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Seaside NFL Mock Draft, Round 2
What happens in round 2?
NFL Mock Draft Thoughts
33 - Eagles - Asante Samuel, Jr, CB (trade up w JAX)
34 - Bills - Travis Etienne, RB (traded down)
35 - Falcons - Richie Grant, S
36 - Dolphins - Brady Christensen, OL
37 - Jaguars - Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
38 - Bucs - Javonte Williams, RB (traded down)
39 - Panthers - Jamin Davis, LB
40 - Broncos - Davis Mills, QB
41 - Football Team - Elijah Molden, DB (traded up w DET)
42 - Giants - Kenneth Gainwell, RB
43 - 49ers - Quinn Meinerz, iOL
44 - Cowboys - Kwity Paye, EDGE
45 - Jaguars - Pat Freiermuth, TE
46 - Patriots - Rondale Moore, WR
47 - Chargers - Baron Browning, LB
48 - Bears - Kellen Mond, QB (traded up w LV)
49 - Cardinals - Landon Dickerson, C
50 - Dolphins - Michael Carter, RB
51 - Lions - Tylan Wallace, WR (traded down)
52 - Raiders - Jayson Oweh, EDGE (traded down)
53 - Titans - Tommy Tremble, TE
54 - Colts - Gregory Rousseau, EDGE
55 - Steelers - Creed Humphrey, C (traded up w LAR)
56 - Seahawks - Terrace Marshall, WR
57 - Vikings - Carlos Basham, EDGE
58 - Chiefs - Teven Jenkins, OT
59 - Colts - Sam Cosmi - OT
60 - Saints - Kyle Trask, QB
61 - Bills - Kelvin Joseph, CB
62 - Packers - Jabril, Cox, LB
63 - Chiefs - Divine Deablo, S
64 - Bucs - Joe Tryon, EDGE
Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, Trevon Moehrig, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Pat Freiermuth
Jets - Zach Wilson, Greg Newsome, Liam Eichenberg
49ers - Mac Jones, Quinn Meinerz
Cowboys - Kyle Pitts, Kwity Paye
Bengals - Ja’Marr Chase, Dillon Radunz
Dolphins - DeVonta Smith, Zaven Collins, Brady Christensen, Michael Carter
Broncos - Micah Parsons, Davis Mills
Panthers - Jaylen Waddle, Jamin Davis
Chargers - Penei Sewell, Baron Browning
Falcons - Patrick Surtain II, Richie Grant
Patriots - Jaycee Horn, Rondale Moore
Eagles - Trey Lance, Asante Samuel, Jr
Lions - Rashawn Slater, Tylan Wallace
Vikings - Alijah Vera-Tucker, Carlos Basham
Giants - Jaelan Phillips, Kenneth Gainwell
Cardinals - Caleb Farley, Landon Dickerson
Raiders - Walker Little, Jayson Oweh
Football - Najee Harris, Elijah Molden
Bears - Christian Darrisaw, Kellen Mond
Browns - Christian Barmore
Titans - Elijah Moore, Tommy Tremble
Steelers - Justin Fields, Creed Humphrey
Colts - Rashod Bateman, Gregory Rosseau, Sam Cosmi
Ravens - Azeez Ojulari, Alex Leatherwood
Saints - Dyami Brown, Kyle Trask
Packers - Kadarius Toney, Jabril Cox
Bills - Travis Etienne, Kelvin Joseph
Bucs - Javonte Williams, Joe Tryon
Seahawks - Terrace Marshall
Chiefs - Teven Jenkins, Divine Deablo
No Picks: Rams, Texans
Seahawks pick a receiver
So I didn’t do anything during the mock draft to “make” Terrace Marshall fall down to the Seahawks other than maybe believe that other receivers were better prospects or better fits for the teams that I felt could pick a receiver. I think when it came to Seattle’s turn, I surveyed all the options and inevitably felt that Marshall was too good of a prospect at the wide receiver position to bypass for a lesser prospect at an alleged position of “need.”
Then I took a closer look at Terrace Marshall and at this point I do think it would be surprising if he fell to 56, but I also think that the receivers selected ahead of him are uniquely talented and potentially quite valuable. Ultimately, similar to DK Metcalf two years ago, a really good wide receiver prospect could prove to be available at 56 and Seattle might find that opportunity to be too good to pass on.
Shane Waldron spent the last few seasons learning from Sean McVay how to offense, and from time he was hired in 2017, and simply put the LA Rams emphasized having three quality receivers in their offense: Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Sammy Watkins in 2017, then Kupp, Woods, and Brandin Cooks from 2018-2019. With Cooks at half-speed in 2019, then in Houston in 2020, the Rams fell from a top-three offense to bottom-third in the league.
The Seahawks feature Tyler Lockett, Metcalf, and not much else to that unit of the team. Lockett was recently extended and Metcalf is guaranteed to not be leaving any time soon, so there may not appear to be a receiver need, but Lockett’s age and injury history shouldn’t give Pete Carroll confidence that Seattle’s gonna be “fine” if Penny Hart or Freddie Swain are starting by Week 2.
It’s not that the team wants to put all of that pressure on a rookie wide receiver. A receiver like Marshall could fall well below his expected draft status similar to Metcalf, but it is highly unlikely that the player will turn out to be similar to Metcalf. DK Metcalf is a real one-of-a-king but the Seahawks do need better depth at the receiver position and this would be more valuable than attempting to add day three draft picks in a weak pool of prospects.
Schneider and Carroll emphasized this week that they came into the draft prepared, not having any real “needs” because of how they worked free agency and retaining their own players. He’s not wrong. The offensive line is set. Tight ends are set. Quarterback is set. The running back room could be set. Somehow, beyond reason, the edge is set even if Aldon Smith doesn’t make an appearance. There’s enough to work with at defensive tackle. There’s enough to work with at linebacker, though that is probably one of the positions I’d expect Seattle to select this weekend. Or at least to push heavily into among the undrafted free agents, however many attractive options are left by then. The signing of Pierre Desir means that the Seahawks could definitely field a starting secondary and a really good bench with the safeties if they had to.
Seattle is difficult to pick for in part because they don’t seem to have any apparent needs, only positions that could be upgraded if they struck gold. Well, they’re less likely to strike gold if they trade down, so I’m going to be surprised (for the first time ever) if Carroll opts to trade back for more picks. The Seahawks don’t need more picks but they could use one more talented receiver. If anything, is there a prospect who they would move up for?
Marshall is a good prospect, certainly a player who has the potential to at least be a high-end number two.
Marshall is 6’3, 205 lbs, he’s fast, he’s a good route runner, he has great hands, and he’s got versatility to play in the slot. As I said, probably not a receiver available at 56.
But Metcalf was never meant to be available at 64.