With the twenty-sixth (26th) pick of the 2016 BRB mock draft, the Seattle Seahawks, led by thepencilneck, say...
The Seattle Seahawks chose the wrong time to stop drinking the kool-aid.
This offseason has been brutal for them, losing Bruce Irvin and Brandon Mebane from their defense and Marshawn Lynch, Russell Okung, and J.R. Sweezy from their offense.
At this point in the draft, there are some options available. They could turn to their defense and select Shaq Lawson to bolster their pass rush, but Lawson lacks ideal height; plus, although he's got violent hands and can stack and shed with the best of them, he's only a one-year starter. That's a danger flag. Plus his name is Shaq, for crying out loud.
They could go Jarran Reed and get a nimble inside pass rusher who can stand blockers up. And I really did come this close to making this the pick.
Of course, then there's Jared Goff, who would benefit from the decade he'd spend sitting behind Russell Wilson.
After all that, the obvious choice is someone who can open up holes for running backs, which is something running backs not named Lynch need from time to time. The fact that this guy is also a nasty player who would protect Mr. Wilson helps, too.
With the 26th pick in the 2016 BRB Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Taylor Decker (OT--Ohio State).
Calling FeedEmToTheWolves1099: You are on the clock for the Green Bay Packers. You already submitted your pick, no take backsies or spoilers. It will be announced at 2 pm CST today.
1. Tennessee Titans--Laremy Tunsil (OT--Ole Miss)
2. Cleveland Browns--Joey Bosa (DE--Ohio State)
3. San Diego Chargers--Jalen Ramsey (CB/S--FSU)
4. Los Angeles Rams (via trade with the Dallas Cowboys)--Carson Wentz (QB--NDSU)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars--Myles Jack (LB--UCLA)
6. Baltimore Ravens--DeForest Buckner (DL--Oregon)
7. San Francisco 49ers--Jared Goff (QB--California)
8. Philadelphia Eagles--Vernon Hargreaves III (CB--Florida)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers--Ronnie Stanley (OT--Notre Dame)
10. New York Giants--Ezekiel Elliott (RB--Ohio State)
11. Chicago Bears--A'Shawn Robinson (DE/DT--Alabama)
12. New Orleans Saints--Sheldon Rankins (DT--Louisville)
13. Miami Dolphins--Eli Apple (CB--Ohio State)
14. Oakland Raiders--Jack Conlin (OT--Michigan State)
15. Dallas Cowboys (via trade with the Los Angeles Rams)--Noah Spence (DE/OLB--Eastern Kentucky)
16. Detroit Lions--Laquon Treadwell (WR--Ole Miss)
17. Atlanta Falcons--Darron Lee (LB--Ohio State)
18. Indianapolis Colts--Cody Whitehair (OG--Kansas State)
19. Buffalo Bills--Emmanuel Ogbah (DE--Oklahoma State)
20. New York Jets--Leonard Floyd (OLB--Georgia)
21. Washington Redskins--Corey Coleman (WR--Baylor)
22. Houston Texans--Vernon Butler (DT/DE--Louisiana Tech)
23. Minnesota Vikings--Josh Doctson (WR--TCU)
24. Denver Broncos (via trade with the Cincinnati Bengals)--Paxton Lynch (QB--Memphis)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers--Andrew Billings (DT--Baylor)
26. Seattle Seahawks--Taylor Decker (OT--Ohio State)
27. Green Bay Packers--FeedEmToTheWolves1099
28. Kansas City Chiefs--Senor Stan
29. Arizona Cardinals--HovaFlow
30. Carolina Panthers--Vance87
31. Cincinnati Bengals (via trade with the Denver Broncos)--Summer of Watt