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Will the Seahawks trade out of the first round? In our mock, they can't, so Goobledegak went with an offensive tackle to help out the Seahawks.

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With the 26th overall pick in the 2016 Cincy Jungle Community NFL Mock Draft, Seattle Seahawks GM, Goobledegak, selects...

Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

To me, the Seahawks are obvious trade down candidates. They've done it before (haven't had a first round pick since 2012) and are picking in the draft's "no man's land". The player they pick at 26 may be no better than the 15-20 selected right after him. Loading up on more second and third round picks would make the most sense for Seattle.

Given that this is a mock draft (emphasis on the draft), the pick came down to two players: OT Taylor Decker and DT Vernon Butler. Right now, Seattle's biggest needs exist on the offensive and defensive lines. Lucky for me, I have my pick of two of the top players on my board. Butler already visited Seattle and is the type of player that the Seahawks seem to love. He's athletic and has a diverse skill set as a pass rusher. Butler's motor and awareness alone give him a chance to develop into a Muhammad Wilkerson type player for the Seahawks. He would fill the role of a one-tech DT previously filled by Brandon Mebane.

However, I think that this draft is deep enough that Seattle can find another disruptive defensive lineman in the second round. After losing J.R. Sweezy and Russell Okung in free agency, there are starting jobs up for grabs all over the Seattle line. While the improvement of Patrick Lewis, Garry Gilliam, and Justin Britt was one of the main catalysts for Russell Wilson's second half rise, the Seahawks still need an influx of talent up front. The Seahawks only have around 8 million invested in its current linemen, which shows how much the front office trusts OL coach Tom Cable. Decker would immediately help fill the void left by Okung. He fits the Seahawk identity perfectly: a run blocker with a mean streak and a tough locker room leader. He scrapes through double teams and is an excellent downfield blocker. He'd help open up larger holes for Seattle's run first offense. With a little help from Cable, Decker can become a more sturdy pass blocker. Decker's addition can definitely help the Seahawks avoid the o-line growing pains that hurt them in 2015.

Also considered: Jonathan Bullard, Jason Spriggs, Cody Whitehair, Eli Apple, Germain Ifedi

Mock Draft Order:

1. TitansOT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
2. BrownsQB Jared Goff, California
3. ChargersCB Jalen Ramsey, FSU
4. CowboysDE Joey Bosa, OSU
5. JaguarsLB Myles Jack, UCLA
6. RavensRB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
7. 49ers - DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon
8. Eagles - CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
9. Buccaneers - DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
10. Giants - OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
11. Bears - LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
12. Saints - DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
13. DolphinsLB Reggie Ragland,  Alabama
14. Raiders - CB Mackenzie Alexander, Clemson
15. RamsQB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
16. LionsDE Kevin Dodd, Clemson
17. FalconsLB Darron Lee, OSU
18. ColtsDT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
19. BillsDE Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
20. JetsOT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
21. RedskinsDT Jarran Reed, Alabama
22. TexansWR Corey Coleman, Baylor
23. VikingsWR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
24. BengalsWR Josh Doctson, TCU
25. SteelersDT Andrew Billings, Baylor
26. Seahawks - OT Taylor Decker, OSU