There's a new mock draft published today to represent the confirmed draft order for 2009. The Seahawks will pick fourth overall behind the Lions, Rams and Chiefs.
When the playoffs are finished and all 32 teams know their draft order I will develop the mock into a full first round prediction.
So I should probably explain these picks, right? Click Here for the analysis.
I have decided to put Matt Stafford back at the top of my draft board. The Lions will go quarter back or offensive tackle at this spot. I previously had Andre Smith at this spot, but I think Detroit will want to get a franchise signal caller to move forward after a woeful 0-16 year. The fact Dallas dropped to 9-7 and missed out on the playoffs makes their second first round pick more valuable and I expect they will use that choice to try and find a way to move up to get offensive line help, similar to what Kansas City did last year in picking Branden Albert.
If Smith falls it's a no brainer for St. Louis. As the top rated offensive tackle in this draft he goes second overall.
The Kansas City pick is open to debate. I wouldn't have had them taking a quarter back a few weeks ago, but then they moved on their long term general manager. They will have a new guy in charge at the top in 2009 and possibly a new head coach. Tyler Thigpen has been excellent this year but will a new GM and HC want their own guy? If they do, Bradford is the pick here.
That leaves Seattle. My top four prospects are Stafford, Smith, Bradford and Crabtree. I think after these guys, there is something of a drop off. The value at picks 5-10 is probably the same at picks 10-18. With that in mind I think the Seahawks will select Michael Crabtree.
The fifth overall pick is a tough one to call right now. A lot of pundits are high on Aaron Curry and Cleveland don't need a left tackle. He could go here but such is the situation at the moment it's a tough prediction until we get to the combine.
Of course all these projections are due to be modified as we get into free agency. To have your say on this week's mock click the comments section below and have your say.