With the draft just over ten days away Rob Rang has published an updated mock draft for CBS Sportsline - with one prospect tumbling down the board. In mocks between 11th-30th March, Rang had the Seahawks pencilled in to take Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry. However, in his latest prediction, Curry falls all the way to the Jacksonville Jaguars eighth overall.
"Only one linebacker has been selected higher than the ninth pick since the 2000 draft, and A.J. Hawk, the fifth pick of the 2006 draft, hasn't exactly torn up the up league. Curry is safe, but the relative lack of value of the linebacker position could push him down the board and into the hands of a team sorely needing defensive playmakers." - Rob Rang
Interesting. Curry is perceived by many to be the draft's number one prospect. I like to refer to him as possibly the 'safest'. I'm not sure he's going to have a greater impact than some of the other prospects near the top of round one, but he offers relatively little risk. The Seahawks continue to have Mark Sanchez slated for the number four overall pick, the third mock in succession Rang has gone in that direction. That could be telling - he has a proven track record of correctly guessing Tim Ruskell's thinking. A second round has also been added, with the Seahawks selecting Ohio State receiver Brian Robiskie 37th overall.