This is a seven round Seattle Seahawks mock draft that sees Seattle looking to bolster their lines on both sides of the ball.
This is set up to a crucial draft for the Seattle Seahawks. Their core is still in place, but many of their ancillary pieces are free agents. Throw in another year of turnover on the offensive line and some salary cap issues, and the Seahawks need to this year’s draft class to step in and contribute.
With all of that in mind, here is a mock draft for all seven rounds of the draft. Draft evaluations and round values are a mixture of my own work, and the work of Rob Rang and the other guys at NFLDraftScout.
The Seahawks have nine draft picks this year, including three compensatory picks. Comp picks are labelled with a c after the round identifier.
Round 1: Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
If the Seahawks cannot get a starting LT in either free agency or the draft, then they’ll be in a rough start for the offense once again next season. For the team’s long-term health, getting a young left tackle that’ll play on a rookie contract for the next 4-5 years would be ideal.
That is where Germain Ifedi fits for the Seahawks. He’s got the size and length necessary to succeed in Seattle’s zone blocking system, and the quick feet necessary to succeed in pass protection.
Athletically, Ifedi is a top-5 overall pick. Unfortunately, he’s clueless on how to use his hands to slow down the bull-rush. He’ll have more than his fair share of rookie struggles, but drafting Ifedi is a long-term investment in Russell Wilson’s health.
Next: Picks from Day 2