Thursday Round-Up: Todd McShay's Way-Too-Early 2018 NFL Mock Draft

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay looks way too far ahead to the 2018 draft, and has the Seahawks selecting an offensive lineman in the draft's first round.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 4 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

2018 Mock? Yes, A 2018 Mock

The 2017 NFL Draft is less than a week old, but that didn't stop ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay from putting together an initial mock for next year's selection process. McShay understands it's way too early to predict what teams might do in 2018, hence the 'way-too-early' headline in his Insider article, but having studied limited tape on next year's class McShay still does his best to match up who he believes to be 2018's top players with teams that make sense.

Of note, 14 players in McShay's way-too-early mock draft for 2017 ended up going in the draft's first round last week, while 20 went in the draft's first two rounds. Also of note, McShay used Football Outsiders' early projected records for the 2018 season to determine his 2018 mock draft order, which has the Seattle Seahawks selecting No. 31 overall.

Here's who McShay is mocking to Seattle next year (the asterisk denotes an underclassman):

31. Seattle Seahawks

Pick:Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma*

Comment:Brown is the son of Orlando Brown, who played nine NFL seasons and died in 2011. Like his dad, Brown is a mammoth left tackle prospect, listed at 6-foot-8, 360 pounds. He has started all 26 games for the Sooners the past two seasons.

Tweet Of The Day

In honor of Star Wars Day, or May the Fourth, today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a short clip of defensive end Michael Bennett donning Jedi robes and a lightsaber. In related news from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, has a fun photo essay depicting NFL players and coaches as Star Wars characters.

More From Around The Web

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Sheil Kapadia at breaks down where things currently stand on the Seahawks offensive line.

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin and Amtrak Cascades visited Tillicum Elementary School and Tyee Park Elementary School on Wednesday, May 3 to discuss train safety and the importance to "Stay Back from the Tracks."

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