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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks Select DT Jeffery Simmons at No. 21

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Injury or not, he’s still a first round pick.

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With the 21st pick in the 2019 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...

Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

The selection and write-up were made by Swagnasty:

The Seahawks have needs at DE, CB, OL, WR, and others, but it’s not typically their style to home in on a single position in the draft. A better idea, particularly with Russell Wilson locked up for several more years, is drafting the best player available, even if they can’t make an immediate impact. The Seahawks make a habit of playing at a level higher than their talent and depth would suggest, so the long-term benefits outweigh the risks here. The other obvious risk stems from an assault incident from high school. I can’t exactly interview him myself, so I’ll have to make the assumption that he’s grown into a better person since then.

Simmons as a player doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s powerful, explosive, incredibly agile, aggressive, and has potential to get even better if he hones his instinct to an NFL level. Frank Clark is currently the only star on the defensive line, and could use some help when generating pressure. There’s some concern that he’ll be leaving town as early as this season, and if so that need is even greater. That pressure can come from the edge or inside, and Simmons has shown he can do either, or use his speed to pursue the ball all over the field, a rare combination of versatility and elite talent.

Realistically, I’d expect the Seahawks to trade down from here, and possibly grab this same player 10 or more picks later. The Seahawks will be competitive in 2019 regardless of how their draft pans out, and picking a top talent could help vault them back into the league’s top tier in 2020 and beyond.

Pokorny: “We are just coming off of a pick with the Steelers that was not a ‘win now’ selection, and now we have another one here for the Seahawks. Simmons could go anyway from the middle of the first round to the second round, and I don’t think I could fault a team for taking a crack at his potential.”

The Baltimore Ravens are up next, led by jdreyfuss.

2019 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Arizona Cardinals Suppa Bob QB Kyler Murray
2 San Francisco 49ers Head Hunter Horning EDGE Nick Bosa
3 New York Jets Robo Dawg EDGE Josh Allen
4 Oakland Raiders mrwhitman DT Quinnen Williams
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers xfl2001fan DT Ed Oliver
6 New York Giants Barry Shuck LB Devin White
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. OT Jonah Williams
8 Detroit Lions Bo154033 DE Montez Sweat
9 Buffalo Bills Browns95 WR D.K. Metcalf
10 Denver Broncos poultman QB Drew Lock
11 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville LB Devin Bush
12 Green Bay Packers unoservix DE Rashan Gary
13 Miami Dolphins a2342432a QB Dwayne Haskins
14 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 DT Christian Wilkins
15 Washington Redskins troy145 CB Greedy Williams
16 Carolina Panthers GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 EDGE Brian Burns
17 New York Giants fjblessi OT Jawaan Taylor
18 Minnesota Vikings impulseCTRLissues TE T.J. Hockenson
19 Tennessee Titans UberTater OG Cody Ford
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Robo Dawg QB Daniel Jones
21 Seattle Seahawks Swagnasty DT Jeffery Simmons
22 Baltimore Ravens jdreyfuss C Garrett Bradbury
23 Houston Texans Adam Rice OT Andre Dillard
24 Oakland Raiders BigTownBrown WR N'Keal Harry
25 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? CB Byron Murphy
26 Indianapolis Colts Siberian Husky WR A.J. Brown
27 Oakland Raiders OhioCityBrownsBeliever RB Josh Jacobs
28 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T DE Clelin Ferrell
29 Seattle Seahawks pt_999 TE Noah Fant
30 Green Bay Packers Legoman0721 OG Chris Lindstrom
31 Los Angeles Rams Topanga Jeff RB David Montgomery
32 New England Patriots Midnite Moses DT Dexter Lawrence