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2011 NFL Mock Draft, SBNBA Version: 25. Seattle Seahawks - Jimmy Smith, Colorado Buffaloes

25. Seattle Seahawks - Jimmy Smith, Colorado Buffaloes

Every mock draft that has Seattle taking something other than a quarterback at this pick will likely begin with a preface explaining why that is, and this one is no different. The reasoning is pretty simple: Jake Locker is already off the board and the Seahawks just don't value anyone else that highly. I personally believe it's silly to not grab a guy you really like just because he might be better suited in the second round, even though you don't pick until the back of that round, but I'm not in the draft room, I'm just finding the best combination of value, need and feasibility.

Jimmy Smith fits right in with all of that. The Seahawks have a rather .... atrocious secondary, and the teams in the NFC West could produce big numbers offensively, if they can just get some quarterbacks. The 49ers have Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis, the Cardinals have Larry Fitzgerald, and the Rams are looking to add premium talent at the position this offseason, with a young quarterback in Sam Bradford. Seattle needs to upgrade the position.

With Smith, they'll get a guy who can immediately step in and be the number one corner and compete athletically with any team in the league. He's 6'2'', 211 lbs and still managed to run a 4.38 at the Scouting Combine. Smith is a rare talent that is worthy of a top pick, or would be if he didn't have so many character concerns. The Seahawks will be able to get past that and get great value for him here at twenty-five.