumbles.
        – 2018 (12): 232/1243yds/11TD, 5.4ypc (21rec/282yds/0TD)
        – 2019 (11): 193/1082yds/19TD, 5.6ypc (19rec/242yds/4TD)

        Zack Moss, Utah, 5093, 223
        – Nov. 2018 knee surgery. Missed final 4 games. To say he came back strong is an understatement.
        – 2,2,3,1 fumbles.
        – 2018 (9): 179/1096yds/11TD, 6.1ypc
        – 2019 (13): 235/1416yds/15TD, 6.0ypc (28rec/388yds/2TD)

        Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 5102, 226
        – No notable injury history.
        – 8,4,6 fumbles.
        – With just 23 more yards in 2017, he would have had 3 consecutive 2,000yds seasons!
        – 2017 (14): 299/1977yds/13TD, 6.6ypc
        – 2018 (13): 307/2194yds/16TD, 7.1ypc
        – 2019 (14): 320/2003yds/21TD, 6.3ypc (26rec/252yds/5TD)

        Mike Warren, Cincinnati, 5091, 226
        – No notable injury history.
        – 0,3,0 fumbles.
        – 2018 (12): 244/1329yds/19TD, 5.4ypc (25rec/232yds/1TD)
        – 2019 (14): 261/1265yds/14TD, 4.8ypc (21rec/153yds/2TD)

  5. Sea Mode says:

    Kingdome1976 says:
    February 25, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Keep these stats rolling in. This is great guys, thanks a bunch.

    Also I was wondering what you guys think of letting go of Britt and Ifedi and using 2 of our first 4 picks to replace them. Any thoughts?

    For right now I think I prefer to stick with Britt on a new contract and only see a rookie at the RT spot, with Haynes slotting in at LG. Then draft a G/C project later on day 3. So tap into the strong OL class, but don’t turn over too much of the starting OL.

    • GerryG says:

      Sign me up for the Britt on new contract with reasonable cap hit plan.

      Could see young new starter at LG (Haynes) and a rookie or Fant at RG, plus a youngster filling in the inevitable Fluker missed games. Having a vet in the middle to hold things together seems like the best plan.

    • GoHawksDani says:

      Are we comfortable with a rookie RT? Everyone always says the learning curve for rookie OT is pretty steep

      • Steve Nelsen says:

        They didn’t pick up Ifedi’s 5th year option or extend Fant so that signals a willingness to move on from both. Ifedi and Fant may find a cooler free agent market than they hope so it is possible one of them comes back on an inexpensive contract. But I’m not sure Fant even fits what they are looking for in a RT. There are some veteran FA tackles out there and I could see them adding one on a 1-year deal.

        I also think Solari’s power blocking system is quite a bit easier for a rookie to pick up than Cable’s zone blocking scheme.

  6. Sea Mode says:

    Definitely a possibility in the early R2 range, as Rob suggested.

    Tony Pauline
    @TonyPauline
    ·9m

    Arm length for Ezra Cleveland/OT/Boise State came in at 33 7/8 inches with a wingspan of 80 7/8 inches. There was some concern his arms were shorter than 33 inches. I continue to hear Cleveland will get consideration at the back end of round one.

  7. Thanks again, Rob. Could definitely see Carolina or Indianapolis moving back up into round 1 if love is still on the board.

  8. Nick says:

    A lot of really great measurements from this OT group. Excellent news for Seattle—hopefully we’re able to select one in the first three rounds that can compete for RT.

  9. New Guy says:

    Rob,

    The only problem I have with your mock drafts is that you’re so logical and knowledgable regarding each teams’ needs that you ascribe draftees to them that make too much sense. Each year there are always a handful of head offices that end up making rash, emotional choices.

    Often you end up with pretty meager pickings for the Seahawks’ picks. I’ll bet that there are real gems available (beyond what you have chosen for the Hawks in this mock) when it comes to the actual draft.

    .

  10. MoBo says:

    As a german fan i want to say thank you Rob for all your hard work. You making it so much easier getting quality information, especially in an foreign country.

    Do you think there is a realisitc trade scenario getting Campbell in exchange for K.J. Wright and swapping some picks? Jacksonville is in need of an OLB an could free up some (more) money.

  11. New Guy says:

    …oh by the way, your content has been magnificent as of late!

    .

  12. Henry Taylor says:

    Cush’s 84″ wingspan is the stand out measurement for me in this group.

    Andrew Thomas’s arm length is also fantastic, but Wills has lived up to the desired requirements as well.

