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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks Select OG Cody Whitehair at No. 26

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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 Packers are up next, led by Matt Wood.

2016 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Position School Username
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
Ohio State
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
29 Arizona Cardinals a2342432a
30 Carolina Panthers Suppa Bob
31 Denver Broncos poultman
32 Cleveland Browns Adam Rice