The Seattle Seahawks have 11 draft picks in the 2015 NFL draft, which takes place April 30-May 2 in Chicago.
This week while I’m on vacation, I’m going to run a list of players who might be available to the Seahawks at each particular pick (based on most draft boards), taking into consideration the positions of need for the team.
The Seahawks are as tight-lipped about their draft board as any team in the league, as they should be. Any information about players they have an interest in could be used against them, with a team taking that player ahead of them.
So it’s almost impossible to predict the players that interest the Seahawks. But this is a look at players who are expected to go in the round where the Seahawks are selecting.
The Seahawks traded their first-round pick to New Orleans as part of the deal to acquire tight end Jimmy Graham. Seattle has one pick in the second round, one in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh round.
Today is a look at a few possibilities for the third of three fourth-round picks, No. 134 overall:
B.J. Finney, C (6-4, 325) Kansas State -- He has the toughness and gritty attitude that Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable loves. Finney also is a former wrestler, like 2014 rookie OT Justin Britt. Finney is a smart player who consistently made the right line calls for the Wildcats.
Marcus Hardison, DT (6-3, 305) Arizona State -- He made a big impression on coaches at the Senior Bowl. Hardison had an outstanding senior year for the Sun Devils with 53 tackles, 10 sacks and six forced fumbles.
Jordan Hicks, OLB (6-1, 235) Texas -- Led UT with 147 tackles last season and was an honor roll student. Hicks excels in open-field tackling with excellent closing speed, but he comes with two concerns: He has a history of injuries and he was suspended in 2012 over sexual assault charges that later were dropped.