The 2019 NFL Draft is only three weeks away, which means it’s time to take another look at various mock drafts to see what the experts think the Seahawks will do with their first-round pick. The Seahawks currently hold the 21st overall pick, and just four total picks, meaning there’s always a chance they could move back in the first round to acquire more picks. But if Seattle does use its original first-round pick for the first time since 2011, here are some of the names being mocked to Seattle:
Condotta: There are a lot of ways Seattle could go here, and maybe the most likely is trading down (and after his slower-than-expected 40 time earlier this week, maybe the Seahawks could trade down and get Washington safety Taylor Rapp). But if they stay at 21, a receiver could seem a really tempting option, especially a bigger one such as Harry, who measured 6 feet, 2 inches and 228 pounds at the NFL combine, where he also posted a 38.5 vertical leap.
The Sports Info Solutions Football Rookie Handbook describes Harry as projecting “to be a No. 1 (receiver) by his second year in the NFL” and best suited for the outside. That’s exactly what Seattle could use now to complement the Tyler Lockett-Doug Baldwin duo, while also giving Seattle a premier receiver in a few years when Baldwin likely moves on.
Here’s another eye-catching sentence from the SIS book on Harry: “Harry is a very tough competitor and it shows in his run blocking. He is a willing and violent blocker.” That’s a necessity for a receiver in the offense Pete Carroll runs. Harry also is a good returner, and could be an immediate option as a kickoff returner for Seattle.
(Condotta also mocks Seattle’s other three picks if you click the link above).
Davis: Russell Wilson has a pair of dynamic “water bugs” to throw to in Doug Baldwin (coming off an offseason of surgeries) and Tyler Lockett. How about adding what my colleague Daniel Jeremiah refers to as “the human Batman Suit” outside the numbers?
Also at NFL.com, experts have the Seahawks going with Washington cornerback Byron Murphy, Mississippi State pass-rusher Montez Sweat, Florida State pass-rusher Brian Burns, and Louisiana Tech pass-rusher Jaylon Ferguson.
Kiper: After moving from tackle to guard last season, Lindstrom had a rock-solid 2018. He’s my top-ranked guard.
McShay: There are off-field issues, and he’s recovering from a torn ACL, but Simmons is a high-end talent. However, I wouldn’t discount Seattle looking at a tone-setter safety like Johnathan Abram here to fill the Earl Thomas void.
Klemko: A versatile safety who can play centerfield or cover the slot, Gardner-Johnson would compete for immediate snaps in Seattle’s nickel packages.
Kelly: Throwback tight end who blocks like a lineman and catches like a receiver.
Wilson: Adderley is a converted cornerback who can cover in the slot or play centerfield. His athleticism makes him a great fit in Seattle’s defense.
Other CBSSports.com mocks have Seattle going with Adderley again, Clemson pass-rusher Clelin Ferrell twice, once mock making that pick after a trade back to No. 29, and Iowa tight end Noah Fant.
Photos from inside the Seattle Seahawks' suite overlooking the Lucas Oil Stadium turf during Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, the first day of on-field workouts featuring some of college football's top professional prospects.