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


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

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.