BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 25th Pick, Seattle Selects ...

Jake Locker, QB, Washington.

Playing the role of Seattle Seahawks general manager is 'Ejaay.' Here is his rationale for the selection of Locker.

Seattle made it to the playoffs last year but had huge problems with the QB position with a Matt Hasselback that wasn't what he used to be and a new acquisition of Charlie Whitehurst. Matt played OK when he wasn't injured and played pretty good against Saints but he says he doesn't want to be a Seahawk and even though Matt wouldn't retire or switch teams I would still pick a QB. Whitehurst is OK, too, but he was a bit up and down and as a starter in the NFL you need to be consistent.

So for me it wasn't so hard to pick what position i should take a player from the real question for me as a GM for Seattle was which one I was gonna pick -- Mallett or Locker...


Both QBs have their problems with their accuracy so it's just a taste question and I like Locker because of his leadership on the field and no off-field concerns. I can also add that I like his determination to get his team to win a bowl game and stay in college though I thought it was stupid for his personal interests because he was already ranked as the No. 1 draft pick over Bradford but for the team that picks him you know that he will do everything to get the team to the Super Bowl.

My take: This pick makes a ton of sense for the Seahawks. Locker and Mallett have seemingly been locked in a Can Newton-Blaine Gabbert type duel at the bottom of the first round, and most experts seem to lean toward Locker at this point. Most also agree that Locker is not ready for prime time, and with the Seahawks he would land in a place where he can caddy for Hasselbeck or Whitehurst for a season before taking over.

-- 'Larry Soprano' is on the clock with the Ravens' selection at No. 26.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis Gabe Carimi
OT
Wisconsin
dannymac56
23 Philadelphia Nate Solder
OT
Colorado
JimmyK
24 New Orleans
Ryan Kerrigan
DE
Purdue
Charles L.
25 Seattle Jake Locker
QB
Washington
Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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