Reader and contributor Matt Rocha emailed me a mock draft today that's worth checking out. He's determined the draft order using current records, giving the Seahawks the 14th and 29th overall selections. There's also some suggestions on who Seattle might take in rounds 2-7. Matt's thinking outside of the box on some of the picks which makes it a bit different and well worth checking out.
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1. Rams (0-5) - * (QB) Sam Bradford 6-4 218 lbs Oklahoma
The Rams are in a rebuilding mode and Marc Bulger is unable to stay healthy.
2. Bucs (0-5) - (DT) Ndamnukong Suh 6-4 300 lbs Nebraska
Suh may be considered the best player in the draft.
3. Chiefs (0-5) - (DT) Terrance Cody 6-5 365 lbs Alabama
I don’t think Cody is a top-15 talent, but nose guard is the key cog in a 3-4 defense. The Chiefs reached for DE Tyson Jackson in the draft last year and I see them reaching again for the best 3-4 DT. I have read that LT Brandon Albert is struggling, so another option could be OT Bryan Bulaga.
4. Titans (0-5) - * (DT) Gerald McCoy 6-4 295 lbs Oklahoma
McCoy is a steal here and he can help fill the void of DT Albert Haynesworth. They could also consider Jimmy Clausen if they have completely given up on Vince Young.
5. Raiders (1-4) - (S) Taylor Mays 6-3 230 lbs USC
Al Davis strikes again. Taylor Mays’s combination of size and speed is too tempting for Al Davis to pass up. Another freakish player Al Davis might select is DE Carlos Dunlap.
6. Browns (1-4) - * (QB) Jimmy Clausen 6-3 217 lbs Notre Dame
The Browns QB’s have been horrible and the current coaching staff is not tied to former 1st round pick Brady Quinn.
7. Lions (1-4) - * (OT) Bryan Bulaga 6-6 312 lbs Iowa
The Lions need to improve the offensive line to protect QB Matt Stafford and Bulaga is the top rated LT.
8. Bills (1-4) - (OT) Russell Okung 6-6 305 lbs Oklahoma St
Bills need to replace the loss of LT Jason Peters.
9. 49ers (from Panthers 1-3) - * (S) Eric Berry 5-11 203 lbs TennesseeThe 49ers need a play maker in the secondary.
10. Redskins (2-3) - * (QB) Jevan Snead 6-3 215 lbs Mississippi
Snead is not having a stealer year, but his big arm is too much for owner Dan Snyder and the new coaching staff to pass up on. They could also reach for a guy like QB Tony Pike or QB Colt McCoy.
11. Texans (2-3)- (CB) Patrick Robinson 5-11 194 lbs Florida St
Patrick Robinson is the best cover CB in the draft. Patrick Robinson and Dunta Robinson will be good matching up against their division opponent Colts.
12. Dolphins (2-3) - * (MLB) Rolando McClain 6-4 249 lbs Alabama
Bill Parcells like big defensive players and McClain played in a 3-4 defense while at Alabama.
13. Jaguars (2-3) - * (CB) Joe Hayden 5-11 190 lbs Florida
The Jags need a safety more than a CB but the two stud safeties are gone at this point. The Jaguars are known for having a very physical defense and Joe Hayden, despite his size, is the most physical CB in the draft. Hayden and pro bowl caliber CB Rashean Mathis give the Jags a great starting duo and should give the d-line a couple of extra seconds to get to the QB. Dunlap is a consideration here.
14. Seahawks (2-3) - * (DE) Derrick Morgan 6-4 270 lbs Georgia Tech
Morgan will help the Seahawks front four get pressure on the QB which they struggle to do without the help of a LB blitz. OT and QB are bigger needs but Morgan is the best player available. Other considerations are DE Carlos Dunlap, OT Trent Williams, and WR Demaryius Thomas.
15. Cardinals (2-2) - * (DE) Carlos Dunlap 6-6 290 lbs Florida
Dunlap is a steal at this point of the draft.
16. Packers (2-2) - (OT) Trent Williams 6-5 308 lbs Oklahoma
The Packers need some help protecting their QB.
17. Chargers (2-2) - * (WR) Demaryius Thomas 6-3 229 lbs Georgia Tech
Thomas is a freak athlete that has the best combination of size and speed of the WRs in the draft. So far he has put up some good receiving stats which is hard to do in the triple option offense.
18. 49ers (3-2) - (OLB) Sean Weatherspoon 6-2 235 lbs Missouri
Weatherspoon is an outstanding LB that will make for a scary duo with Patrick Wills alongside him.
