What if the Seattle Seahawks forgot about maximizing the number of picks they have in the 2017 draft, and instead focused on getting “their guys”?
We are just four weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft. The Seattle Seahawks have been busy in free agency and assessing the crop of talent in the draft.
Before we continue, here are some ground rules to remember:
I am using CBS Sports’ board for prospects, otherwise known as their “Big Board“. The purpose is just to act as a guide for how the industry values certain prospects. No NFL team’s Big Board will exactly match anybody else’s, but it serves a purpose for us.
I will only take into account the moves the Seahawks have actually made thus far in 2017. I, like most, assume they will add another veteran offensive lineman and perhaps a veteran cornerback. However, to simplify our purpose today, we are assuming the draft is tomorrow, and the roster right now is essentially what it will be in April.
I am also using Matt Miller’s (Bleacher Report) latest Mock Draft to help establish a baseline for how far a prospect could “fall”. This is to ensure that I do not find a way for the Seahawks to get a Top-10 player at pick 26.
Why Miller? Simply put, he is good at his job and I have a ton of respect for him.
Much like version 1.0, this mock will not feature any trades.
Now that we are all clear on the ground rules, we can get started. Remember, the Seahawks currently hold pick numbers: 26, 58, 90, 102, 106, 210, and 226.
Now without further ado, I present to you the Seattle Seahawks’ Mock Draft 3.0, courtesy of Emerald City Swagger.