  13. Glad to see nice arm length out of Niang, and wow! Peart has has tree limbs for arms, cripes!

    • Brashmouse says:

      Did you see Alex Taylor? That is a huge man. Seems an ideal stash in a strength training program for a year while working on the practice squad (even if stash on the roster)

  14. Love the mock and see a consistent theme going OL, DL, WR with the first three picks in some kind of order.

  15. Interesting to see Zack Moss at 223 and to see Dobbins at only 209.

  16. Steve Nelsen says:

    My thinking was they would
    1. Move on from both Ifedi and Britt, sign a veteran FA on a 1-year Iupati type deal, and draft a rookie to start/compete at RT
    2. Move on from Iupati and let Haynes and Jamarco Jones compete at LG
    3. Keep Britt, maybe after a restructure and draft a mid-round C-G project as a replacement for Hunt
    That would use 2 picks on OL.

    But, Wow! After seeing the size and length on all these tackles I’m starting to think they could draft 2! Can’t wait to see the TEF scores.

  17. Steve Nelsen says:

    My thinking was they would
    1. Move on from both Ifedi and Fant, sign a veteran FA on a 1-year Iupati type deal, and draft a rookie to start/compete at RT
    2. Move on from Iupati and let Haynes and Jamarco Jones compete at LG
    3. Keep Britt, maybe after a restructure and draft a mid-round C-G project as a replacement for Hunt
    That would use 2 picks on OL.

    But, Wow! After seeing the size and length on all these tackles I’m starting to think they could draft 2! Can’t wait to see the TEF scores.

  18. 1 of the things I love about Nick Harris. Is how quick, clean, and smooth he is from snap to set. Not just the quickness, but how his hands and feet work in unison. Think he makes whomever drafts him quite happy.

  19. Trevor says:

    The WR group is getting all the hype and for good reason but I think this is the best OL class and definitely the best OT class I have seen in a long time.

    I would be shocked it the Hawks do not take advantage of the depth at both spots on Day #1 and 2 much like Rob has projected in his mock.

  20. FWIW both Hunter Bryant and Devon Asiasi were asked who the toughest player they went up against was. Both said Bradlee Anae.

  21. Trevor says:

    That Georgia OT duo from last year is better than most NFL teams have. What incredible size and length.

    If Jacob Fromm could not thrive behind those guys I would not touch him with a 10ft pole.

  22. Spencer says:

    No matter how many times I do these fanspeak mock drafts, and whichever boards I use, they always end up so crazily unrealistic.

    27: WR JALEN REAGOR
    59: OT ISAIAH WILSON
    64: DT RAEKWON DAVIS
    100: G LOGAN STENBERG
    130: C NICK HARRIS
    143: CB AMIK ROBERTSON
    154: RB JOSHUA KELLEY
    214: LB WILLIE GAY JR.
    250: TE DEVIN ASIASI

  23. Cameron says:

    So, does the 32.5″ arms knock Stenberg out of the Seahawks’ potential plans (at least before day 3)?

  24. Scot says:

    Rob was looking at the point value of picks. 38 & 69 (765pts) plus a
    2021 compensation vrs 27 (680pts) seems high; but would be great if happens. Although i could see Indianapolis sending 44, 75, & 193 (689pts) for or 27.

    Was wondering is your trade value assessment based on alot of interest in moving up for Love by multiple teams; Tampa and Indy, so Carolina over pays?
    Standard NFL trade value.

    Or do you use the Rich Hill model, pick 27 (216pts) vrs 38 & 69 (228pts)?

    On a separate note. Thanks for all the great depth and analysis.

  25. Lewis says:

    After looking at a little footage of Cam Akers, I love this pick. He looks so fluid out there and he gets a lot of yards after contact. Not a bruiser per se, but a great blend of power, speed, and balance.

  26. Sea Mode says:

    Finally get to do this again! Anyways, the questions were coming from all directions, so I did my best to kind of group them by topic as best I could.

    John Schneider 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Press Conference cliff notes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aqtk-y2IS8

    In general:
    – Feels a lot better to go into the draft with more than 4 picks…
    – Right now we have about 185 guys on our board, and we’ll bring it down to about 120.

