Rounds 4 through 7
Day 3 includes one trade to pick up just a tad more back-end draft capital. On this day, the Seahawks add a few offensive line projects and some talent on defense as well.
I have the team making 6 selections on the final day of the Draft. Let’s hop into them.
West is less of a mobile player and more of a light bruiser, but this is a good pick considering the center depth on the team right now. Sure, Dylan Parham can back Austin Blythe up, but not if he plays guard. I’d rather go into the season with someone besides Kyle Fuller as center number 2. West isn’t someone I would feel great about starting, but has the potential to be the guy next season.
There are some questions about Walker’s focus on football, which is why he’s slipped this far back in the draft. He’s huge, though (6’6″, 320 pounds) and would be a a great right tackle prospect. I want to give Jake Curhan a shot at being the long-term starter at that position, but if Malik Willis is brought on, he needs better protection right off the bat.
Farrell is a huge space-eating nose tackle weighing over 330 pounds. He would be a nice fit in the new 3-4 scheme as a long-term replacement for Al Woods or Bryan Mone. I liked Khyiris Tonga from BYU last year, and I see Farrell in a similar aspect this year. I would be happy to bring him on.
The Seahawks need to bring on a linebacker to compete with Cody Barton for snaps at the second middle linebacker spot. D’Marco Jackson is a speedy guy who’s good against the run and has some pass-rush upside. He’s a hard hitter and I think he would play well next to Brooks.
After bringing back Rashaad Penny, the Seahawks have a smaller need at the running back spot. We don’t know if Chris Carson will be back, though, and Penny has a history of sustaining injury. I sure hope he remains healthy all year, but if he sustains an injury Chandler would be a decent backup. He has breakaway speed (and posted a 4.38 40-time at the Combine) and would be a passing threat on third downs.
Jones is by no means a bonafide corner prospect, but Pete Carroll is always about competing. He lacks the Carroll size, but so did DJ Reed and Tre Brown. He would likely see backup time behind Justin Coleman in the slot (or behind Tre Brown/Artie Burns on the outside) if the Seahawks brought him on.
That’s a meaty mock draft. The Russell Wilson trade leaves the Seahawks with a good deal of draft capital this year, and I see them putting it to good use bringing in 3-4 day one starters and 7-8 guys who are capable of stealing snaps from older veterans on the team. I like that the offensive line is buffed up with picks like Abraham Lucas and Dylan Parham, and I really like Nik Bonitto as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Oh, and a new franchise quarterback. All in three days’ work.