Mock Five: Narrowing Down the Seahawks’ Draft Board

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In less than one month, the 2016 NFL Draft will begin in Chicago, signaling the end of a year-long process that culminates with just under 300 college football players turning their NFL dreams into a reality. Unlike some clubs, the Seattle Seahawks prefer to shroud that process in as much mystery as possible, despite some clear tendencies that leave room for pundits to accurately predict some of their selections.

There will still be plenty of information trickling out in the coming weeks (more Pro Days) about which players Seattle is in contact with leading up to draft weekend, as well as which players will be taking one of their 30 allotted official visits to team headquarters. But for now, I’ve decided to put together a list of five players at each position (in no particular order) who, based on my own draft preparation, may be fits and/or high on the draft board of the dynamic duo of GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll. I’ll look to do another, smaller board in the week leading up to the draft, as well as a final mock of 15-20 players. Enjoy!

Quarterback
Vernon Adams III – Oregon
Nate Sudfeld – Indiana
Keenan Reynolds – Navy
Cardale Jones – Ohio State
Joel Stave – Wisconsin

Running back
Tyler Ervin – San Jose State
Kenneth Dixon – Louisiana Tech
Devontae Booker – Utah
Zac Brooks – Clemson
Wendell Smallwood – West Virginia

Wide receiver
Charone Peake – Clemson
Jay Lee – Baylor
Jaydon Mickens – Washington
Robby Anderson – Temple
DJ Foster – Arizona State

Tight end
Nick Vannett – Ohio State
Ben Braunecker – Harvard
Jerrell Adams – South Carolina
Gabe Hughes – Florida Tech
Beau Sandland – Montana State

Offensive line
Rees Odhiamabo – Boise State
George Fant – Western Kentucky
Connor McGovern – Missouri
Joe Dahl – Washington State
Jason Spriggs – Indiana

Defensive line
Jon Bullard – Florida
Tyrone Holmes – Montana
CJ Johnson – Kentucky
Joel Heath – Michigan State
Alex Balducci – Oregon

Linebackers
Perez Ford – Northern Illinois
Stephen Weatherly – Vanderbilt
Christian French – Oregon
Kyler Fackrell – Utah State
Travis Feeney – Washington

Defensive backs
TJ Green – Clemson
Ken Crawley – Colorado
Harlan Miller – SE Louisiana
Artie Burns – Miami
Sean Davis – Maryland

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