The Seahawk’s just got the 2nd best Free Agent QB on the market and should be free from looking at the risk of drafting Ryan Tannehill at #12 in the draft. Mind you, they will probably look at drafting a QB still in the later rounds, possibly Russell Wilson or Nick Foles ( sorry Boise State fans you won’t hear me recommending the Hawks to draft Kellen Moore). The Seahawk’s also took care of the middle of the defensive line with the addition of Jason Jones. So at #12 the Seahawk’s could go in many different directions:
They could look at a pass rushing DE or OLB. Both are glaring needs for the team that once flirted with Mario Williams and tried to talk to Kamerion Wimbley. Luckily this draft has plenty of pass rushers that we should be able to choose from at #12. The choices:
Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB- 6’2 276lb from South Carolina. Great combination of size and leverage to be able to play either position. May not last till #12.
Courtney Upshaw, OLB- 6’2 265lb from Alabama. Excels at pass rushing but has some struggles at coverage. Had some question’s about his knee at the Combine.
Andre Branch, DE- 6’4 259lb from Clemson- Led the ACC last year with 10.5 sacks. Most scouts love his size, length and explosiveness.
Now currently the Seahawk’s only have one LB worthy of a starting position and that’s KJ Wright. David Hawthorne is still out on the free agent market and Leroy Hill has yet to be contacted by anybody besides the police. So you have to figure if a top notch Inside Linebacker is available that the Seahawk’s may bite. The option:
Luke Kuechly, ILB- 6’3 242lb from Boston College. Absolute tackling machine and my hope for the Seahawks at #12.
Right now as we speak we have our top 3 Offensive Lineman coming back from serious injuries and the question is will they all be ready for Training Camp? John Schneider comes from Green Bay and they’re pattern seems to be to draft early on D-Line and O-Line, so with so many good O-Lineman available in our range their should be three stud’s on our radar. The options we should look at:
Riley Reiff, OT- 6’6 300lbs from Iowa. Yes, the Seahawks drafted Carpenter last year to be our Right Tackle, but he seems more fit to be a guard in the future. Now Reiff may not be there at #12, but if he were to fall to the Seahawks they’d have to take a look at him.
David DeCastro, OG- 6’5 312lb from Stanford. Think Seattle fan’s wouldn’t love to have this guy back in town. The Huskies lost out to Stanford when they were recruiting him and also just happen’s to be the highest rated Guard in the Draft.
Jonathan Martin, OT- 6’6 305lb from Stanford. The Arizona Cardinals would absolutely love for this guy to pass the Seahawk’s since the Card’s are in desperate need of help at OT.
Lastly, the Wide Receiver position is stocked with plenty of bodies but a lot of them seem to be the same bodies. Ben Obomanu, Deon Butler, Doug Baldwin, and Golden Tate are all around the same size and kind of cancel each other out. If a stud Wide Receiver is available to us at #12, the position may be ready for an upgrade. The option at #12 could be:
Michael Floyd, WR- 6’3 224lbs from Notre Dame. Will the Seahawk’s go down the road with another Notre Dame Receiver. Had some consistency issues this last year. Has all the measureable’s and potential to be a great pick.
The draft’s only a month away and most of the free agent market is dried up. So it’s time to start to get to know some of these hopeful future Seahawks!