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Plan of Attack for the 2017 NFL Draft | Green Bay Packers

The Draft is nigh, so  it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds.  We’ll start with the lowly Cleveland Browns and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The loathsome Green Bay Packers are up this wet afternoon.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Team Needs:  CB, RB, G, NT

Free Agent Losses: RB Eddie Lacy, TE Jared Cook, DE Datone “M’FN” Jones, G TJ Lang, G JC Tretter, OLB Julius Peppers, S Micah Hyde

Free Agent Acquisitions: CB Davon House, TE Martellus Bennett, TE Lance Kendricks,

See who we have the Packers taking in the following Updated Mocks| Ultimate | Onebar | Lupagus 

Potential Round 1 Targets:  CB Marlon Humphrey, CB Gareon Conley, CB Kevin King, G Forrest Lamp, RB Dalvin Cook, RB Christian McCaffery

Potential Round 2 Targets:   CB Teez Tabor, CB Fabian Moreau, CB Quincy Wilson, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, G Dan Feeney, G/T Dion Dawkins, G/T Taylor Moton, G/T Antonio Garcia, RB Alvin Kamara, RB Joe Dixon                                                     Image result for green bay packers logo pic

Potential Round  3 Targets: CB Jourdan Lewis, CB Corn Elder, CB Rasul Douglas, G Dorian Johnson, G/C Ethan Pocic, G/C Pat Elflein, RB Wayne Gallman, RB Kareem Hunt, RB Samaje Perine, DT Larry Ogunjobi, DT Montravious Adams, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, DT Eddie Vanderdoes

Plan of Attack:
The Packers went to the NFC title game before getting railed hard by the Falcons.  That loss still stings their yellow britches, and one big reason they got beat was their lack of defensive talent in the secondary.  That could be their first area to address and they could look at some corners.  There is a chance that either Marlon Humphrey or Gareon Conley are available here.  These guys are nearly identical in size and speed. Conley doesn’t play the ball as well as Humphrey but has much better footwork.  Either one of these guys is an upgrade over returning Davon House and could push to be a starter in their first NFL seasons.  The Packers also have a hole at running back.  They lost Fat Eddie Lacy in free agency and are back to converted receiver Ty Montgomery as the primary ball carrier.  They’d love it if FSU’s Dalvin Cook slid down the board to them here.  There is a chance it happens too, as teams have concerns about his shoulder and his character.  He is a dual purpose back who is an excellent receiver out of the backfield. He is shifty and quick, and has underrated power.  He’d make this already explosive offense, that much more dynamic.  The Packers could also go a very unsexy route and take a guard. They lost both JC Tretter and TJ Lang in free agency, and need to upgrade the talent.  The man they’d be looking at here is Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky.  He is a stoutly built man who is strong as a bull moose and hung like one too.  He would be a day one starter and help take away the pain of losing those Lang and Tretter.

Round 2 would be a great spot for the Packers to land a guard or a cornerback.  It was stated previously why these two positions are such big needs for this team.  At guard they would hope big Dan Feeney from Indiana slides to them.  He’s powerful and moves well, and is ready to start right out of the package.  There are many teams with guard issues picking ahead of the Packers, so it’s unlikely he makes it to them.  A more likely scenario is they grab a tackle/guard tweener like Dion Dawkins or Antonio Garcia.  Dawkins man handled the competition at the Senior Bowl and should make his living inside.  But if the Packers were to sustain a plethora of injuries he could move to tackle and hold his own.  There should be plenty of corners for the Pack to look at in the late second round.  They could find a guy with good size in Ahkello Witherpsoon sitting there.  He’s 6’3, with the speed to stay with any receiver he faces.  Witherspoon will need a little coaching up but he could supplant Davon House by midseason.  Other corners the team could look at would be Chidobe Awuzie or Quincy Wilson.  There are really only two worthwhile options in round 2 at running back and that would be Tennessee’s Alvin Kamara or troubled Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon.  Both of these guys are 3 down backs who can catch the football.  Mixon’s off the field issues are well noted, but his talent on the field is undeniable.  If the Packers aren’t afraid of a bunch of negative press, they could make him their primary ball carrier of the future.

