Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft and Big Board: Updated Day 3 Predictions
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
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:
|1||Christian Westerman||OG||Arizona State|
|3||Kenneth Dixon||RB||Louisiana Tech|
|4||Harlan Miller||CB||Southeastern Louisiana|
|11||Miles Killebrew||S||Southern Utah|
|12||Joshua Perry||OLB||Ohio State|
|13||Joe Dahl||OG||Washington State|
|14||Sheldon Day||DL||Notre Dame|
|16||Nick Kwiatkoski||LB||West Virginia|
|18||Darrell Greene||OG||San Diego State|
|21||Joe Haeg||OT||North Dakota State|
|26||Deiondre' Hall||FS||Northern Illinois|
|27||Tyvis Powell||FS||Ohio State|
|30||D.J. White||CB||Georgia Tech|
|31||Juston Burris||CB||North Carolina State|
|36||Jack Allen||C||Michigan State|
|37||Jordan Lucas||S||Penn State|
|40||Beniquez Brown||ILB||Mississippi State|
|44||Scooby Wright III||ILB||Arizona|
|45||Terrance Smith||LB||Florida State|
|49||Morgan Burns||CB||Kansas State|
|53||Deon Bush||FS||Miami (Fla.)|
|54||K.J. Dillon||FS||West Virginia|
|55||Chase Farris||OG||Ohio State|
|58||Fahn Cooper||OT||Ole Miss|
|63||Kevon Seymour||CB||Southern California|
|64||Nile Lawrence-Stample||DL||Florida State|
|70||Vi Teofilo||OG||Arizona State|
|71||Mike Rose||DE||North Carolina State|
|76||Kevin Peterson||CB||Oklahoma State|
|77||Luther Maddy||DL||Virginia Tech|
|79||Kalan Reed||CB||Southern Mississippi|
|86||DeAndre Elliot||CB||Colorado State|
|87||Joel Heath||DL||Michigan State|
|88||De'Vante Harris||CB||Texas A&M|
|91||Antwaun Woods||DL||Southern California|
|93||Kyle Peko||DL||Oregon State|
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, 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, 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, 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.
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