Posted April 10, 2014

Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Tracker

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Seattle Seahawks 2014 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Colt Lyerla, Oregon

Colt Lyerla, Oregon (Paul Connors/AP)

What will the Seattle Seahawks do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of all the predictions made in our mock drafts leading up to Round 1 on May 8.

April 10, 2014  2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (Don Banks)

Round 1, pick 32: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

We said: With no Golden Tate or Sidney Rice to draw some of the coverage away from Percy Harvin, the Seahawks have need for a big-body receiver who can go up and out-jump defenders for the ball. The 6-5, 235-pound Benjamin would give Seattle a potentially deadly red-zone weapon to utilize.

April 1, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 32: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

We said: The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl with one of the best defenses we’ve ever seen, and an offense that relied heavily on power running and far less on passing. It might be a folly to expect the defense to perform that well again (though they’re certainly going to be very good), so the key to a return trip to the big game might be opening up the aerial attack. If so, Benjamin would be a great acquisition, because he’s a huge (6-5, 235) target with a killer wingspan and the ability to win overhead battles with just about anyone. Seattle has had issues in the red zone from time to time throughout the Pete Carroll era. Benjamin could change that quite decisively.

March 25, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 6.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 32: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

We said: If Percy Harvin can stay on the field, he and Cooks would be almost impossible to handle from a speed perspective. And if Harvin cannot maintain his health (there’s enough evidence to back this stance), Cooks has the quickness and elusiveness to take over his role in the offense.

March 18, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Don Banks)

Round 1, pick 32: Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame

We said: Seattle doesn’t have to reach for anything in particular in the first round’s most coveted slot, but the defensive line did suffer the multiple defections of Red Bryant, Chris Clemons and Clinton McDonald this month. There’s still plenty of talent up front, but the Seahawks could use a versatile player like Tuitt, who can handle duty at tackle or end. If Seattle’s offense requires another playmaker, it’s probably Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro or Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin who get the call.

March 5, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 32: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

We said: Seahawks line coach Tom Cable has been spackling guard prospects together over the last few years, and at some point, it’s going to catch up to Russell Wilson. Wilson was pressured over 40 percent of the time in the regular season, and more than half the time in the postseason. In addition, there were times when Marshawn Lynch couldn’t even take a handoff before defenders were past Seattle’s guards and on him in the backfield. It’s time for Seattle to take this position more seriously. Yankey is a tough, athletic blocker with experience in different blocking schemes and the right kind of attitude for Seattle’s power-based offense.

Feb. 26, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 32: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

We said: The rich get much richer. Amaro is a lethal weapon in the passing attack, plus he showed unexpected strength in the combine bench press. That’s important because it may mean Amaro is better equipped than expected to handle a blocking role in front of Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson. And he already proved time and again at Texas Tech that he can shift out away from the line to smoke linebackers and safeties in the passing game.

Round 2, pick 64: David Yankey, G, Stanford

We said: Opinions on Yankey are split, especially after a disappointing combine. The Seahawks need guard help enough to roll the dice.

Feb. 19, 2014  – 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Don Banks)

Round 1, pick 32: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

We said: The Seahawks are deep enough that they won’t be desperate for any particular position in the first round, but guard, defensive line and tight end are some of the more likely areas to target. But you can’t rule out receiver either. Golden Tate is a free agent, Sidney Rice looks likely to be cut, and it would be nice to get another passing game weapon for quarterback Russell Wilson. Adams has NFL size and is adept at catching the ball in a crowd, with very dependable hands and a strong track record of collegiate production.

Feb. 6, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 32: David Yankey, G, Stanford

We said: Seattle’s guards have been average at best since Steve Hutchinson poison-pilled his way out of the Emerald City after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl appearance in February 2006, and the fact that the franchise nabbed its first Lombardi Trophy last Sunday doesn’t erase that issue. Pete Carroll and John Schneider have had great success with low-drafted (Richard Sherman) and undrafted (Doug Baldwin) players from Stanford, and Yankey could fill a major hole at a patchwork position. He’s a tremendously strong blocker with impressive athleticism, and an implicit understanding of NFL-level concepts.

Jan. 9, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 32: Kony Ealy, DE/OLB, Missouri

We said: The Seahawks proved last offseason that they never can have too many versatile pass-rushers. That’s exactly what they would get in Ealy, whose stock climbed throughout the season. There is a definite possibility Ealy — and his teammate Michael Sam — come off the board earlier (Dallas looks like a fit). Should he last, the Seahawks might not hesitate to snatch up another dangerous defender.

Dec. 5, 2013 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.1 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 32: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

We said: The rich get richer. Amaro’s in the midst of a huge year with the Red Raiders (98 catches for 1,240 yards), and he would absolutely devastate defenses up the seams in Seattle’s efficient offense. Zach Miller has done a serviceable job as Seattle’s tight end, but Amaro would represent a step up at that position.

Sept. 24, 2013 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Chris Burke) 

Round 1, pick 31: Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon

We said: The Seahawks used a 2013 fifth-round pick on TE Luke Willson. Lyerla’s way, way better. There is very little the Ducks’ star cannot do on offense, and coming from that Oregon system would put him ahead of the curve in Seattle’s attack.

April 30, 2013 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 27: Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon

We said: Lyeria made headlines this offseason by suggesting on Twitter that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a government conspiracy. So, maturity could be an issue. His numbers won’t leap off the page — 25 catches for 392 yards and six scores last season — but Lyeria (6-5, 240) is perfectly built to be an option in a creative offense.

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Great list, I think Jace Amaro would be a great pick up and a good TE to get