Sep 12, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jace Amaro (22) rushes after a catch against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first quarter at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay says Seahawks should draft tight end


ESPN analyst Todd McShay recently revealed a 2014 NFL Mock Draft on ESPN Insider and had some interesting projections.

He projected Jadeveon Clowney to be drafted No. 1 by the Houston Texans, Teddy Bridgewater going No. 3 to the Jacksonville Jaguars and he projected Johnny Manziel to go No. 5 to the Oakland Raiders.

What was his pick for the Seattle Seahawks?

With the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, McShay believes the Seahawks should select Jace Amaro, a 6-foot-5 tight end from Texas Tech.

McShay said that he believes the Seahawks “could use a weapon down the middle of the field for Russell Wilson.”

The Seahawks currently have three tight ends on their roster — Zach Miller, Luke Willson and Kellen Davis.

Miller has been with Seattle since 2011 and recorded eight touchdowns as a Seahawk, five of which came this season. This year, he was fourth on the team with 33 receptions which went for 387 yards.

Willson had 20 receptions this season to go with 272 yards and a touchdown. He was drafted by the Seahawks last year in the 5th round and is about the same size as Miller (both are 6-foot-5, Miller weighs three pounds more than Willson).

Davis, this season, had three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Besides the tight end position, McShay also believes the Seahawks “have needs at wide receiver, offensive tackle,…guard and cornerback.”

Though he mentioned that he believes the wide receiver and offensive line position should be a priority for the Seahawks, he said “the well dries up before the Seahawks pick” and there will be no decent players in those positions left for the Seahawks to draft.

What position do you think the Seahawks need to draft in the first round?

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  • DRRL

    Curious to see Anthony McCoy heading into OTA’s. And I wonder if we’ll see Tharold Simon in place of Thurmond.

    • jesus christ

      ya i thought they would hit mccoy with a small 1 year deal cut miller and draft the fresno kid in the 4th round or so luke willson was the 2nd highest graded tight end of his rookie class i suspect he was behind mychael rivera or timothy wright and willson i believe has a high ceiling and thats why seattle drafted him i also see them letting golden tate walk and arceto clark will emerge similar to jermaine kearse whose first season was similar to clarks, because clark had a solid preseason and was doing golden tate like things

    • jesus christ

      i think jeremy lane wins that nickel spot or the south carolina kid I like his potential akeem aguste tharold simon is more of a outside corner but who knows they give competition at every spot so anyone can win, that said knowing pete and john draft based on their system if darqueeze dennard falls to 32 i think they take him they draft based on whose best avalible for their system regardless of what people say thats why the amaro pick is realistic as well

      • http://Allcougdup.com/ AllCoug’dUp (Joshua Davis)

        No way Dennard falls to 32. Not a chance. That would be incredible but won’t happen.

  • jesus christ

    “the well dries up before the Seahawks pick” and there will be no decent
    players in those positions left for the Seahawks to draft. says mcshay this is also the guy that had seattle taking antonio richardson who IMO is at least the third best tackle with the 64th pick, i actually like him more than the other tackles because hes faced clowney 2 years in a row while matthews and robinson havent played dominant pass rushers and matthews actually looked like a clown against michael sam and dee ford

    i think what he said is very foolish considering EVERY SINGLE YEAR high end top rated receivers ALWAYS fall whether its anquan boldin jordy nelson alshon jeffery josh gordon or kennan allen top receivers ALWAYS fall its a fact so for mcshay to say what he said he either said that with the fact the combine still hasnt happened or hes serious because i kelvin benjamin will fall too his height alone wont make up for his drops

    in the first 2 rounds I think based off seattles system the first 2 picks will be kelvin benjamin and gabe jackson

    • http://Allcougdup.com/ AllCoug’dUp (Joshua Davis)

      As Todd knows, there is PLENTY of talent left. I think he was saying the “elite” receivers will be gone and the Seahawks can get a value pick later without having to ‘reach’ for one when there’s a true first round talent on the board at a position of higher need. Personally I think the Seahawks go with Guard here and let Breno walk but if they do go TE I kinda hope they go ASJ. Will obviously depend on who grades out higher and if either are available.

  • jesus christ

    seattle has 7 corners on their roster maybe add 1 more in the 5th or 6th round but corner IS NOT a need jeremy lane is better than walter thurmond his stats might not say it but as a fan that hasnt missed a snap i can say that confidently

  • Meee 12

    I hope we trade a key player for picks. This is what the Patriots (who I hate with a passion) have always done. We won’t be able to keep everyone we have moving into the future, so we might as well let go someone who still has time left on their contract so we get picks out of it.

    At this point, I truly believe that a big part of our defensive success is Pete Carroll. What are the odds that we had 5 out of 5 home runs in late round picks on the defensive side.

    Image trading Byron Maxwell or superbowl MVP (who is actually not a starter) Malcom Smith for a pair of high to mid round picks. Imagine Carroll getting his crack at 4 3rd round defensive backs or Safety’s, instead of 5th or 7th rounders. One or two of those guys will be coached up to play at a pro-bowl LOB level, and importantly, be playing that well at a 3rd salary of 500K-800K.

    To me this is a must have. We simply won’t be able to pay Sherman, Chancelor Wagner or Thomas III each what they will be worth when they hit free agency in a few years. My guess is that they will each get top 5 salary by position in free agency. Better start now getting solid replacements into our system.