With the 43rd pick of Pride of Detroit's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Seattle Seahawks select UCF cornerback Josh Robinson. UgottaBkiddinMe is serving as the Seahawks' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.
The Seahawks are in dire need of several positions, which made this pick a little difficult. Considering this offseason they signed QB Matt Flynn, who is used to playing with really good WRs, and Seattle has a pretty shaky WR crew, they will be looking to upgrade that position. So I considered adding a WR to make his transition somewhat easier, but the talent level is getting pretty thin considering the way this POD draft has played out.
The Seahawks are also in need of some offensive and defensive linemen. They only had 33 sacks last season and Chris Clemons had 11 of them. They did sign DT Jason Jones, who should help the DL a lot, but they still need help. They gave up 50 sacks last season and I am sure they would like to keep their new QB upright more than that this year, so drafting an OL was a possibility.
However, the best rated player I have on my board is CB Josh Robinson, and even though they have capable defensive backs, Robinson has the potential to be elite. If he was two inches taller and had he went to a bigger school, he quite possibly would've been the first CB taken in the draft. He has elite speed, ability to mirror the WR and very good ball skills. He will need to be coached up some to play better man coverage, but he will probably start the season as the nickel back and by the end of the season be starting on the outside possibly even as the No. 1 CB. Between drafting Robinson in the second round and with the addition of Luke Kuechly in the first round, the back seven should be in really good shape. And hopefully they can find a diamond in the rough at DE/DT in the third round.
Check out the 2012 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.