Round one in the books
Tonight rounds two and three will be completed, with the Seahawks having picks 43 and 75.
Grabbing a talented defensive end in the first round fills a big need for the Seahawks, but expect them to possibly address the defensive line again later in the draft.
If you remember my earlier articles regarding the draft, Seattle now needs to focus on adding depth at the linebacker position.
Zach Brown, North Carolina
Recently concerns about Brown’s ability have moved him out of the first round. Don’t be fooled though, he can be a starter in the NFL. Pete Carroll is looking for athleticism on the defensive unit and Zach Brown will fit in just fine.
Mychal Kendricks, California
Mychal Kendricks is more on the aggressive side. He is a tough linebacker that is excellent against the run and he can get to the quarterback. Many teams have already shown interest in him, but the Seahawks should seriously consider this prospect if he falls to them.
Levonte David, West Virginia
Ah, Levonte David. He is my hopeful pick for the Seattle Seahawks in the second round. He’s quick, strong, and such a tremendous tackler. I haven’t seen anyone like him in a long time. Like first round pick DE Bruce Irvin, David’s strong point is taking opposing quarterbacks to the ground.
And while Carroll has expressed he wishes to stay focused on defense in the draft, Seattle could make an early offensive pick. Although not a need, they could upgrade at wide receiver or on the offensive line.
Possible offensive players
Jonathan Martin (OT) – Stanford
Martin was widely speculated as a first round pick, but he managed to fall to round two and is expected to be picked right away. If for some reason he stays undrafted all the way to pick 43, the Seahawks could grab a reliable tackle to protect Jackson or Flynn.
Mike Adams (OT) – Ohio State
Adams, another offensive tackle, would be a safe selection for the Seahawks if he is still available. He is a versatile player that can perform well right out of the gates. Carroll and Co. should feel content if Adams falls to them.
Alshon Jeffery (WR) – South Carolina
Something that Seattle should look for in a wide receiver is his play-making ability in the red zone. And that is where Jeffery excels. Some teams had Jeffery higher on their boards that Stephen Hill and Kendall Wright, so it is possible that he will be drafted early.
Tommy Streeter (WR) – Miami
Now that is a name you probably haven’t heard of. Tommy Streeter played fantastic last season and would be the downfield threat that Sidney Rice never became due to injuries. He has the size and strength to dominate one-on-one coverages.
There has been much speculation that Seattle is interested in drafting a quarterback in the draft.
After not moving up to pick Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, it seems the desire has subdued for now.
A QB could come in later rounds.
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