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Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Friday, March 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Post-NFL Combine Mock Draft Round-Up
With the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, many draft analysts around the web have updated their first-round mock drafts to account for standout performances at the annual event in Indianapolis. With that in mind, we thought it would be worthwhile to see who experts are expecting the Seattle Seahawks to target with the No. 21 overall pick. As a reminder, Seattle currently owns just four picks in the 2019 draft, which is set to begin Thursday, April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee, but Seahawks general manager John Schneider has said he hopes to come out of the selection process with more.
Here's a look at the pro prospects draft analysts are tagging for the Seahawks with the team's first pick:
Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: DT Ed Oliver. Houston
Jeremiah: It's tough to identify the right landing spot for Oliver, but the Seahawks have had a front-row seat to see how an undersized pass rusher can take over a game when they've lined up against Aaron Donald twice a year. Oliver would be a nice player to pair with DT Jarran Reed.
Todd McShay, ESPN.com: DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
McShay: Frank Clark is coming back to Seattle on the franchise tag, but the Seahawks still need a tackle in the middle next to Jarran Reed. On talent alone, Simmons competes with the best of the class. But there are some off-the-field concerns, and now the necessary recovery from a recent torn ACL.
John Clayton, Washington Post: DE Brian Burns, Florida State
Clayton: The Seahawks need another pass-rusher on the other side of Frank Clark, although it’s likely they will look to trade back a couple of times to collect more picks. If they’re lucky, they could move down and get Burns late in the first round.
Will Brinson, CBSSports.com: TE T.J. Hockensen, Iowa
Brinson: A seam-running, in-line monster that falls this far and gives Russell Wilson a weapon who can create major problems and help in the run game? Wheeeeeeeeew.
Eric Edholm, Yahoo! Sports: CB Greedy Williams, LSU
Edholm: The last time at least one cornerback wasn’t selected in the top 20? That would be 2001. Clearly, they’re highly prized, but this year’s class isn’t as top heavy as some recent years. Greedy – born Andraez Williams – entered last season as the top corner but saw his stock cool a bit, and his lean frame, lack of great arm length and so-so tackling haven’t helped kick it back up. The Seahawks might have more pressing needs (prior to free agency), and we know they always are trade-down candidates in this range. They also haven’t selected a DB in the first three rounds since 2010, but the price for middling free-agent help at this spot could get out of control. Williams would be a smart addition who fits the Seahawks’ mold.
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: S Taylor Rapp, Washington
Miller: The best safety in the draft falls to the perfect team for him. Taylor Rapp is a Minkah Fitzpatrick-type player who can line up at multiple spots in the secondary. With the Seattle Seahawks likely to move on from Earl Thomas, Rapp can take his place. Rapp's tape was by far the best of any safety in the 2019 draft class. He's a hitter with range and instincts. He's also a great athlete, which was on display at the combine with his 6.82-second three-cone time and a blistering 3.99 seconds in the short shuttle. Combined with two years of great tape, those times could push Rapp higher than No. 21 overall.
Danny Kelly, The Ringer: DL Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
Kelly: Potential to be unstoppable from the interior, but needs to develop more consistency.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks digital media host Jackie Montgomery, as she celebrates International Women's Day.
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