Anyone who watched the Super Bowl knows the Seahawks lacked a true No. 1 WR. This was an issue in the regular season as well. The losses of Percy Harvin and Golden Tate were too much too overcome, but the free agent class is stacked with high-caliber receivers like Dez Bryant and Jeremy Maclin. The Seahawks will have to improve at the WR position if they hope to return to the Super Bowl for a third straight season.
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The Seahawks possess one of the best, if not the best, defenses in the NFL. However, its one weakness was getting pressure on the QB. You could see that in the Super Bowl, in which Tom Brady went mostly untouched. The Seahawks must address this issue in the draft and get an edge rusher that wreaks havoc on the QB and at the very least demands a double team to open things up for everyone else on the line.
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You can never have too many good offensive linemen. While many people may not think this is a huge area of concern, there are latent issues. The Seahawks are about to invest a boatload of money in QB Russell Wilson, so they must protect that asset. The Seahawks need to spend the money to get the best guys possible to protect the franchise QB.
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The Seahawks have the most dominant rusher in the NFL in Marshawn Lynch. But he is 28 years old, nearing the end of his contract and is unpredictable regarding his retirement. Seattle must start prepping for the future now. There are some legitimate RBs coming out of the draft such as Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon. There are also some free agents like Ryan Matthews the Seahawks may want to sign if for nothing more than insurance on Lynch.
Seattle has some of the best linebackers in the NFL, but four of them -- Heath Farwell, Malcolm Smith, O'Brien Schofield and Michael Morgan -- hit free agency this spring. If Seattle is unable to re-sign them, they must look elsewhere to fill this position. The free agents at the linebacker position are fairly weak, so it is likely the Seahawks would turn their attention to the draft to fill this need.