Rumors have been swirling for the Seattle Seahawks for the better part of the offseason, centered around Russell Wilson. The Seahawks may be moving him and entering a full rebuild following a disappointing 7-10 season last year. While there are no trades in this mock, you’d have to think this draft is paramount to the future of an organization that has a grey path. With just six picks, let’s see if Seattle can make the most of their selection.
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Round 2, Pick 41: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
Everyone knows that Seattle’s biggest weakness last season was on the offensive line. While Raimann isn’t the best offensive tackle in the draft this year, he is one of the most technical and athletic. The potential for a long-term starter with Raimann is evident, and he is just what the Seahawks need to reboot their dismal offensive line. Furthermore, don’t expect this to be the only pick Seattle uses on the offensive line.
For more on Raimann, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 3, Pick 72: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
Seattle ranked in the bottom half in the league in sacks last season and needs some more depth at the pass-rushing position. Ebiketie racked up 9.5 sacks for the Nittany Lions last season and is still a pretty raw talent. He will come in and be able to get rotational snaps right away while making an impact and developing for a bigger role in future years.
For more on Ebiketie, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 4, Pick 107: Alec Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College
The Seahawks turn around and go right back to the offensive line for the second time in three picks. Lindstrom is an uber-experienced guard with serious accolades to his name. Like Raimann, Lindstrom is a technical master. He has excellent hand placement and simply understands schemes very well. With these two new linemen coming in, the Seahawks can hopefully protect Wilson a lot more if he stays.
Round 4, Pick 114: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
This pick followed a huge best player available mantra. While defensive tackle is somewhat of a need for Seattle, there were other positions we could’ve gone. However, Mathis was too good to pass up on. The Alabama product had nine sacks last season and can boost the interior pass-rush for Seattle. He did a great job replacing star Christian Barmore for Alabama, and Mathis should be able to make a nice impact at the next level.
Round 5, Pick 152: Montaric Brown, CB, Arkansas
Going into this round, the Seahawks almost have to take a corner. There isn’t much on Brown, but when you take a deeper dive, he’s an excellent fit for Seattle. He is an excellent ballhawk. Brown had five interceptions at Arkansas last year and has shown he can lockdown in both man and zone coverage. He isn’t the flashiest name in the book, but his play fits up to Seattle’s scheme very well.
Round 7, Pick 226: Zonovan Knight, RB, North Carolina State
With three running backs hitting the open market this offseason, the Seahawks need to at least draft a body to fill one of those depth roles. Knight is known more so as a power running back but has underrated speed to compliment Chris Carson. Overall, Knight is worth the seventh-round selection, and the Seahawks will be pleased with the value they got throughout this draft.
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