    On free agents:
    – RW was talking with Olsen at the Super Bowl. He will help TE room a bunch. We’d love to have Luke Willson back. Dissly doing great. Olsen will wear 88, donating to Dissly’s charity of choice.
    – RW said “we need more superstars”. JS: “I agree. We all want superstars. I stay awake at night thinking about how we can improve every aspect of our football organization.” RW is a competitor, has a lot of relationships, natural recruiter. Guys want to play with him.
    – We want to improve at every position. We’re here trying to figure it out. Obviously, defensively we were 26th. We need to improve our pass rush.
    – Had a great checkout meeting with all the unrestricted guys, Clowney. Would love to have him back, obviously. He loves the culture, coaching and other staff. Is a really fun guy and blast to be around and I hope we can continue that. He’s really disruptive. He had his surgery and it went well.
    – We’re trying to figure out the landscape. Like last year at this point, we thought Frank Clark would be on the team. We also have to look ahead and be cognizant of where we’re going in the next couple years as well.
    – We definitely want Jarran back. Great locker room guy.
    – Dave and JS were at a dinner during training camp and Marshawn popped in. Saw him again 2 months later at Avril’s charity event, and then contacted his agent when the need arose. Is that the end for him? Who knows.

    On injuries:
    – No reason to say Dissly wouldn’t be back Week 1.
    – Penny just getting going in rehab, but no timetable. Can’t promise he’ll be ready to start the season, JS just doesn’t know.
    – We felt lucky not to have to place Collier on IR. Would have liked to see him make more of a dent. Great end of year meeting. He’s a powerful, great hands, can rush inside and out. He’s going to be… we’re excited.

    On the Combine:
    – It will be interesting to have the workouts in the evening. We will have to adjust our evaluations to match the new workout formats.
    – Interviews limited from 60 to 45, but you have more time with each prospect. We continue to try to come up with a better definition of what grit means.
    – For WR it is easier to notice rookie numbers. There are also more WRs than FBs, LBs, etc. Every year they seem to get bigger and faster. It’s going to be a very impressive class.
    – How does this WR group stack up to previous years? JS: [tongue in cheek] “I don’t want to talk about it…” Like last year, we were able to jump back in and get Ursua. It’s a really good group.

    On roster building:
    – How can you compare the guys on your roster to the projection of prospects in this draft? It’s about each guy, their work ethic. Psychological testing, interview. The big question is how will they play, how fast can they adjust.
    – Last year, JS mentioned looking for guys with the attitude of coming in to take a veteran’s job. JS has things like that for each position and keeps a notebook of previous drafts to look back at why each decision was made. Then we go back and evaluate.
    – It’s awesome to have your QB. Then we have to balance the roster. We have some cap flexibility this year, and that’s awesome. [he repeated this several times throughout]
    – Just like every position, you’re looking to tweak it and figure out how to get better. If I told you we were satisfied, I’d be lying. We all need to get better.
    – Do we need to get nickel position sorted out? Ugo did a nice job when he got out there, but we didn’t play much nickel last year. You’ve got to look at the nickel position like a starter. Detroit got Coleman, gave him a nice contract. But we need to keep preparing along the way… you have to look at it like a starting position, out there like 70-some % of the time. Reporter: It seems like you didn’t have one you had confidence in last year, and that’s why you didn’t play much nickel. JS: I think that’s up for debate.

    Other:
    – Tua is a hell of a player. But I don’t want to get into specific player evaluations.
    – Staying in base helped us against the run, but we’ll continue to evaluate. (defers to PC)

    • Sea Mode says:

      Also, two more notes, per Condotta:

      Bob Condotta
      @bcondotta
      17m

      FWIW, I asked Seahawks GM John Schneider a question about the impact of the CBA being unresolved at the moment and he said he couldn’t talk about anything related to that. There could be some clarity to CBA situation in the next 24 hours or so, though.

      Bob Condotta
      @bcondotta
      ·57m

      Schneider also said Seahawks will meet here with Clowney’s agent.

    • Simo says:

      Thanks for posting, but typical of John not to give much detail at this point in the season. No surprise he wants Clowney back, possibly a mild surprise to hear him say they want Reed back as well.

      • Pugs1 says:

        He also said he was open to bringing Beast Mode and Luke Willson back. I got the impression he wasn’t going to publicly close the door on anybody.

    • dcd2 says:

      Sea Mode! You’re the man. Thanks for posting this.

      I think RB has to be a huge target, and wonder if we sign a vet on the cheap if Penny won’t be ready.

      Didn’t see anything about the OL, so I guess we wait and see re: Britt, Ifedi, Fant, Iupati

      I wonder what evaluation techniques they used to ID guys ‘looking to come in and take a vet’s job’? And who shares those traits this year. Seems like character (team captains, no off-field stuff) was also a priority last year.

