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Morning links: Cruising the mock drafts

In his latest mock draft, Rob Rang of has the Seahawks selecting Wisconsin offensive lineman Gabe Carimi as a potential replacement at right tackle.

Here’s what Rang has to say:

“Pete Carroll preached a ball-control, run-heavy offense when he was hired in Seattle. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, age, injury and inexperience up front grounded their running game. They averaged only 89 rushing yards a game last season, which was 31st in the NFL. Carimi, a four-year starter at left tackle, lacks the elite athleticism to remain there in the NFL, which could push him into the second portion of the round. The 2010 Outland Trophy winner has the bulk, strength and physicality in the running game to star on the right side.”

Chad Reuter of has the Seahawks selecting Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey.

Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly has Seattle taking Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod in the first round.

Russ Lande has Seattle taking Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith at No. 25.

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports Temple defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson will meet with Seattle this week. Seahawks defensive line coach Todd Wash attended Wilkerson’s pro day last week.

Cal safety Chris Conte is scheduled for a private workout with Seattle.

Clare Farnsworth of continues his look at Seattle’s 35th anniversary team with profiles on safety Eugene Robinson and cornerback Dave Brown.

Seahawks linebacker Will Herring is opening a fitness center in Auburn, Ala., and also talks about his desire to become a starter in the league.

Free agent kicker Olindo Mare tells ESPN 710 Seattle’s Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore that he would give the Seahawks a hometown discount in this audio link.

Seahawks player representative Chester Pitts expresses his thoughts on the league’s labor dispute here.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports takes a look at Seattle’s draft needs.