Five positions the Seahawks should target in the 2015 NFL Draft
The Seahawks traded away Pro Bowl center Max Unger in acquiring Jimmy Graham trade and now have a huge hole to fill. As the Seahawks also traded their first round pick, look for them to address this need with their first pick of the second round. Some prospects to keep an eye on include Cameron Erving from Florida State and Hroniss Grassu from Oregon.
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The Seahawks have two starters missing from last year’s offensive line: Unger and James Carpenter, who signed with the Jets. Run blocking and protection for Russell Wilson are both of paramount importance for the Seahawks, so look for them to address void at guard with one of their 11 picks. Some names to expect; La’el Collins from LSU, Cedric Ogbuehi from Texas A&M and Donavan Smith from Penn State.
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The Seahawks have been looking for that big-play receiver for years now. While Jimmy Graham will certainly help in this department, the Seahawks will still look for a speed guy to run deep sideline routes. This draft is filled with WR prospects, so it's as good a year as any to need one. A few prospects who would be good fits: Jaelen Strong from ASU, Devin Smith from Ohio St and Phillip Dorsett from Miami.
Depth is the Seahawks' biggest issue here. They have a solid defensive line, but injures happen, and they don’t have many players ready to step in and replace the starters. Expect the Seahawks to target an athletic rusher in the middle rounds. Some names to keep an eye on: Trey Flowers from Arkansas, Henry Anderson from Stanford and Anthony Chickillo from Miami.
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Kick returner/punt returner
The Seahawks will likely wait until the later rounds to address this need, but it's certainly an area that needs improvement. WR Bryan Walters, used in the return role last year, was released. If the Seahawks draft someone specifically for this role, it might wind up a huge steal. Some names to look out for include Ty Montgomery out of Stanford and Nelson Agholor out of USC.