Back by popular demand, we offer our second annual Seahawks mock draft, our attempt to predict who the Seahawks will select with the team’s nine picks.
Last year we had 24 contests, with Schlede from Denmark taking home first prize by getting two picks overall correct, Aaron Curry in the first round and Nick Reed in the seventh round.
I just got one correct last year, Aaron Curry in the first round.
That said, here’s my attempt to predict who Seattle might select beginning on Thursday. Post your own mock draft in the comments section down below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll throw them on an excel spreadsheet and announce the winner on Monday. Again, one per customer please.
Seahawks 2010 Draft
First round (sixth overall) – OT Russell Okung, 6-5, 307, Oklahoma State
Comment: He’s the most talented offensive tackle and can come in and play right away. Trent Williams might have more potential, but Okung is the better player right now.
First round (14th overall) – S Taylor Mays, 6-3, 230, USC
Comment: The Seahawks might trade down to get him, but Mays is an athletic freak and Carroll will find a way to best use him in Seattle’s defensive system.
Second round (60th overall) – DE Tyson Alualu, 6-3, 295, California
Comment: The Seahawks might have to trade up in the second to get him, but Alualu offers the versatility to play both strong-side end and tackle.
Fourth round (104th overall) – RB Anthony Dixon, 6-1, 233, Mississippi State
Comment: A hard runner who fills Seattle’s need for a short-yardage back.
Fourth round (127th overall) – OT Selvish Capers, 6-4, 308, West Virginia
Comment: A converted tight end, he should be a good fit in zone blocking scheme.
Fifth round (133rd overall) – OG Zane Beadles, 6-5, 310, Utah
Comment: Comes from zone blocking background, and likely will move inside to guard after playing tackle in college.
Fifth round (139th overall) – QB John Skelton, 6-5, 243, Fordham
Comment: The Seahawks get their developmental quarterback here.
Sixth round (176th overall) – S Robert Johnson, 6-2, 200, Utah
Comment: Offers playmaking ability in the back end of the defense.
Seventh Round (245th overall) – WR Duke Calhoun, 6-5, 205, Memphis
Comment: Preston reportedly visited with Seattle and I’m a Memphis grad, so I’m giving him a nod here.