What Will Be Left At No. 63?

Predicting the direction Seahawks general manager John Schneider will go on draft day is a tough way to make a living. It was difficult enough when he was selecting within the first 32. But now that there will be 62 players selected before Seattle gets its first opportunity to make a pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, "mocking" the Seahawks is even more difficult.

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a month away, it is time to take a closer look at who the Seahawks might be targeting.

Starting alphabetically at center and continuing on through wide receivers, SeahawkFootball.com will provide five names in a position-by-position series that provides five names to watch for the No. 63 overall pick.

The players are chosen based on my own observations and insight gained from sources within the industry. The full player profiles linked come courtesy of Scout's draft biographer Dave Te Thomas.

Position Breakdown Schedule will go as follows: Center/Guards: March 30; Cornerbacks: April 2; Defensive Ends: April 5; Defensive Tackles: April 8; Linebackers: April 11; Offensive Tackles: April 14; Quarterbacks: April 17; Running Backs: April 20; Safeties: April 23; Tight Ends: April 26; Wide Receivers: April 29.

Today's Focus: Offensive Tackles

General overview: Because there isn't a consensus top five pick among this year's offensive tackle class, the group has been unfortunately characterized by some as a relatively weak year. It is in terms of true blindside pass protectors. Perhaps only Florida's D.J. Humphries and Pittsburgh's T.J. Clemmings from this year's crop will ultimately prove capable left tackles in the NFL. There are a number of collegiate left tackles who project very well, however, to right tackle and guard and given that the Seahawks are one of the few clubs who value run blocking every bit as much as pass protection, some of the tackles others don't feel can remain at left tackle, could theoretically remain at this position in Seattle. The Seahawks, of course, have a Pro Bowl left tackle already on the roster in Russell Okung but the club could be looking for cheaper and healthier alternatives with the former No. 6 overall pick entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Five Prospects to Watch for No. 63:

Jake Fisher, Oregon, 6-6, 306, 4.97

Though it was a relatively short trip for him, I was a bit surprised to see John Schneider at the Oregon Pro Day. Given that Fisher and fellow potential Seahawk Hroniss Grasu were working out, perhaps I shouldn't have been. While all of the focus was on Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota, Fisher enjoyed the most impressive workout and, frankly, it would surprise me if he is still available at No. 63. Highly athletic, intense and tough, Fisher would fit in well in Tom Cable's zone-blocking scheme. He's tough enough to handle playing guard but his length and athleticism make him one of the few candidates from this class capable of remaining outside.

Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M, 6-5, 306, 4.98 (est.)

Ogbuehi was ranked among the elite prospects in the entire draft entering the year but his stock is in flux after he struggled with the transition from right tackle to the left side in 2014 and then suffered a torn ACL in the Liberty Bowl, potentially ruining any chance that he'll play in 2015. Scouts say he has more talent than either of the two A&M tackles who preceded him. That's heavy praise considering that Luke Joeckel (Jacksonville Jaguars, No. 2 overall in 2013) and Jake Matthews (Atlanta Falcons, No. 6 overall, 2014) were top six picks. A former starter at both tackle positions and left guard, Ogbuehi already has demonstrated the position versatility that Cable loves and he is a clear first round caliber athlete. Selecting him at No. 63 overall would require faith and patience but it is a gamble that could pay off big.

Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State, 6-6, 311, 5.31

Sambrailo doesn't get the attention of other tackles in this class and I'm not sure if it is because of the so-called questionable level of competition he faced or the fact that he didn't work out quite as well as some anticipated. In terms of his tenacity, smarts, and size, Sambrailo reminds me a bit of Justin Britt. He isn't an elite athlete but moves well for such a big man and doesn't back down from a challenge. He is a four-year starter at left tackle and a team captain who also practiced at right tackle and guard throughout his collegiate career. I'd like to see him gain some functional strength and play with a little more patience but I believe he'll ultimately prove to be a quality NFL starter and those don't come often picking as late as Seattle does.

Donovan Smith, Penn State, 6-6, 338, 5.01

Perhaps because Penn State wasn't as good as expected a year ago, Smith was portrayed by some as a disappointing prospect. While it is true that Penn State's offensive line as a whole struggled, Smith performed well as an individual, protecting highly touted sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg capably from the left tackle position. Each of Smith's 31 career starts at Penn State, in fact, came at left tackle. Smith turned heads at the Senior Bowl with his agility and balance for such a large man and followed that up with a solid showing at the Combine that included 26 repetitions of 225 pounds and a 5.27-second 40-yard dash. Smith sliced a quarter of a second off of his 40-time at his March 19 Pro Day. Massive and physical, Smith could play help immediately inside at guard and ultimately slide back outside should Okung generate big attention as a free agent a year from now.

Daryl Williams, Oklahoma, 6-5, 327, 5.34

Like Smith, Williams' collegiate action came outside, though his time was at right tackle. That's where Williams projects best in the NFL, as well. Williams doesn't possess elite athleticism but his experience in a spread offense in Norman makes him a relatively pro-ready pass blocker and he offers the length to handle edge rushers. Further, he is one of the more physical run blockers in the draft, which could make him a natural candidate to replace James Carpenter at left guard, who was viewed by many as Seattle's most intimidating blocker.

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