Walter Cherepinsky has published a new mock with an interesting choice at #1. Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen is pencilled in as the first overall pick, going to the Cleveland Browns. The Seahawks take Brian Bulaga (OT, Iowa) eighth overall and Jahvid Best (RB, California) with the seventeenth pick: "The ultra-talented Jahvid Best is a perfect fit for their zone-blocking scheme."
Matt McGuire has a scouting report out for Jahvid Best. He makes an interesting comparison to Chris Johnson of the Titans. Physically I wouldn't compare the two, Johnson is clearly bigger and capable of taking a greater load. But they do both own elite breakaway speed and are perhaps best suited in a dual back system. I need to see greater evidence Best can take the ball through the middle to be completely sold on his abilities, but there's no doubt he's a very exciting prospect.
McGuire also has a report out for C.J. Spiller. In all honesty, I completely disagree with most of McGuire's assessments. He says Spiller is 'mediocre' in pass protection. He clearly didn't pay much attention to the Clemson v Georgia Tech game, where Spiller was doing a fantastic job keeping Derrick Morgan at bay. He also compares Spiller to Reggie Bush - something else I don't entirely agree with. He's shown an ability this season to carry a bigger work load and I've been impressed.
New Sports Draft has the Seahawks taking Jevan Snead (QB, Ole Miss) and Brian Bulaga (OT, Iowa) with two picks in the teens. A lot of mocks are going to have the Seahawks taking an offensive tackle as a reaction to Sean Locklear's injury. Personally, I still think Seattle's main issues on the O-line are interior problems.
Football Draft Analysis give Seattle back-to-back picks at #9 and #10. They're also the first website I've noticed to cleverly place a declaring Jake Locker (QB, Washington) with the Seahawks. They also put C.J. Spiller (RB, Clemson) down as a top ten pick. I like Spiller, but that's far too high.
NFL Draft Blitz has Gerald McCoy (DT, Oklahoma) moving to the northwest with the sixth overall selection. Love that pick. They also have the Seahawks taking Ciron Black (OT, LSU) with the #15 choice. Hate that pick.
Ryan McCrystal gets some style points for putting together an aesthetically pleasing mock draft. The Seahawks take Trent Williams (OT, Oklahoma) tenth overall and follow it up with C.J. Spiller with the #17 selection.
NFL Draft Dog has the Seahawks taking a couple of big name defensive prospects. Carlos Dunlap (DE, Florida) is the first pick sixth overall. The second choice is Taylor Mays (S, USC) with the #14 choice. One thing I've noticed in this weeks mocks - nearly all have Seattle's pick before the choice gained from Denver. It's funny how two wins against the Bengals (gift) and the Browns (awful) change a lot of minds very quickly.