Even with the owners and NFL Players Association in Day One of their second extension of the set-to-expire CBA, the only thing that remains a fact is that the draft will be held in April.
After team representatives recently spent seven days watching and interviewing the available players at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, here’s a look at whom pundits are projecting for the Seahawks with the 25th pick in the first round in their latest mock drafts (click on each name for the complete first-round mock):
Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
The Seahawks’ biggest needs are quarterback and the interior of the offensive line, but the team could throw a curveball should a cornerback of Smith’s talent fall into their lap. The 6-2, 210-pound Smith has top 15 talent but off-field concerns could push him down the board. His size and physicality, however, make him an ideal fit for a team looking for press corners. The Seahawks allowed 31 touchdowns and only intercepted 12 passes. That minus-19 TD/INT ratio was topped by only the Texans, who had minus-20.
Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
I’m not sure the Seahawks have real interest in Locker, but a quarterback is getting picked somewhere in the late first, even if it’s after a team trades up from the early second.
Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas
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