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Mock draft recap

Post by Eric Williams on April 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm with 17 Comments »
April 23, 2011 3:08 pm

Here’s a recap of our Seahawks Insider mock draft live chat that we held this morning, with blog readers serving as general managers.

1. Carolina – Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
2. Denver – Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
3. Buffalo – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
4. Cincinnati – A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
5. Arizona – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6. Cleveland – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
7. San Francisco – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
8. Tennessee – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
9. Dallas – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10. Washington – Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
11. Houston – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
12. Minnesota – Cameron Jordan, DE/DT, California
13. Detroit – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
14. St. Louis – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
15. Miami – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
16. Jacksonville – Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
17. New England – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
18. San Diego – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
19. New York Giants – Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
20. Tampa Bay – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
21. Kansas City – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
22. Indianapolis – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
23. Philadelphia – Dereck Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
24. New Orleans – J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
25. Seattle – Jake Locker, QB, Washington
26. Baltimore – Cameron Heyward, DE/DT, Ohio State
27. Atlanta – Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple
28. New England – Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
29. Chicago – Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
30. New York Jets – Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
31. Pittsburgh – Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
32. Green Bay – Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

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  1. For the record, if the Seahawks would have been able to trade out of #25, they would have. I would have even accepted as little as a relatively high 2nd round pick this year AND as little as a 3rd round pick next year. I would have much rather taken my chances with a Ponder or Kaepernick in the 2nd round. If they weren’t available, I would have rather have gone with a Stephan Pea or Marcus Cannon and still had an extra pick (whether it’s this year and/or next). Plus, there’s a difference in pressure that is on you if you’re a 1st round pick and I would have rather have had Ponder/Kaepernick in the 2nd than Locker in the 1st.

  2. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Kaepernick will be available in the 3rd or possibly 4th. If you are willing to have him sit for 3 years or more, then draft him. But don’t be seduced into thinking he’s an NFL starting QB for a while. He has a L-O-N-G way to go. Ponder might be the better choice. He’s a more complete QB and closer to being ready. But again, it is rare to have a rookie QB be ready for primetime without a few years of mentoring from a seasoned vet…

  3. There is nothing wrong with Whitehurst that a good offensive line won’t cure.

  4. …and WRs that are all 10 feet tall.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    25 was a tough spot the way this came down. No OTs worth a first, left. No corner(s) worth a first, left. Marginal reaches at DT / DE available (Wilkerson, Austin, Pea). I would have preferred Watkins over Locker there, all things considered. He’s not flashy, simply solid.

    And I agree with SeahawkFan12, Kapernick is not worth a second. If we’re looking at second round QBs, I’ll take Ponder every time.

    Ultimately, Bobby’s idea of getting the hell out of that spot, the way it developed would have been the prudent play, IMO.

  6. I came into this draft hoping for:
    1. Pouncey
    2. Carimi
    …but I fully expected that Ponder would be my pick. I would have taken Locker for the Vikings at #12 but I think they are going to get McNabb and will wait until later for another developmental QB prospect.

  7. Nice draft, guys. Sorry I missed it. Looks pretty realistic, with Pouncey, Carimi, and Smith all off the board before the Seahawks can get them at 25. I would hope the Seahawks can draft down out of 25, but its not always possible.

    Locker – or maybe Watkins – at 25 could still be a big win, but I’d much rather see them trade down and then go after a QB (Dalton?) AND an O-lineman (Ijalana) in the second round.

  8. I think the Bucs had the biggest steal in the first. They would have to be estatic if Aldon Smith made it to them.

  9. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Watkins is a great prospect but he’s freaking 27! Earl Thomas will be like a 6 year pro by the time he’s 27. Locker is a great choice, would much rather have him then Ponder or Kaepernick in the 2nd. There is no such thing as QB value in the draft, if you like a guy and think he’s your starting QB, you ensure he’s yours by any means necessary.

  10. wabubba67 says:

    Let’s hope that Arizona doesn’t really end up with Patrick Peterson at #5….that’s a steal for the best cornerback to come out of college in a LONG time.

  11. It’s weird to me that Danny Watkins is older than our top picks in 2007. He’s older than Josh Wilson and Brandon Mebane.

    I’m not against drafting him (I took him for the Patriots) it’s just weird that he’s that old.

  12. Age-wise, Watkins is kinda like getting a FA after his 1st 5-yr contract.

  13. Watkins may be 26 but he has no wear and tear on his body – none. He has only played 4 years of football. no old injuries no naging aches and pains. there is an upside

  14. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Watkins would be a great pick where he can immediately contribute on a contending team like the Pats, Colts, or Giants.

    As for PP, he’s a good prospect but I like The Fresh Prince of Amukamara better.

  15. i think Watkins is the closest thing I see in this draft to Steve Hutchinson. I don’t care how old he is. Lots of players decline after a few years of injuries anyway, and there’s no way to predict career longevity.

  16. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    You can’t project career longevity but you can certainly avoid drafting a player who will be in his 30s by the time his rookie contract is up!

  17. ChrisHolmes says:

    Sigh… Locker is NOT going to be a good NFL QB guys…

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