It’s the most “Mockiest” time of the year.
You get it, it’s NFL Mock Draft Time.
With the end of the NFL season and the slow and grinding transition into the combine and the draft you’ve got the always interesting NFL Mock Drafts. The Seattle Seahawks will be picking 27th when the NFL world descends on Las Vegas this coming April. So, what do the Seahawks do near the end of the first round in this year’s NFL Draft?
The NFL.com experts each have the Seahawks going on defense as well.
Daniel Jeremiah: Ross Blacklock (DT, TCU)
Lance Zierlein: A.J. Epenesa (Edge, Iowa)
Bucky Brooks: Yetur Gross-Matos (Edge, Penn State)`
Maurice Jones Drew: Kristian Fulton (CB, LSU)
The latest CBS Sports mock draft does see some changes, Josh Edwards switches his pick from Iowa safety AJ Epenesa to Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet.
Ryan Wilson: Yetur Gross-Matos (Edge, Penn State)
Chris Trapasso: Grant Delpit (S, LSU)
Josh Edwards: Cole Kemet (TE, Notre Dame)
R. J. White: Grant Delpit (S, LSU)
My personal favorite from this bunch is Delpit from LSU, really enjoy his game and could be a boost to a secondary that needs some help.
Another LSU player come off the board here but it isn’t Delpit. Here’s what The Draft network’s Kyle Crabbs has to say about the Tiger offensive line prospect.
“Seattle’s needs along the offensive line are well documented. The team experienced a lack of depth on the inside and will likely bid farewell to OT Germain Ifedi in free agency this off-season. All of that adds up to a logical fit in Seattle for Lloyd Cushenberry, a big winner from the Senior Bowl week — which was a criteria that helped prompt the Seahawks to draft LJ Collier at the end of the 1st-round in last year’s 2019 NFL Draft.”
More offensive line help in the form of another SEC offensive lineman.
SI.com’s Kevin Hanson’s pre-Super Bowl mock draft has the Seahawks taking the edge rusher from Notre Dame.
Here’s what Hanson has to say about the former Fighting Irish prospect.
Only the Dolphins (23) recorded fewer sacks than the Seahawks (28) in 2019 and both Jadeveon Clowney and Ezekiel Ansah are potential free agents. Okwara’s season was cut short (fibula) and he has lacked consistency, but he’s a long and explosive athlete that has racked up 13.5 sacks and 19.5 TFL in 22 games over the past two seasons.
More secondary help on the way possibly?
Another Alabama prospect, this time it comes from the linebacker core.
A two-round mock draft? Ambitious and I like it. In the mock draft from Yahoo Sports, here is who Seattle takes with their two picks.
Round 1: Terrell Lewis (Edge, Alabama)
Round 2: Lucas Niang (OT, TCU)
John McClain and Aaron Wilson of the Chronicle each have dueling mock drafts this week.
McClain: Yetur Gross-Matos (Edge, Penn State)
Wilson: D’Andre Swift (RB, Georgia)
Depth at the running back spot isn’t a bad choice here.
Seven. Round. Mock. Draft.
Look man, props to Matt Miller from BR on this because a seven-round mock draft after the Super Bowl is a very...advantageous task. Here’s what the 2020 Seahawks Draft Class would look like.
Round 1: Marlon Davidson (DT, Auburn)
Round 2: Michael Pittman Jr. (WR, USC)
Round 2: Cameron Dantzler (CB, Mississippi State)
Round 3: Ben Bredson (OL, Michigan)
Round 4: Jared Mayden (S, Alabama)
Round 4: Alton Robinson (Edge, Syracuse)
Round 5: James Smith-Williams (Edge, NC State)
Round 6: Aaron Fuller (WR, Washington)
Round 7: Levonta Taylor (S, Florida State)