With the No. 26 pick in the 2016 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State
The selection and write-up were made by Southern Cali Dog:
Marshawn Lynch retiring is a big hole to fill and the loss of offensive linemen J.R. Sweezy and Russell Okung via free agency stood out to me as well. My short list to draft this year was between Alabama center Ryan Kelly and Kansas State's versatile lineman Cody Whitehair. Also in the mix was Alabama RB Derrick Henry, whose draft stock has been rising the past couple of days as we inch closer to this Thursday's draft.
Kelly and Whitehair are both 6'4, 301-311 lbs and their combine numbers were almost identical. After consideration of both players, I chose Cody Whitehair over Kelly because of his versatility to play multiple positions and he seems to have the superior blocking fundamentals. Now the choice was between Whitehair and Henry. I love Henry's size and his downhill north/south style of running. His top-end speed is uncanny for a big guy and I think he will have success in the NFL. However, longevity for this type of smash-mouth running back is only good for a few seasons before the injury bug bites, not to mention Thomas Rawls was no slouch filling in for Marshawn last year while he was injured.
With all of that in mind, I choose Cody Whitehair for the Seahawks' #26 draft pick. The selection should give the Seahawks offensive line stability for the next 6-10 years. Pete Carroll will be pleased with my selection at #26. Now that my job is done, I can't wait to get on a flight out of this gloomy city back to sunny southern California.
The Green Bay Packersare up next, led by Matt Wood.
2016 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Los Angeles Rams||Jared Goff||QB||California||michael.hamper|
|2||Philadelphia Eagles||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota St.||Bizono
|3||San Diego Chargers||Jalen Ramsey||DB||Florida State||Crawford_T|
|4||Dallas Cowboys||Ezekiel Elliot
||Manly and Loving It|
|5||Jacksonville Jaguars||DeForest Buckner||DE||Oregon||Bob Stalnaker|
|6||Baltimore Ravens||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss||pt_999|
|7||San Francisco 49ers||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State||apocrylle|
|8||Cleveland Browns||Myles Jack||OLB||UCLA||Robo Dawg|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida||Ezweav|
|10||New York Giants||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame||mrwhitman|
|11||Chicago Bears||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State||Barnestorm|
|12||New Orleans Saints||Sheldon Rankins||DT||Louisville||Rube Sports
|13||Miami Dolphins||William Jackson III||CB||Houston||Brocolis154033|
|14||Oakland Raiders||Andrew Billings||DT||Baylor||makeaplay59|
|15||Tennessee Titans||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio State||aszabo1|
|16||Detroit Lions||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Ole Miss||Mean Ol' Pete|
|17||Atlanta Falcons||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson||Mudville|
|18||Indianapolis Colts||Darron Lee||OLB||Ohio State||fjblessi|
|19||Buffalo Bills||Reggie Ragland||ILB||Alabama||GratefulDawg|
|20||New York Jets||Paxton Lynch||QB||Memphis||troy145|
|21||Washington Redskins||A'Shawn Robinson||DT||Alabama||Greg"TheDropper"Little|
|22||Houston Texans||Corey Coleman||WR||Baylor||Royce Groff|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Josh Doctson||WR||TCU||MissinTheVicius|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Karl Joseph||S||West Virginia||OhioCityBrownsBeliever|
|25||Pittsburgh Steelers||Eli Apple||CB||Ohio State||Legoman0721|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State||Southern Cali Dog|
|27||Green Bay Packers||Matt Wood|
|28||Kansas City Chiefs||Ted Washington's Belly|
|30||Carolina Panthers||Suppa Bob|
|32||Cleveland Browns||Adam Rice|