That’s right, the 3rd annual Seahawks mock draft is here, our feeble attempt at predicting what players Seattle will select with the team’s eight picks.
Last year 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, 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 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 2011 Draft
First round (No. 25 overall) – DT Marvin Austin, 6-2, 312, North CarolinaComment: Could be the pick if guys like Corey Liuget and Mohammad Wilkerson are gone. Did not play all of last season because of NCAA suspension for taking improper gifts from an agent, but has shown accountability for his actions and could be another reclamation project for Pete Carroll
Second round (57th overall) – OT James Carpenter, 6-3, 295, CaliforniaComment: Watch most successful running plays by Heisman trophy winner Mark Ingram and you’ll see a hole opened up by Carpenter. He can play tackle or move inside to guard, moves well and plays with a nasty streak.
Fourth round (99th overall) – DE Greg Romeus, 6-5, 265, PittsburghComment: A former Big East Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Romeus had a rough senior year due to surgery on a herniated disc followed by tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Connecticut during his first game back from the back injury. He’s worth the risk here.
Fifth round (156th overall) – CB Jalil Brown, 6-0, 200, ColoradoComment: The other cornerback opposite Jimmy Smith at Colorado.Fifth round (157rd overall) – OG Stephen Schilling, 6-5, 308, MichiganComment: Bellevue High product gets a chance to play for hometown team.Sixth round (173th overall) – QB Nathan Enderle, 6-4, 240, IdahoComment: Coach Carroll gets his developmental quarterback here.
Seventh round (209th overall) – LB Mike Mohammad, 6-3, 240, CalComment: Offers scheme versatility and good instincts as an outside backer.
Seventh Round (242th overall) – WR Dontavia Bogan, 6-0, 187, South FloridaComment: Has great hands and explosive playmaking ability. New England head coach Bill Belichick has shown interest, so that’s good enough for me.