Hawk Mock: Inaugural 2018 Edition

Welcome back, folks! As you know, it’s important that I go months without posting an article, though this time I can attribute some of that to my NFL Draft work as a contributor over at Fansided. I’m having a great time and enjoying pumping out draft content on a regular basis.

Here, though, is where I get to be team-specific with an the first 2018 edition of the Hawk Mock! Following the 2016 Draft, I did a similar piece previewing players for the 2017 Draft and managed to luck into several players who were later identified as targets for Seattle.

John Schneider and company have shuffled their upcoming draft picks quite a bit since the beginning of the season, through several minor trades as well as the huge additions of Sheldon Richardson and Duane Brown, which cost them several high-round selections.

I fully expect to see Seattle trade down from wherever their first round selection in 2018 lands, as well as address some of the large gaps between picks that they currently have. As a result, I’ve come up with a few potential trade scenarios that could help them fill said gaps. So, without further ado, here is my first attempt at what Seattle’s 2018 draft class could look like:

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Sunshine on a Sonny Gray

MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics

Could Sonny Gray go from the Bay to the Sound?

With just one week remaining until the Trade Deadline, reports surfaced via MLB dot com’s Mark Feinsand that the Seattle Mariners have entered the list of potential suitors for Oakland A’s ace, Sonny Gray. After dealing for Marlins’ reliever David Phelps and former first-round pick, LHP Marco Gonzales of the Cardinals in the last week, Dipoto appears ready to add talent to a roster that he clearly believes can contend over the next year and a half. So, without further ado, let’s dive a little deeper into these recent rumors and what they mean for the club going forward. Continue reading →

Hawk Mock: Day 2 Extravaganza

Jarran Reed

Seahawks fans waited on pins and needles last night, Day 1 of the increasingly-long NFL Draft, but to no avail as John Schneider traded out of the first round yet again. Luckily for the ‘Hawks, the first round of the draft set up just about as well as they possibly could have hoped, with offensive skill position players dominating the early portion of the night. This left a plethora of quality players on the board for Day 2, on which the Seahawks now hold six (!) selections. With a better idea of where/how many picks Seattle will be making for the rest of the draft, here is what I could come up with for a fresh new set of predictions based on Coach Carroll’s famed #SeahawksDraftClues.

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Hawk Mock: Final Edition

LAMP

The big day has arrived! With the 2017 NFL Draft set to kick off in less than an hour, the mock drafters and prognosticators must sit back and watch the magic happen. For purposes of not going insane trying to predict every single trade, I’ll break down each prospect by round.

So, without further ado, based on my research over the last year and Pete Carroll’s wonderful #SeahawksDraftClues, I present to you my final 2017 Hawk Mock! Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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Hawk Mock: Round-by-Round Draft Targets

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With just three days remaining before the NFL Draft officially commences, the Seattle Seahawks are in a good position to add significant depth for the upcoming season. Rumors are swirling for just about every team in the league, but for now we’ll break down five of the potential ‘Hawks targets in each round, including UDFA. Continue reading →