In round 3, the Packers should find value at running back and defensive tackle.  At Running back they could see Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, Clemson’s Wayne Gallman or Toledo’s Kareem Hunt. Hunt is a compactly built back who has good vision and is very elusive. He also is an asset catching passes out of the backfield and could put up big numbers in the Packers offense.  The Packers have a big hole to fill at nose tackle.  They currently have something called Christian Ringo penciled in there.  That is a big time problem.  Lucky for them, there should be plenty of big men to look at here.  Larry Ogunjobi, Montravious Adams, Dalvin  Tomlinson, and Eddie Vanderdoes are just a few of the big bodied run stuffers they could be salivating over.  Vanderdoes is a guy who could fit in nicely.  He’s 6’3 and 305 lbs.  He’s surprisingly quick for a man so big, and can create interior pressure as well as stuffing the run.  He’s a tough kid, who plays with a chip on his shoulder.  The major concern on him is his playing weight.  He added pounds in recent years and wasn’t as explosive or productive as he was earlier in his college career.  If the Packers take Vanderdoes they’ll need to immediately get him in their conditioning program and keep him off the Cheetos, so he’s at his ideal weight and can perform to the level his talent warrants.

 

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Plan of Attack for the 2017 NFL Draft | Dallas Cowboys

The Draft is nigh, so  it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds.  We’ll start with the lowly Cleveland Browns and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Cowboys are up as we sit just one week away from the Draft.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Team Needs:  DE, S, CB, OLB, WR, TE, RT

Free Agent Losses: QB Tony Romo (retired), CB Brandon Carr, CB Morris Claiborne, S Barry Church, LB Ryan Davis, RB Lance Dunbar, G Ronald Leary, DT Terrell McClain, S JJ Wilcox,

Free Agent Acquisitions: G Jon Cooper (resigned), QB Kellen Moore (resigned), WR Terrence Williams (resigned), CB Nolan Carroll

See who we have the Cowboys taking in the following Updated Mocks| Ultimate | Onebar | Lupagus 

Potential Round 1 Targets:  S Obi Melifonwu, CB Marlon Humphrey, CB Gareon Conley, CB Kevin King, DE Taco Charlton, DE Charles Harris, TE David Njoku, OT Cam Robinson, S/LB Jabrill Peppers

Potential Round 2 Targets:  S Budda Baker, S Desmond King, S Marcus Maye, CB Teez Tabor, CB Fabian Moreau, CB Quincy Wilson, CB Chidobe Awuzie, WR Zay Jones, WR Curtis Samuel, WR Cooper Kupp, TE Evan Engram, TE Gerald Everett, OT Roderick Johnson, OT Dion Dawkins, DE Carl Lawson, DE Demarcus Walker, DE Jordan Willis Image result for cowboys logo pic

Potential Round  3 Targets: CB Jourdan Lewis, CB Corn Elder, CB Rasul Douglas, S Marcus Williams, S Marcus Maye, S Justin Evans, S Eddie Jackson, WR Malachi Dupre, WR Amara Darboh, TE Bucky Hodges, TE Adam Shaheen, TE Jake Butt, DE Tarell Basham, DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, OT Adam Bisnowaty, OT Zach Banner

Plan of Attack:
The Cowboys had a historically good Draft a season ago and while it will be difficult to duplicate that, they can try their damndest.  There are a few ways the team can go with their first round pick. They need to bring in another pass rusher, and could look at a couple guys here.  The first would be Michigan’s Taco Charlton.  He’s got a nice long, lean frame and is a powerful and athletically gifted pass rusher.  The biggest questions surrounding him are his lack of consistent production during his time as a Wolverine.  Another player they could consider, would be Missouri defensive end Charles Harris.  Harris doesn’t have Charlton’s size and is more of a DE/OLB tweener.  He does have an explosive burst off the ball and is extremely quick laterally.  He could definitely make a positive impact on the Cowboys pass rush as a rookie.  The Cowboys were hit hard in free agency in the secondary.  They lost cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.  They also lost safety Barry Church.  So they could look to bring in a corner or safety here with the 28th pick.  They’d be hoping a corner like Marlon Humphrey or Gareon Conley is still around.  A safety they could consider, is my personal favorite, UCONN’s Obi Melifonwu.  Obi has a rare blend of size, speed, power, and overall athletic ability.  He could potentially start for the team as a rookie.  One other player the Cowboys could be interested in here would be Michigan’s S/LB Jabrill Peppers.  Peppers is one of the best athletes in the Draft, the biggest concern is where will he ultimately end up playing in the NFL.  While the team is figuring that out, they can unleash him on special teams and improve that entire aspect of their team.