      It will be interesting to see if they try to target a true nickel in the draft too. I’ve mentioned before, but I like Lavert Hill (Mich) as a mid-rounder for that role. He might crack 4.0 in the short shuttle and was solid in press man. Will be interesting to see which CB’s comp to Coleman, as he mentioned him specifically.

    • Nathan M says:

      TE: didn’t mention Hollister as a returning target vs Luke Willson. I’d think the other way around based on age and availability in 2019

      DL: nice to hear they still feel good about Collier developing. I liked QJeff’s production last year but between Collier and Green as inside/out bigger DEs we could see him walk for the comp pick.
      Imagining Jarran Reed returning along with Rob’s mock above. Reed and Davis inside would be so tough to run against. Free up LBs to flow to the ball carrier and contain the edges

      • Davido says:

        The Seattle Times reports Seahawks coach Pete Carroll “heaped heavy praise” on restricted free agent Jacob Hollister in Tuesday’s media session.

        So Pete got John’s back it seems.

    • Ashish says:

      @SeaMode, you are the best on notes, I appreciate you posting meeting notes.

    • Trevor says:

      Thanks for this Seamode! Awesome as always.

    • Ukhawk says:

      Awesome Seamode,Thanks!

    • cha says:

      You’re all aces, Sea Mode! Thanks

    • GoHawksDani says:

      I’m glad they’ll put more importance on nickel CB. Hopefully draft a good one

  27. McZ says:

    This is a brilliant mock, Sir.
    I grade Ezra Cleveland as a Seahawks T since November. He has all the flexibility, feet and athleticims you need. His technique is raw, but he made a giant step in 2019 and has to relearn anyway. R2 may be a bit rich.

    Tanogho could be a bit better than him for two years as be is a mlre finished product, but then, I expect Cleveland to have the best of him. You cannot do much wrong with either player, and I can see why the Seahawks would opt for Tega-Wanogho as the better short term bet.

    I could see a draft, where the Seahawks pick Hennesy in the 40s, and Ckeveland in R4.

    Raekwon Davis and Bryan Edwards are clear must picks at their respective position.

    If Detroit manages to get Okudah, Okwara and Baun… they would be my top zero to hero candidate.

  28. drewdawg11 says:

    Prince is so new to football, relatively speaking. He’s an athlete. He’s got all of the measurables, he’s a stud in the weight room, and his technique is that of a kid who has played 6 years of organized football. His best days are in front of him. I would take him in a minute. The rest of this draft lines up like a fantasy of good fortune. If this were to transpire, I would be giddy.

  29. Rob Staton says:

    Schneider & Carroll both explicitly state pass rush as the key need.

    We know, they know. It was obvious. That’s why we talk about it so much.

    • Volume12 says:

      Thought it was kinda interesting that he mentioned improving it and not just up front.

      • WALL UP says:

        You need both to be more successful in getting to the QB, front 4, and the back end. Pete’s all over that, and he’ll make the necessary changes, via draft, FA, player development, or trades.

  30. Ukhawk says:

    Perversely good news on Delpit. Could the negative news cycle on him gain steam if he can’t work out?

    Still probably won’t all but would you take him if he did?

  31. Volume12 says:

    Hunter Bryant was a big winner for me in terms of the weigh-ins. Looking forward to his testing.

  32. Matt says:

    Great work Rob.

    Admittedly, not a fan of how the Mock plays out but can appreciate your insight. I really like the Davis pick, but pretty luke warm on Prince, Edwards, Akers, and Harris. Akers to me is Christine Michael 2.0. Prince at RT – I gotta admit, I’ve lost total faith in this team drafting OL high and would generally avoid it. Edwards is a nice player but I think I’d prefer a guy with more wiggle who can return kicks/punts. Nick Harris is a great kid but he is going to get abused in this division and he can only play C. Joey Hunt 2.0 IMO.

    Thanks for all your hard work. Looking forward to more great content.

  33. Happy Hawk says:

    Rob besides Chase Young is their a clear-cut #2 Edge rusher in this draft going into the combine? Love your mock but wonder if AJ Epenesa is there at 27 like you have him could the Hawks afford to let him pass without taking him given our need in that area. Love this time of year and know FA and Combine results will change the entire draft methodology anyway but its still fun to speculate.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think the second best edge rusher might be Okwara.

