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Baltimore Beatdown readers draft the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft: Seattle Seahawks

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Many times in this draft, the pick has been a landslide. Thankfully, this was not one of them. After the clock struck midnight, Mike McGlinchey earned the vote! Da’Ron Payne was only 35 votes from the lead!

Up next, the Emerald City. Seattle Seahawks, you’re on the clock!

Previous voting links:

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold
  2. New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley
  3. New York Jets — QB Josh Rosen
  4. Cleveland Browns — DE Bradley Chubb
  5. Denver Broncos — QB Baker Mayfield
  6. Indianapolis Colts — OG Quenton Nelson
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — SS Derwin James
  8. Chicago Bears — LB Tremaine Edmunds
  9. San Francisco 49ers — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
  10. Oakland Raiders — LB Roquan Smith
  11. Miami Dolphins — DT Vita Vea
  12. Buffalo Bills — QB Josh Allen
  13. Washington Redskins — CB Denzel Ward
  14. Green Bay Packers — DE Marcus Davenport
  15. Arizona Cardinals — QB Lamar Jackson
  16. Baltimore Ravens — WR D.J. Moore
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — OT Mike McGlinchey

Possible picks:

  1. CB Mike Hughes — After releasing Richard Sherman in the offseason, the Seahawks may need to re-stock the defensive back position. Mike Hughes is the best cornerback on the board. It would be the second-straight year they’ve taken a UCF defensive back, after picking Shaquill Griffin last year. Some argue this isn’t the right move, though.
  2. OT Connor Williams — Seattle’s offensive line is a mess. Though they traded for Duane Brown, they need more help. Connor is capable of playing the guard position, if necessary, but they could also use him as a tackle if either Germain Ifedi or Brown suffer injury. Williams is the best tackle on the board, and I assume Wilson is exhausted with sprinting an extra 140 yards per game, avoiding all pass rushers.
  3. OG Will Hernandez — The Seahawks are serial-trade backs, but this draft is not about jumping back in the draft. You have to pick at your place. Hernandez is a great pick in the 20’s, which here at 18 is a reach, but getting your player at your pick is most important. Truth be told, this is not too great of a reach as Hernandez is ranked 21 by Daniel Jeremiah.
  4. DE Harold Landry — The Hawks ridded themselves of Michael Bennett this past offseason. This certainly weakens the Seattle pass rush. Landry is a highly-touted prospect for pass rushing. The problem here, Landry is best suited for a 3-4 defense, which is not ran by the Seahawks.
  5. DT Da’Ron Payne — As mentioned above, the trenches are weakened with the loss of Bennett, and nothing helps like adding an Alabama defensive lineman. He’s nowhere near the pass rush talent as Bennett, at least not right now, but it’s not about only adding skill in the pass rush department. It’s about adding a valuable player here at 18. A solid contributor.
  6. WR Calvin Ridley — While the need for receiver isn’t outstanding for the Seahawks, Ridley is a top-prospect in this draft and he’s still available at 18.

Poll

With the 18th pick in the 2018 Beatdown mock draft, the Seattle Seahawks select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
    (82 votes)
  • 26%
    Connor Williams, OT, Texas
    (89 votes)
  • 15%
    Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
    (51 votes)
  • 9%
    Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College
    (31 votes)
  • 12%
    Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
    (41 votes)
  • 10%
    Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
    (36 votes)
330 votes total Vote Now