Predicting the 4th Overall Pick

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Posted on April 24, 2009 11:30 PM in Sports
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My hometown Seattle Seahawks have the 4th overall pick in the NFL Draft tomorrow. I've been following the draft speculation from day one. First, and for quite a long time, it was practically a foregone conclusion that Michael Crabtree would be the Seahawks' pick. Then it was revealed that he had a stress fracture in his foot and he wasn't able to participate in the scouting combine. His draft stock dropped quite a bit after that.

Then Julian Peterson was traded to the Detroit Lions, and suddenly a hole opened up in our linebacking corps. Shortly thereafter, there was a whole lot of talk about this year's draft's safest pick, linebacker Aaron Curry. Soon after that, there was all kinds of talk about USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Like a few others, I think the whole Mark Sanchez thing was just a bluff to try and gain interest for our 4th pick, since everybody knows the top of the draft is broken. I do think that drafting a Aaron Curry makes a whole lot of sense given the hole that Julian Peterson leaves behind, and he's my backup prediction for the Seattle Seahawks pick tomorrow.

Having said that, after learning last fall that Mike Leach was a candidate for the then vacant University of Washington Huskies Football head coach position, I started paying very close attention to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. In doing so, I got to see a lot of Michael Crabtree. He was a huge part of that team's electric offense, and made some unbelievable plays in the clutch. And I mean serious clutch. Having seen what he can do, there is no doubt in my mind that he can be a high-impact player for the Seattle Seahawks. He's the kind of player that could almost make me forget about losing my favorite receiver this offseason (I said almost).

So just as I predicted on the NFC West Blog, my gut tells me the Seattle Seahawks will select Michael Crabtree as the 4th overall pick in the draft tomorrow. Now we just have to wait and see...

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