In round 2, the Cowboys will address the need they didn’t get in the first round. So if they still need secondary help, they could look at some cornerbacks.  Florida’s Teez Tabor or Quincy Wilson, UCLA’s Fabian Moreau, and Colorado’s Chidobe Awuzie could all be options.  Moreau would only be available due to some injury concerns.  He was a fast rising prospect, but suffered a chest injury during his Pro Day workout.  He’s a former running back so he’s thickly built with good height at 6’0 flat.  He moves well and is a solid tackler.  Moreau is still learning the position and has a very high ceiling.  He’d be a great value late in round 2.  At safety the Cowboys could be looking at Florida’s Marcus Maye.  Maye is crazy athletic and can cover a ton of ground.  He is a bit of an inconsistent tackler but makes up for it with his solid coverage skills.  The Cowboys could also address needs on the offensive side of the ball.  They could use another wide receiver.  Dez Bryant is one of the best, but Terrence Williams is inconsistent production wise week to week.  Cole Beasley is solid in the slot, but things get real thin after that real quick.  So in round 2, they could look at Ohio St.’s Curtis Samuel, Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp, or USC’s JuJu Smith Schuster.  They could also look for the heir apparent to TE Jason Witten.  Witten is one of the all time greats at the position, but his time is coming to an end.  The only player really worth taking here would be Ole Miss’ Evan Engram.  Engram won’t give you much in the blocking department, but is a talented receiving tight end.

Speaking of tight ends, Round 3 could be a good place for the Cowboys to land a young one.  A few guys to keep an eye on would be Bucky Hodges, Adam Shaheen, and Jake Butt.  Butt is coming of an injury but the Cowboys have shown they aren’t afraid to take an injured player and wait for them to get healthy (looking at you Jaylon Smith).  Butt is a dual threat tight end who is a good blocker as well as receiver.  He could learn the ins and outs of the NFL game from Witten, before taking over in year two.  As good as the Cowboys offensive line is, they do have some issues at right tackle.  Chaz Green is penciled in as the starter but he is unproven.  They could look to bring in some insurance in round 3.  They’d like for FSU’s Roderick Johnson to fall to them.  He has nice long arms, though his overall strength and power could be improved.  If he’s gone, they could look at Pitt’s Adam Bisnowaty or USC’s Zach Banner.  If they go secondary here, corners that could be around would be Corn Elder, Damontae Kazee, or another injured red shirt player in Washington’s Sidney Jones.  If they take a safety here, Justin Evans, Marcus Williams, or Eddie Jackson may be available.  If the Cowboys still need a pass rusher they could be looking at Tanoh Kpassagnon or Tarrell Basham, giving them the depth they so deeply need.

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Thursday Morning Guest Mock Draft | Pick & Shovel Style

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep, Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep …. this is a one week warning until draft day. This week the fellas who make the nifty shirts over at Pick & Shovel Wear have graciously sent us their guest mock for the 2017 season. I’m going to put this bluntly, it’s a damn good thing their shirts feel so silky smooth against your body, because this might be the grossest guest mock of the bunch, which probably means it will be the most accurate. Drink it in below.

  


1. Cleveland Browns – Myles Garret, DE

2. San Francisco 49ers – Malik Hooker, S Ohio State

3. Chicago Bears – Jonathan Allen, DE Alabama

4. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dalvin Cook RB, Florida St.