      I’ve never been a fan of Epeneza really. Big guy but not particularly twitchy. Not a candidate to move inside for me so a power end of 3-4 DE. If he tests well I’ll eat my crow and accept he has more upside than I thought. But I wouldn’t take him in R1.

      • EranUngar says:

        I agree with your reasoning there Rob but if we fail to bring in Clowney/Armstead and end up with speed rather than size and strength at DE, I would consider Epeneza very seriously if he still available at 27.

        As for “Not a candidate to move inside”, He is 280 right now with a frame that can take another 20 pounds of muscles making him a formidable inside/outside weapon.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Just being big isn’t enough to move inside.

          They just drafted a power end in R1 a year ago. If they don’t sign Clowney and end up signing speed, it’s time for that power end to step up to the plate (or Rasheem Green). But I don’t anticipate that being a requirement.

  34. Coleslaw says:

    I was gonna say I think if we go OT first then it will be an eventual LT prospect. Big reason I like Josh Jones. We have options if we want that for sure. Good to see you had the same thought, Rob. I really think that will be a factor in our draft. Idk if they just get a pure RT too early.

  35. Kenny Sloth says:

    Draft is so thin at edge rusher from 25-50. Probably gonna have to go OL-DT and find some talent in FA.

    Really happy with the players in this scenario, too

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Go RB early in the next one to troll the people that dont understand mock drafts

    • Eburgz says:

      Gross Matos, Okwara, Lewis, Epenesa, Chaisson, Uche, Baun, Anae.

      There are some options in that range on the edge.

      How mad would you guys be if they take Strowbridge with their first pick. Then JS justifies it by saying he was the best pass rusher at the senior bowl.

      • Rob Staton says:

        It won’t happen. For all the brief flashes Strowbridge showed, none of it translates to the tape unlike Collier. And we heard from Jim Nagy in the podcast what really turned the Seahawks onto Collier.

        That list of ‘pass rushers’ I think actually proves Kenny’s point. It sucks.

        • Eburgz says:

          I think a couple years ago was worse (2016?). The year with Noah Spence as like the top option after Bosa.

          And yet there were a couple gems in that class like ngakoue. It’s crazy to write off a whole position group, especially when it’s our biggest position of need. Not all of those players are great fits or 3 down D-linemen but I hope we take a deep dive after combine results. My early favorites are YGM & Uche.

          Also, I was responding to Kenny’s post that we would have to go OL/DT early because edge was thin. I’d argue DT is thinner than Edge in the R1-2 range (especially once you exclude guys like Brown and Kinlaw that will be drafter too early to consider).

          I’m also worried that we will be forced to go OT with our first pick if we don’t retain Ifedi/Fant or sign someone decent. Isaiah Wilson and Josh Jones going right before our pick would be devastating in that scenario. I could see the hawks reaching for a player like Peart if the top options are gone (similar to last year with LJ)

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        Okwara is the only one of that group making me sit forward. I could see us going for one of the others, but it doesnt get me amped and they don’t really scream Seahawks outside of maybe Yetur

        • Eburgz says:

          Well… That’s the only guy rob has done an article/hype-piece on out of the group so it’s understandable. Rob is damn good at making guys sound awesome haha, but I think some of these other guys are worth a deep dive if they test well (or even if they don’t TBH)

          After watching all these guys myself I don’t think Okwara is the best of the bunch, but he does some things well and he’s an interesting option. If we’re prioritizing a player with great
          Speed and 3 down potential on the DL he’s near or at the top of the list.

  36. Von says:

    If every team picked in these exact spot as the mock suggests, I’d rather take Justin Jefferson, then Davis, then a small trade up for Cushenberry.

    You can retain Fant, let Britt go for the cap savings, and get what I think is a better WR in the process.

    And Rob, I know you are just trying to put players in a value order, but there’s no way SF doesn’t trade down. They have zero picks in rounds 2,3,4.

    • Simo says:

      You can replace the names with others if you want, since none of us will get them correct. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Rob has this dialed in and the Hawks select an OL, DL, and WR with their first three picks (probably not in that order).

  37. WALL UP says:

    I like the notion of trading up with CHI. It seems to be a viable trade partner in need of a 3rd rd pick that wouldn’t hinder their next selection, and the values from each would equitable for both parties.

    JS would be ecstatic if CAR would give a 2nd & 3rd for their 1st. Even if comp pick 100 were in the deal, that would be great. Only that would prohibit them from trading up to 50 with CHI. LAC or IND may be a more workable option.

