2011 NFL Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks Improve Secondary with Jimmy Smith
2011 NFL Mock Draft Gives Seattle A Great Chance To Improve Its Secondary
If there weren't any character concerns, there's no doubt Jimmy Smith would be off of the board right now.
The cornerback out of Colorado is a top-10 talent, only he has had off-the-field issues that have driven his stock down to the point where the Seattle Seahawks can take him towards the end of the first round.
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It's no secret that Seattle has struggled to defend the pass, giving up 249.6 yards per game in 2010, the sixth worst in the league. The Seahawks simply have to improve that position and Smith is an instant upgrade over the current unit.
While we could see a defensive lineman taken with this selection, or even a quarterback if Jake Locker is available, Smith would be a steal at this juncture of the draft and if Pete Carroll can bring him in and get him turned around like he did Mike Williams, then we're going to look back at the pick as one of the more savvy moves in the first round.
Smith is one of the more interesting storylines in the draft, so be sure to keep your eye on him.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan|
18. San Diego Chargers: J.J. Watt
19. New York Giants: Mike Pouncey
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert |
6. Cleveland Browns: Robert Quinn
7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Carimi|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Castonzo
24. New Orleans Saints: Aldon Smith
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Smith|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Heyward
27. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Harris
28. New England Patriots: Justin Houston
|13. Detroit Lions: Da'Quan Bowers |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan
|29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod|
30. New York Jets: Stephen Paea
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams
32. Green Bay Packers: Akeem Ayers
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