By Rob Staton
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay discuss draft matters in their first podcast of the year. This will become a weekly series, published on Wednesday's. Included in this edition - a debate about Jimmy Clausen's prospects and a look at each pundit's big boards.
Todd McShay also has written the second edition of his mock draft. He has the Seahawks taking Bryan Bulaga (OT, Iowa) at #6 and C.J. Spiller (RB, Clemson) at #14. I haven't seen Bulaga as high as that in any other mock draft so far.
Walter Cherepinsky also thinks the Seahawks will draft Bulaga, but with the 14th overall pick. He has the new regime drafting Eric Berry (S, Tennessee) at #6. If the Seahawks did draft Berry that early, they'd have over $150m tied up at the safety and linebacker positions.
Chad Reuter publishes a new mock draft on CBS Sportsline, with the Seahawks taking Dez Bryant and Anthony Davis. I would be surprised with the Davis pick - he might have Ryan Clady-type potential (and Clady worked in a ZBS at Denver) but he's not the prototype Alex Gibbs lineman.
Wes Bunting at the National Football Post also puts out his first mock of the year. The Seahawks take Eric Berry and Jonathan Dwyer. I will be absolutely stunned if Dwyer a.) goes in round one and b.) it's the Seahawks who take him. Alex Gibbs running teams don't draft running backs in the top fifteen. I'm not a fan of Dwyer's - for me he's a third or fourth round pick.
Mocking the draft has a scouting report on Florida defensive end Carlops Dunlap: "The physical tool set that he brings to the table is as good as it gets and any defensive line coach that is confident in their ability to get the most out of a player will drool over Dunlap’s potential. Dunlap has shown flashes of being unblockable, but those kinds of performances were too few and far between."
Draft Tek and it's sophisticated software has a new consensus mock draft. The Seahawks select Joe Haden and Derrick Morgan with their first two picks and running back Jahvid Best in the second round.
Don't forget to check out my latest mock draft, updated yesterday.