    Is it possible that there are a few players that may squeeze out a few on your 1st rd list? It would be interesting to see how they test. Do you think that their testing may push some of these listed below up into the 1st?

    Kenneth Murray (LB, Oklahoma)
    Yetur Gross-Matos (DE, Penn State)
    K’Lavon Chaisson (LB, LSU)
    Raekwon Davis (DT, Alabama)

    Minnesota is in need of DE, CB & WR, if Diggs is traded, more so than RT. I thought that picking Trevon Diggs would make his brother a lot happier to have him on the same team. This should be fun to watch what direction they go in the draft. It would be shocking if there was no movement.

  38. charlietheunicorn says:

    These are some large human beings

    Mekhi Becton
    Height: 6-7 3/8
    Weight: 364
    Hands: 10 6/8
    Arm length: 35 5/8
    Wingspan: 83 2/8

    Isaiah Wilson
    Height: 6-6 4/8
    Weight: 350
    Hands: 10 2/8
    Arm length: 35 4/8
    Wingspan: 84 3/8

  39. John_s says:

    Watching tape of Tyre Phillips and he looks like the perfect Fluker replacement at RG.

  40. charlietheunicorn says:

    Holy smokes

    55 WR were invited to the combine. A ton to evaluate.

  41. Madmark says:

    Looking to our future I see the OL needs an infusion of young Blood to backup the 5 starting guys. T his is the draft to do it. I think we need to reach in this draft and grab 3 OL men. There was a guy here that always gave 2 players he wanted Seattle to have in the draft. Me, if we can get a Isiah Wilson and a Cesar Ruiz. Ruis would leard to be backup center and right guard spot. This line has injury issues so count that in. It’s time to invest in this OL going forward for the future.

  42. Levi says:

    I made a list of players for me to watch to look for potential Seahawks based on physical measurements and scouting reports. How does it look?

  43. Sea Mode says:

    Gregg Bell
    @gbellseattle
    ·13h

    Pete Carroll says he, Russell Wilson have talked “for years” about playing more up-tempo. “We’ve been in and out of tempo throughout. So, you’ll see what happens.” A hint more no-huddle that Wilson loves and excels in this coming season.

    But we’ve heard that before #Seahawks

    How many more “years” are they going to be just talking about it, then…?

  44. Sea Mode says:

    Solid guesses, though I will take Reagor @206 over Duvernay. Duvernay did look really fast though in Sr. Bowl 1v1s.

    Jim Nagy
    @JimNagy_SB

    Predicted fastest Combine 40 times by weight class:

    <200 lbs: Alabama WR Ruggs
    200-225: Texas WR Duvernay
    225-250: Colorado LB Taylor
    250-275: NCST DE Smith-Williams
    275-300: Auburn DT Davidson
    300-325:Oklahoma DT Gallimore
    325+: Utah DT Fotu

  45. Sea Mode says:

    Barely squeezed through the player reps, but looks like it’s going to happen now. Neither side wants to risk losing out on benefiting from a great TV deal on the table. Who knows what elections, corona virus, or anything else might do to the economy over the next year.

    Tom Pelissero
    @TomPelissero
    ·49m

    A few notes on NFLPA reps voting overnight to pass along proposed CBA to all players:

    – Vote was 17-14 (1 abstained)

    – Owners agreed to remove $250K cap on 17th game check for existing contracts, but rejected proposal to shorten offseason

    – Timing of final vote to ratify TBD

    As @judybattista and I discussed yesterday, the vote to ratify would take place electronically, which makes sense with close to 2,000 spread out in the offseason. So, this can move quickly. Simple majority seals the deal, and that has been expected once it passed the board.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Huh. This should be interesting. Wonder if the vast number of minimum salary guys will vote it through anyways.

      Gregg Bell
      @gbellseattle
      ·10m

      There appears to be a split among NFL players at the top of the food chain and minimum-salary guys wanting to take any revenue bump owners are offering. A fascinating process playing out.

      Players should be wondering why owners are trying to rush through a CBA right this minute

      Quote Tweet

      Russell Wilson
      @DangeRussWilson
      · 17m

      The @NBA & @MLB are doing it right.
      Players come first.

      ALL @NFL players deserve the same.

      WE should not rush the next 10 YEARS for Today’s satisfaction.

      I VOTE NO.

  46. Sea Mode says:

    Oh, great. I hadn’t even thought of this. I hope the actual weights at workouts will be added to the charts we already have.