19. Cowboys (3-2) - * (WR) Dez Bryant 6-2 215 lbs Oklahoma St
The Cowboys biggest need is an offensive lineman but owner Jimmy Johnson likes playmakers and I don’t know if the remaining OT are worth being selected this high.
20. Patriots (3-2) - (DT/DE) Vince Oghobaase 6-6 300 lbs Duke
Oghobaase played DT in college but the Patriots switch him to DE in their 3-4 defense hoping he help fill the void of Richard Seymour.
21. Ravens (3-2) - (WR) Brandon LaFell 6-3 209 lbs LSU
LaFell give QB Joe Flacco a nice big, fast target.
22. Jets (3-2) - * (RB) Jonathan Dwyer 6-0 228 lbs Georgia Tech
Head coach Rex Ryan is all about defense and ball control, so Dwyer give Rex a work horse that they currently lack.
23. Steelers (3-2) - * (OG) Mike Pouncy 6-5 320 lbs Florida
The biggest weakness on the Steelers is the o-line. Pouncy has a great combination of strength and mobility.
24. Falcons (3-1) - * (DT) Brian Price 6-2 295 lbs UCLA
Price helps solidify the Falcons d-line. Price is a disruptive force and would be a top-10 pick in the 2011 draft.
25. Broncos (from Bears 3-1) - (TE) Jermaine Gresham 6-6 261 lbs Oklahoma
The Broncos are surprisingly good in their first year using the 3-4 defense, so they add a give Kyle Orton another weapon in the passing game. The Broncos offense could be scary good with this selection. The Broncos have a great offensive line, great young RB (Knowshon Moreno), stud WRs in Eddie Royal & Brandon Marshall, and then add Gresham to that mix.
26. Eagles (3-1) - (OLB) Sergio Kindal 6-4 255 lbs Texas
The Eagles like their LB’s big and physical and Kindle is their kind of guy. MLB Brandon Spikes could also be a consideration here, but they already have a very good MLB in Stewart Bradley.
27. Bengals (4-1) - (RB) C.J. Spiller 5-11 195 lbs Clemson
The Bengals have a good RB in Cedric Benson but Spiller is a outstanding play maker and a great value with the 27th pick.
28. Saints (4-0) - (DE) Greg Hardy 6-4 265 lbs Mississippi
Hardy has some questionable character problems, but he is worth the risk with the 28th pick.
29. Seahawks (from Broncos 5-0) - (OT) Charles Brown 6-6 295 lbs USC
It was hard for me to pass up Jahvid Best, but Charles Brown should be great value here at a need position for the Seahawks.
30. Vikings (5-0) - (QB) Tim Tebow 6-3 245 lbs Florida
The Vikings don’t allow Tebow, maybe the best college football player ever, to slip out of the first round. Tebow can be Farve’s backup and work on his throwing mechanics for a year. This is a run first team, so Tebow could be a good fit here.
31. Colts (5-0) - (MLB) Brandon Spikes 6-3 258 lbs Florida
The Colts need a LT(Tony Ugoh is a bust), but there may not be one worthy of this selection. The colts don’t normally use high draft picks on linebackers, but Spikes is a steal at this point of the draft.
32. Giants (5-0) - * (RB) Jahvid Best 5-10 195 lbs California
RB Ahmad Bradshaw is going to be a free agent so the Giants will need a change of pace RB to compliment Brandon Jacobs. Jahvid finds himself in the ideal situation and should thrive in his role with the Giants.
2nd round Seahawks - * (RB) DeMarco Murray 6-0 205 lbs Oklahoma
Murray is a shifty runner, with very good speed, and is a receiving threat out of the backfield.
3rd round Seahawks - traded away last year (Deon Butler)
4th round Seahawks - (QB) Jarrett Brown 6-4 221 lbs West Virginia
I have seen Brown play once this year and thought he had a lot of potential and this was confirmed to me after reading Kyle Rota’s one game scouting report on Brown. Brown has a strong arm and good mobility but he needs a couple of years of development.
5th round Seahawks - (FS) Nick Polk 6-0 225 lbs Indiana
I never heard of this guy until I caught a Indiana game and he just stood out by always being around the ball. Polk has a good combination of size and speed.
6th round Seahawks - (KR/PR) Trindon Holliday 5-5 161 lbs LSU
Holliday might be the fastest guy in college football. Opposing teams usually kick the ball out of bounds or squib kick it to prevent Holliday from returning the ball.
7th round Seahawks - (OT) Tony Washington 6-6 305 lbs Abilene Christian
Washington might be a diamond in the rough.
*** Jake Locker was not included in this mock draft, with the assumption he stays at Washington for his senior year.