Here is my final Seahawk mock. Team needs (IMO): #1. LEO, #2. OL, #3. WR, #4. DL, #5. S/CB, & #6. LB (not enough picks to do much at LB, a slightly lesser need right now). I'd expect they bring back Scofield, add some UDFA's and/or a vet.) I'm basing this mock on who I think the Seahawks NEED and who I think they will actually draft to fill those needs. IMO, there is room for the Seahawks to trade down from #32 if they can, maybe just 4-8 spots and still get all of the players indicated - plus they could get another mid-round pick as well. -----Measurable #'s Source: http://mockdraftable.com/players/2014/
(lots of info. on this site.)
****Okay, I know I'll have to really explain & justify this first pick (most likely after a small trade down from 32).PICK #32: DE/LEO- Trent Murphy, Stanford,
6-53, 250, 33-7/8" arms, 11-1/8" hands, See his other #'s in the chart below. This selection at #32 is a guy not talked about much and not being considered by many. It has been reported that Jim Harbaugh loves Murphy & I don't want the Whiners to get him. IMO-This is the pick the Hawks will not leave the draft without. My justifications are below.
""A versatile defender capable of lining up in two or three point stance who has consistently demonstrated a knack for making big plays.....Stanford's Trent Murphy, who led the nation with 15 sacks as a senior, shaved over a tenth of a second off of his 40-yard dash time on Thursday, recording a 4.72-4.75 according to a source at the workout. The 6-foot-6, 250 pound Murphy had been clocked at 4.86 seconds in Indianapolis ....Murphy started the final 40 consecutive games of his career. He hinted at his playmaking ability with an impressive starting debut in 2011, registering 40 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks but these numbers pale in comparison to his breakout 2012 season of 56 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks or his 2013 campaign, in which he recorded 62 tackles, including an eye-popping 23.5 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks.....Instinctive defender. locates the ball and is a high-motor player. Functional flexibility.....Plays with a degree of toughness & physicality that every coach will appreciate. A former steer-wrestler & plays with this mentality"".
+ + + + Murphy compares to: Jared Allen per: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/play ... ent-murphy
: With Clemmons gone & Avril with 1 year remaining on his deal, a capable DE/LEO is a VERY IMPORTANT part of this years draft. Some won't agree with this pick, but if you don't, watch his tape and see how he gets off of blocks easily & usually takes a direct line right into the backfield, (the shortest distance between two points is a straight line). He's also very long, mean & he has grit +. IMO- Quickness & technique & proper angles plus the ability to shed blocks makes up for some speed. Murphy has been described as a throwback, old time type NFL player and in my eyes, he should work out very well as a LEO. His extreme physicality & toughness should fit well with the Seahawks. Murphy's #'s compare really, really well to both Allen & Clemmons, see below.DE/LEO's, Comparisons:
Jared Allen, DE, Idaho State.
2004Chris Clemons, DE, Georgia, 2003
Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford, 2014 =????,
Height/weight:-------(Allen) 6-6. 265,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) 6-2, 226,,,,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) 6-053, 250+,
Arm length: ----------(Allen) unknown,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) unknown,,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) 33-7/8 inches
Hand size: -----------(Allen) unknown,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) unknown,,,,,,,, (Murphy) 11-1/8 inches. (wow)
40-yd. Dash:---------(Allen) 4.72,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (Clemmons) 4.68,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) 4.86, (4.72-4.75 pro day)
10-yd. Split: ---------(Allen) 1.68,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) unknown,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) 1.63
225-lb reps: ---------(Allen) 13-reps,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) 18-reps,,,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) 19-reps
Vertical jump:--------(Allen) 33.0 inches,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) 35.0 inches,,,,,(Murphy) 35.5 inches
Broad jump: ---------(Allen) 120-inches,,,,,,,,,,,,(Clemmons) 116-inches,,,,,,(Murphy) 118-inches
3-cone drill: ----------(Allen) 7.11-seconds,,,,..,,(Clemmons) unknown,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) **6.78-seconds**(extraordinary!)
