It’s never too early to think about the NFL draft. Virtually every top site shows the Seahawks will have defense on their mind in 2019.
No, I didn’t click the wrong month on my calendar. I know it’s only November. Just because no one has had their turkey and stuffing yet doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the Seahawks next draft. To all the great 12s in BC, we know you already celebrated Thanksgiving last month. Roasted turkey poutine – suddenly I’m incredibly hungry…
Where were we? Oh yeah, we were talking about the NFL draft. There are a ton of sites out there to satisfy your cravings for draft rumors and projections. Okay, I suppose technically a website doesn’t actually have any mass, but there are a lot of them. Google “NFL draft 2019” and you’ll get a mere 37,200,000 results.
Of course, some sites are better than others. We happen to like nflmocks.com. The fact that it’s a FanSided site has nothing to do with it. Okay, maybe a tiny bit, but its’ still a great site. You’ll find dozens of great articles there. Their latest mock draft from Sayre Bedinger features a pick for the Seahawks I’m sure the 12s will love.
Seahawks sure love their defense
With the 19th pick, Sayre sees Seattle select Byron Murphy, the cornerback from UDub. Or the University of Washington, for the two of you who don’t know what that means. Huskies are always popular picks for the Seahawks. Who doesn’t like homegrown talent?
As for Murphy, he’s a redshirt sophomore with a real talent for disruption. He only played in six games as a freshman due to a broken foot, but still defended seven passes and had two picks.
This season has been even stronger. While he only has one interception, Murphy has broken up a dozen passes. He’s got four tackles for a loss as well. The kid can play. You can see for yourself if you check out this great writeup from The Draft Network. Several writers project Murphy as a top ten pick. He’d be a steal at 19.
Speaking of projecting the Seahawks to draft 19th, come on, nflmocks! Let’s get some love. Surely Seattle won’t be drafting until at least the 21st pick. You know, when the playoff teams get to draft. Still, that’s better than the heathens at draftwire.com. They project Seattle to pick 15th. The horror! Then again, if Seattle could get their projection, Raekwon Davis, I might take it. Davis is a 6′ 7″ 316 pound manimal that plays defensive tackle for Alabama. Some boards project him to go as high as fifth, so he’d be another great value pick.
Our own Luke Allen has his own ideas on the Seahawks draft. He sees some defensive monsters in Seattle’s future as well. There’s no doubt that Davis fits in with Luke’s choices. Whether you go with an edge rusher to pair with the inimitable Frank Clark or an interior playmaker to buddy up with Jarran Reed, you can never have to many pass-rushers and run-stoppers.
Regardless of whether Seattle drafts a corner or a lineman, it’s a sure bet they’ll draft a defensive player in the first round. Unless of course they trade down like they almost always do. Or shock everyone and draft a running back first. One thing all 12s can agree on, we hope our beloved Hawks will draft somewhere in the twenties. In which case none of the guys we’ve listed will be available. Considering the Seahawks could close out anywhere from 5-11 to 11-5, it’s a bit premature to get too worked up about it. But it is still fun.