Final Seattle Seahawks First Round Mock Draft Before April 25th

Published on April 16, 2009 by     

michael-crabtree

Although i am hoping Curry will pass down to the number 4 pick, i very seriously doubt he will, or i would have him in the 4th slot going to the Seahawks.
All we can do is hope and wait to see what is going to happen come Draft Day.

Also thanks to Todd Mcshay for his draft worksheet and player Bios and breakdowns, very easy sheet to work drafts on and i never have had anytime this year, Cheers!!

Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
1.
QB
Georgia
Even though the Lions could go with offensive tackles Jason Smith or Eugene Monroe, Stafford could develop into the type of player Detroit needs to compete in the division for the long term. Stafford has been compared to Cutler, in terms of skill set, and having a big-armed quarterback paired with WR Calvin Johnson is a potentially great combination.

2.
OT
Baylor
Smith could be the top pick if the Lions opt to play it safe. If that’s the case, Virginia OT Eugene Monroe could be the Rams’ selection. The Rams could pull a surprise and select Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry, but the offensive line seems too pressing a need. The Rams also could be a trade partner with the Broncos if Denver plans to pursue USC QB Mark Sanchez.

3.
LB
Wake Forest
The Chiefs are doing extensive homework on the player considered to be the top talent in the draft. Curry would add all-around toughness to a defense in need of some. Though Curry isn’t a great pass rusher, he could develop into one. The Chiefs might be willing to swap spots with the Broncos, although dealing with a division rival might be a little awkward.

4.
OT
Virginia
This is where some of the trade action could get going. Seattle could move back and possibly nab a wide receiver and allow a team like Philadelphia (Nos. 21 and 28) to move up and get Monroe or Andre Smith. If Stafford is still on the board, the ‘Hawks could stay pat and select him. Sanchez also could be an option, which is why Denver might have to trade into the top three to have a shot at him.

5.
DE/LB
Texas
This is a sleeper team that could alter the draft. The Browns could select OT Andre Smith to pair on the right side opposite Joe Thomas. They also could trade back and collect picks. Orakpo would best fit a need, but Cleveland could be a major player with this pick.

6.
OT
Alabama
Smith’s reputation seems to be on the mend, especially after he continues to show up as one of the best players on the field when coaches and GMs break down film. Smith could be a huge help in Cincinnati, if he’s still at this spot. The Bengals could go defense, but Smith might be the best player on the board.

7.
WR
Texas Tech
The Raiders would love to add a playmaker. A potential surprise could be one of the top offensive tackles, should any of them slip. Crabtree seems to be one of the few wide receivers who could have an impact as a rookie. His toughness and sure hands are perfect tools to help a quarterback still trying to find his way.

8.
WR
Missouri
Though USC’s Sanchez could be a solid pick, the Jaguars need to add some big-play game-breakers, and Maclin fits the criteria: good wide receiver, Wildcat formation running back, kickoff and punt returner.
Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
9.
CB/S
Ohio State
This could end up being Brian Cushing or Aaron Maybin. The Packers are looking for help on the front-seven edge as they convert to a 3-4 defense. Jenkins, who could move to safety from cornerback, might be the hybrid-type of defensive back that is becoming more abundant in aggressive 3-4 schemes.

10.
QB
USC
This also could be a landing spot for Andre Smith, if he is still on the board. Sanchez simply is too good a value for a team so uncertain at quarterback to overlook. He could be groomed or, like Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco last season, eventually end up as a starter in a run-heavy offense. The 49ers also could move back and collect picks.

11.
DE/LB
Florida State
Brown is the type of stud-edge player who could help some of the emerging ball hawks in the secondary prosper. The Bills have to formulate a strong pass rush, and Brown could be a solid piece.



12.
DT
Boston College
With all the possible trades, the Broncos might not have this pick. If they do, Raji fits a need — unless Sanchez is available. Raji helps solidify a defensive front that was inconsistent and vulnerable last season.



13.
LB
USC
Cushing could have a slight edge over Aaron Maybin because of his ability to play better in space. Cushing’s versatility gives the Washington coaching staff options against a division loaded with physical and good open-field running backs.



14.
DE
LSU
The Saints are concerned that ends Will Smith and Charles Grant could have to serve four-game suspensions from testing positive for a banned diuretic last season, and the team wants to have an insurance player who also might develop into a starter. Jackson is a big anchor end who could be playing in front of a familiar fan base. The Saints want to replace burly RB Deuce McAllister, and Chris “Beanie” Wells could be in play, but a bigger back in the second or middle rounds could be a better value since that would be a situational role.



