NFL.com is running a mock draft based on various beat writers and journalists making the picks for each franchise. They asked Tom Kowalski from MLive.com to make the first overall pick for Detroit. He's defiantly stated from day one that the Lions should draft a left tackle and he refuses to accept they could go quarter back. In this mock he has them selecting Jason Smith. This isn't going to happen in my opinion, I think it's a virtual lock that Detroit selects Matt Stafford. Nevertheless, how does this affect the Seahawks?
Let's look at the top five:
Detroit - Tom Kowalski MLive.com selects Jason Smith
St Louis - Howard Balzer The Sports Xchange selects Eugene Monroe
Kansas City - Al Wallace WDAF-TV selects Aaron Curry
Seattle - Steve Raible Seahawks Radio Network selects Matt Stafford
Cleveland - Mark Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer selects Brian Orakpo
The chances of Matt Stafford falling to the Seahawks, as I said above, are very low in my opinion. The Detroit Lions have to get a franchise quarter back to build around for the future. They aren't a left tackle away from the playoffs, so they might as well take a QB and mould the team from there. Reports have suggested Stafford really impressed Jim Schwartz and his staff at a recent workout with the Lions. If I am wrong and Stafford does make it to number four, he could very easily be the pick. Tim Ruskell has shown he is prepared to draft quarter backs from Georgia (David Greene) and Stafford would offer the Seahawks a valuable long term franchise quarter back - even if the immediate expense would be very high.
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