Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Kiper mock update: Seahawks at No. 6
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):
6. Seattle Seahawks
Mel's latest pick: Trent Williams, LT, Oklahoma
My thoughts: Perceptions have come full circle in this spot. Kiper previously had the Seahawks taking Morgan, Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung and Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford in this spot. Both were gone by No. 6 in his latest mock. A general manager told me this week he thought the Redskins would take Williams at No. 4. Would the Lions or Bucs take Okung instead of one of the defensive tackles? They could, but that might be overthinking things. Williams does make sense for the Seahawks at No. 6 if he's available, based on need, his projected fit in the zone-blocking scheme and the potential talent evaluators see in him (despite concerns about his work ethic). Alex Gibbs, the Seahawks' influential line coach, has never been with a team that drafted a tackle higher than No. 20. The Seahawks' obvious need at the position might make Williams or the top-rated available tackle hard for Seattle to pass up.