NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay releases first mock of the year

Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Todd McShay has the Seattle Seahawks taking Tennessee Volunteers receiver Justin Hunter in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

ESPN's Todd McShay released his first 2013 NFL mock draft on Wednesday, and with the Seattle Seahawks currently holding the No. 22 pick in the initial mock, he has Pete Carroll and company picking Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Justin Hunter.

McShay's entire mock draft can be viewed here, but an ESPN Insider subscription is required.

As for the Seahawks' pick, McShay believes that Hunter fits the bill for a Seattle offense lacking a go-to receiver. Per McShay:

Hunter's inconsistent ball skills are a concern and he needs to get stronger and more physical in his routes, but you simply can't coach his combination of size and athleticism. He could provide a go-to option for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

Hunter, a 6'4, 205-pound junior, caught 73 balls for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012.

If the Seahawks go after a different player, McShay believes that linebacker Alec Ogletree out of Georgia could also be an option if he falls that far in the draft. He's currently listed as the No. 17 selection in McShay's initial mock draft. Cordarrelle Patterson, another big Tennessee wideout, could also be taken by Seattle if he leaves following his junior season, according to McShay.

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