For weeks most mock drafts on the internet were suggesting Seattle would pick Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech). Will the signing of T.J. Houshamandzadeh change anything?
Pat Kirwan from NFL.com certainly thinks so. He predicts Detroit will pass on Matt Stafford (taking Jason Smith instead) leading to Seattle selecting the Georgia quarter back fourth overall. "With the signing of T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the Seahawks can pass on Michael Crabtree and think long-term." - Pat Kirwan
Jamie Dukes and Charles Davis also predict the Seahawks going in a different direction. Dukes thinks Seattle will take B.J. Raji (DT, Boston College) whilst Davis goes with Eugene Monroe (OT, Virginia).
Rob Rang updated his mock draft yesterday (as reported here). Rang also thinks Seattle will select Monroe, passing on Crabtree now that Houshmandzadeh is on board.
Matt McGuire thinks differently however. He predicts Seattle will consider Crabtree with the fourth overall pick, citing Houshmandzadeh's age and Deion Branch's inability to stay healthy as a reason.
NFL Mock Draft Aces is another blog touting Stafford to Seattle. It would be an interesting pick - Stafford has a superb arm and huge potential. Such an investment would force the Seahawks to start Stafford sooner rather than later, which could cause friction with current franchise quarter back Matt Hasselbeck.