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Thursday Round-Up: ESPN's Todd McShay Releases GM Mock Draft

ESPN's Todd McShay played the role of general manager and made picks for all 32 NFL teams for three full rounds.

Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday April 13— about your Seattle Seahawks:

McShay Three-Round Mock 

For ESPN Insider, Senior Writer and draft analyst Todd McShay played the role of general manager and made picks for all 32 NFL teams for three full rounds. McShay based his picks on what he believes is best for each team in each slot.

For the Seahawks, who currently hold five picks in the first three rounds, McShay gave Seattle depth across their roster: 

Round 1 (26):Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

Round 2 (58):Taylor Moton, OT/OG, Western Michigan

Round 3 (90):Derek Rivers, OLB, Youngstown State

Round 3 (102):Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia

Round 3 (106):Zach Banner, OT, USC

*Offensive line is a huge need for the Seahawks, but by the time it was their turn in Round 1, four linemen already been taken and none of the ones left presented remotely good value. Instead, I opted for McDowell, who is supremely talented but took too many plays off this past season. Seattle's coaching staff would have as good a chance as any to coax the best out of him. Moton had 52 career starts in college and would give the Seahawks depth at both tackle and guard, and Banner is a massive right tackle prospect (6-8, 353) who thrives as a run-blocker. Rivers dominated the small-school level and has loads of athletic upside. Douglas has terrific length, with nearly 32½-inch arms, and is perfect for Seattle's press-coverage scheme. *

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from the Instagram account of Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, who is celebrating his 25th birthday today: 

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