Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ideal Draft Scenario For Seahawks

The day has finally arrived. Barring any wacky trades, the Seahawks will have a new stud talent on their roster by tonight. There has been a lot of talk about what the team's needs are, which players would be a good fit. One of the things that could work in Seattle's favor is the number of players who could be picked ahead of their 12th selection who the team would not put at the top of their needs list. These are names that Seahawks fans should be hoping to see come off the board before the team picks at twelve.

WIDE RECEIVERS:
- Malcolm Floyd
- Justin Blackmon

Seattle absolutely needs more production at wide receiver, but this position is among the most unpredictable and slow to develop. The team already has a bevy of young receivers who may be the answer outside, including: Kris Durham, Ricardo Lockette, Mike Williams, Doug Baldwin, and Golden Tate. If the team is determined to add more talent to the pile at receiver, they'd be better off doing it later in the draft.

CORNERBACKS:
- Morris Claiborne
- Stephon Gilmore

Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Roy Lewis, Byron Maxwell, Marcus Trufant and eventually, Walter Thurmond III make cornerback a major strength of the team. The team has also proven they can add quality talent at this position in this scheme later in the draft. Clairborne and Gilmore may be fantastic talents, but this team has the luxury of being great in the secondary without adding more talent.

RUNNING BACK:
- Trent Richardson

Richardson is a great running back. Some are saying he is the best RB prospect since Adrian Peterson. So be it. Seattle has Marshawn Lynch, and can find a great complimentary back later in the draft. Elite running backs don't win Super Bowls very often. Spending a 1st round pick on one is the wrong way to go.

OFFENSIVE TACKLES:
- Matt Kalil
- Riley Reiff

Seattle does not need to spend three 1st round picks in a row on tackles. 'Nuff said.

SAFETY:
- Mark Barron

No team has a better safety tandem than Seattle. It's possible Barron could be of value to the Seahawks, but  seeing another team choose him would drop players are greater need positions, like defensive end and linebacker.

That's eight players that Seahawks fans should be hoping get called ahead of Seattle. Add in the two quarterbacks at the top, and that's ten picks. If Ryan Tannehill gets chosen, that would make the perfect eleven players to go before Seattle chooses. Nearly every player the team would have significant interest in would still be on the board. 

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Seattle needs a pressure guy. Here are some options. Notice if someone wants to trade up to 12 Seattle can still get one of those guys in the next 7 picks.

Melvin Ingram
Shea McClellin
Chandler Jones
Quinton Coples

Brian said...

Just wanted to say this post was fun to keep an eye on during the draft...

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Brian

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