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Morning Links: Cruising the mock drafts

With a little over two months left until this year’s draft in April, I thought we should take a look at who some of the top draft experts have Seattle taking right now with the team’s two, first-round draft picks.

Rob Rang of has Seattle taking Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan at No. 6 Clemson RB C.J. Spiller at No. 14, while his co-worker Chad Reuter has the Seahawks selecting OSU WR Dez Bryant at No. 6 and Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga at No. 14.

ESPN’s Todd McShay has Seattle taking Bulaga at No. 6 and Spiller at 14, while Mel Kiper Jr. has the Seahawks selecting Morgan at No. 6 and Spiller at 14.

Pete Fiutak of has the Seahawks selecting Okung at No. 6 and Spiller at No. 14.

And former NFL player Cory Chavous at has the Seahawks taking Rutgers OT Anthony Davis at No. 6 and DE Everson Griffin from USC at No. 14.

New offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates played option quarterback at Rice. His former coach with the Owls, Ken Hatfield, had this to say about Bates. “He was an extremely intelligent player,” Hatfield said of his former QB. “He had a great mind for football. And he was a great competitor. He wanted to win every drill, every play. He just had a great love for the game.”

Matt Hasselbeck talks with KJR’s Mitch Levy about meeting with the new coaching staff and the Walter Jones rumors in this audio link.

Greg Johns of discusses some of the top offensive line prospects the Seahawks might be taking a look at, and how the addition of Alex Gibbs as offensive line coach might affect that decision.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post ranks Russell Okung as his top offensive tackle prospect and fellow OSU product Dez Bryant as his top receiver prospect.