    Tom Pelissero
    @TomPelissero
    ·1h

    Another tweak to the NFL combine as the show moves to primetime: Players will undergo a second weigh-in shortly before they do on-field drills. For instance, receivers who weighed in Monday will do so again Thursday afternoon. Ensures they’re testing at listed weight.

  47. Sea Mode says:

    DL measurements coming in hot!

    #ideal

    Auburn DT Derrick Brown

    Height: 6-4 5/8
    Weight: 326
    Hand: 9
    Arm: 34 2/8
    Wingspan: 80 7/8

    Nagy says he will be the fastest big man at the Combine. Might OL challenge though…?

    Utah DT Leki Fotu

    Height: 6-5 3/8
    Weight: 330
    Hand: 10 5/8
    Arm: 34 2/8
    Wingspan: 78 7/8

    Rob, another one of your boys checks out bigtime!

    LSU DT Rashard Lawrence

    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 308
    Hand: 11
    Arm: 34 1/8
    Wingspan: 80 3/8

    Has a few fans here on SDB

    Texas AM DT Justin Madubuike

    Height: 6-2 5/8
    Weight: 293
    Hand: 9 (left), 8 6/8 (right)
    Arm: 33 4/8
    Wingspan: 80 4/8

    We could already see he has the size. WE WANT WORKOUTS!

    Ohio State DE Chase Young

    Height: 6-4 7/8
    Weight: 264
    Hand: 10
    Arm: 33 6/8
    Wingspan: 80 5/8

  48. Sea Mode says:

    There you go. 85+ inch wingspan!

    Alabama DE Raekwon Davis

    Height: 6-6 1/8
    Weight: 311
    Hand: 11
    Arm: 33 7/8
    Wingspan: 85 2/8

    (Campbell: 6076, 290, 35.75 arm)

  49. Sea Mode says:

    Nice build.

    Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara

    Height: 6-4 2/8
    Weight: 252
    Hand: 10 2/8
    Arm: 34 3/8
    Wingspan: 81 6/8

    Highsmith hits arm length (33 1/8) but relatively short wingspan (76 7/8).

    Another one of Nagy’s guesses for fastest testers also has the length. I might need to go back and take another look at him:

    North Carolina State DE James Smith-Williams

    Height: 6-3 5/8
    Weight: 265
    Hand: 9 2/8
    Arm: 33 6/8
    Wingspan: 81 4/8

  50. James Hill says:

    Hey Rob, I believe Britt will be cut because of high salary. Question is where does Pocic fit in all of this if he does at all? Was originally a center and believe he was the answer until Britt played really well for one year at center. Does he change the draft needs with Hunt as a back up or are both already doomed to be cut at the end of their deals.

    • Simo says:

      I have a hard time believing the Hawks view Pocic as their next starting center, he appears destined for backup duty across the interior line for the remainder of his Seahawk career. Although he had some injuries last year, he wasn’t able to unseat Hunt as the starter after Britt went down.

      If Britt is cut, and if they are unable to resign him, they will be searching for a new starter at center IMO, even if Hunt is resigned.

      • James Hill says:

        I think Pocic’s injuries had a lot to do with his performance as he ended up on IR twice. Probably would have been on IR for the year if the line wasn’t already decimated with injuries. Is it just me or has the Seahawks lines had a ton of injuries. It seems like every rookie gets a severe ankle injury in training camp. WTF is going on with all of the line injuries?

  51. Sea Mode says:

    Interesting…

    Wednesday Buzz

    9:30 AM (via Tony Pauline): Is the first QB domino about to fall?

    What will the Indianapolis Colts do to solve their quarterback dilemma? It’s been reported the past few days that soon to be free agent Philip Rivers would be the perfect solution and people at the NFL Combine tell me they believe “this will happen.”

    They point to the fact Rivers has a great relationship with head coach Frank Reich. It should also be an easy signing as the Colts are projected to have a lot of room under the cap.

    If the Colts do sign Philip Rivers, where will they turn to in the draft? I’m told they will focus on pass rushers, front, and center. However, this assumes they don’t sign a pass rusher in free agency.

    • They still need to draft a QB at some point. Brissett isnt the answer and Rivers would be very short term.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      He would likely go to a team that is playoff ready, no sense in going to a dumpster-fire to ride into the sunset. Indy is a quality QB and WR away from being extremely dangerous. In all honestly, it is one of the legit true fits for him, unless you consider the Raiders a fit… but they are probably about 1-2 years away from putting it together.

  52. Sea Mode says:

    LBs are coming in.

