Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft and Big Board: Updated Day 3 Predictions

Ethan Bailey@@ebai_todayFeatured Columnist IApril 30, 2016

Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft and Big Board: Updated Day 3 Predictions

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    Ohio State outside linebacker Joshua Perry is a prospect to keep your eye on for Seattle on Day 3 of the draft.
    Ohio State outside linebacker Joshua Perry is a prospect to keep your eye on for Seattle on Day 3 of the draft.Jay LaPrete/Associated Press

    It's Day 3 of the 2016 NFL draft, and the Seattle Seahawks have four picks in Rounds 5-7 at their disposal. 

    The team brought in an impressive haul of players in the draft's first two days, including two offensive linemen, a defensive tackle, a tight end and a running back, patching Seattle's roster in areas lacking depth. 

    But there's still more to be done, as the Seahawks could still use an outside linebacker and at least one more offensive lineman.

    You know the drill—we're getting right into potential prospects Seattle could take in the draft's final rounds right after we take a look at 100 of the best players still available. 

    Here we go.

Top-100 Big Board

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    Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings is one of the more surprising choices still available in the draft on Day 3.
    Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings is one of the more surprising choices still available in the draft on Day 3.John Raoux/Associated Press

    Even on the third day of the draft, there's a good amount of talent. Take a look at some of the best players still available for the taking:

    Seattle Seahawks Big Board
     Rank Player Position School
     1 Christian Westerman OG Arizona State
     2 Andrew Billings DT Baylor
     3 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech
     4 Harlan Miller CB Southeastern Louisiana
     5 Charone Peake WR Clemson
     6 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU
     7 Jalen Mills FS LSU
     8 Willie Henry DL Michigan
     9 Hassan Ridgeway DL Texas
     10 Zack Sanchez CB Oklahoma
     11 Miles Killebrew S Southern Utah
     12 Joshua Perry OLB Ohio State
     13 Joe Dahl OG Washington State
     14 Sheldon Day DL Notre Dame
     15 Parker Ehinger OG Cincinnati 
     16 Nick Kwiatkoski LB West Virginia
     17 Jayron Kearse S Clemson
     18 Darrell Greene OG San Diego State
     19 Kentrell Brothers ILB Missouri
     20 Connor McGovern OG Missouri
     21 Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State
     22 Kenny Lawler WR California
     23 Charles Tapper DL Oklahoma
     24 Eric Murray CB Minnesota
     25 Caleb Benenoch OT UCLA
     26 Deiondre' Hall FS Northern Illinois 
     27 Tyvis Powell FS Ohio State
     28 Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas
     29 Evan Boehm C Missouri
     30 D.J. White CB Georgia Tech
     31 Juston Burris CB North Carolina State
     32 Dominick Jackson OG Alabama
     33 Kyle Murphy OT Stanford
     34 Matthew Ioannidis DT Temple
     35 Dominique Alexander LB Oklahoma
     36 Jack Allen C Michigan State
     37 Jordan Lucas S Penn State
     38 Vadal Alexander OG LSU
     39 Avery Young OG Auburn
     40 Beniquez Brown ILB Mississippi State
     41 Spencer Drango OT Baylor
     42 Alex Lewis OT Nebraska
     43 John Theus OT Georgia
     44 Scooby Wright III ILB Arizona
     45 Terrance Smith LB Florida State
     46 Jonathan Jones CB Auburn
     47 Joe Schobert OLB Wisconsin
     48 Jason Fanaika DL Utah
     49 Morgan Burns CB Kansas State
     50 Cole Toner C Harvard
     51 Josh Forrest LB Kentucky
     52 Austin Blythe  C Iowa
     53 Deon Bush FS Miami (Fla.)
     54 K.J. Dillon FS West Virginia
     55 Chase Farris OG  Ohio State
     56 Ted Karras OG Illinois
     57 Stephen Weatherly DE Vanderbilt
     58 Fahn Cooper OT Ole Miss
     59 Jared Norris LB Utah
     60 Tyler Matakevich LB Temple
     61 Travis Feeney LB Washington
     62 D.J. Reader DL Clemson
     63 Kevon Seymour CB Southern California
     64 Nile Lawrence-Stample DL Florida State
     65 Ken Crawley CB Colorado
     66 Shawn Oakman DL Baylor
     67 Tyler Marz OT Wisconsin
     68 Tevin Carter S Utah
     69 Denver Kirkland OG Arkansas
     70 Vi Teofilo OG Arizona State
     71 Mike Rose DE North Carolina State
     72 Keith Lumpkin OT Rutgers
     73 Gionni Paul LB Utah
     74 Stephane Nembot OT Colorado
     75 Dean Lowry DL Northwestern
     76 Kevin Peterson CB Oklahoma State
     77 Luther Maddy DL Virginia Tech
     78 Moritz Boehringer WR Germany
     79 Kalan Reed CB Southern Mississippi 
     80 Clayton Fejedelem S Illinois
     81 Vernon Adams QB Oregon
     82 David Morgan TE UTSA
     83 Jordan Walsh OG Iowa
     84 Alex Redmond OG UCLA
     85 Lene Maiava OG Arizona
     86 DeAndre Elliot CB Colorado State
     87 Joel Heath DL Michigan State
     88 De'Vante Harris CB Texas A&M
     89 Brian Poole CB Florida
     90 David Dean DL Virginia
     91 Antwaun Woods DL Southern California
     92 Sterling Bailey DL Georgia
     93 Kyle Peko  DL Oregon State
     94 Will Parks S Arizona
     95 Kyle Friend C Temple
     96 Matt Skura C Duke
     97 Michael Caputo S Wisconsin
     98 Jordan Lomax FS Iowa
     99 Jordan Swindle OT Kentucky
     100 Tyler Johnstone OT Oregon

