Mock Monday

The NFL draft starts in less than three days, according to the countdown clock at ESPN.com. So let’s take a look at the latest batch of mock drafts to see which players those who get paid to do these mocks are predicting the Seahawks will select with the sixth and 14th picks in the first round.

We’ve included the first five picks, as well, because those selections will directly impact which direction the Seahawks go at No. 6.

 

Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

No. 1 Rams: QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma

No. 2 Lions: DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska

No. 3 Buccaneers: DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma

No. 4 Redskins: OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma

No. 5 Chiefs: OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa

No. 6 Seahawks: Russell Okung, Oklahoma State

With the Redskins and Chiefs selecting offensive tackles that fit better in their specific schemes, the highly touted Russell Okung could slip to Seattle. Okung, an All-American, would have been a first-round pick in 2009, but elected to return for his senior season, allowing only one sack in 336 passing attempts.

No. 14 Seahawks: DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech

By not getting their offensive tackle with the sixth pick, the Seahawks could find themselves in a quandary here. Morgan, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, would fill a significant hole left by the retirement of Patrick Kerney. Waiting until their next pick – the 60th overall – to find help at left tackle, however, is a scary proposition. Expect Seattle to consider trade down opportunities.

Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

Bradford

Suh

McCoy

Okung

McClain

No. 6: Trent Williams

If the Seahawks think Williams can handle the left side, they’ll call on him to replace future Hall of Famer Walter Jones.

No. 14: RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson

Selecting Spiller jump-starts the Seahawks’ offense and special teams.

ESPN.com’s blogger mock draft (Mike Sando made the Seahawks selections)

Bradford

Suh

McCoy

Okung

FS Eric Berry, Tennessee

No. 6: Trent Williams

The Seahawks badly need a tackle and scouts say Williams would fit their scheme nicely. This would seemingly be an easy choice given how the first five picks unfolded.

No. 14: Morgan

Spiller would make sense if the 49ers did go with a tackle under this scenario. Morgan would give new Seattle coach Pete Carroll another building block on defense. End is a huge need and the value would seem to be there.

Todd McShay, ESPN.com

Bradford

Suh

McCoy

Okung

Bulaga

No. 6: Spiller

Scenario 1: Spiller is the clear-cut No. 1 player at a primary need position and new coach Pete Carroll could use him as a Reggie Bush-type weapon.

Scenario 2: If Spiller is gone Trent Williams would be an option but concerns about his work ethic and football character will come into play.

Scenario 3: Berry could also fill a top need if he is still on the board.

No. 14: S Earl Thomas, Texas

Scenario 1: With no offensive tackle worth the pick remaining on the board, Thomas fills the team’s next-biggest need and is a good value at this point.

Scenario 2: Should OT Anthony Davis slip to this point he would likely be the selection.

Scenario 3: Morgan or DE Jason Pierre-Paul would enter the discussion if either falls, and Bryant would be a wild card from a pure talent standpoint.

Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Bradford

Suh

McCoy

Okung

Berry

No. 6: Trent Williams

No. 14: C.J. Spiller


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