ESPN’s Mel Kiper now has the Seahawks selecting Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford at No. 6, and Seattle taking USC defensive end Everson Griffen at No. 14. And unlike most draft experts, Kiper has QB Jimmy Clausen ranked ahead of Bradford, and going at No. 4 to the Washington Redskins.
Seattle could be considering a quarterback as a possible replacement for Matt Hasselbeck down the line, but I believe the Seahawks have too many needs to take a quarterback this early, and will likely draft a quarterback in the later rounds.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftscout.com has the Seahawks selecting Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan at No. 6 and Iowa offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga at No.14, while his co-worker Chad Reuter has Seattle picking Bulaga at No. 6 and Clemson running back C.J. Spiller at No. 14.
I think at this point the Seahawks will likely take a defensive end at No. 6 unless someone like Eric Berry slide down to them. And then at No. 14 I think Seattle will take the best offensive tackle available. However, in an ideal situation I think Seattle would like to trade down from the No. 6 pick to pick up a pick in the third round.
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Seattle wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh will be a guest host NFL Access this afternoon at 4 p.m., as he continues to prepare himself for a television career after his playing career is over.
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