2011 NFL Mock Draft: First Round Alternatives For Seattle

The latest 2011 NFL mock draft has Ryan Mallett heading to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 21. It’s true Seattle does have a pressing need for a quarterback of the future, with Matt Hasselbeck on the decline and Charlie Whitehurst’s status uncertain, but is Mallett the answer. The Arkansas quarterback has plenty of tools, but has, seemingly, slid under the radar in 2010 after picking up plenty of offseason hype.

Let’s take a look at a few of the others that may be available when the Seahawks number comes up in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Jake Locker: The Washington Huskies quarterback is a ball of athletic ability and potential, but has yet to live up to the hype on the field. There’s no question Locker is an amazing athletic, possessing a strong arm and game-breaking speed, but is he a quarterback? NFL general managers will put him through the meat-grinder in the offseason in hopes of getting a better look at his potential.

Blaine Gabbert: The Missouri quarterback isn’t a first round selection as of now, but all that could change as the draft draws closer. Gabbert could even be the second quarterback off the board, depending on how his workouts go. He’s in the draft, having declared after the Tigers' bowl game, and is an intriguing prospect. Keep an eye on Gabbert as we head toward April.

Aside from the top quarterback prospects, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton, it’s a muddled mess of quarterbacks with question marks. Gabbert, Mallett and Locker could all be in the mix when Seattle heads to the podium at No. 21, but may not be the type of players that could contribute right away. We will, however, find out more about all these prospects as offseason workouts and the NFL Scouting Combine commence following bowl season.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.