Re: Official 2010 Redszone NFL Mock Draft!
With WR Brandon Marshall arriving in Seattle tomorrow, it's likely that he doesn't leave without a contract. Paul Allen gets what he wants. You don't bring Brandon Marshall in so that the team can win in 2010. It's about the future.
The signing of Marshall may cost the Seahawks a 1st Round pick. Whether that's the #6 pick and all of the cost that goes with the #6 pick or the #14 pick, a pick much more affordable for the Broncos, or even a 2nd Round pick combined with something else, is yet to be determined.
But, if the Seahawks have to give up a 1st Round pick, then they won't be taking QB Jimmy Clausen because they HAVE to have a Left Tackle from this 1st Round. LT Okung would have been a no-brainer, but he's gone.
The Seahawks could wait and get USC's LT Charles Brown with their 2nd Round pick (the most likely scenario, and if the Seahawks need to trade up 10 picks to get him then they will).
So, because I think the Seahawks will use their 2nd Round pick on a LT, USC's Charles Brown, the Seahawks and Pete Carroll are going to use the #6 pick to get the team their new franchise Quarterback, Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen.
Didn’t step up clutch in close games last year, but still had a hell of a statistical year for a mere junior throwing 28 touchdowns to 4 picks and averaging 8.8 YPA out of a pro style offense. It’s safe to say that while he lost a lot of close games, all 6 of his losses were by a touchdown or less, Notre Dame would have gotten destroyed without him. He played his best in big games and got absolutely no help from his defense. He has experience playing behind a poor offensively line, which he’ll likely have to do in the NFL if he goes top 5 as he’s projected, and he played most of last season through an injured foot, showing his toughness. He’s the top quarterback prospect in this draft class and gets a 98 rating. For the record, Matt Stafford got a 97 last year.