2010 NFL Mock Draft: 7 Round Seahawks Addition

Richard BowlerSenior Analyst IMarch 30, 2010

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12: Eric Berry #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on against the UCLA Bruins on September 12, 2009 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. UCLA beat Tennessee 19-15. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Projecting out seven rounds of a draft for an individual teams does present several challenges.  The biggest of which is determining round value for each player.  While it is unlikely that each player will available at their corresponding pick but I tried to realisitically value each player.  I scoured the internet for complete seven round mock drafts and individual player round value rankings then made my own rankings.   

The Seahawks have so many needs it is hard to rate them. With not much to talk about in the way of free agents the Hawks need to hit a home run with the entire draft.  This is my best case scenario(with in reason) for the Seattle Seahawks 2010 draft.

RD.1(6) Eric Berry, Saftey, Tennessee- Berry is the play making saftey Seattle has needed for years.  This pick becomes more likely if both Bradford and Clausen go in the top 5.

RD.1(14) Trade to San Diego for picks 28 & 40-  This would probably be contingent on the availablity of CJ Spiller or to a lesser extent Dan Williams at pick 14.  Another trade partner could potentially Philadelphia if they decide they need to trade up to get an Earl Thomas or Taylor Mays.

RD.1(28) Roger Saffold, Left Tackle, Indiana- Saffold an athletic tackle who has been rising up draft boards.  He could fit well in a zone blocking scheme.  Charles Brown who is also and excellent athlete, who played for Pete Carroll at USC, could be an option here if he falls to this pick.

RD.2(40) Arrelious Benn, Wide Receiver, Illinois- Benn could add some great upside for a team that has very little at the positions.  Tate, Thomas and Gilyard should all be considered depending on availability.

RD.2(60) Montario Hardesty, Running Back, Tennessee-  Hardesty followed up a break out Senoir campaign with and excellent combine.  I also like Ryan Matthews but he will likely be gone much earlier than this pick and possibley as high as the late first round.

RD.4(104) Jordan Shipley, Wide Receiver, Texas- Shipley is a player that could likely step in and contribute right away which would be helpful for the Seahawks extremely thin receiver group.

RD.4(127) Greg Hardy, Defensive End, Ole Miss- Hardy is a bit of a mess has great talent.  His problems are too many to list but he has upside as pass rusher that make him worth the modest risk.

RD.5(139) Selvish Capers, Offensive Tackle, West Virginia- Capers is a project but projects well into the Seahawks zone blocking scheme.

RD.6(176) Brandon Carter, Offensive Tackle, Texas Tech-  Carter is a maniac plain and simple.  He is the exact type of player and attitude the Seahawks need.

RD.7(213) Rafael Priest, Corner Back, TCU- Priest is a hard nosed corner who was a key part of the excellent TCU defense from last year.

RD.7(245) Brandon James, RB/KR, Florida- At worst James can help the Seahawks in the return game and could add some bonus big play ability on offense.