20-yd. Shuttle-------(Allen) 4.34-seconds,,,,,,,,,(Cummings) unknown,,,,,,,,,(Murphy) 4.20-seconds----NOTE:
Only about 20 or so players at the combine had better 3-cone's than 6.78 -- all CB's, WR's & RB's -- Not 6-5+, 250-lb+ DE;s. In fact, the 6.78 3-cone score was the fastest of any of the DL prospects tested at the combine. The Seahawks put high value on this.-----Murphy's FILM:
Titled "Here comes the boom". http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Mx35rVhmvk*****My alternate selection -DE-Marcus Smith
IMO-The Seahawks NEED one of these two at #32.PICK
#64: WR-Martavis Bryant, Clemson.
6-3-1/2, 211, 4.42/40, 1.53/10-yd split, 16/reps, 39"/vertical, 124"/broad, 7.18/3cone, 4.15/20yd-shuttle, 32-5/8"/arms, 9.5"/hands. Bryant caught 42 passes for 828 yards & 7-TD's in 2013, averaging 19.7 yards per reception. Two of his three catches in the Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State went for TD's. Hopefully he (or at least Cody Latimer) lasts to pick #64.*****MY alternate selection -
WR/KR-Bruce Ellington, So. Carolina, 5-93, 197, 31"/arms, 9-5/8"/hands, 4.45/40, 1.63/10-yd, 15/reps, 39.5"/Vert, 120"/broad, 6.69/3-cone, 3.95/20-yd shuttle, 11.12/60-yd shuttle. This guy runs good routes and also returns kicks! Matt Walden loves this guy. Former high school QB, can fight through press coverage, tough runner after the catch, great YAC, great concentration, good blocker. Almost a carbon copy of Golden Tate with a little more foot speed. This is assuming Cody Latimer is gone and Bryant isn't available either.PICK #132: OT- Laurent "Larry" Duvernay-Tardif, McGill (Canada),
6-5, 321, 34-reps, 4.93/40, 31.5"/vert, 114"/broad, ""Looks the part with outstanding upper-body strength and massive quads. Stout anchor in pass protection. Violent shock in his punch. Plays with a nasty temperament and seeks to bury defenders into the ground. Aggressive run blocker -- runs his feet on contact and plays beyond the whistle. Is physically and mentally tough and will play through pain."" A little Cable coaching will go a long ways, this is a true sleeper
*****My alternate selection :OG/OT-Brandon Thomas, Clemson
, 6-3, 317, 34-3/4" arms, 10.5" hands, 5.09/40, 1.78/10-yd, 35-reps, 29"/vert, 98"/broad, 8.13/3-cone, 4.83/20-yd SS. *injured*, Prior to injury Thomas was a top 64 pick. Red-shirt, Part or all of the season? If the Seahawks trade down and get a 4th round pick - Here is the guy.PICK #146: DL-Brent Urban, Virginia
, 6-7, 295, 34.5"/arms, 9-3/4" /hands, his other #'s are to be determined. A nice developmental pick for the DL, this guy lacks a few things, but makes up for them in several ways. He seems to have a knack of getting his hands/arms up to get blocks on passes and kicks, something the Seahawks can exploit. IMO- Urban is a unique player with some excellent potential. Size & length are optimum however he needs coaching up on technique & could benefit from NFL diet & training. I'm assuming Scruggs replaces Red Bryant & Urban could rotate in like McDonald used to(?). If he puts on 25-lbs of muscle and takes well to coaching, wow.*****My alternate selection OLB-Khairi Fortt, California,
6-2, 248, 4.70/40, 1.59/10-yd, 30-reps, 36.0"/vert, 120"/broad. Seems like a pretty good Seahawks fit and he did visit.PICK #172: TE, (DE/LEO?) -Larry Webster, Bloomsburg
