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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

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.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.
  • bigboss223a

    strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

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  • cunez

    Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

  • Bawb the Revelator

    IF – AND IT’S A BIG “IF” – Mason Rudolph has a big day versus Baltimore the Steelers may have found theit franchise QB and it isn’t KP8. Mason’s been a hard luck guy since he was deafted and Ben was “insulted.” Ben is no rocket scientist but his physical gifts, history and hope combined to make Rudolph an afterthought for years.. Staing ready to play plus maturity may have combined to make MASON THE successor to Ben the Steelers truly need. If so, it settles a big question for the Pittsburgh Steelers.