The fourteenth pick in the inaugural edition of the Cincy Jungle Mock Draft is brought to us by member jaydolla, selecting for the Seattle Seahawks. His explanation for the pick is after the jump. Thank you for your participation jaydolla.
With the fourteenth pick in the 2010 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Well the Seahawks had a ton of problems in 2009 which in turn leads to big holes to fill, luckily for them they have 2 picks in the Top 15 of the 2010 Draft.
Their first pick at #6 landed them Bryan Bulaga to help with the loss of Walter Jones to retirement and the overall poor play of the O-Line. They still have plenty of areas that need help on both offense and Defense. Offensively they can use help at any skill position besides Quarterback. Their rushing attack ranked 26th in the league last year and signing Edgerinn James before last season was a cry for help even then. Their passing attack was middle of the pack and their wide receiver corp has only 1 guy that can do any damage. Although with the signing of Chris Baker at TE they actually have a solid one-two punch there. So, there are plenty of spots on offense that can use some upgrade through the draft.
Defensively they have one of the best linebacker groups in the league but that is only one piece of a bigger puzzle that garnered them an overall bad defensive group. The big thing that stands out is they were 30th in the league in passing yards allowed. They need help at both areas in the secondary and the D-line’s ineffectiveness at getting a pass rush is making things even worse. This defense needs help at every single spot but linebacker.
So with that in mind the Seattle Seahawks with the 14th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft select, CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson.
The pick came down to two main things:
1. The trade for Charlie Whitehurst.
2. The complete absence of a big playmaker anywhere on the offensive side of the ball.
When you make a trade for a guy that has never thrown a regular season pass you better make sure he has every tool available. They have only one guy in T.J. Houshmandzadeh that can make plays but TJ has yet to show that he can make big plays. There is just a huge void in big play potential on the Seattle roster, not good for a QB (and Head Coach… and GM…) that needs to be successful.
So you go and grab a guy in CJ Spiller that was the first player in college football history with 3,000 yards rushing, 2,000 yards in kickoff returns, 1,000 yards receiving and 500 in punt return yards. Spiller kills two birds with one stone. He fills a big need at RB and gives the offense instant big play potential. Then throw on top of that Pete Carroll’s history of getting excellent production with speedy all-purpose backs and Spiller is a perfect fit.
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