BBV Community Mock Draft: With 6th pick, Seahawks select ...

Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame.

Making the selection in his role as Seattle GM was 'CCE718.' He writes:

Pete Carroll leaves his cozy position at USC to take over the floundering Seahawks. He knows he is under the microscope here. Having another top 15 pick in this draft, the Seahawks could have gone either way here, offense or defense. I think that had Okung or Berry still been on the board (and had the Skins taken Clausen at 4), they do not make this pick and go a different direction. Carroll got a nice contract from the 'Hawks and could be in Seattle for time to come. That is why when Clausen dropped to No. 6, the war room cheered. They saw the future of the franchise.

Jimmy Clausen spent three years at Notre Dame under the tutelage of Charlie Weis. Say what you will, Weis has how many Super Bowl rings? Clausen learned throughout college in a pro style offense. He comes into the draft with some pedigree and at 6-foot-3, 222 pounds, he has some size. Clausen put up some big numbers at ND, with the lack of a decent offensive line and questionable running game. He has a strong arm and I believe he is hungry to make a name for himself. Hasselbeck is not getting younger and Carroll needs to plan for the future. The only drawback to Clausen is his attitude and off-field antics, but Carroll has experience with prima donna QBs.

My take: A good pick for the Seahawks here. Clausen can understudy for Hasselbeck for a year or so, then be ready to take over. To me, Clausen is a safer bet than Sam Bradford to have a long, productive NFL career. Plus, the Seahawks also select at No. 14, putting them in position to still get a player who can contribute right away while investing in their future franchise quarterback.

Remember, to read explanations for prior selections please click on the highlighted player name.

'GreatGatsby' is up next with Cleveland's pick.

POS TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL DRAFTER
1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo The Greek
10 Jacksonville jp2y
11 Denver NYG_Slater
12 Miami sunlion333
13 San Francisco RIPShea
14 Seattle CCE718
15 N.Y. Giants Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Jason??
17 San Francisco RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh ross_stephen
19 Atlanta daddyzander
20 Houston BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Woogie526
22 New England Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Snipah
27 Dallas pataroons
28 San Diego hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles L.
32 New Orleans GiantsReignSupreme
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