March 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Ryan Clanton and offensive lineman Kyle Long go up against each other at Oregon pro day at Moshofsky Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

7 Round Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft


Normally during this time of the offseason, you’d be seeing mock drafts aplenty here on 12th Man Rising, as well as analysis of other mock draft from around the web. There’s a problem though, the Seahawks don’t have a first round pick. That means the Seattle isn’t a participant in most of those mocks.

That doesn’t mean I have to completely stop covering the draft though, (Right?) especially since I keep getting invited to do be a guest “expert” on draft sites from around the internet. Earlier this week, NFL Draft Geek asked my to create a full 7 round Seahawks-only mock draft.

I’ll admit that, from the beginning, I wanted to mix things up a little and include some names that I haven’t seen connected to the Seahawks on most draft sites. Draft writers seem to get stuck on the same 2 or 3 players for the Seahawks in each round even though there are tons of other options that make sense.

I’ve included a couple of my explanations. If you want to read how I explained every pick, click the link above.

Round 2: Kyle Long – OT

Round 3: Akeem Spence – DT

Round 4: Sean Porter – OLB

An athletic and versatile 4-3 OLB, Porter will start on day 1 on the weak side for the Seahawks. Has the athleticism the Seahawks covet in defensive players. Is a versatile player with every down potential, which will provide the Seahawks with needed depth across all three LB spots.

Round 5: Dion Simms – TE

Round 5: Alvin Bailey – G

Bailey is a high upside guard with the athleticism to excel in Seattle’s zone blocking scheme. Bailey is a powerful run blocker, but needs to improve his pass blocking technique before he’s ready to start in the NFL. This isn’t a “need” pick for the Seahawks, but due to Carpenter and Moffitt’s knee troubles, and McQuistan’s inflated contract, Bailey would provide some depth and options that the Seahawks may find themselves needing during training camp.

Round 6: Corey Fuller – WR

Round 7: Travis Johnson – LB

Round 7: Dustin Hopkins – K

A Kicker? Yep. This is what happens when a team with a roster this stacked has 10 draft picks. Hopkins is the long term solution the Seahawks need at kicker. He has plenty of leg for kickoffs, as well as being accurate on his FG attempts.

Round 7: Ryan Aplin – QB

Round 7: Jakar Hamilton – FS

Hamilton is a major project out of South Carolina State, but is one of the few players at FS in this draft that has the speed to effectively play FS in the single high set that the Seahawks use and still be effective. Hamilton likely wont be ready to contribute more than just on special teams in 2013, but should develop into a long term backup for Earl Thomas.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/acshon.jackson Acshon Jackson

    Keith. I think that you are spot-on with your prediction for their first pick. I think they are looking for someone to replace Breno. They obviously would like a rook to be able to step in on week one. I believe they think that Breno’s inconsistent play does not merit his current salary. But what are your thoughts on the Right Guard combination of Sweezy and Moffitt? Do you have confidence in that duo? Sweezy gave up a sack at a crucial time in that Atlanta game. Not that you can’t give up a sack, but you have to be able to block your man at the critical moments of a game.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      It depends on Moffitt’s knee. He has soreness all year that limited him. If he’s healthy, we saw at the end of his rookie campaign that he can be effective. As for Sweezy, he was a DT until after the draft. We wont know if he can make it as a OG until his third year. He showed promise at times last season (like the entire 49ers game) but we’ll have to wait and see if he can do that full time.

  • http://Allcougdup.com/ All Coug’d Up

    I REALLY like where this went. In particular I really do think OT is a great pick up with a guy like Long who’s really versatile. I LOVE the Porter pick, he’s underrated and fits beautifully, Sims is nice and I LOVE the Hopkins pick. Kicker must be addressed.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      don’t get too excited. General rule is that if I like a player than John Schneider will go in a completely different direction. He’s awesome like that.

  • Belgaron

    These are all solid players but Seahawks always take one or two aggressive picks. High ceiling high risk types like Cornellius Carradine, Terron Armstead, Tyrann Mathieu, Da’Rick Rogers, or Courtney Gardner. It’ll be interesting to see if they opt for any of these guys.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      Add Marcus Lattimore and Marquess Wilson to that list I think. But you’re right, they do usually take a few risks.

  • jimpassi

    i think this is the best mock draft i have seen maybe a few changes but not much
    i think they will draft a QB in 3 or 4 round

  • kikiri

    DOES NO ONE FUCKING THINK THROUGH THE SAFETY PICK AT FUCKING ALL?

    HELLO JOHNY FUCKING BOYETT Could start on a dime until his injury he was the best safety in all of college football 2 knee surgeries now he is considered a 6th-UFA and seattle needs to take him because as far as I am concerned he is the only NFL ready safety in the draft AND YES THAT INCLUDES THE 1ST ROUNDERS TO

    there not gonna take some fucking scrub that cant play when he needs to and boyett is a guy that CAN play immediately if something happens to earl he could fill in and do a great job

    this mock is crap outside of the sean porter pick this draft was not well thought out and THANK GOD PC and JS are not this GOD DAMN predictable

    btw paul MQs so called “inflated” contract is a measly 2mil would you rather have someone like robert gallery back? ya didnt fucking think so……think shit through and do research before making asinine comments you jack ass

  • kikiri

    #2 Barrett Jones G/C/T
    #3 Jamie Collins OLB
    #4 Bennie Logan DT

    #5 Markus Wheaton WR
    #5 Lavar Edwards DE

    #6 John Boyett FS
    #7 David Bass DE
    #7 Corey Graham RB
    #7 Dennard Robinson QB/RB/WR

    #7 Dustin Hopkins K