RENTON, Wash. -- Assuming the Seahawks don’t trade down again today, which isn’t out of the question, here are 16 players that may be on their draft board as possible options for the two second-round picks:
UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo (6-4, 305) – In a radio interview Thursday on KJR in Seattle, former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said Su’a-Filo will be a future Pro Bowler, and is a better person than he is a player. When asked if the Seahawks should pick Su’a-Filo, Neuheisel called it a “no-brainer.”
Indiana receiver Cody Latimer (6-3, 215) – Considering how fast he shot up the draft boards the past three weeks, it was a surprise he didn’t get picked in Round 1. Latimer may have the best hands of any receiver in this draft. He worked out for the Seahawks last month.
Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses (6-6, 315) – Surprising he made it out of the first round. Moses was a four-year starter at Virginia and can play either side on the line. He has long arms and is known for his mean streak on the field.
Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt (6-6, 305) _ He’s a powerful run stuffer at end who also can play defensive tackle. Tuitt is excellent at pressing the pocket from the inside, but he also can edge rush.
Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (6-2, 300) -- Absolute run-stuffer in the middle of the line. He also presses the pocket as an inside pass-rusher.
Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy (6-4, 275) – Ealy has excellent quickness and often beats OTs with his first step and his spin move at the line.
Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste (6-3, 220) – He fits the mold of the big, physical corner that works in Seattle’s press coverage. Like Richard Sherman, he started his college career as a receiver before moving to cornerback.
Boise state defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (6-3, 250) – He had 20 sacks in his two years at Boise State as a JC transfer.
Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams (6-2, 215) – Tough and physical, Adams is an excellent blocker known to have a bit of a mean streak. He can beat press coverage and is difficult to stop man to man.
Mississippi wide receiver Donte Moncrief (6-2, 225) – Lightning fast for a man his size with 4.4 speed, including an impressive first-step burst. He’s also a good blocker, but his reputation is a guy who often makes the highlight-reel catches.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (6-5, 260) – Widely viewed as the second-best tight end in the draft, he would be a popular pick, joining Jermaine Kearse as former Huskies on the Seahawks offense.
Nevada offensive tackle Joel Bitonio (6-4, 300) -- A physical player with great quickness and big hands. He caught everyone’s attention last September when he outplayed the Florida State defensive ends, despite Nevada’s 62-7 loss.
Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews (6-3, 210) – The cousin of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. Matthews is a lanky receiver with 4.4 speed and a true deep threat.
Southern Cal wide receiver Marqise Lee (6-0, 190) – He doesn’t really have the size the Seahawks are looking for and he suffered through injury problems last year as a junior, but no one questions his talent.
Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins (6-0, 195) – He runs a legitimate 4.4 with excellent closing speed. He started 28 games for the Gators, playing both corner and safety.