And with the #4 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks Select...

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              Boston College DT B.J. Raji

mikvogel with the pick...

Seattle addressed it's most glaring need by signing TJ (my favorite TV Commercial) Houshmandzadeh in Free Agency. They also snuck in and swung a less-publicized deal which helped shore up their D-Line. Colin Cole won't sell a ton of jerseys like the aforementioned TJ, but his girth will bring some stability to the much criticized D-Line.

That said, there's no reason to put a band-aid on a sucking chest wound and call it fixed. The Seattle D-line couldn't stop a wet fart in 2008 and the addition of Cole will help, but won't solve the problem.

Enter the #4 pick BJ Raji from Boston College.

He's 340 lbs. of mean. He lead the nation with 16 tackles for loss and 8 sacks last year. He was the most dominant D-lineman at Senior Bowl and blasted 33 reps off the bench at the Combine. He brings immediate help to the D-line and gives the Seahawk LB's and secondary a much needed opportunity to perform up to their potential.

Previous pick: OT Eugene Monroe

Read more about B.J. Raji on Arrowhead Pride here.

Click over to see the schedule and draft results.

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As a Chiefs fan, I have an unnatural aversion to picking defensive linemen (heck, defensive players) this high in the draft and Raji is no exception for me this year. He sat out the '07 season because of academic issues. He also received a Senior Bowl/Combine bump IMO, which for me throws his draft position up in the air. 

Even with my concerns, I didn't see the guy play and I can't make really any informed judgment about him. Those who have seen him play, chime in and help the rest of us.

 

Pick Round 1 Selection Date
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji
Tuesday, March 17th
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway
Tuesday, March 17th
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic
Weds., March 18th
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin
Weds., March 18th
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns
Thursday, March 19th
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM
Thursday, March 19th
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch
Friday, March 20th
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread
Friday, March 20th
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose
Monday, March 23rd
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade
Monday, March 23rd
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter
Tuesday, March 24th
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude
Tuesday, March 24th
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets
Weds., March 25th
17 New York Jets - NJChief
Weds., March 25th
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice
Thursday, March 26th
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory
Thursday, March 26th
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford
Friday, March 27th
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717
Friday, March 27th
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56
Monday, March 30th
23 New England Patriots - connerman
Monday, March 30th
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose
Tuesday, March 31st
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj
Tuesday, March 31st
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S
Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary
Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717
Thursday, April 2nd
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s
Thursday, April 2nd
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99
Friday, April 3rd
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH
Friday, April 3rd
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33
Monday, April 6th

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