2011 NFL Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks Pass on Jake Locker at No. 25

Previous Pick: Derek Sherrod

Seattle is in a perfect position to draft Jake Locker late in the first round. However, I do not think that the Seahawks care for him too much and I think they like a player like Andy Dalton or Ryan Mallett better.

Instead, the Seahawks draft someone who can protect whomever their new QB may be. Derek Sherrod is a big OT who can play in the NFL right away. He was a four year starter at Mississippi State where he played 50 games.

His speed and size make him an intriguing prospect. He is a better pass blocker than a run blocker.

Sherrod played LT in college, but will probably have to play RT for the Seahawks because they already have Russell Okung.

If the Seahawks are serious about drafting a QB, the second round might be their opportunity. They could trade down and pick up a few extra picks and still get the guy they want. With the extra picks, they could also fill other needs along the offensive and defensive lines.

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1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Cam Newton, QB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR
17. New England Patriots: Aldon Smith, DE
18. San Diego Chargers: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
19. New York Giants: Anthony Castonzo, OT
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cameron Heyward, DE
5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, LB
6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR
7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT
21. Kansans City Chiefs: Gabe Carimi, OT
22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Jimmy Smith, CB
24. New Orleans Saints: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT
10. Washington Redskins: Robert Quinn, DE
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan, DE
25. Seattle Seahawks: Derek Sherrod, OT
26. Baltimore Ravens: Adrian Clayborn, DE
27. Atlanta Falcons: Danny Watkins, OG
28. New England Patriots: Justin Houston, LB
13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT
15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, OG
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
29. Chicago Bears: Phil Taylor, DT
30. New York Jets: Brooks Reed, DE
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams, CB
32. Green Bay Packers: Akeem Ayers, LB