Last week I put together a first round Mock Draft, that had the Seahawks picking Alabama’s Courney Upshaw in the first round. Today I figured I’d complete the draft for the Seahawks, choosing players that should be available for each draft pick. To make sure that this ended up with all different picks from last time I did this, I used the Big Board from WalterFootball.com instead of my own for as many picks as I could.
Round 1: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
The Seahawks need linebacker help, and also need additional passrushers. Upshaw is the perfect blend of the two. He will line up at weak side linebacker on running downs, and then move up to DE on passing downs and rush the passer in the old Julian Peterson roll.
Round 2: Derek Wolfe, DT/DE, Cincinnati
In round 2, the Seahawks pick up another pass rusher. Wolfe is an undersized DT, or an oversized DE, depending on how you look at it. He a guy who will add to the strength to the run defense at DE, but can also provide some pass rush up the middle from the DT spot. This pick is also great Red Bryant injury insurance as well.
Round 3: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona St.
The Seahawks finally get a possible QB of the future. Osweiler is 6-8, and surprisingly mobile for his size. He will generate a lot of Ben Roethlisberger comparisons leading up to the draft. He’s far from polished, and will need a year of learning before he’s ready to play every week in the NFL, but he has an incredibly high ceiling.
Round 4: Audie Cole, ILB, North Carolina State
Cole is a bruiser of an MLB who will lay some serious hurt on opposing running backs. He’ll slide this far because he lacks ideal speed, but his size and strength will make him a force against the run.
Round 5: Andrew Datko, OT, Florida St.
With all the injuries the Seahawks have on their offensive line every year, they can never have enough depth in that group. Datko is a big powerful run blocker who lacks the ideal quickness that would have made him a higher pick. He might benefit from a move inside to guard, but he can play right tackle in the NFL too.
Round 6: no pick, Marshawn Lynch trade*
Round 7: No pick, Tyler Polumbous trade*
Round 7 (from Oakland in the Aaron Curry trade): Marc Tyler, RB, Southern Cal
Tyler doesn’t have great speed, but he is a big powerful back in the Marshawn Lynch mold. The Seahawks have to find an upgrade over Justin Forsett for the backup RB position, and Tyler will definitely be an upgrade, even this low in the Draft.
*Note: I can not find any consistent reports on what picks the Seahawks have given up in these 2 trades. It could be the 5th and 6th round picks, but these 2 picks appear to be the one’s that most people assume are are the ones that are gone.