5. Tennessee Titans (from Rams) – Jamal Adams, S LSU

6. New York Jets – Deshaun Watson QB, Clemson

7. Los Angeles Chargers – Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio State

8. Carolina Panthers – Leonard Fournette, RB LSU

9. Cincinnati Bengals – Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan

10. Buffalo Bills – Soloman Thomas, DE Stanford

11. New Orleans Saints – Reuben Foster, LB Alabama

12. Cleveland Browns (from PHI) – DeShone Kizer QB, Notre Dame

13. Arizona Cardinals – Mike Williams, WR Clemson

14. Philadelphia Eagles (from MN) – Gareon Conley, CB Ohio State

15. Indianapolis Colts – OJ Howard, TE Alabama

16. Baltimore Ravens – Derek Barnett DE, Tennessee

17. Washington Redskins – Marlon Humphrey CB, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans – John Ross WR, Washington

19. Tampa Bay Bucs – Alvin Kamara RB, Tennessee

20. Denver Broncos – David Njoku TE, Miami

21. Detroit Lions – Ryan Ramczyk OT, Wisconsin

22. Miami Dolphins – Forrest Lamp G, Western Kentucky

23. New York Giants – Taco Charlton DE, Michigan

24. Oakland Raiders – Malik McDowell DT, Michigan St.

25. Houston Texans – Mitchell Trubisky, QB North Carolina

26. Seattle Seahawks – Garett Bolles OT, Utah

27. Kansas City Chiefs – Kevin King, CB Washington

28. Dallas Cowboys – Tre’Davious White CB, LSU

29. Green Bay Packers – Christian McCaffery, RB Stanford

30. Pittsburgh Steelers – Takkarist McKinley LB, UCLA

31. Atlanta Falcons – Caleb Brantley DT, Florida

32. New Orleans Saints (from NE) – Haason Reddick, DE Temple

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Plan of Attack for the 2017 NFL Draft | Kansas City Chiefs

The Draft is nigh, so  it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds.  We’ll start with the lowly Cleveland Browns and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Chiefs are up this 8th day prior to the Draft.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Team Needs:  RB, WR, QB, S, CB, LB

Free Agent Losses: RB Knile Davis, QB Nick Foles, NT Dontari Poe

Free Agent Acquisitions: DB Dan Sorensen (resigned, I guess), DB Marqueston Huff, DT Bennie Logan

See who we have the Chiefs taking in the following Updated Mocks| Ultimate | Onebar | Lupagus 

Potential Round 1 Targets:  S Obi Melifonwu, CB Marlon Humphrey, CB Gareon Conley, CB Kevin King, WR Corey Davis, WR John Ross, QB Pat Mahomes, QB DeShone Kizer, LB Zach Cunningham, LB Takk McKinley, RB Dalvin Cook, RB Christian McCaffery

Potential Round 2 Targets:  S Budda Baker, S Desmond King, S Marcus Maye, DT Caleb Brantley, DT Chris Wormley, OLB Ryan Anderson, CB Tre’Davious White, CB Teez Tabor, CB Fabian Moreau, CB Quincy Wilson, RB Alvin Kamara, QB Davis Webb, CB Chidobe Awuzie, LB Raekwon McMillan, LB Jarrad Davis, WR Zay Jones, WR Curtis Samuel, WR Cooper Kupp

Potential Round  3 Targets: CB Jourdan Lewis, CB Corn Elder, CB Rasul Douglas, S Marcus Williams, S Marcus Maye, S Justin Evans, S Eddie Jackson, QB Brad Kaaya, QB Nathan Peterman, RB Joe Mixon, RB Samaje Perine, RB Wayne Gallman, RB Marlon Mack, RB Kareem Hunt, WR Malachi Dupre, WR Amara Darboh, LB Alex Anzalone, LB Anthony Walker Jr., LB Kendall Beckwith                                                                                                                                                                          

Plan of Attack:
The Chiefs have to sit and wait quite awhile on Thursday night before they can make their selection.  They’ll be watching a few positions very closely.  Running back, quarterback, and wide receiver should be kept a close eye on in case a major talent falls down the board.  At running back there is a chance FSU’s Dalvin Cook slides.  His talent as a runner and a receiver can’t be denied, but there are some concerns about the health of his shoulder and some character flags as well.  He’d be well worth the roll of the dice here for the Chiefs and could be the best back they’ve had since the glory days of Priest Holmes. At wide receiver, they’d be watching both John Ross and Corey Davis, as Mike Williams surely will be gone.  If they had a choice, one would think Davis would be the pick as they could use a receiver with size to pair with the smaller Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill.  That being said, if John Ross slid to them, it would be awfully hard to pass up having two crazy fast guys in Hill and Ross on the field at the same time.  It would be even harder for teams to try to defend that.  The Chiefs will also have to be watching how the quarterbacks come off the board.  They have to start preparing for life after Alex Smith, and could take their future signal caller in this Draft.  There is a slight chance one of the top guys like Watson or Trubisky slide down the board.  A more realistic scenario is teams start jumping back into the first round to get a QB like Pat Mahomes or DeShone Kizer.  If that begins to happen the Chiefs could end up reaching for a quarterback if they get nervous and want to land the heir apparent to Smith here.

