Wide receiver Percy Harvin is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks thanks to an offseason trade that sent the team's first-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings. Any excitement lost during next Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft is probably acceptable for Seattle fans.
The team, as of now, will first make a selection at No. 56 in the second round. Not many mock drafts go that far into the murky depths of the selection process, but SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn did last week (actually, he took it as far as three full rounds), and he projects the Seahawks to select Purdue Boilermakers defensive tackle Kawann Short.
Fairburn writes of Short, the eighth-rated defensive tackle in his prospect rankings, that Seattle would get "a solid three-technique prospect provided they can keep him motivated."
Last season with the Boilermakers, Short posted 43 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, four passes broken up, a forced fumble and four blocked kicks.