With the 4th Pick in the 2009 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, Seattle selects...

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Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

4. Seattle Seahawks

Drafter: burc

Reasons for drafting: "Just three seasons removed from their Super Bowl XL appearance, the Seattle Seahawks find themselves drafting in the top five for the first time since 1997. I, like most of the Seahawk faithful at Field Gulls, believe that this Seahawk team is better than its draft position indicates. Stafford was not my first choice before this draft began, mainly because I figured he would have been chosen before the fourth pick. That being said, I think Stafford is great for the Seahawks at number 4. Most of the folks at Field Gulls were confident that their O-line simply had a down, injury prone year, and that the offensive tackle position could be addressed later in the draft. The same could be said for the wide receiving corps. With the addition of T.J. Houshmandzadeh and a deep draft class at WR, this is a position that I think can wait until later rounds. Ideally, Stafford could sit behind Hasselbeck for a season or two and learn the ropes. However, if Hasselbeck has a series of bad games or gets hurt again, I believe Stafford could step in and make an immediate impact. John Morgan, Blog Manager at Field Gulls, made a great statement regarding Stafford: 'Draft pundits insist you build around a franchise quarterback, but successful picks join teams with existing offensive talent. That's not Detroit. It's Seattle.'"

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Check out Stafford's scouting report at Mocking the Draft. And speaking of MTD, the Seahawks blogger, John Morgan, picked Stafford in our annual writers Mock Draft.

The Browns, and Colts Homer, are now on the clock...

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