With the NFL Scouting combine just one week away, it’s time to take another look at who the experts think the Seahawks will take with their first pick, No. 21 overall, in the 2019 draft. If you missed it, here are the picks we rounded up last week.
Casserly’s analysis: Shows the potential to be an excellent pass-rushing complement to Frank Clark, assuming Clark’s retained. Sweat’s a better athlete than Jadeveon Clowney was coming out of college.
Also at NFL.com, Daniel Jeremiah also mocks Sweat to the Seahawks, while Lance Zierlein has the Seahawks going with Clemson pass-rusher Clenin Ferrell, and Bucky Brooks mocks Alabama safety Deionte Thompson to Seattle.
Kelly’s analysis: Built like a refrigerator but moves with surprising ease; has the versatility to play guard or tackle at the next level.
Brinson’s analysis: I still maintain it's impossible to figure out who Pete Carroll and John Schneider will take in the first round, but a small-school safety to replace a position of need makes sense for them and just feels natural.
Also at CBSSports.com, R.J. White also mocks Adderley to Seattle, while Ryan Williams has the Seahawks picking LSU cornerback Greedy Williams, and Chris Trapasso goes with Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford.
Kiper’s analysis: Even if the Seahawks re-sign (or franchise tag) free-agent defensive end Frank Clark, we know Pete Carroll & Co. are always looking for edge rushers. That's Polite, who had 11 sacks last season. At 6-foot-2, 242 pounds, Polite will have to put on some weight to play end in a 4-3 defense, but that shouldn't an issue. In fact, the comp I've made for him is a guy drafted by Carroll and GM John Schneider: former West Virginia pass-rusher Bruce Irvin, who came in at 6-3, 245 pounds at the combine in 2012.
Kahler’s analysis: Polite is an explosive presence coming off the edge, racking up 11 sacks for Florida last season. The question is finding his ideal playing weight, as his body type is that of a third-down specialist at his current size (6' 2", 240), but he might lose his incredible speed if he adds weight.
Serritell’a analysis: Injecting Sweat into the Seahawks defensive front rotation would add an extra level of viciousness and create mismatch nightmares.
NFLDraftScout.com’s Rob Rang has the Seahawks taking Adderley in his latest mock, which was covered in last week’s tracker.
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