This has been one of the most drama filled offseasons in recent memory for the Seattle Seahawks. You can’t go an hour without some sort of news about Russell Wilson coming, but according to our own Cliff Gibson, Russ isn’t going anywhere.
We’re about to flip the official NFL league calendar to 2021, so let’s focus on some other things.
Like the draft.
Currently, the Seahawks only have four picks and I am going to keep it to that. The mock draft simulator from Pro Football Network bombards you with trades. As this will more than likely not be my only mock draft, maybe I’ll get a little wild later in those.
For now, let’s keep it Vanilla.
Pick 56 Deonte Brown Guard Alabama
Height: 6’3 1/4″
Weight: 364 pounds
Wingspan: 80 3/4″
Arm: 32 3/8″
Hand: 9 1/8″
Brown is the exact type of player the Seahawks need on the inside. In his three years as a starter, he never allowed a sack. Taking Brown here is a no brainer. Not only do you have an anchor on the inside for years to come, but it’s the type of pick that puts a big smile on the face of Russ.
It also allows Pete to run the football a lot more. He’s powerful, pushing his man often into the second level. He’s athletic enough to pull. He’s also smart enough to make adjustments on his own on the fly.
It’s not a sexy pick, but it’s a needed pick.
Pick 129 Aaron Banks Guard Notre Dame
Height: 6’5 3/8″
Weight: 338 pounds
Arm: 33 1/8″
Hand: 10 1/8″
Let’s add another slab of beef on the inside of the line. Banks is not as athletic as Brown but is a heady blocker, with lots of power and straight forward drive off the ball. He lacks a little lateral mobility, but will more than makeup for it with his upper body strength and ability to push into the second level.
Pick 168 Kary Vincent Jr. Cornerback LSU
Vincent opted out of the 2019 season due to Covid concerns. In 2019 he was the starting nickelback for LSU. He had 47 solo tackles, eight passes defended, and four interceptions. He’s got good size to be physical, being 5’10 and 190. He’s also really fast. He ran the 100 meter dash in 10.01 seconds so there’s a good chance he’ll get to compete for the kick and punt return jobs.
Pick 209 Josh Ball Tackle Marshall
Might have been able to go with a sexier pick here, but that offensive line needs all the help it can get. Ball is another smart lineman who picks up blocks quickly, takes great angles on edge rushers, and finishes run blocks hard.
He’s not the most athletic and had some off-the-field issues that got him booted off the Florida State team.
Let’s take a look at how the rest of the NFC west drafted in this simulation.