In Round 2, the Chiefs can address a need.  They should look to get a wide receiver with size and a great fit would be ECU’s Zay Jones.  Jones is 6’2 and over 200 lbs.  He’s got good speed and is an excellent hands catcher.  He’d fit in nicely lined up on the outside across from Jeremy Maclin, with Tyreek Hill doing the dirty work underneath.  If Jones is gone, the team could look at JuJu Smith-Schuster from USC or Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp.   They could use another cornerback, and here in round 2, there should be lots of good options.  Teez Tabor, Fabian Moreau, or Chidobe Auwzie could be on the board.  Awuzie is a tough name to spell, but an even tougher player to try to throw a completion against.  He’s got good size at 6’0, and can change direction on a dime.  He’d be a nice addition to the Chiefs stable of corners.  The team could also look to bring in some competition at inside linebacker for Ramik Wilson.  If they do that, Florida’s Jarrad Davis would be an option, as would the thumper from Ohio St., Raekwon McMillan.  The Chiefs could also use some depth at safety, and in the second round could look at Florida’ Marcus Maye or versatile Hawkeye Desmond King.

The Chiefs hold two picks in round 3 and could look to grab a quarterback to groom for the future with one of those.  Miami’s Brad Kaaya or Nathan Peterman from Pitt could be available.  Kaaya has played in a pro ready system and may be ahead of the game when it comes to learning an NFL offensive system.  Peterman has a quicker release and will hang tight in the pocket.  Neither of these guys would be asked to start any time soon, and could be brought along slowly by the quarterback guru that is head coach Andy Reid.  The Chiefs could also take a running back here. Spencer Ware is okay, but the team could use a special back who doesn’t come off the field.  This Draft is loaded with them.   In round 3, Marlon Mack, Samaje Perine, and Wayne Gallman are just a couple of the names that could still be had. Mack is a Draftseason favorite, and is a shifty runner who also is a weapon as a receiver out of the backfield.  He could flourish in Andy Reid’s west coast attack. The Chiefs could look at adding depth in the secondary with one of their third rounders, or maybe even with both of them.  They need depth at safety, as stated earlier, and could look at Justin Evans, Eddie Jackson or Marcus Williams here.  Jackson is another talented Nick Saban project who would have been drafted even earlier if it weren’t for his recent injuries.  At cornerback they could look at Rasul Douglas, Corn Elder, or Jourdan Lewis.  The Chiefs could even bring in a linebacker here with LSU’s Kendall Beckwith or Northwestern’s Anthony Walker Jr., being the best bets.

 

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Plan of Attack for the 2017 NFL Draft | Seattle Seahawks

The Draft is nigh, so  it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds.  We’ll start with the lowly Cleveland Browns and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Seahawks fly in today for a looksy.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Team Needs:  OT, CB, S, DL

Free Agent Losses: OLB Brock Coyle, K Steven Hauschka, DT John Jenkins, OT Gary Gilliam

Free Agent Acquisitions: CB/S DeShawn Snead (resigned), RB Eddie Lacy, S Bradley McDougald, K Blair Walsh, TE Brandon Williams

See who we have the Seahawks taking in the following Updated Mocks| Ultimate | Onebar | Lupagus 

Potential Round 1 Targets:  S Obi Melifonwu, CB Marlon Humphrey, CB Gareon Conley, CB Kevin King, OT Garrett Bolles, OT Ryan Ramczyk, OT Cam Robinson, DE Charles Harris,

Potential Round 2 Targets:  S Budda Baker, S Desmond King, S Marcus Maye, DT Caleb Brantley, DT Chris Wormley, OLB Ryan Anderson, CB Tre’Davious White, CB Teez Tabor, CB Fabian Moreau, CB Quincy Wilson, OT Taylor Moton, OT Dion Dawkins, OT Antonio Garcia, DE Demarcus Walker, DE

