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Morning links: Cruising through the mock drafts

With a day left before the draft, let’s take a quick tour around some mocks to get an idea of who people have Seattle taking in the first round.

A group of NFL Network analysts got together and participated in a mock draft of the first round. Charles Davis selected Tennessee safety Eric Berry at No. 6 for Seattle, and Brian Billick selected Florida cornerback Joe Haden for Seattle at No. 14. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller was still on the board, along with Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis.

Sport Illustrated’s Peter King has the Seahawks selecting Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung at No. 6 overall and Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen at No. 14.

The Sporting News has the Seahawks selecting Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Williams at No. 6 and Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham at No. 14.

Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com still has Seattle selecting Oklahoma State tackle Russell Okung at No. 6 and Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan at No. 14, while his colleague Chad Reuter has the Seahawks selecting Trent Williams at No. 6 and Spiller at No. 14.

I participated in a mock draft on ESPN this morning, and Dukeshire will be happy to hear I selected Morgan at No. 6 and Bulaga at No. 14. I’ll post the link once the draft is finished.

I talked with Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle about the Seahawks’ draft prospects in this audio link. The conversation is toward the end. We debated the merits of selecting Tennessee’s Berry at No. 6, and I noted between Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed and Bob Sanders, all playmaking safeties Berry has been compared to, those three missed a combined 27 games in 2009. I just think at 5-11, 200 pounds Berry might have durability issues because of the constant hitting he will have to do, and I don’t think you should pay a guy the kind of money he would make at No. 6 because of the possible injury concerns.

University of Washington product running back Corey Dillon was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles early Wednesday morning.

And with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended for six games by the league, talk of the possibility of the Steelers moving him in the trade has heated up.

Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated says the draft has become the Super Bowl for team like Detroit.

Adam Schein of Fox Sports lists Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant and Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis as tempting players to avoid in this year’s draft.

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