Seattle Seahawks 7-round mock draft lands a generational talent and a local favorite

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Third pick: No worries, Coach: the defensive charge starts in round three

With Mike Macdonald in charge on the field, you'd certainly expect to see defensive talent show up on the Hawks draft board. It would have, but the availability of Bowers threw that out the window. That in turn set off a couple of dominos, allowing Seattle to move up and grab the heir apparent at quarterback. But we got your back, Coach Mike. Your guy is putting on his Hawks hat right now.

With their third pick and the 83rd overall, I have Seattle taking defensive lineman Kris Jenkins Jr. from the national champion Michigan Wolverines. In the past two seasons, the 6'3" 305 lb Jenkins dominated opposing linemen. As scouted by, Jenkins is best against the run but can hold his own in the pass rush as well. He's noted for his remarkable athleticism. He skipped the combine, as did many other top prospects. But he's been exceptional in individual workouts. Both his shuttle (4.33) and 3-cone drill (7.16) times were two-tenths of a second faster than any interior lineman posted at the combine.

Jenkins lined up in the B gap 526 times, and over tackle 332 times. So he's played in a lot of sets with four down linemen and five. We know how much Mike Macdonald likes versatility, and he'll get it with Jenkins. Considering he coached him in his sophomore season at Michigan, I'm sure he's well aware of what Jenkins can do on the field.

PFF has him rated as the fourth interior defensive lineman of the draft, while the consensus board places him fifth. Overall though, the consensus shows him as the 49th overall prospect, while PFF ranks him 53rd. Either way, getting Jenkins - the son of four-time Pro Bowl DT Kris Jenkins Sr. - with the 83rd pick of the draft was a terrific value.