Seahawks mock drafts so far are simply wrong

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Seahawks drafts are usually unpredictable things. Seattle almost always trades down or out of the first round. It is the time of year where mock drafts start to pop up. But so far, the mock drafts simply have Seattle’s first round draft choice wrong.

Seahawks take a first round pick without any time of trade beforehand? Now that would be news. Currently, Seattle has the 18th pick in this year’s draft. There is very little chance Seattle stays at that spot. But assuming they do, early mock drafts are telling you who the Seahawks will take.

Mel Kiper, Jr. of ESPN in his first mock draft of 2018 thinks Seattle will take safety Derwin James out of Florida State. Nothing against James, he does resemble Kam Chancellor, but there is only one Chancellor. Plus, Seattle will try very hard to re-sign Bradley McDougald in case Chancellor doesn’t return from injury.

Kiper’s ESPN mate, Todd McShay, says Seattle will choose running back Derrius Guice from LSU. Picking a running back at number 18 when Chris Carson will be coming back next year doesn’t make sense. If the Seahawks had a pick in the top seven, maybe then a running back makes sense. But not at 18.

Daniel Jeremiah of believes that Seattle will use their first round pick on cornerback Isaiah Oliver from Colorado. It’s true that Richard Sherman is getting older and may not be in Seattle much longer, but John Schneider has never come close to taking a corner that high in the draft.

Lastly, Land of 10 – a site devoted to Big Ten sports – thinks Seattle will take a receiver. Wayne Staats predicts the Seahawks will go with James Washington from Oklahoma State. No. Just no.

12s all know what will happen. John Schneider, as he has done four times during his time as General Manager in Seattle, will trade down in the first round or completely out of it. Seattle has no picks in the second or third rounds. Seattle will try to grab more picks by trading the number 18 choice.

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Plus, Pete Carroll loves pass rushers. And Seattle struggled getting to opposing quarterbacks this year. My guess is wherever Seattle ends up for their first pick in the 2018 draft it will be on a defensive lineman who can rush the passer.