15.
DE/LB
Penn State
Maybin is an athletic, rotational pass rusher who could fit in perfectly with defensive ends Mario Williams and Antonio Smith in Houston. That would be a formidable rushing trio that could result in more forced turnovers and the opportunity for the Texans’ offense to rack up points.



16.
LB
USC
8
The Chargers could be very tempted to take Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno. Maualuga provides a defensive tone-setter, which, combined with a healthy Shawne Merriman, could give San Diego a menacing persona and the potential to be very aggressive in run and pass situations.

Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
17.
QB
Kansas State
Freeman is a project player who would have to be groomed, which is why the Jets could trade out of the spot or surprise with RB Chris “Beanie” Wells or WR Percy Harvin.


18.
LB
Ohio State
If the Broncos could stack the middle with Raji and Laurinaitis, many of their defensive concerns could be laid to rest. This pick could be used as a bargaining chip to move higher in the draft and nab a quarterback prospect.

19.
DT
Mississippi
Jerry is exactly what the Bucs need to fortify the middle. They need to have a one- or two-gap defensive tackle who can be stout on run downs and be effective in a rotation in passing situations. The Bucs play in a run-heavy division, and if they remain vulnerable from guard-to-guard, they could be in trouble.



20.
DE
Tennessee
The Lions need to beef up the defensive line and add a player who can get after the quarterback. Ayers is physically impressive and is gifted enough to let a defensive guru like new coach Jim Schwartz find ways to make him stand out.



21.
OT
Mississippi
The Eagles might have used this pick to trade up in the draft and acquire a different OT or as trade bait to land Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin, Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco or Browns WR Braylon Edwards. Should Oher fall this far, the Eagles can’t pass and will roll the dice that Moreno is around when they pick again at No. 28.



22.
Vikings
WR
Florida
A multi-dimensional player like Harvin could help ease some of the limitations of QBs Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels. Harvin is a blazing speedster who must be accounted for, leaving one less defender to try to stop Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

23.
LB
USC
Matthews is rising and could be the perfect type for the Patriots’ defense: hard worker, coachable and tough. Wake Forest CB Alphonso Smith also might be an option here if the Patriots’ potential pursuit of Panthers DE Julius Peppers or Redskins DE Jason Taylor materializes.

24.
CB
Illinois
The Falcons would be beside themselves if Davis fell this far, which is a possibility. Atlanta would like an outside linebacker, but the free-agent signing of Mike Peterson and potential emergence of Stephen Nicholas could lead to the selection of a cornerback, which is a pressing area of need.
Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
25.
WR
Rutgers
Britt’s solid 40 time at his pro day helped this productive wideout move into the first round. Bill Parcells likes big, tall players, and Britt meets the measurable. The Dolphins have to add receiving threats.

26.
WR
Maryland
The Ravens could be a surprise forward mover on draft day. They supposedly like OT Andre Smith, but Baltimore seemingly has a more pressing need at wide receiver. Heyward-Bey is a blazer with good speed and could provide some explosiveness.

27.
DT
Missouri
Hood seems to be gaining favor with each visit to teams. He is a tireless worker who has a solid background and can add some beef and toughness to Indianapolis’ interior defense. The Colts must buff up against the run, and Hood could help solidify the smallish defensive front.

28.
RB
Georgia
Moreno could go much earlier, but the lack of need for first-round running backs could allow him to fall to the ideal situation for him and the Eagles. A tough slasher with a knack for the goal line, Moreno would be a perfect complement to Brian Westbrook.

29.
RB
Ohio State
The wide receiver help New York needs seems more likely to come via trade (Edwards, Boldin). If it requires this pick, the Giants probably would sacrifice this selection. If not, Wells, at this point, is way too valuable to bypass. The Saints could take him early, but their preference is to solidify the leaky defense that has kept the team out of the playoffs.

30.
WR
North Carolina
The Titans historically don’t take wide receivers in the first round, and this pick easily could be used on CB Alphonso Smith. Nicks, though, is so gifted and talented, he might just be too good to bypass. Tennessee is working out a bevy of wideouts, which could be a ruse, but the team also could be realizing it must find a way to better stretch the field.

31.
RB
Connecticut
Pittsburgh’s LeSean McCoy could be the selection as well. Both are versatile players who could complement Tim Hightower. Though the Cardinals say they are contemplating what to do with incumbent RB Edgerrin James, he probably won’t be on the roster much beyond the draft.

32.
OT
Arizona
The Steelers need help at tackle, and Britton — if he’s still available — could develop into a first-year starter. He is a solid pass protector but a better run blocker with the ability to play both tackle spots or even guard. His durability is a plus as talent evaluators love seasoned, tough players when assessing offensive linemen.

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