Friday, April 11, 2008

Are You Mocking Me?

by: Michael Steffes

As I suspected ahead of time, there has been quite a reaction about my selection of Fred Davis for the Hawks in the Seahawk Addicts second mock. Many of you made the case for several different tight ends. That is totally fair. As I have said since seeing Davis at his pro day, I am not really sure. Mainly the reason I am sticking with him is because he was the guy I liked from day one. What can I say, I'm loyal to a fault I guess.

Anyway, I would be doing Fred a disservice if I didn't point this out. I have seen several of the blogs I check daily for news link to a mock draft today. It is the first mock done by Goose Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News. Kent Summers who covers the Cards said Gosselin is one of the most respected guys around . Matt Mosley called this the best mock not done by ESPN, but he says he is required by contract to label it that way. So why I am honking this mock so much? Well check it out.

Gosselin says he uses a network of scouts to put together his board. In his mock, Fred Davis is picked before the Hawks' pick even comes up. Also, he has Keith Rivers at 5, which many will say is too high. Only time will tell, but he looked like a star in the making to me. If they do nothing else, the picks in this mock will stir discussion. END