2014 NFL Mock Draft: The Seattle Seahawks select…


Sept 1, 2012; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive linesman Gabe Jackson (61) during the game against the Jackson State Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Jackson State Tigers 56-9. Mandatory Credit: Spruce DerdenUSA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks are still the top team in the NFL which means that they are projected to have the last pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Fansided has compiled their weekly Mock Draft and it’s time to take a look at the projections for Week 16.

Last week, Fansided said that the Seahawks should select Jordan Matthews, a wide receiver from Vanderbilt with the No. 32 pick in the draft. The previous week, Fansided argued that the Seahawks should take Ra’Shede Hageman, a defensive tackle from Minnesota.

This week, Fansided finally understood that the biggest weakness on the Seahawks is the offensive line.

With the No. 32 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, according to Fansided, the Seattle Seahawks would select Gabe Jackson, offensive guard, Mississippi State.

Peter Smith at Fansided’s “With the First Pick” said:

"With the way they love to run the football, Jackson would provide them a mauler who is terrific in pass protection.  He could play the left guard spot and allow them to run downhill with Marshawn Lynch and their collection of big backs, which should only make Russell Wilson more effective on play action."

Jackson is a beast at the guard position. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 340 pounds, he was an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly, according to his bio on hailstate.com.

He started all 39 of his games at Mississippi State at the left guard position. The No. 1 person on the Seahawks depth chart at that position is currently Paul McQuistan.

Playing next to Russell Okung on the left side would keep Russell Wilson’s blind side well-protected. Additionally, it might help keep Wilson in the pocket to make more precision-passes rather than forcing him to scramble out of trouble.

An offensive lineman seems like the most reasonable addition to the Seahawks in the 2014 NFL Draft.