Seattle Seahawks 7-round Mock Draft Heavy with Huskies
By Dan Viens
ROUND 2, PICK 1: KEVIN KING, CB, Washington
This one simply makes too much sense, and King is widely being mocked to Seattle now with their first round pick. He’s a Pete Carroll prototype, and in many ways looks a lot like Richard Sherman, who may or may not still be a Seahawk by the time this pick is made. Even if Sherman remains, could there be a better mentor to the 6-3 King? He’s a SPARQ stud, grading out at 99.3% (check out the full CB rankings on Zach Whitman’s awesome website here). King loves to bump and run with WR’s and has outstanding ball skills. Originally projected as a 2nd or 3rd round pick before blowing up the scouting combine, King looks to benefit most from teammate Sidney Jones’ Achilles injury at the UW pro day.
And speaking of Jones…..
ROUND 2, PICK 26: SIDNEY JONES, CB, Washington
Before that injury Jones himself was flying up draft boards, and was considered a strong candidate to be the first cornerback taken. He probably won’t be back to 100% until late in the season, and may not play at all in 2017. But when you’ve got a chance to get a #1 caliber CB this late in the draft you take it. Redshirt year aside, Jones has all the makings of a long-term lockdown defender on the outside. The fact he and King both played at the same college is merely a bizarre coincidence. The Seahawks could set themselves up with one of the most dynamic young tandem of CB’s in the league by double-dipping on Huskies here in the 2nd round.