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C'mon Paul Allen, GM-of-the-future and Jim Mora's replacement: Give these fans something to smile about.
Last Sunday provided a fitting end to the Seattle

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Forget 2009: Mock Drafts Predict the Newest Seattle Seahawks

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C'mon Paul Allen, GM-of-the-future and Jim Mora's replacement: Give these fans something to smile about.
Last Sunday provided a fitting end to the Seattle Seahawks' 2009. Jim Mora slapped some players real hard on the shoulder pads in an effort to look coach-y, Matt Hasselbeck crumpled softly to the turf multiple times thanks to a patchwork offensive line and, in the final game of a forgettable season, the Hawks ended up on the wrong side of history.

But no matter! Because 2010 offers new opportunities. Specifically, two first round draft picks on whose shoulders unrealistic expectations may be heaped.

Will two twenty-something rookies transform the Seahawks, a team currently without a GM, into winners? Probably not. Is it too early to predict who they'll take in April's draft? Probably so. But that won't stop us from rounding up the best guesses of lots of fake internet "experts."

Thanks to a trade with the Denver Broncos, Seattle holds both the sixth and 14th picks in the first round. They currently have holes on both lines, in the secondary and in the position of "guys who can make more than one defender miss." Here's who they might be taking:

Walter Football says...

At Six: Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

"The team must find a top-notch blind-side protector for the future."

At 14: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

"Spiller is the most dynamic offensive talent in this class, capable of going the distance at any moment. Seattle's offense needs a player like that." Editor's Note: Or they could give Justin Forsett more carries. Just sayin'!

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Beyond being a playmaking running back and kick returner, Clemson star C.J. Spiller could be a capable anchor for the Seahawks 4x100 relay team.

The Football Expert says...

At Six: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma

"It would be a dream for them to get their choice of left tackle in this spot. This team fell apart when probably the best tackle-guard combo of the decade no longer manned the left side. Becoming competitive again starts here."

At 14: Earl Thomas, S, Texas

"If they can find a trading partner I could see them dealing down from here and taking another offensive lineman. Otherwise, I expect a move to shore up a porous secondary."

NFL Draft Dog says...

At Six: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

"Bradford is the most accurate passer in college football. He would have likely been a top five pick if he would have entered the 2009 NFL Draft."

At 14: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

"After he got healthy he started dominating his opponents this year. Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga might also be an option here if he decides to enter the 2010 NFL Draft early."

Draft Countdown says...

At Six: Taylor Mays, S, USC

"A great athlete with an amazing blend of size (6-3, 230) and speed (4.28), Taylor Mays | Southern Cal Trojans Mays epitomizes the phrase "Hits Like a Linebacker, Runs Like a Cornerback"."

At 14: Jahvid Best, RB, California

"A threat to score each and every time he touches the ball, Jahvid Best | Cal Bears think of Best as a weapon along the lines of Chris Johnson."

Bonus: Best survived this.

 
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