Potential Round  3 Targets:  DT Larry Ogunjobi, DT Jaleel Johnson, DT Montravious Adams, DT Dalvin Tomlinson CB Ahkello Witherspoon, CB Jourdan Lewis, CB Corn Elder, CB Rasul Douglas, OT Roderick Johnson, OT Adam Bisnowaty,  OT David Sharpe, OT Zach Banner, S Marcus Williams, S Marcus Maye, S Justin Evans, S Eddie Jackson, DE Tarrell Basham, DE Tanoh Kpassagnon                                   Image result for seahawks logo pic

Plan of Attack:
The Seahawks hold the 26th pick in this year’s first round, and most see them using that on an offensive tackle, assuming they keep the pick. The Seahawks are in a prime spot for a team wanting to jump back into the first round and take a quarterback.  They could swing a deal, move down to the early second round and still land a tackle they like, while picking up additional picks in the third or fourth rounds.  If they do keep the pick and make a selection, they could be looking at an offensive tackle like Utah’s Garrett Bolles or Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk.  These are a couple of big and powerful men.  They both have good footwork and are quick for men so large.  Both could come in and earn a starting spot at either tackle position.  The Seahawks could also grab a cornerback here.  There have been rumblings about them trading Richard Sherman and if they do before the Draft, they could find his replacement.  They’d like the size and speed of Kevin King.  He has been shooting up Draft boards the last month and is now expected to go somewhere in the first round.  He’d make a lot of sense for a team who has shown they like their corners long, and lengthy.  They could also add depth at safety with UCONN’s Obi Melifonwu.  They may even address their defensive line with Michigan St.’s Malik McDowell.  All that being said, it would appear offensive tackle is the most likely option here for the Seahawks, assuming they hang onto this choice.

The Seahawks don’t have many pressing needs other than offensive tackle, so they could just look to add some depth here in round 2.  They could look in the secondary and grab a cornerback.  This is a deep class and a guy who could slide due to his slow 40 times would be Florida’s Teez Tabor.  Tabor has good size and is quick to change direction.  He has elite ball skills and is a true game changer.  Yes his recovery speed is a major concern, but he could really excel in a talent rich defense like the Seahawks.  Seattle could also look at a safety in round 2.  Versatile Desmond King from Iowa could be around.  He actually kills two birds with one stone, as he can also line up as a cornerback.  The Seahawks defense stays great because they aren’t afraid to keep adding talent to it.  They could follow that route here in round 2, and grab a defensive lineman.  They could look at tackles like Caleb Brantley or Chris Wormely.  They could even take a defensive end like FSU’s Demarcus Walker or Auburn’s Carl Lawson.  Maybe the Seahawks get nutty, and grab another offensive tackle.  They could choose to double up on the position if a versatile guy like Dion Dawkins or Taylor Moton slides to them.  These guys are primarily looked at as tackles, but could be moved inside to guard.  For a team that got real thin on offensive lineman a season ago, a guy with that versatility becomes very, very tempting.

The Seahawks actually have THREE third round picks, thanks to the compensatory system.  So they could opt to just bring in depth with those picks or package them together and move up in an earlier round for a player they really covet.  If they stay put, they could look at corners.  Corn Elder, Damontae Kazee, and Rasul Douglas are a few of the players they’d consider.  Douglas could definitely be on the board, and he’d be a solid pick.  He’s not the fastest guy out there, but he’s got great size at 6’2 and reads plays very well.  He also has good ball skills and can out jump many of the receivers he’d be matched up against.  The Seahawks could look at safeties with one of their many third round picks.  Players available would be Justin Evans, Marcus Williams, Marcus Maye, Eddie Jackson, or Boston College’s John Johnson.  None of these guys would be forced into action, and could slowly learn the ways of the NFL game from some of the best safeties in the league before being asked to contribute too much.  The Seahawks could also get deeper on the defensive line with one of their third rounders.  They could take a big ol’ boy like Auburn’s Montravious Adams, Alabama’s Dalvin Tomlinson, or small school stud Larry Ogunjobi.  If they are tickled the right way, the Seahawks could add a defensive end like Tanoh Kpassagnon or Tarrell Basham.  With that many picks, it’s hard to know what the Birds will do for sure.  They could just say screw it and start taking the highest guy on the board regardless of position.

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