The majority of the latest mock drafts have the Seahawks selecting a defensive lineman with the 25th selection in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but NFL.com/NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah (a former scout for the Ravens, Browns and Eagles) goes against the grain in his most recent mock, released today.
Jeremiah pins wide receiver Justin Hunter out of the University of Tennessee as the pick for the Seahawks at No. 25. In three seasons with the Volunteers the 6-4, 196-pound Hunter played in 28 games, hauling in 106 catches for 1,812 yards and 18 touchdowns, registering an average of 17.1 yards per catch.
Hunter’s 2011 season at Tennessee was cut short by an injury to his ACL, but he bounced back with his most productive campaign in 2012, catching 73 passes for 1,083 yards and nine scores in 12 games.
At the combine, Hunter registered a record 136-inch broad jump, tied for top performer with a 39.5-inch vertical jump, and was clocked at 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Jeremiah: “Hunter had an excellent combine performance and his combination of length and speed is intriguing. I’m concerned about the number of drops I watched on tape but his stock appears to be on the rise.”