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Seattle Seahawks News: Updated Mock Drafts from the Experts

After winning the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks have the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Who will they select? Will any of the mock draft lists get it right?

We are deep into mock draft season, and everyone has their own theory on which player each team might select when they are on the clock. The draft process is such a compelling part of the NFL experience, they should really make a movie about it. Oh wait, I guess they did.

Who will the ‘Hawks pick? Will Pete Carroll find another diamond in the rough that will turn into a star? Here are a list of “experts” who have weighed in and put together their own mock draft list. Of course, every mock draft is subject to change.

Todd McShay, ESPN: Xavier Su’A-Filo, OL (UCLA)

Rob Rang, CBS Sports: Kelvin Benjamin, WR (Florida State)

Pat Kirwin, CBS Sports: Pick traded to Jacksonville Jaguars (Teddy Bridgewater will be picked)

Daniel Jeremiah, Another vote for Su’A-Filo

Charlie Campbell, Kony Ealy, DE (Missouri)

Michael Straw, Morgan Moses, OT (Virginia)

Don Banks, Sports Illustrated: Another vote for Benjamin

Nate Davis, USA Today: Another vote for Ealy

Analysis: Not a lot of shocks here. The mock drafts tend to focus on team needs, which for the Seahawks is arguably offensive line, defensive end and wide receiver. Benjamin may be gone by the time the Seahawks pick, and offensive line may be the conventional pick after the Seahawks lost Paul McQuistan and Breno Giacomini. That said, the Seahawks don’t tend to be “conventional” when it comes to the draft, so anything is possible. The suggested trade with Jacksonville is interesting, though one wonders if the ‘Hawks would keep their pick with such a deep draft.

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  • Cecil Treadwell

    Maintaining a strong running game is essential.
    Providing adequate pass protection for Russell Wilson is just as important.
    Winning their division next season will require Seattle’s offense to maintain ball possession, score more often, score more often from inside the Red Zone, and take a lot of pressure to win games from the defense.
    Seattle may opt to take the best player available irrespective of their needs at the offensive line and pick up young, promising, and cheap free agents for the offensive line later on in the draft.
    We’ll see.

  • Cecil Treadwell

    Depth on the offensive line is important in case Seattle encounters a rash of injuries there.
    Seattle does rotate their offensive line personnel often during a game.
    Expect the Seattle offense to be far more potent and complex next year.
    Because of Russell Wilson, the Seattle offense will become more sophisticated a whole lot sooner than it would under most other quarterbacks.
    People are going to be surprised how improved Seattle’s offense will be next season.
    Carroll has developed a weekly coaching strategy that gets his team more focused and prepared for that week’s opponent than is usually the case.
    His coaching philosophy of insisting that players continually compete for the starting slots is a major part of motivating the players to remain focused and prepared.