We continue our series grading the Seattle Seahawks 2011 draft class this week by moving to the second round.
With the 75th overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft,the Seattle Seahawks selected Wisconsin guard John Moffitt.
A little background on Moffitt. NFL Draft Scout had him listed as the 5th best guard in the draft and was projecting him to go somewhere in the 3rd round. They considered the 2nd round to be his ceiling.
Moffitt is considered by most scouts to be a bit of a mauler. He plays with a mean streak and can generate solid power. I tend to look at him as more of a power running game blocker than a finesse, zone blocking scheme pulling guard. That being said, he does have a decent pull, although he lacks quickness. He has some technique issues but he is solid in both run and pass blocking. He can get to the second level though he sometimes can get a little lost in space.
With some coaching up I think Moffitt could turn out to be a darn fine lineman. He was part of a very successful running attack at Wisconsin. I watched the Badgers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes last season and they were able to do it because they absolutely mauled the Ohio State defensive line. I watched a lot of Buckeye football last season and I can tell you that their defense was extremely tough and physical but they looked outmatched that night against the Badgers.
He may have been a bit of a reach but I like this pick for the Seahawks.
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