Final 2016 Seahawks Mock NFL Draft

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NFL Draft
Feb 26, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Ronnnie Stanley (42) squares off on a blocking drill against Indiana Hoosiers Jason Spriggs during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /


This regime almost always goes with a highly athletic player in their initial NFL draft choices. Spriggs would be considered a “great mover” in Tom Cable parlance, as he sits at or near the top of any quantifiable metric you want to use to compare offensive linemen.

With the offensive line being this team’s obvious, glaring, neon-colored trouble spot, you can expect multiple choices in the 2016 draft being used to fortify it. In this case, more favored prospects like defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins were unavailable at 26, so this pick could be considered the best available player at a position of need. Spriggs needs time to get stronger, however, to handle NFL power.

Also considered: Josh Garnett, Vernon Butler, Karl Joseph, Noah Spence

"Don’t be surprised if the Seahawks pick Sean Davis to eventually replace Bam Bam Kam"


Surprised? Don’t be. People may not want to think about the post-Kam era but it is looming, possibly after the 2016 season. One of the things GM John Schneider has to do is look ahead to what the roster will look like one, two, even three years ahead. Drafting a player now that can contribute on special teams immediately while learning to play the NFL game behind the Seahawks’ godfather could allow the team to seamlessly insert Davis into the spot currently held by Chancellor when that time is upon us.

Davis is a tackling machine, a physical presence and has enough fluidity and skill to cover people one-on-one. He is the future of the strong safety position- a faster, lighter defensive back with passable coverage skills that is also able to deliver punishment in the run game. He ranked second in D-1 (I refuse to call it FBS) college football with five forced fumbles last year. That kind of aggression translates well to the next level and Davis would fit in the LOB just fine.

Also considered: Nick Martin, Vonn Bell, Artie Burns, Kyler Fackrell

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