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As we mentioned in our last compilation of mock drafts, the fact that Seattle now doesn’t have a pick in the NFL Draft until No. 63 — the second-to-last selection of the second round — changes the pre-draft dynamic quite a bit.

While there are about 1.87 million first-round mock drafts out there (give or take a few) it’s not as easy to find mocks that delve into the later rounds. Heck, even the teams have no clue what they are going to do in those rounds.

But in the interest of giving a sense of the kinds of players the Seahawks could be considering with pick No. 63, here’s a look at some mock drafts that dare to dig into the second round, updated since our last compilation:


Pick: Rashad Greene, WR, FSU

Comment: No comment provided. But receiver has been a common position of choice for those guessing who the Seahawks might take due to some of the team’s depth issues and needs at that spot. And Greene has been a common choice near the end of the second round (as you’ll see later). Here’s Greene’s profile.



Pick: Rashad Greene WR, FSU

Comment: After getting their tight end at the end of the first round, the Seahawks can still use a receiver. Marshawn Lynch will return but they want quarterback Russell Wilson to be more than a game manager. So they take receiver Rashad Greene in the second round.


Pick: Ali Marpet, OL Hobart

Comment: Guard/center prospect who dominated competition who dominated competition for his small school. Has all the traits of an NFL starter from athleticism to power. (And as you will see Marpet is another popular choice for Seattle at this spot. for more background on Marpet, here’s a draft diary he is writing).


Pick: Ali Marpet, OT/G, Hobart

Comment: The Seahawks could use some help on the offensive line to give Russell Wilson more time in the pocket. The rising Ali Marpet is a great fit for the blocking scheme.


Pick: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State

Comment: The site offers no comment on why Seattle would take Bennett. And no, he is no relation to the Michael Bennett that Seattle already has on its roster (as I noted from the NFL Combine, he said the two have never met and he said he doesn’t really know much about the Seattle Michael Bennett). Defensive line is another spot Seattle has tried to address throughout free agency and taking a few DLs in the draft makes perfect sense as the Seahawks will have some decisions to make on some of its own vets over the next year (Brandon Mebane, Tony McDaniel and newly-acquired Ahtyba Rubin will all be free agents after the 2015 season, for instance).


Pick: A.J. Cann, G South Carolina
Comment: Russell Okung is entrenched, but now with the loss of Max Unger the rest of the ‘Hawks offensive line is completely up in the air. A.J Cann is the top rated interior lineman on our board, as a road-grading offensive guard.


Pick: DE Mario Edwards, Jr., Florida State

Comment: For as much ink that’s been spilt discussing the Legion of Boom’s impact on Seahawks’ win column, their defensive line might be even more important. With cap space dwindling as young talents are signing their second and more-lucrative contracts, Seattle will need to find early DE contributors in this year’s draft. As a possible Michael Bennett clone for Carroll’s 4-3 Under scheme, Mario Edwards looks destined for that immediate success. Although Mario does not possess natural pass-rushing skills (evidenced by his measly 8 sack total over three years), this FSU run-stopping machine will provide valuable reps over the long season. Additionally, Mario currently weighs 20 lbs less than his college days, where his newly-svelte body will help him reach his substantial ceiling. Seattle’s solid pick here… might become another of their legendary draft day steals.


Pick: Laken Tomlinson, guard, Duke

Comment: The site offered no comment on why Seattle would pick Tomlinson. But offensive linemen in general, and guard in particular, make obvious sense for the Seahawks after the loss of James Carpenter in free agency. And as you can see, there has emerged something of a consensus in what the mock draters envision Seattle taking — receivers, and offensive and defensive linemen. Which probably means Seattle will take a safety or corner. As for Tomlinson, here is his profile, which notes he had some impressive moments blocking UW’s Danny Shelton at the Senior Bowl.