My apologies guys for the lateness of this post, but I have been cranking out draft stuff for the print product.
Welcome to our annual exercise in futility, also known as the fifth annual Seahawks Insider mock draft competition.
STTM and T-Town’s finest, Bbnate420 took home the title last year, with each predicting three correct.
STTM had Bobby Wagner going in the second round, Robert Turbin in the third and Russell Wilson in the fourth.
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Bbnate420 had Bruce Irvin in the third round, Robert Turbin in the fourth and Russell Wilson in the sixth round.
Our 2011 champion 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 correctly picked the Seahawks selecting Russell Okung and Earl Thomas with the team’s first, two picks.
And in our inaugural contest in 2009, Schlede from Denmark took home first prize by correctly selecting Aaron Curry in the first round and Nick Reed in the seventh round.
Of course, neither player remains with the team, or in the NFL. But we can’t blame Schede for Tim Ruskell’s failures, can we?
Like every year, I put my blind fold on and threw some darts at the dart board as well. Post your own mock draft in the comments section down below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll throw them into an excel spreadsheet and announce the winner on Monday.
One per customer please, and you have until 5 p.m. tomorrow to enter your pick.
Second round (56) – Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU: I couldn’t predict who Seattle would select in the first round of last year’s draft, so how can you reasonably expect me to get the selection right this year? I’m taking a shot in the dark with Mathieu, a first-round talent who has slipped to the second round because of his ganja habit. Mathieu is rough around the edges, but Pete Carroll will give him a big hug and tell him to Win Forever. The Honey Badger, Beast Mode, Richard Sherman, John Moffitt, Chris Clemons, Percy Harvin, Bruce Irvin – I will enjoy seeing Carroll attempt to manage all of these “unique” personalities.
Third round (87) –Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina – If he’s healthy, Williams offers a nice lump of clay for Tom Cable to work with.
Fourth round (123) – Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin – Another talented player who has fallen down the draft board because of off-the-field issues. At 6-4 and 329 pounds, Hughes can be a run-stuffing 3-tech on early downs and also push the pocket in passing situations.
Fifth round (138, 158) – William Golston, DE, Michigan State; Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado – At 6-6 and 281 pounds, Golston projects as a 5-tech and backup for Red Bryant. Kasa is a pass-catching tight end who can get down the seam of a defense.
Sixth round (194) – Duke Williams, S, Nevada — An instinctive playmaker in the back end of the defense who can play multiple positions, Williams was recruited by Pete Carroll at USC.
Seventh round (220, 231, 241 and 242) – Brandon Magee, OLB, Arizona State; Jeremy Harris, CB, New Mexico State; Rufus Johnson, DE, Tarleton State; Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky– Magee is an instinctive linebacker with a baseball background. Harris is from Los Angeles, and at 6-2 fits Seattle’s press scheme. Johnson is a Leo defensive end who finished with 33 tackles for losses and 15.5 sacks at Tarleton State. At 6-4 and 200 pounds, Goard is a tall receiver who can get down the field, but has inconsistent hands.