, 6-6, 252, 33.5"/arms, 10-1/8"/hands, 4.58/40, 1.57/10yd split, 17/reps, 36.5"/vert, 123"/broad, 7.29/3-cone, 4.44/20yd shuttle. One of my favorite picks of this draft, I like him best as a TE prospect. His #'s are excellent in comparison to the other TE's and DE's in this draft.) Maybe he could be a LEO? I'd like to see this guy coached up at TE, with his basketball background, size, speed and agility numbers would seem to make him a good TE. Webster could be the next 5th round triumph for PC/JS as a tall fast TE.*****My alternate selection TE-Blake Annen, Cincinnati,
6-4, 247, 4.41/40, 1.61/10-yd, 25-reps, 120"/broad, 4.30/20-yd shuttle, 7.19/3-cone. Any TE that runs a 4.41/40 has to be at least a consideration. Maybe this guy can be a hybrid TE/WR? If he does not get picked in the 7 rounds, I could see him as a priority UDFA signing for the Seahawks, looks like there may be a lot of potential in this guy. Either of these two would be nice to get.PICK #208: FS-Lonnie Balentine, Memphis
, 6-3, 219, 33"/arms, 4.39/40, 1.51/10yd split, 18-reps, 38"/vert, 125"/broad, 4.47/20-yd shuttle, 7.18/3-cone, Don't know much about him, but his numbers look exceptional and he's moving up in the rankings quite a bit pre-draft. Looks like a physical specimen with raw skills that just needs coaching up to be a Legion of Boom guy. A fairly raw, high upside guy that just needs coaching.*****My alternate selection - CB/S- Dontae Johnson, No. Carolina St.
6-2, 200, 31.5"/arms, 8-5/8"/hands, 4.45/40, 1.53/10yd split, 12/reps, 38.5"/vert, 124"/broad, 6.82/3-cone, 4.24/20yd shuttle. Dontae Johnson could maybe be the next man up as a 6-2 addition to the CB position. I like Johnson a lot, but he's likely not available at #208.PICK #247: ILB-James Morris, Iowa,
6-1, 241, 4.67/40, 1.62/10-yd, 18/reps, 120"/broad, 6.94/3-cone, 4.33/20-yd shuttle, very good #'s.
2013: 106/tackles, 17.0/TFL, 7.0/sacks, 4-interceptions. 3 yrs of 100+ tackles in Big-10 conference. Some damn good #'s, Sleeper alert! *****My alternate selection: OC-Brian Stork, Florida
St. 6-4, 325, 32.5"/arms, 10-1/8"/hands,
--------IF the Seahawks do not recover their lost 7th round pick, these two move to UDFA list.
I'm aware that for "contest" purposes, UDFA's & alternative picks don't count, this is just how I always do these.
---Priority-UDFA: OG-Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee St. (currently #274-overall) 6-4, 313, 35-1/2" arms, 9.5" hands, 5.25/40, 1.82/10-yd, 26-reps, 27"/vert, 99"/broad, 7.95/3-cone, 4.82/20-yd shuttle.
---Priority-UDFA: OG-Brian Clarke, Bloomsburg, 6-2, 299, 4.97/40, 33-reps at pro day, has visited the Seahawks. Small school stud.
---UDFA: OG-Ryan Groy, Wisconsin, 6-5, 316, 33.25"/arms, 5.19/40, 1.75/10-yd, 26/reps, 108"/broad, 4.70/20-yd. 7.49/3-cone.
---UDFA: ILB-Brandon Denmark, Florida A&M, 6-3, 244, Fast rising LB with exceptional Sparky #'s.
---UDFA: ILB-Andrew "Thumper" Jackson, W. Kentucky, 6-1, 254, 32.5"/arms, 9.5"/hands, other #'s TBD, hardest hitter in the draft?
---UDFA: OLB-Tyler Starr, So. Dakota, 6-4, 250. Very Matthews like - long flowing blond locks of hair - a wild, quick twitch guy.
---UDFA: OLB-Caleb Lavey, Oklahoma St., 6-2, 235, 4.64/40. Stats: 2013=87 tackles, 12.5-TFL, 4-INT, 3-FF, 2.5-sacks. Good #'s.
---UDFA: WR-Jeremy Butler, Tennessee-Martin, 6-2, 218, , 4.56/40, 2013= 90-rec, 1203 yards & 10-TD's. (a playmaker?)