If the 2009 season ended today, the Seahawks would own the seventh overall pick. Four teams share a 5-9 record, but Seattle's strength of schedule is significantly weaker than the others around them. In fact, only five teams have an easier schedule, with Green Bay (who would be picking 23rd overall) the nearest on the board. That kind of sums up the Seahawks season I guess.
Meanwhile as expected, Anthony Davis announced he'll enter the 2010 draft today. The news broke shortly after Rutgers defeated UCF at the weekend, but the decision is now official. He could be the first offensive tackle taken in the draft, in what is generally considered a down year for the position.
Elsewhere, Ndamukong Suh was voted the AP player of the year today - the first defensive player to receive the acknowledgment. He'd already won four awards - Nagurski, Bednarik, Lombardi and Outland - and remains a firm favorite to go first overall in 2010. The fact he also finished fourth in the Heisman voting goes to show how good this year has been for the Nebraska defensive lineman.
Mel Kiper published has final big board of 2009. Suh and fellow defensive tackle Gerald McCoy fill out the top two, although I'm sceptical about the next two prospects on the list - Eric Berry and Jimmy Clausen. I'm yet to be convinced Berry justifies the hype he's received, his tackling is a major concern. Clausen just doesn't look like a first round pick.