I'll be updating my own mock draft tomorrow, but for now here's a collection to have a look at:
Mel Kiper publishes his first mock draft of 2010. He has the Seahawks taking Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech) 6th overall and C.J. Spiller (RB, Clemson) 14th overall.
Rob Rang also has the Seahawks taking Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech) and C.J. Spiller (RB, Clemson). Both are logical picks for the Seahawks in that Pete Carroll has already spoken of the need to find a greater edge rush, whilst the team lacks a playmaker like Spiller on offense. I will be stunned however, if Jonathan Dwyer (RB, Georgia Tech) is anywhere near the first round of the 2010 draft as projected here.
Walter Cherepinsky thinks Seattle goes defense with both first round picks, selecting Eric Berry (S, Tennessee) and Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech). With the top two quarterbacks off the board and C.J. Spiller going at #13 to the 49ers, the Seahawks might be faced with the possibility of having to ignore the offense. The strength and depth of this draft is on defense, so the slim picking on the other side of the ball could disappear quickly.
Matt McGuire predicts that the Seahawks will draft Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma) with the 6th overall pick. This might be proven wrong, but I have a hard time believing Pete Carroll will draft a quarterback coming from a spread offense having avoided the system completely in college. Even with Seattle's need at the position, it'd be a surprise. The second pick is Taylor Mays (S, USC) at #14.
Bucky Brooks at NFL.com posts his first mock draft of the year. Two of his picks stand out to me - no Jimmy Clausen in round one and Eric Berry falling into the teens. These are both projections I've made in my previous mock drafts and written about often on the blog. The Seahawks take Carlos Dunlap (DE, Florida) and Charles Brown (OT, USC) in round one. Keep an eye on Brown - he's under rated and fits the Alex Gibbs scheme perfectly.
Chris Sullivan at Seahawk Addicts offers a half-mock draft with picks 1-16 posted. The Seahawks take two defensive prospects - Gerald McCoy (DT, Oklahoma) and Earl Thomas (S, Texas). I'm a fan of both and if McCoy falls to the #6 pick it should be a no brainer. It'd be a huge steal even that early in the draft.
Draft Tek and their sophisticated software have calculated a new mock draft. The Seahawks bank two top defensive prospects in Joe Haden (CB, Florida) and Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech). As mentioned before, the obvious strength and depth in the 2010 class is on defense. Could they go in this direction despite the obvious needs on offense?
Chris Steuber updates his latest projection. I posted this yesterday, but here it is again in case you missed it. Steuber is the only one in this collection of mocks to predict the Seahawks will take Jimmy Clausen (QB, Notre Dame) - something that is possibly more likely than some people perhaps hope or think. C.J. Spiller (RB, Clemson) is the choice at #14.