With the 25th pick in the 2011 TST Community Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks, represented by Sergey606, select:
Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas
Sergey gives us his reasoning behind the pick:
Even though I believe that Locker will still be on the board and will go to the Seahawks, they will select Mallett in the first round. I did some browsing on fieldgulls.com and the majority of people think Locker will be taken; however, since he's gone, they're getting Mallett.
As I’ve written before, when/if Seattle re-signs Matt Hasselbeck, he will help groom Mallett into a decent starter in the NFL. If Hasselbeck isn’t back, Mallett is more ready to be a starter in the NFL than Locker is. And Whitehurst could start a couple games early on to at least help Mallett ease into the big leagues.
Mallett has a great arm, no doubt about that, he has good ability to throw accurately down the field, he can run a pro-style offense, he’s good at doing drugs and he got a 26 on the Wonderlic test (average QB score is 24, so he might be ….average, then again Alex Smith got a 40, so I don't buy it).
Anyway, there you have it, the man who will (hopefully) drive the Seahawks into the ground, Ryan Mallett.
I like Mallet. I think he's a dark horse this year, somewhat like Colt McCoy was last year. I think his drug problems are probably overrated, but a coach like Pete Carroll, who has experience at USC and resurrected Mike Williams career last year could help Mallet mature. Not to mention the fact that Hasselbeck used to be a moron, so they can bond that way too.
Or of course, he could be the next Ryan Leaf.
If you missed any of the picks so far, check them out here.
Tevin (T.Ram) is now on the clock, representing the Ravens!