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Yesterday I discussed the possible scenarios that will influence the Seahawks decision at #6. Today, I'm looking at the fourteenth overall pick. After Seattle make their first selection, seven teams pick before Seattle are again on the clock. I do expect some movement on the board before the Seahawks select again - with Jacksonville and Denver making a lot of noise about moving down. I believe the new front office in Seattle will also be doing their best to trade #14 as they go in search of more picks later on or even a 2011 first rounder. We've all seen the rumors that the Seahawks are shopping #14 for a first round pick next year and a second rounder this year. I discussed potential buyers last week. Keep an eye on the Carolina Panthers - they haven't been afraid to make big moves involving first round picks.
Ultimately though, it's nearly impossible to predict a trade even this close to the draft. These things tend to happen out of the blue. Nobody expected, least of all Tim Ruskell I imagine, the call from Denver offering to cough up a first rounder. The depth and quality of this draft may prove a sparking point for a trade (get the guy you have to have) or it could be a hindrance (value later on, why sell the farm?). All I will say is - I think the Seahawks will do everything they can to trade the #14 pick.
So what if no deal happens? They'd love Derrick Morgan to be sitting there at #14. A lack of 4-3 teams picking before the Seahawks makes it a possibility. However, he is such a good pass rusher in my opinion that some of the 3-4 teams will consider taking him. The Dolphins are a team to keep an eye on if he gets out of the top ten. I've been mocking Morgan to Cleveland because I think they too are very much a possibility. The chances of the Georgia Tech defensive end being there at #14 are not slim, but they aren't likely either.
If the Seahawks draft Eric Berry at#6, they have to consider taking a left tackle at this spot. It's hard to imagine who might be available here. I think Bryan Bulaga could drop on draft day and easily be there. As much as I think Anthony Davis could be a surprise pick in the top five, he could also be lingering around the mid-teens. Get him working, give him a good coach and he could be the steal of the draft.
But a candidate not often discussed outside of this blog is Charles Brown. Regulars know how highly I rate the USC lineman. He's a perfect scheme fit, he has a great punch, he's athletic. I think he's one of the most under rated prospects in this class. Give him Alex Gibbs as a mentor and watch him thrive. The Seahawks could potentially have an interesting choice to make. Davis - not an ideal scheme fit, work ethic issues but the best pass protector in this draft and limitless upside. Brown - a supreme scheme fit, hard worker with no character issues but only has potential to be good not great.
If the Seahawks don't take Berry at #6 they'll have a shot at Earl Thomas, although he seems to be enjoying the right kind of hype with a few days to go. Joe Haden is another possibility if he's still on the board. However, as I stated yesterday, don't expect to see C.J. Spiller or Jimmy Clausen taken here.