Rob Rang today published an updated mock draft on CBS Sportsline, with some dramatic changes including who the Seahawks take fourth overall. Tyson Jackson now goes third overall to Kansas City, Eugene Monroe drops to eighth overall and Jacksonville whilst Mark Sanchez is taken by Cleveland.
In Rang's four previous mocks, he's had Seattle picking USC's Sanchez. Today he switches his prediction to Aaron Curry. I expect Curry, Sanchez and Michael Crabtree all to warrant consideration with this pick and the Wake Forest prospect could be the ultimate choice. I rate Curry highly, but I do have some reservations as to what kind of impact he can provide for the money involved. He wasn't asked to rush the passer much in college, resulting in just nine sacks in four years. Playing alongside Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill, his potential production may be further hit.
Rang argues differently:
"GM Tim Ruskell informed local media Friday that the team had narrowed its options to four players, though the front office hasn't yet agreed to their order. Those players are likely to include Curry, QB Mark Sanchez and WR Michael Crabtree. Ruskell's tendency toward high character seniors makes Curry the most logical fit, especially considering this year's high risk, low reward class."
- Rob Rang, CBS Sportsline
Interestingly, Rang has the Seahawks taking Kenny Britt in round two. He was suspended for one game by Rutgers for an undisclosed team-violation minutes before a game against Morgan State. I've seen conflicting reports on Britt's character, some saying he's arrogant and selfish whilst others claiming the opposite. The Seahawks will have done their homework no doubt. It's worth keeping an eye on any updates Rob Rang makes to his mock draft this week, he has a proven track record when it comes to guessing Tim Ruskell's mind on draft day.