With the eighteenth overall pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select:
Kolton Miller; Offensive Tackle from the University of California, Los Angeles.
While this does seem like an eyebrow-raising pick, bear in mind that Seattle loves “SPARQ Heroes” more than any other team in the league. Their entire draft philosophy since 2013 is to draft the most athletic players possible and let coaching do the rest. While Germain Ifedi is slotted to play Right Tackle, I think I can safely for all fans of the “#12Man” that Ifedi belongs on the inside where he can give Ethan Pocic or D.J. Fluker some competition. As for Kolton Miller, given his athleticism and length, one could argue that, like McGlinchey, he too belongs as a Left Tackle. Considering Duane Brown is already the starting Left Tackle, much like McGlinchey but greater, Miller can go to the right while being one of the most athletic Right Tackles in the game off the bat. However, like McGlincey, his height will be his defficiency and his technique and hand placement pale in comparison to McGlinchey’s. However, that is what coaches are for. With new offensive line coach Mike Solari likely running Zone/Trap blocking schemes, athletes are needed and Miller fits the bill.