Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Wednesday, April 5 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Kiper Jr. and McShay Release Two-Round Mock Draft
Welcome to NFL Draft month.
With only a few weeks to go before April’s event, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released their two-round mock Wednesday morning and based their picks on what they believe will happen on draft night.
In the first round at pick No. 26, Kiper Jr. and McShay each have the Seahawks going with a cornerback prospect:
Kiper: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
I gave the 6-3 Kevin King to the Seahawks in Mock 3.0, and Humphrey is another lanky corner who fits the Seattle mold, though he's 6-0, 197. DeShawn Shead will be back, but he tore his ACL in the playoffs and might not be 100 percent. That leaves a void at corner. If one of the top two offensive tackles drops, Seattle could pounce.
McShay: Kevin King, CB, Washington
The Seahawks like corners with length, and King has plenty of that, standing 6-foot-3 with 32-inch arms. He showed outstanding explosiveness for a player his size, including a 4.43 40 and a 39½-inch vertical.
With pick No. 58 in the second round, their picks differed, with Kiper Jr. giving the Seahawks a pass-rusher and McShay adding another piece to Seattle’s offensive line:
Kiper: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
He'll probably always be known as J.J. Watt's little brother, but T.J. can play: He had 11.5 sacks last season. At 6-4, 252 pounds, he's not as big as his brother, and he'll play a different position (OLB in a 3-4 or DE in a 4-3), but he could be a useful rotational piece in the league. Seattle seems like a good fit.
McShay: Jermaine Eluemunor, OL, Texas A&M
Eluemunor has average athleticism, and at the next level he might be best suited as a guard, where he can maximize his size (6-4, 332 pounds) and natural power. If the board doesn't fall right for the Seahawks in Round 1, they might be forced to reach for an O-lineman like Eluemunor on Day 2.
ESPN Insider access is required to read their entire mock, which you can find here.
Social Post Of The Day
Today’s “Social Post of the Day” comes from former Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux, who took in The Masters yesterday:
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The best photos from Seahawks practices at Virginia Mason Athletic Center throughout the 2016 season.