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With the 25th pick in the 2011 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

This selection and write-up was made by bross09:

Unfortunately for the Seahawks, they won.  Usually, that's a good thing, but they made the playoffs as a 7-9 rebuilding team.  That means they lost out on some of the elite guys at positions of need like Pouncey, Kerrigan, and Julio Jones (all of whom fell in this mock to the range where they would draft based on record).  They have a lot of needs at in a lot of places. Looking at this team and what they have, i am a bit impressed in how Carroll got them to go even 7-9 in that division.  They have holes on both lines, and offensive and defensive backfield.  They got a nice pass rush, but Brock is old and the 234 pound Clemons will not get 11 sacks again.  Unfortunately, the last 1st round caliber pass rusher just went in Houston and they don't need a LDE like Clayborn. 

I considered the idea of them taking Ponder here and thus securing their QBOTF and not having to gamble that one of the top guys will be there in the 2nd round.  I also considered the idea of Derek Sherrod in case Okung can't get healthy and to fix the RT position.  However, both ultimately are not fixing one of their gaping needs and Sherrod does not seem like a 1st round RT because of his lack of mean streak I have seen from him.  Their secondary may have been their worst area.  37 year old Lawyer Milloy was still starting in the NFL and their best CB was Kelly Jennings, a low end starting CB.  Their nickel (who is expected to start) was a 4th round rookie last year who was average.  Jimmy Smith is the choice here because he is the best CB on the board, even if you include possible character/attitude concerns.

Jimmy Smith can have the same impact for them as Haden did for us last year.  They have a secondary as depleted as we did, except for one good safety (we also had TJ Ward, but different Safety spot).  I don't think they have a particularly great pass rush, but it wasn't helped by the fact that the QBs had easy throws in the secondary.  Jimmy Smith instantly makes other players in the secondary look better and their pass rush look better.

The Seahawks are a tough team to gauge still because I think their playoff win was an anomaly last season; they have more needs than the turnout of their season would indicate. I think addressing the secondary first is a move in the right direction though because they can't afford to have their pass defense get torched week in and week out. I'm not surprised that Smith didn't last until the second round; I could see him being taken even higher than this come April.

The Baltimore Ravens are on the clock next (email will be sent to Ecwingen).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cameron Netwon
QB Auburn BrownDawg1409
2 Denver Marcell Dareus DT Alabama Bernie19Kosar
3 Buffalo Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson discoinferno083
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR Georgia macdowellm03
5 Arizona Patrick Peterson CB LSU Browns town
6 Cleveland Cameron Jordan DE California golanbatrac
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska rufio
8 Tennessee Von Miller OLB Texas A&M iwearmocs
9 Dallas Nick Fairley DT Auburn Granville74
10 Washington Robert Quinn DE North Carolina Rounds94
11 Houston Aldon Smith DE Missouri rdy
12 Minnesota Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Simmsinns
13 Detroit Tyron Smith OT USC BuenosAires_Dawg
Bernie19Kosar
14 St. Louis Julio Jones WR Alabama Don'tByBrownsQBJerseys
15 Miami Mike Pouncey OG Univ. of Florida jaws
16 Jacksonville Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue sleepy042
17 New England J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Onyx Lightning
18 San Diego Akeem Ayers OLB UCLA Adrock2099
19 N.Y. Giants Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame Red-Right-88
20 Tampa Bay Justin Houston OLB Georgia Legoman0721
21 Kansas City Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College Mehouf
OrangeAndBrownFever
22 Indianapolis Nate Solder OT Colorado PaduaDSP
23 Philadelphia Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin booobs33
24 New Orleans Muhammed Wilkerson DT Temple Buckeye Brad
25 Seattle Jimmy Smith CB Colorado bross09
26 Baltimore Ecwingen
27 Atlanta Clinton Blankenship
28 New England Onyx Lightning
29 Chicago jharbdo
30 N.Y. Jets Roger Dorn
31 Pittsburgh
SpecialBrownie
32 Green Bay ScottJC