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Wednesday Round-Up: Three Potential First-Round Draft Picks For The Seahawks
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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, March 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Mock Draft Central
Mock drafts continue to pop up around the web this offseason and today we'll look at three potential first-round picks for the Seahawks, who currently hold the No. 26 overall selection in next month's draft set to take place April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CB Kevin King
At NFL.com, draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout, sees the Seahawks staying local in the opening round, opting for Washington Huskies cornerback Kevin King. Jeremiah writes: "King is the perfect fit in the Seahawks' scheme. His stock continues to soar following an outstanding combine performance."
OT Ryan Ramczyk
Also at NFL.com, draft analyst Chad Reuter released a four-round mock draft, and he has the Seahawks taking Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with pick No. 26. Reuter states: "Signing Luke Joeckel was nice and all, but Ramczyk will be a very good starter once his hip has healed."
Reuter has Seattle going with King in the second round (No. 58 overall), Charlotte defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi with the first of three picks in round three (No. 90 overall) followed by California receiver Chad Hansen (No. 102 overall) and Florida linebacker Alex Anzalone (No. 106 overall). The Seahawks currently do not own any picks in round four.
Moving over to ESPN.com, draft analyst Todd McShay has the Seahawks targeting the defensive line in the first round (Insider), going with Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell at No. 26. McShay notes: "This would be a good fit for both sides. Pete Carroll can get the most out of McDowell, who has elite traits but subpar maturity and work ethic. He might be the most talented interior defensive lineman in this class, but he needs to land in the right spot." Read
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More From Around The Web
If you missed it on our free agency tracker, the Seahawks made a pair of moves on the open market yesterday, agreeing to terms with former Packers running back Eddie Lacy and re-signing cornerback and special teams contributor Neiko Thorpe.
On 710 ESPN Seattle, head coach Pete Carroll commented on how Lacy and recently-signed offensive lineman Luke Joeckel will help the Seahawks' running game.
Alex Gelhar at NFL.com looks at the fantasy football impact of Lacy landing in Seattle. Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com also shares a fantasy-related spin on Lacy's addition to the Seahawks' backfield.
Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times labels Lacy's deal a smart move for the Seahawks.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com calls Lacy the closest player to Marshawn Lynch's running style who was available in free agency.
Jason La Canfora at CBSSports.com likes what the Seahawks are doing in free agency when it comes to available offensive linemen and running backs.Read