    Mississippi State OLB Willie Gay Jr.

    Height: 6-1 1/8
    Weight: 243
    Hand: 10 4/8
    Arm: 32 5/8
    Wingspan: 77 7/8

    One of V12’s guys comes in a little on the smaller side:

    Appalachian State OLB Akeem Davis-Gaither

    Height: 6-1 4/8
    Weight: 224
    Hand: 9 4/8
    Arm: 31 1/8
    Wingspan: 75 1/8

    Nothing special arm length wise:

    LSU OLB K’Lavon Chaisson

    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 254
    Hand: 9 7/8
    Arm: 32 2/8
    Wingspan: 79 2/8

    Someone who jumped off the screen while I was scouting Jamel Dean, I was big into this guy after he put up 7 sacks and 13.5 TFL in his sophomore season. What happened to him in 2019 and why did he declare as a Jr. with these numbers?! 0 sacks, 3 TFL

    Auburn OLB Nick Coe

    Height: 6-4 5/8
    Weight: 280
    Hand: 10 2/8
    Arm: 33 6/8
    Wingspan: 80 6/8

    • Trevor says:

      222. #NotreDame DE Julian Okwara

      Height: 6-4 2/8
      Weight: 252
      Hand: 10 2/8
      Arm: 34 3/8
      Wingspan: 81 6/8

      That looks like a Seahawk’s LEO to me. Can’t wait to see him run! I bet he is the #1 edge rusher on the Hawks board already.

  53. Trevor says:

    Okwara and Davis have ideal and if they test well you would have to think both guys would be high on the Hawks board.

    If Okwara tests well though he might not even be on the board at #27 though. Said to have great character off the field and he definitely flashed at times on tape.

  54. Sea Mode says:

    I picked up on this guy a while back. Possible KJ replacement for me. Really curious to see how he tests.
    http://seahawksdraftblog.com/will-beast-mode-return-to-the-seahawks#comment-464554

    Minnesota ILB Kamal Martin

    Height: 6-2 7/8
    Weight: 240
    Hand: 10 1/8
    Arm: 34
    Wingspan: 81

    • Trevor says:

      he has great length. Have you watched any tape of him?

      • Sea Mode says:

        Yes, vs. Nebraska (2019) and vs. Iowa (2019).

        Just looks long, aggressive, and athletic enough to drop into coverage. But when we started talking about getting some real speed on our defense, I kind of cooled on him cause I’m not sure he’ll have the desired sideline to sideline speed. That’s what I’m most curious to find out in testing.

        Here are some highlights just to get a 2 min. glimpse:

        Kamal Martin 2018 Highlights | MN Gophers Football
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R-v-Uw_IxI

    • WALL UP says:

      Nice get. Weaves through traffic and is a solid tackler & pass defense. Excellent against the screen game.

  55. Sea Mode says:

    Jim Nagy taking draft questions on Twitter for the next 10 min.

    • Trevor says:

      Seomode I am not on twitter. Can you ask Nagy about Chase Claypool as a TE convert if you have time?

      • Sea Mode says:

        Ok, I asked. I’ll post here if he replies.

        • Trevor says:

          Thanks I really appreciate it.

          • Sea Mode says:

            He wasn’t able to get to the questions I posted, but I will paste some other interesting answers below.

            My 2 cents though, I’m not sure why you would look to do that, really. When I watched Sr. Bowl 1v1’s, my notes on him say that he looked like a Jermaine Kearse-level all-around athlete on steroids. But if you move him to TE, you would just be lining him up outside anyways like all the other move TEs who are essentially big WRs now anyways. So what’s the difference? Or do you see some blocking ability that leads you to believe he could add 25 lbs. and have success blocking in-line?

  56. Sea Mode says:

    Hmmm…

    IAN ROUNTREE
    @RountreeNCAA
    ·9m

    If you wete still with the Seahawks this year, would you/they prioritize DE or OT in this year Draft??? Which players (one DE, one OT) would be a great fit with them???

    Thank you as always Jim!!!

    Jim Nagy
    @JimNagy_SB
    ·2m

    Pass rushing DE. Marlon Davidson’s versatility would be a great fit.

  57. Sea Mode says:

    👀

    Addicted to Seahawks
    @Seahawk_Titan
    ·15m

    Replying to @JimNagy_SB

    Think RaeKwon Davis lasts past the middle of the 2nd round?

    Jim Nagy
    @JimNagy_SB
    ·10m

    It’s looking that way.