The Seattle Seahawks have 11 draft picks in the 2015 NFL draft, which takes place April 30th through May 2nd in Chicago.
This is 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 more tight-lipped about their draft board than 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 who 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 Seattle’s seventh-round pick, No. 248 overall:
Tevin McDonald, S, (5-11, 190) Eastern Washington – He started two years at UCLA before transferring, reportedly after a positive drug test. He is the son of former USC All-American Tim McDonald, a six-time Pro Bowler for the Cardinals and the 49ers. Tevin’s brother, T.J., is a safety for the St. Louis Rams. Clearly, Tevin has the genetics. His closing speed on a receiver is impressive.
Blake Sims, QB (6-0, 230) Alabama – It’s not likely the Seahawks will draft a quarterback, but if they do, Sims looks like a good fit. Sims has excellent arm strength and athleticism. He also moves well under pressure and can make throws on the run. Sound familiar? Sims isn’t close to the polished player that Russell Wilson is, but he has potential and he understands playing on the big stage.
Aaron Ripkowski, FB (6-1, 255) Oklahoma – The Seahawks took a fullback in the seventh round last year (Kiero Small) that didn’t work out. Maybe they’ll give it another shot. Derrick Coleman returning healthy and re-signing Will Tukuafu makes this a low priority for Seattle. But Ripkowski is a hammer of a blocker, often knocking linebackers backwards, and sometimes, completely off their feet.