Hopefully this does some justice to the subject title given. My first ever posted Mock draft in 35+ years of looking ahead to the draft and scribbling countless names.
I'm going to assume most will be familiar enough with these players and/or have their preferred sites and scouting info. So, I won't get into all that. But, perhaps just give you some comments that justify the selection.
2. Tyrann Mathieu DB formerly of LSU
for all the potential pros and cons... I can't think of a potentially bigger impact player at this spot that could serve the team needs well. I know this is a polarizing player and a hugely controversial pick... but, I think it's a potential "championship" type move. In nearly 40 years of watching the draft... there's risk with every player. Take your chances sometimes. This is a player.
3. Ty Powell LB Harding
I think this guy could be a sleeper pick that won't last long. He's played DL and DB as well. Look him up. He was a combine participant and seems to have gotten some attention.
4. Michael Williams TE Alabama
(Dave Richard suggests that some team enamored with him could even take him in the 3rd round.)
This guy is just a sneaky good player, especially in the red zone. He is a lumbering TE - not the joker TE most everyone is saying we need. But, I'm thinking the Hawks already have players that are going to get the majority of the touches and a guy like this could find a role on this team and prove valuable. It's always said that the Seahawks like unconventional guys. Williams might fit that category a bit.
5. Montori Hughes DT Tenn-Martin
compete for a spot
5. Kwame Geathers DT Georgia
see what he could be
6. Jordan Rodgers QB Vanderbilt
Aaron Rodgers warms up to the Hawks
7. Chris Barker G Nevada
Only player in school history to start every game over a 4-year span. Mobility in that Nevada offense, durable, tough. Under-rated?
7. Vinston Painter T Virginia Tech
4.9 in the 40. Versatile, late-bloomer. Could be a steal. Project player with tons of potential that Cable could develop. Liked the tenacity I saw from him at the combine.
7. Jake Knott LB Iowa St.
coaches selection First Team All Big 12 (despite missing final 4 games.) Oozing with leadership. reads & reacts well and rarely takes false steps. Smart, playmaker who constantly exceeds expectations.
7. Brett Maher K Nebraska
wasn't going to mock a kicker, but the Hawks need one.
Super-Sneaky UDFA find: Latavius Murray RB UCF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2rUpbfsHgE
I could also see the Seahawks taking Gavin Escobar if available at 56. Jordan Reed just seems like he could fit right in with the Seahawks, but I didn't put him in this mock b/c I wanted to bring attention to Mathieu and Powell and don't think Reed will last beyond the 3rd. I could also see the Seahawks taking O-lineman earlier as well. Perhaps Alvin Bailey.