Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Kiper mock update: Seahawks at No. 14
By Mike Sando
Mel Kiper's latest mock draft, available with commentary to Insider subscribers, features quite a few changes.
I'm providing updated thoughts, focusing next on the Seahawks (additional analysis here):
14. Seattle Seahawks
Mel's latest pick: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
My thoughts: Morgan has been a common choice for Seattle in various mock drafts, although Kiper previously had Seattle choosing Clemson running back C.J. Spiller and USC defensive end Everson Griffen. Seattle needs to upgrade its pass rush. Scouts laud Morgan as a high-effort player from the ACC, making me think back to prospects former general manager Tim Ruskell coveted (Kelly Jennings, Josh Wilson, Leroy Hill, Aaron Curry, Mansfield Wrotto and Steve Vallos were all Ruskell picks from the ACC, while Ruskell free-agent addition Patrick Kerney also played in the conference). Every team likes high-effort types, of course, but that aspect stands out more than others in the assessments I've seen. Morgan also appears to have very good versatility, another plus. The Seahawks have significant enough needs to feel good about drafting any qualified prospect at one of the marquee positions. Pass-rusher is a marquee position.