November 26, 2011; Columbia, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) is pressures by South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Melvin Ingram (6) on a pass play in the first quarter of the game at the Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft


12th overall: Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina

I’m not a huge fan of Ingram, I know he can drop back and cover as a 34 OLB, but I worry about his arm length and overall height. Ingram though is still a first round talent. There’s a growing belief that the Seahawks will go for a DE/OLB pass rusher combo in the first round-usually Courtney Upshaw or Ingram.

2nd round 43rd overall: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

The Seahawks released Robert Gallery and now have a need along the interior of their offensive line. Zeitler is one of many early round guard draft picks who could start day one in the N.F.L. Zeitler is a solid, non-splashy player.

3rd round: 75th overall: Bobby Wager, LB, Utah State

The Seahawks need to improve their linebacker corps. Wagner is a fringe late 2nd round pick who can play inside or outside linebacker. Wagner was extremely productive at Utah State racking up 147 tackles this year with 4 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. He also looked really good at the Senior Bowl to confirm his game tape.

4th round 106th overall: Marcus Forston, DT, Miami Hurricanes

The Seahawks have decent talent along the defensive line but could use some more talent. Forston is a talented player who missed most of the 2011 season, but still declared for the draft with eligibility left. That decision could hurt Forston this year but benefit the team that ends up with him in the mid to late rounds in the long run. Forston won’t be drafted as high as Marvin Austin who went in the mid second round to the Giants after missing an entire season. Forston is a player who has upside as an interior pass rusher and also the functional strength to play well in the run game.

6th round 181st overall: Chris Rainey, RB, Florida

This pick is just to add a weapon offense for Matt Flynn to work with. There are some injury concerns in the WR corps, but I think the overall talent is fine at WR. Doug Baldwin had a breakout year last year, and if Sydney Rice and Mike Williams are healthy that’s not a bad WR corps. Golden Tate also took a step forward last year. The Running back depth for the Seahawks is not great. Rainey is perhaps a little too similar to Leon Washington, but if used correctly could be a terrific addition to a team.

7th round 225th overall: Austin Davis, QB, Southern Mississippi

Austin Davis is a nice developmental quarterback who excelled at Southern Mississippi besting many of Brett Favre’s school records. There are a lot of intriguing mid round quarterback prospects like Russell Wilson, Ryan Lindley, Case Keenum, B.J. Coleman, etc. One of these players is likely to be left at the altar. In this mock I went with Davis.

 

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  • Hawks1011

    Wagner wont go that far back.
    Overall, not a bad overview of the holes the hawks will fill through the draft. I wouldn’t be upset with these picks but the one thing I can almost guarantee is a trade back. Schneider loves to accumulate draft picks and I don’t think any OLB/DE hybrid is worthy of the #12 pick.Also PC and Schneider have thus far always targeted intriguing DB prospects later in the draft. If they don’t draft a QB in the first 4 rounds, they’re not drafting a QB.

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