He thinks Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung will be the only tackle picked before Seattle, with Kansas City taking safety Eric Berry at No. 5 and leaving Williams for the Seahawks.
McShay goes the other way, tabbing Berry to Seattle at No. 6 after Okung and Iowa’s Bryan Bulaga go off the board at 4 and 5.
McShay has the Seahawks passing on Williams to take Berry, figuring the top safety fills a significant need as well.
McShay then targets Clemson running back C.J. Spiller to Seattle at No. 14, which he acknowledges would leave the Seahawks still minus the left tackle that is their biggest need. But he says they would have come away with two of the top seven players in the draft in Berry and Spiller.
Again, as I discussed in my previous post, I believe the Seahawks will trade out of that 14 spot to fill more needs and still come up with a good player later in the first round.
Kiper also held a conference call with reporters today and among his many thoughts was that it is “etched in stone” that Washington’s Jake Locker will be the No. 1 selection next year.
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