We've had one week of the college football season and the NFL schedule doesn't begin until tomorrow, however it's never too early to check on the latest mock drafts.
Walter Cherepinsky updated his 2010 mock today. It's a three round prediction, with the Seahawks picking at #4 and #21 in the first. They take a pair of explosive play makers in Eric Berry (S, Tennessee) and Jahvid Best (RB, California). Interestingly, Russell Okung (OT, Oklahoma St) goes first overall to Kansas City. Personally, I'll be surprised if Okung is the first guy taken next April.
Matt McGuire also has a new mock out. The Seahawks pick second overall and sixteenth. They concentrate on offense, taking Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma) and Jonathan Dwyer (RB, Georgia Tech). In McGuire's mock, Carlos Dunlap (DE, Florida) is the first pick going to the Raiders. I could easily see a situation where Dunlap, Gerald McCoy (DT, Oklahoma) and Ndamukong Suh (DT, Nebraska) all go in the top five.
Draft Tek's sophisticated software has calculated a new consensus mock. The Seahawks pick at #8 and #13 and go heavy on offense - selecting Sam Bradford and Selvish Capers (OT, West Virginia). The Detroit Lions are picking first overall again and this time they select Ndamukong Suh - my #1 ranked draft prospect heading into this years college season.
Draft King thinks the Seahawks will have two picks in the top twelve. He says Colt McCoy (QB, Texas) at #6 and Ciron Black (OT, LSU) at #12. I have to admit, I'm not a fan of the picks. I don't think McCoy is a top 10 pick next year and really needs to go to a system that suites him. He'd be a wiser choice for someone like Denver, who will really on short routes and a lot of shotgun. Black is only a border line first round pick.
NFL Draft Dog has the Seahawks picking first overall. Not sure how the team would react to being lumbered with that kind of forced investment! It's of course the Broncos pick, I'm not sure Denver will be that bad in 2009. The Seahawks take Sam Bradford with the #1 pick and return to select Morgan Burnett (S, Georgia Tech) with the 18th selection.
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