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Category: Mock drafts

April
30th

Be the Seahawks GM; it’s the TNT Great Draft Caper 2015 contest — deadline extended to 4pm Friday

You’ve asked for it — demanded it, really — so here it is: Time for the TNT’s Great Draft Caper 2015.

Submit between now and we’ll say 4 p.m. Pacific time Friday your prediction for how Seattle’s 2015 draft will go. Player picks, any trades, put ‘em down. The winner gets a prize to be determined, but it will be great. Say, something between an all-expenses-paid trip to Maui and a Seahawks bottle opener.

Here as your guide is the Seahawks’ order of picks their league-high 11 picks:

Seahawks have 11 picks:

2nd round (63rd overall)

3rd round (95th overall)

4th

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April
28th

Why size at wide receiver likely remains a Seahawks draft priority, even after getting Jimmy Graham

For today’s News Tribune I was asked to list my three top weapons at each skill position on offense — not that any of of these players is likely to be available to the Seahawks when they first pick on Friday at 63rd overall at the bottom of the second round.

Quarterbacks

  1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
  2. Jameis Winston, Florida State
  3. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State/Heritage HS, Vancouver

Running backs

  1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
  2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
  3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Wide receivers

  1. Amari Cooper, Alabama
  2. Kevin White, West Virginia
  3. DeVante Parker, Louisville

Tight ends

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    April
    27th

    Could Seahawks find starting LG and C with first two picks of the draft?

    Top-rated offensive linemen in 2015 draft, per CBSSports.com/NFLDraftScout.com

    (With the reminder the Seahawks need at least a new starting C and LG):

    1. Andrus Peat, T, Stanford: Won’t be available when Seattle first picks at 63rd overall
    2. Brandon Scherff, T/G, Iowa: Versatile, powerful – and also unavailable to Seahawks
    3. La’el Collins, T/G, LSU: Varying opinions on whether he’ll last past 1st round
    4. J. Clemmings, T, Pitt: Converted DE, 1 year at OT. Recent injury concerns.
    5. Cameron Erving, T, FSU: A DT to All-American OT in 2 yrs. Athletic. Some see as an NFL center. Probably way gone by No. 63

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    May
    6th

    Mock draft competition – we have a winner

    Klete takes home the top prize in our fifth annual Seahawks Insider mock draft competition.

    We had four contests correctly predict two of the 11 players the Seattle Seahawks selected in this year’s draft:

    Klete: Jordan Hill (3rd) and Tharold Simon (5th)
    Paulsj: Christine Michael (3rd) and Ty Powell (5th)
    HonHawksLSB: Jessie Williams (2nd) and Christine Michael (6th)
    CDN_C_Hawk: Christine Michael (4th) and Chris Harper (5th).

    Of those four, Klete was the only contestant to predict the right player being drafted in the right round.

    We had an impressive five players predicted by our 52 contestants to be drafted by Seattle – Jordan Hill (1), Jesse Williams (4), Christine Michael (3), Tharold Simon (4) and Chris Harper (4).

    Check out the final results here: Mock draft competition. Congrats to Klete. Email me at eric.williams@thenewstribune.com and I will send you the prize package. And thanks to everyone who participated this year.

    April
    25th

    TNT 2013 Mock draft

    I usually only do two of these a year, and it’s more of an exercise ion trying to figure out who the Seahawks are going to select in the first round.

    So with Seattle not holding a first round pick, I paid less attention to the process than I usually do. But here’s my final mock draft that was published in the print product today.

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    May
    3rd

    Morning links: Mock drafts for 2013

    Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley (7) and coach Pete Carroll shake hands during practice before their game against San Jose in a NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Lori Shepler)

    That’s right, it’s only a week after this year’s draft – so why not start the look toward 2013?

    What’s interesting about all three mock drafts is not so much the players they have Seattle selecting, but the fact that all three project the Seahawks to miss the playoffs this season.

    Andrew Perloff of Sports Illustrated makes the predictable choice of Seattle selecting USC quarterback Matt Barkley at No. 8 overall. Miami selected No. 8 this year and finished 6-11 in 2011. I’d be very surprised if Seahawks are drafting in the top 10 next year with the talent they have returning on the roster.

    Peter Schrager of Fox Sports has a much more realistic take, with Seattle drafting No. 14 and falling just short of the playoffs. Schrager has Seattle selecting Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, the son of longtime NFL defensive lineman Jim Jeffcoat.

    ESPN’s Todd McShay has Seattle selecting Baylor receiver Terrance Williams at No. 12 overall in his 2013 mock draft. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

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    April
    25th

    Fourth annual Seahawks mock draft competition

    First of all, my apologizes for not posting this earlier as advertised, but welcome to our fourth annual Seahawks mock draft.

    Our defending champion from 2011 is Palerydr, who correctly had Seattle selecting Alabama offensive lineman James Carpenter in the first round.

    In 2010, Hefferous and HawksfaninMT took home title honors. Both got two picks right, correctly picking the Seahawks to select Russell Okung and Earl Thomas with the team’s first, two picks.

    In our first contest in 2009, Schlede from Denmark took home first prize by getting two picks overall correct, Aaron Curry in the first round and Nick Reed in the seventh round.

    That said, here’s my feeble 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 eric.williams@thenewstribune.com, and I’ll throw them into an excel spreadsheet and announce the winner on Monday. Again, one per customer please, and you have until 5 p.m. on Thursday to enter your pick.

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