The Seattle Seahawks have a date with the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, but for more than half of the teams in the league, the NFL Draft is the new point of focus. Seattle will be picking in the bottom half of the league, and aren't exempt from the mock drafts all across the Internet, regardless of their playoff status.
Matthew Fairburn of SB Nation put out his latest mock draft on Monday, and he has the Seahawks picking at No. 25, (clearly he doesn't expect them to get past the vaunted Falcons). He's got the 'Hawks taking DeAndre Hopkins, a wide receiver out of Clemson.
DeAndre Hopkins was Clemson's best wide receiver this season. He runs outstanding routes, consistently catches with his hands and has tremendous body control. Everything about his game is efficient. The Seahawks aren't exactly starving for wide receivers, but Hopkins would be a big addition to this offense.
Seattle's offense made some serious strides this season, thanks to the relatively surprising play of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. The Seahawks could do the smart thing and give him some new toys to play with, regardless of their actual need for a receiver, which isn't great.
Hopkins would be able to sit, and wouldn't have the pressure to immediately produce behind guys like Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.