We've been playing around with the various 2011 NFL mock drafts floating around, scouring projections that seem to number in the billions at this point. Everywhere you look, there's a different opinion about what the Seattle Seahawks may do when the 2011 NFL Draft rolls around in just under two weeks. But with the draft fast approaching, it's time to start narrowing the potential picks down to get a better idea of what Pete Carroll, John Schneider and the rest of the Seattle front office may do.
As a baseline, the various picks from January until now can be found in our original 2011 NFL mock draft StoryStream. While browsing the updates, you'll see the picks resemble a dartboard more than anything else. We've seen Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett, Mike Pouncey, Jimmy Smith and various other highly-touted prospects connected to the Seahawks, but if anything, it's made the picture even more murky.
But with less than two weeks to go until the draft, the picture should, in theory, get clearer. We know the Seahawks needs -- quarterback, cornerback, offensive line and defensive line -- and know who they've been keeping an eye on, whether it be in private workouts or at pro days. And when combined with the knowledge of reputable sources who do their own mock drafts, we may just be able to figure out what the Seahawks will do with the 25th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
To begin, here are a few references. At Field Gulls, you can find a quick roundup of what the Seahawks may do with their first round pick. Mocking the Draft also has its updated 2011 NFL mock draft. SB Nation has its 2011 NFL mock draft, and will have another on Monday. If you're interested in Jake Locker, we're also keeping an eye on where he may go in this StoryStream.
Stay with our 2011 NFL mock draft StoryStream as we track the Seahawks projections ahead of next week's draft. For more on the Seahawks, head over to SB Nation's Field Gulls.