Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Seahawks draft protection for Russell Wilson

The Seahawks are preparing to take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to look ahead to next year.

All season long, the Seahawks have had issues on the offensive line, forcing Russell Wilson to scramble out of trouble and make ridiculously awesome plays.

But Wilson can’t run forever.

In the 2014 NFL Draft, the Seahawks need to draft an offensive lineman.

Who?

Well, that depends on which 31 players are chosen before the Seahawks get a chance.

Below is 12th Man Rising’s first 2014 NFL Mock Draft:

1. Houston Texans
DEREK CARR
QB, Fresno State

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
JAKE MATTHEWS
OT, Texas A&M

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
JADEVEON CLOWNEY
DE, South Carolina

4. Cleveland Browns
SAMMY WATKINS
WR, Clemson

5. Oakland Raiders
TEDDY BRIDGEWATER
QB, Louisville

6. Atlanta Falcons
ANTHONY BARR
OLB, UCLA

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
STEPHON TUITT
DE, Notre Dame

8. Minnesota Vikings
JOHNNY MANZIEL
QB, Texas A&M

9. Buffalo Bills
GREG ROBINSON
OT, Auburn

10. Detroit Lions
ALLEN ROBINSON
WR, Penn State

11. Tennessee Titans
KYLE VAN NOY
OLB, BYU

12. New York Giants
BRADLEY ROBY
CB, Ohio State

13. St. Louis Rams
RYAN SHAZIER
OLB, Ohio State

14. Chicago Bears
RA’SHEDE HAGEMAN
DT, Minnesota

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
LOUIS NIX III
DT, Notre Dame

16. Baltimore Ravens
MIKE EVANS
WR, Texas A&M

17. Dallas Cowboys
CYRUS KOUANDJIO
OT, Alabama

18. New York Jets
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
WR, LSU

19. Miami Dolphins
ZACK MARTIN
G, Notre Dame

20. Arizona Cardinals
BLAKE BORTLES
QB, UCF

21. Green Bay Packers
AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS
TE, Washington

22. Philadelphia Eagles
C.J. MOSLEY
ILB, Alabama

23. Kansas City Chiefs
MARQISE LEE
WR, USC

24. Cincinnati Bengals
KHALIL MACK
OLB, Buffalo

25. San Diego Chargers
MICHAEL SAM
DE, Missouri

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
ZACH METTENBERGER
QB, LSU

27. New Orleans Saints
DARQUEZE DENNARD
CB, Michigan State

28. Carolina Panthers
BRANDIN COOKS
WR, Oregon State

29. New England Patriots
ERIC EBRON
TE, North Carolina

30. San Francisco 49ers
DAVANTE ADAMS
WR, Fresno State

31. Denver Broncos
JASON VERRETT
CB, TCU

32. Seattle Seahawks
DAVID YANKEY
G, Stanford

David Yankey would be a perfect fit  on the Seahawks offensive line. A dominating force at 6-foot-5, 313 pounds, Yankey was an anchor on Stanford’s high-flying offense for three years.

In 2013, Stanford’s offensive line allowed the fewest negative plays in college football, just over three tackles for loss per game. The offensive line also allowed the fewest sacks in the PAC-12, with fewer than one sack per game.

Yankey was a team captain and a unanimous All-American as a senior.

Here are some more of his highlights:

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