Seattle Seahawks 2017 Mock Draft: Taking Offensive Line Early
The Seattle Seahawks had a disappointing finish to the season, losing to the eventual NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, but have a roster that can definitely compete in 2017.
The Seahawks have been one of the more dominating franchises in recent years, led by Russell Wilson, a strong running game, and an intimidating defense. However, it seemed the 2016 season was different. Whether it was the loss of Marshawn Lynch, the poor play of the offensive line, or the loss of Earl Thomas late in the season, the Seahawks didn’t seem to have the same vibe in 2016. Play was inconsistent and they were manhandled by the Falcons in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The Seahawks are never void of talent. With Russell Wilson at the helm and a strong foundation on defense, Seattle will always be in contention. The question is, where did things go wrong and where can they make improvements in 2017? The offensive line will most definitely be addressed as will added depth in the secondary and more weapons on offense. There are some intriguing options in the 2017 NFL Draft, but with limited resources (Seahawks have only five draft picks, none in rounds four and five) GM John Schneider and Co. will have to capitalize on each pick. If Seattle can find the pieces they need, you can bet the Seahawks will be a top contender again in 2017.
Offensive Tackle, Utah
While this offensive line class isn’t the greatest, there are a number of prospects who possess the traits to be an early starter in the league. Garrett Boles is one of the top ranked tackles and would go a long way in aiding this offense. Boles is an athletic lineman with above-average foot quickness and balance, who has the size to play at either tackles spot. While still a bit raw and lacking elite core strength, he still possesses the traits and potential to be a long-time starter in the NFL.
At 6’1”, 205 pounds, Cordrea Tankersly has the size and length that the Seahawks covet in the backend of their secondary. Tankersly is a physical, aggressive corner with impressive production, tallying eight interceptions in 2016 including two in the conference championship game. He is capable of both press and zone coverage, versatility that will appeal to Seattle. Tankersly has the potential to be the starter across from Sherman, even in his rookie season.
Tight End, Michigan
Offensive Tackle, Northern Illinois
Wide Receiver, Ole Miss
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