2014 NFL Mock Draft Version 2.0 – Post Free Agency Edition

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Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (8) reacts to a play against the Auburn Tigers during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

32. Seattle Seahawks
Timmy Jernigan
Defensive Tackle, Florida State

Previously: Kelvin Benjamin (Wide Receiver, Florida State)


The Seattle Seahawks select Timmy Jernigan to bolster their defensive line. Much like Aaron Donald, Jernigan lacks ideal size for a defensive tackle. He is better as a pass rusher than a run stopper too, but he is more balanced than Donald. Jernigan lacks neither speed nor strength, but struggles a bit with his physical condition. Still, his upside is hard to ignore in this draft.


Luckily for Seattle, the main hole to fix on defense came from Red Bryant’s departure and there happens to be a top defensive tackle available for the taking. The unpredictable nature of the previous two selections simmer out and the Seahawks make the safe pick, though a solid value that happens to fulfill a need. A smart pick to close out the first round.