With every passing mock the Seattle Seahawks seemingly have a new option with their first round pick, and with the latest installment from Mocking the Draft, the variations continue to pile up.
Brad Wells over at MTD has made his selection, and has the Seahawks choosing wide receiver Justin Blackmon out of Oklahoma State with their No. 12 overall selection in this year's draft. Here's Wells with the commentary:
An unwillingness to run the 40 at the Combine coupled with a4.46 time at his Pro Day (on a track noted for skewing speed results) drops Blackmon completely out of the top ten. Consensus is he is not an elite talent, ala Calvin Johnson. However, for new Seahawks QB Matt Flynn and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, he doesn't have to be. The "West Coast Offense" in Seattle is perfect for Blackmon's size and playmaking ability.
One person who would undoubtedly love Blackmon to the Seahawks is Matt Flynn, giving him a great pair of hands to make him look better in his first year in Seattle, as well as coach Carroll who would be licking his chops with the thought of his new deep threat. Hopefully Blackmon is still on the board by then.
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