Round 4

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    The Seahawks traded up in the second round to land Alabama's Jarran Reed, surrendering he team's fourth-round choice to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the No. 49 overall pick.
    The Seahawks traded up in the second round to land Alabama's Jarran Reed, surrendering he team's fourth-round choice to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the No. 49 overall pick.Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

    The Seahawks do not currently hold a pick in the fourth round, as the team traded pick No. 124 to the Chicago Bears in order to nab defensive tackle Jarran Reed early in the second round.

    Seattle still holds two picks in the seventh round and might be able to find a way to incorporate one of them (plus a 2017 pick) into a trade to get back into the fourth round if there's a prospect that catches the team's eye.

    A couple of potential names to watch out for:

    1) Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State: The Seahawks still need an outside linebacker on the strong side, and Perry is a productive tackler with a leader's mentality. Perry isn't the best in coverage, but he fills a need for the Seahawks nonetheless.

    2) Joe Dahl, OG, Washington State: Dahl is a better football player than athlete, showing ability to push drive blocks and hang tough in pass protection. There are limitations in his game due to his average athleticism, but Dahl overcomes them with toughness and intelligence.

Round 5

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    Northern Iowa cornerback Deiondre' Hall could be converted to safety in the Seahawks' defensive scheme.
    Northern Iowa cornerback Deiondre' Hall could be converted to safety in the Seahawks' defensive scheme.Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

    Round 5, Pick 171: Deiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa: Hall likely won't project as a cornerback at the NFL level, but if he added some muscle to his 6'2", 199-pound frame, he could be a darn good safety.

    His 82 tackles in 2015 is a high number for a cornerback, showing that Hall has a knack for finding the ball-carrier and bringing him down. Hall also had six interceptions and forced three fumbles in his collegiate career.

    Hall lacks recovery speed to play corner in the NFL, which is why he's a better fit at safety. When he can see the field in front of him, Hall acts as a heat-seeking missile and clearly enjoys laying the leather on opponents.

    This pick will be a project for the Seahawks, but with the team's secondary currently in good shape, Hall would be worth selecting in the fifth round.

Round 6

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    Round 6, Pick 215: Joe Schobert, OLB, Wisconsin: Schobert is a workman-type player who will give the Seahawks coaches 100 percent effort 100 percent of the time. Not to mention, the Seahawks still need to find themselves an outside linebacker to replace Bruce Irvin.

    Not far into the highlight video above, Schobert gets a tremendous sack after using a slick swim move to get by Alabama's left tackle and then bouncing off running back Derrick Henry en route to bringing down the quarterback from behind.

    Plays like that are a testament to Schobert's motor and pursuit, which are traits that aren't always teachable.

    There is enough potential with Schobert to say he could be molded into a starter for Seattle. He's certainly worth a sixth-round pick.

Round 7

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    Round 7, Pick 225: Vernon Adams, QB, Oregon: The Seahawks' only current quarterback on the roster is Russell Wilson, so it makes sense for Seattle to draft a backup in the seventh round. Oregon's Vernon Adams makes the most logical sense.

    Adams is athletic and mobile, which are the strong points of his game. And although he has a bit of a reputation for not recognizing early passing lanes, Adams has good touch on his throws and generally makes good decisions.

    On paper, this is a decent pairing with the Seahawks. The team uses a seventh-rounder on a good guy and a good athlete.

    Round 7, Pick 247: Matt Skura, C, Duke: The Seahawks use their final pick on Duke center Matt Skura, who has shown durability in his 40 career starts.

    Skura is 6'3", 305 pounds and has decent lateral agility and quickness. Perhaps better than any of his physical traits, however, is his ability to read and understand defenses. According to his CBS Sports draft profile, Skura is a strong decision-maker and communicator, and he is thoroughly prepared on a consistent basis.

    Skura isn't the most gifted athlete and is suspect to getting moved around by bull-rushers. But in the NFL, strength isn't always a make-or-break quality; play recognition and film-room habits can be equally as important, and the Seahawks need depth at the center position.

    This would be a solid pick to finish up a fine three days' worth of drafting for Seattle.

    Agree? Disagree? Voice your opinions in the comments section below or on Twitter @ebai_today.

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