November 7, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard David Yankey (54) celebrates with fans after the game against the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium. Stanford defeated Oregon 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided NFL Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks Select David Yankey

We are running through our FanSided NFL Mock draft at the moment. This is where the editors around the network make the selections for their teams. We will be publishing the entire mock when it is complete on this site and will post each selection individually as they come in as well. 

Here are the selections that have already been made by our FanSided editors:

1. Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
3. Jacksonville Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
4. Cleveland Browns Derek Carr, QB Fresno State
5. Oakland Raiders Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
6. Atlanta Falcons Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
8. Minnesota Vikings Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
9. Buffalo Bills Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
10. Detroit Lions Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
11. Tennessee Titans Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
12. New York Giants Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
13. St. Louis Rams Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt
14. Chicago Bears Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
15. Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
16. Dallas Cowboys Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
17. Baltimore Ravens Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
18. New York Jets Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
19. Miami Dolphins C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
20. Arizona Cardinals Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
21. Green Bay Packers Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
22. Philadelphia Eagles Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
23. Kansas City Chiefs Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
24. Cincinnati Bengals Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St
25. San Diego Chargers Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts) Xavier Su’a-Filo, G UCLA
27. New Orleans Saints Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
28. Carolina Panthers Marqise Lee, WR, USC
29. New England Patriots Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
30. San Francisco 49ers Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
31. Denver Broncos Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

With the 32nd pick in the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select…

David Yankey, G, Stanford

Selection made by Mitch Quesada, 12th Man Rising

Here is the analysis on the selection:

Seattle’s offensive line was one of the team’s few weaknesses last season and it got even worse this offseason, with the loss of Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan to free agency. With the No. 32 pick, the Seahawks need to pick up a guard to help anchor a subpar O-line and if Yankey is still on the board, there is no one better. Yankey has a great combination of size (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) and versatility. He played four of the five O-line positions at Stanford and could do the same in the NFL. I think putting him at left guard next to tackle Russell Okung would be the best spot for Yankey as they could work together to protect Russell Wilson’s blind side, allowing Wilson to make better passes without having to scramble as much as he did last season. Or he could move to the other side of the line and work to improve Marshawn Lynch’s already stellar rushing attack. It just depends on what the Seahawks want to do with his talent, but the first step is drafting him, and that’s what they need to do in the first round of Thursday’s draft.

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