5 wide receivers the Seahawks should target in free agency
This may not be the sexiest selection in the world, but Shorts would instantly become Seattle’s biggest downfield threat. Shorts has a history of playing with poor QBs, spending the first four years of his career in Jacksonville. Despite that, he has still managed to put up decent numbers. On the Seahawks, Shorts could thrive with Wilson and help the Seahawks reach their third consecutive Super Bowl.
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Crabtree is an ideal fit in this offense. He has great hands, the potential to stretch the field and wouldn't be too expensive. The problem: Crabtree and the Seahawks (and more specifically Richard Sherman) don't quite get along. Sherman and Crabtree have both said they 'hate' each other. If these two could somehow settle their differences, it could be a match made in heaven for both parties.
This would be another bargain free-agent pickup for the Seahawks. Smith is not likely to break the bank this summer in free agency and would instantly become a huge threat downfield for the Hawks. Smith caught 11 TDs last year with an average of almost 16 yards a catch. Both those numbers would have led the Seahawks by a wide margin.
Jeremy Maclin is one of the more underrated receivers in the NFL. Every year, Maclin has produced at a high level, and 2014 was a career year. He finished with 1,318 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Maclin and Wilson could form a lethal combination for Seattle and could become a real force come playoff time.
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Cobb is one of the most dangerous receivers in the league and is quickly becoming a star in the NFL. At 24 years old, Cobb has a long career ahead of him and could be a No. 1 WR for years to come. He will not come cheap and may get the biggest payday of any WR on the market, but he's worth it. Last year, Cobb caught 12 TDs and tallied 1,287 receiving yards. Seattle does have some cap space in free agency and could make maybe the biggest splash of the offseason with the signing of Randall Cobb.