CBSSports.com and the NFL team bloggers from Fansided.com have teamed up for the second annual “Real” Live Football Mock Draft. Acting as General Manager of each of the NFL’s 32 teams, each FanSided blogger makes the best pick available for their franchise, based on team needs, best available players and other key issues.
6. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Williams is the obvious pick. The Seahawks are able to select one of the more talented prospects in the draft and fill one of their most glaring needs on the offensive line. Williams is an exceptional athlete with outstanding agility and should be a perfect fit in Seattle’s zone-blocking scheme. Alex Gibbs has said before that top-10 talent is not necessary for his blocking scheme, but the Seahawks are desperate and the offensive line was terrible last season. If Williams can stay focused and develop a professional work ethic, he could be the successor to Walter Jones on the left side of Seattle’s offensive line.
14. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
The Seahawks have an excellent opportunity here to upgrade their defensive line by selecting a player like Derrick Morgan, but C.J. Spiller is too good to pass up at 14th overall. Seattle’s offense lacks a true playmaker or anyone who scares opposing defenses. C.J. Spiller is a real home run threat and is the type of player Pete Carroll loves to have on his football team. Spiller will add a dynamic element to Seattle’s offense and should excite the 12th Man with his big-play ability.
60. Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas
Houston is an athletic interior lineman that brings exceptional pass rushing ability to the defensive tackle position. He will need to strengthen up and prove to be a better force against the run, but he is a hard worker and a smart player which will land him in new head coach Pete Carroll’s good graces.