Todd McShay gives the Seahawks a 'big-time ballhawk' in his mock draft 3.0
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By Brady HendersonESPN

The Legion of Boom's uncertain future has made defensive backs a popular first-round projection for the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay continued that trend in his third mock draft, which was released Wednesday. It has Seattle taking Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson at No. 18.

Before we go any further, here's the obligatory mention that the Seahawks don't have picks in the second or third round. That, plus general manager John Schneider's history of trading back in the first round to acquire more picks, makes it seem as likely as ever that Seattle will do that again instead of picking at No. 18. But mock drafts generally don't account for the likelihood of trades, so play along here...

When: April 26-28
Where: Arlington, Texas
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McShay calls Jackson, a converted wide receiver, a "big-time ballhawk" and notes that he led the nation in interceptions as a junior last season with eight. That was along with 26 passes defended. ESPN college football analyst Brock Huard used that same term to describe Jackson -- "ballhawk" -- and also called him a disciplined player. Mike Mayock of the NFL Network said Jackson has the best hands of any defensive back in this year's...

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