Another week has gone by and the Seahawks still have one of the best records in the NFL. That being said, it’s time to look at Fansided’s updated Mock Draft for Week 15.
Last week, Fansided argued that the Seahawks should draft Ra’Shede Hageman, a defensive tackle out of Minnesota with the No. 32 pick in the Draft.
I posted a poll asking for your opinion of who the Seahawks should go for in the draft and only nine percent of you said a defensive lineman. Of the 365 readers who responded, 72 percent said the Seahawks should draft an offensive lineman.
Did Fansided agree?
Not exactly. This week, they believe that with the No. 32 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks would select Jordan Matthews, wide receiver, Vanderbilt.
Matthews finished the 2013 season with 107 receptions for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns. He had more than 100 yards receiving in eight of the 12 games he played in his senior season.
A four-year college player, Matthews posted 257 catches for more than 3,600 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career at Vanderbilt.
Listed at 6-foot-3, 206 pounds, he would be the tallest receiver on the Seahawks roster, if drafted.
To defend the selection, Fansided said:
I think Seattle could look a number of directions with this picks, but I’ll take the flashy route here, giving them a top WR prospect to go along with Percy Harvin and Golden Tate. They have some guys like Doug Baldwin who can occasionally contribute, but Matthews could develop into a top of the line starter.
As much as I think a wide receiver would be a brighter green light than a defensive lineman, I still believe that an offensive lineman is the Seahawks biggest need.