2010 NFL Draft: Seattle Seahawks Four-Round Edition
Pete Carroll cannot make his first draft any thing short of spectacular. So unless the hurting Eagles want to give up their second-rounders, chances are that the Seattle Seahawks will keep their 2010 draft pick order.
The Seattle Seahawks will only trade to a "losing" franchise, thus enabling a 2011 first-round draft pick to accompany their other first-round draft pick.
In reality, Pete Carroll has already targeted somebody for next year. At No. 6 the Seattle Seahawks acquire:
No. 6: Tennessee S Eric Berry
At 5'11'' and 203 pounds, Eric Berry will instantly help the Seattle Seahawks secondary. Berry is exactly the "plug and play" type player.
Berry will bring speed and instincts to a NFL team that was 30th in the league in average pass yards against per game. His "ball-hawking" skills have already been compared to Ed Reed.
Berry will instantly contribute to Carroll's hybrid 3-4 defense. With Curry playing the "Elephant Backer," Berry will have to be able to cover a lot of ground quickly and efficiently.
Other possibilities: Trent Williams
No. 14: USC T Charles Brown
At 6'5'' and 303 pounds, Charles Brown, in my opinion, is the third-best tackle in this year's draft. Many will not want him because he is considered undersized. Gibbs has an average weight and athletic ability that he likes each type of offensive lineman to have. For an OT, he likes them between 310-315 pounds with athletic ability. Brown can achieve that.
Football is a game of inches and with a 35.25 inch arm reach he will have the length of arms that could be the difference between a first down and a fumble.
Brown is already familiar with Carroll's system and has a very good blast off the line. He "pulls" very well and sustains his blocks. His downside is that he stands up a little too much for my tastes but that will be remedied by Alex Gibbs.
He will fit the ZBS excellently.
Other possibilties: Bruce Campbell
No. 60: Texas DT Lamaar Houston
At 6'3'' and 305 pounds, Houston will bring so much to the Seahawks. Houston and Mebane will utterly destroy interior lines for years to come.
Houston has an outstanding motor paired with strength and run-stuffing ability. He could easily come in to Seattle and, paired with Mebane, could make any offense coordinator lose sleep.
How can you double-team two players with three interior linemen without bringing help from your backfield? You can't. This is the reason that with Houston and Mebane in the middle any mediocre DE can look good.
Other possibilities: Jahvid Best—the Seattle Seahawks would have to move up for this pick.
No. 104: Baylor C J.D. Walton
At 6'3'' and 300 pounds, Walton could easily switch to the left guard position.
Walton possesses great strength and uses his leverage to his advantage. He is an excellent run blocker and pass protects equally well.
He will bring to Seattle a player that plays with heart and "nastiness." He was rated the third-best C in this year's draft.
He could easily go earlier than this. He would be an absolute steal at No. 104.
Other Possibilities: RB Montario Hardesty
No. 127: Oregon RB LaGarrette Blount
At 6'2'' and 240 pounds, Blount will bring what the Seahawks have lacked for a few years: power running. Going into last season he was regarded as one of the top five running backs in college. After the sucker punch to a Boise DE, he was suspended until game 12 of his senior season.
He will be most effective on short yardage and goal line plays. Not only does he possess a lot of power, he also can move for a big man. I would compare him to Leonard Weaver.
Seattle needs help on both sides of the ball. In rounds five and six don't be surprised by a late-round WR, DE, or another OL.
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