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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks Select Muhammad Wilkerson In One Projection

While it's been impossible to find a consensus on a specific name the Seattle Seahawks will take when the 2011 NFL Draft rolls around, we have seen emerging trends. Quarterbacks, offensive linemen, cornerbacks and defensive linemen have been the theme in nearly every 2011 NFL mock draft when it comes to the Seattle Seahawks. The needs are there and well-known, but the names to plug in those holes are a different story.

A new name emerged over at Mocking the Draft this weekend as Chris Steuber put together his 2011 NFL mock draft. Steuber knows his prospects in many ways, and has a scouting background to boot. But for the Seahawks, he went a bit off the radar, pegging Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson as the pick.

It's an interesting pick and one I've yet to see for the Seahawks. Wilkerson has been steadily rising ahead of the draft, and was all the way up at No. 18 in Mel Kiper's mock draft. At 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, Wilkerson has the size to eat space on the interior and could compliment Brandon Mebane well. Despite his massive girth, Wilkerson showed off his athleticism, running a sub-5.0 40-yard-dash at the NFL Combine.

In the end, it's another name to add to the pile. The 2011 NFL Draft is stocked with athletic, space-eating defensive lineman and it's a near-certainty one will be available at No. 25. It's so stocked, however, the Seahawks may find value waiting until the second round.

For more on the draft, check out the rest of our 2011 NFL mock draft StoryStream. For more on the Seahawks, head on over to SB Nation's Field Gulls.