3000 NFL mock draft: Episode #7

October 12th, 2015 | Written by Rob Staton

This week we discuss a big weekend for the two Washington teams, the news about Sark at USC, touch on the biggest draft riser in college football (it’s Paxton Lynch), the NFL’s outdated rules on eligibility and we dissect the Seahawks loss in Cincinnati.

37 Responses to “3000 NFL mock draft: Episode #7”

  1. CharlietheUnicorn says:

    Do any of you think that Sarkisian might find a home in Seattle????, as some type of coach/assistant/offensive quality control person with the Seahawks. The ties to PC are evident. PC even mentioned he has already talked with him about “life”. Not sure if there is a fit and I’m not sure it is worth the potential disruption to the organization.

    Note: He has been a OC and QB coach in the past. Both of which were with PC at USC.

    • Trevor says:

      If he got sorted out I think there is definitely a fit.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      And how would you sell that to the owner?

      Hey Paul, I want to fire the OC that we’ve had for 2 Super Bowl campaigns and bring in someone who just got fired for being drunk on the job.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Sorry Charlie I misread your post. You didn’t say replace Bevell.

      Anyway, it’s highly unlikely. For those who aren’t that familiar with Sark, being the HC of USC was his dream job. And he squandered it.

      Forget coaching, forget livelihood. Sark is in a fight for his life. He’s seriously messed up.

      I’ve nothing against the man. I wish him unmitigated success in his recovery. I think he has a keen football mind. But I can’t see a spot for him on any NFL staff.

      • Trevor says:

        The GM for Washington went through a similar battle so never say never.

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          True. And sincerely I hope Sark gets sober and makes it back. Down here in LA the story is everywhere. And it’s an ugly one.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Highly unlikely I’d say. Football is the last thing on his mind right now.

  2. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Did you know there’s a SS at Colo St by the name of Kevin Pierre-Louis (6’0″ 215#)?

    And according to a scout at PFF, he’s “one of the more violent strikers I’ve seen in some time.”

    I found some tape of his from 2013 vs SJS. He’s #26. It’s a decent highlight reel, but check out the hit at the 1:20 mark. Ima start watching some Rams games.


    • Volume12 says:

      Also really like WR Rashard ‘hollwood’ Higgins. Has a unique skillset. Very backyard FB.

    • Volume12 says:

      He’s related to our KPL? If true, that is straight from Key & Peele’s ‘East vs West all-stars’ skit. LOL.

  3. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Rob I hear Roger Craig is “done” with Bond, so maybe….

  4. Volume12 says:

    Really like Minnesota SAM ‘backer De’Vondre Cambell-6’3, 242 lbs. or so. He’s a guy that’s firmly on my radar.

  5. Volume12 says:

    Rob, very interesting theory on Jim Harbaugh taking some things from PC’s coaching style. You might be on to something and here’s why IMO.

    The kids at Michigan really seem to enjoy playing for him. They play loose, look like their having fun. If he was as stubborn as he was in SF, I think we would’ve seen a transition year or two from them as Kenneth pointed out. Not saying he’s completely changed and of course college kids will typically respond better to his ways of doing things, but they seemed to have adapted a style that says their passion and love of the game is back and enjoying themselves again.

    Just my 2 cents.

    • David M2 says:


      When the players gave Harbs a Gatorade shower at the end of their final game last season, coupled with the massive exodus and early retirements of players, it spoke volumes to the respect that Harbs commanded in the locker room.

      Baalke and York are f****n idiots and have destroyed that organization. Even though the 9ers have been Seattle’s rival, and some of their fans are real knuckle dragging mouth breathers, I feel like I already miss the rivalry, With the departure of JH and the abysmal current state of their franchise it feels like it all just disappeared.

      Beating them now will kinda feel like beating an 8 year old at basketball. Still hope we get some good competition out of em, but I miss Harbs and wish him the best at Michigan.

      • Volume12 says:

        I completely get where your coming from. He’s a great coach plain and simple, but when your screaming, yelling, pirouetting on the sideline, and even possibly demoralzing grown man their gonna say ‘this guy for for real?’

        Did they leave because he did or because they weren’t having fun and attracted to the game they fell in love with?

        York and Baalke can let him go. That’s on them. Stupid as it was, this is professional fotball we’re talking about. They can’t cry over spilled milk. And I won’t neither.

        He’ll do great things at Michigan for a few years. He’ll be back shortly.

  6. nichansen01 says:

    I’m starting to think devoted the draft to linemen is a bad idea. If nowak starts 16 games this season, the best idea would be to keep continuity with an improving developmental center than to scratch the project and draft a new one inmidiatly. Gilliam was a liability in the game last Sunday, yet Britt, Nowak and Okung all were much improved. Sweezy actually had the best performance on the line. I think it would be a mistake to not resign Sweezy, but Okung has deteriorated to the point that letting him walk is our best option. At this point to expect the 32 pick in the first round is ridiculous, I think we’ll pick in the mid to late twenties. Our first pick needs to be an offensive tackle. But I think we have more needs than on the line after last Sunday. Defensive tackle needs more depth, and drafting a quarterback high than the fifth round might not be a bad idea. Running back seems less of a pressing need after Rawls performance, but adding one isn’t a bad idea at all. Also, Nikle corner might not be a huge need if we resign Burley and Lane, which shouldn’t be too hard.

    Draft Order:
    1. Offensive Tackle
    2. Defensive Tackle
    3. Guard
    3c.Running Back
    4. Corner Back
    5c. Defensive Tackle
    6c. Safety
    7. Best Player Avaliable

  7. JeffC says:

    Here’s some puzzling stats:

    Check these stats out…from 2012-2014 regular season, in the 4th quarter of those 48 games, the Seahawks allowed a 60.1% pass completion rate (286 for 476), 14 TDs, 22 INTs, got 35 sacks and allowed a QB rating of 69.3.

    From SB 49 through week 5 of this season (6 games), they have allowed an 86.0% pass completion rate (49 for 57), 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 4 sacks and a 135.5 QB rating.

    You have to wonder if members of the LOB are still nursing their injuries.

    • nichansen01 says:

      Kris Richard also needs to take some responsibility here.

      • JeffC says:

        Hawkblogger thinks there is an overall trend toward the way the coaching staff is scheming their finishes defensively when they have leads late in games that they need to look at.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      The pass rush this year hasn’t been what it was in the 2 prior seasons.

      • AlaskaHawk says:

        My take is that the coverage is looser then the coverage I’ve seen from the best secondarys. Take Williams for example, he is fairly close and usually trailing his man. But not close enough to break the pass up. Similarly Sherman is playing pretty loose and would probably not have good stats if they ever threw in his direction. He is kinda living off his previous reputation. The big difference between the two is that if Sherman gets his hand on the ball there is a good chance it will be an interception. My takeaway, they are both a step behind the receivers and can be beat with a good throw.

    • sdcoug says:

      I have Zero fancy stats to make a valid argument, but it just feels to me that ever since the SB48 beatdown our coaching philosophies (both offensively and defensively) have shifted away from attacking and aggressive to conservative and playing ‘not to lose’

      • AlaskaHawk says:

        Yes, we had four offensive drives at the end of the game that were all stopped quickly. What if somewhere in the middle of all that PC decided they were going to run that ball for four downs? Or run it three and fake the punt? The outcome wouldn’t have been any worse.