Obviously, try to be realistic. Assume that Seattle picks in the 20s or 30s.
For me, I'd say:
Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
Any pass rusher that comes from the Pac-12 should have an asterisk on his scouting report. That said, I really like Sutton's quickness, athleticism and determination. Sutton's eyeball test reminds me just a little of Darnell Dockett, especially when Sutton is delivering dirty hits.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
If the 2014 draft were today, Seattle would have no chance of getting ASJ. But after a DUI, an "indefinite" suspension from the team, and the possibility of a down season in 2014, it's at least conceivable that he could suffer a draft stock backlash just strong enough to make him a possibility. I think Lyerla is far more likely of the two to actually end up here, but I think ASJ fits our possession offense better and is a superior tight end prospect overall.
I really like JSeahawks comparison to Tony Gonzalez. ASJ has the basketball side to him too, being a significant contributor to UW's basketball team. I'm not saying he'll have that good a career, but if you compare prospect ASJ to prospect Gonzalez it's pretty close. You heard how Wilson gushed and gushed about Gonzalez after the playoff game, all the way up to the pro-bowl. He would NOT shut up about his man-crush on Gonzalez. I think a player like Gonzalez long term would make our QB very happy.
Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois
Lynch is a great quarterback that will be overlooked because of his height (6'1"). He dissects defenses with his eyes and his arm, and of course he's a great athlete. But what I really like about him are his intangibles and toughness. He's the closest thing I've seen to Russell Wilson since 2012 (exempting Johnny Manziel, who will go too early for Seattle to consider). John Schneider apparently hates drafting quarterbacks. He needs to make an exception for Lynch next season.
CJ Mosely, LB, Alabama
Please CJ. Please run a forty time in the 4.4s or 4.5s. Please.
I know a lot of people, including myself, want to see Russell Wilson throwing passes to Jared Abbrederis once again. He'd probably be Charly Martin 2.0, but I don't care, it would be neat.
One name that might pick up some steam depending on his 2013 season: Josh Shirley (LEO, Washington). Based on what I'm reading he could be UW's next Desmond Trufant type surprise draft riser. Shirley is one of those players the last couple seasons that maybe doesn't put up huge numbers but is explosive as a pass rusher and kept catching my eye over and over again.
I'm not the biggest Husky fan these days. Shirley has been one of those players that kept getting me to ask "holy shit who is this guy?" First time I noticed him was when he sacked RG3 three times in the Alamo bowl. He reminds me a lot of Corey Lemonier, but he needs to add weight badly (just 230 pounds at 6'3"). Hearing that apparently scouts are noticing him too is pretty cool. If he can't add weight he might be a fast linebacker in a draft where Seattle might be more receptive to investing in one.
That plus I needed to mention a second Husky as I'm certain JSeahawks will list at least two Ducks (Lyerla, Thomas).