By Rob Staton
The week of the draft is finally here. I'll be posting my final two-round mock draft on Wednesday. Kyle and Kip have also agreed to post mocks before Thursday's first round. We'll run through final analysis and thoughts throughout the week. If you have a question or just want to make a point or prediction, please feel free to drop a note into the comments section on any of the articles and we'll do our best to respond. I also want to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone who visits this blog and thank you too for the many positive emails and comments. Rest assured it absolutely makes my day and please keep visiting and spreading the word.
Pat Kirwan updates his mock draft for NFL.com and adds a second and third round projection. We've discussed Kirwan's ties to Pete Carroll before and whilst we don't expect the two to share draft secrets openly, Kirwan certainly knows Pete well enough to make a judgement. Like Seahawks Draft Blog, he thinks Eric Berry will be taken 6th overall. There's a surprise at #14, however.
Walter Cherepinsky updates his mock too. He thinks the Seahawks will take Trent Williams with the #6 pick. We certainly understand that the choice will be between Berry and Williams at #6 - a decision made easier if Williams is taken by Washington at #4. Interestingly, Jason Pierre-Paul goes at #14. I've not heard anything to eithe rule out or rule in JPP at this stage.
Rick Gosselin publishes a second mock draft. Gosselin's third projection just before the draft is the one to keep an eye on - it's usually very accurate. He has the Seahawks taking Williams at #6 and Spiller at #14. I don't believe Spiller is an option for Seattle with either first round pick, despite the team's critical need to find some speed and playmaking ability on offense.