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(edit: I just read your first post on Feb 6th. You were pretty close to spot on. Not re-signing Tate. Probably re-signing McDaniel over McDonald. Hill possible younger replacement for McDonald. Sounds like you have a good understanding of things. Look forward to more of your posts.)
I agree with most of your post. Yeah, WR's can sometimes not work out. But, not sure I agree about Bryant and Moncrief. Benjamin is said to have brick hands. But, if that guy turns out to be a player... watch out. The draft is a risk. So, sometimes it's worth taking a shot on those kind of guys if they can be had after the 1st round. There are a couple of other WR's that I think could be good finds for the Hawks in the draft.
I've gone over the current list of rostered players and I'm going to say that the team is basically down 5 players after all the activity thus far. But, the thought of having PerSEAHAWvin work with RW in the off-season and playing next season might more than balance out those losses. I see about 43-44 roster spots filled with the current players. Not locks (well, some of them), just making some safe assumptions. So, from the other 24-25 players there, the draft, UDFA, other players that come available... this roster is still top loaded and only in need to fill out the roster with 9 or 10 from all those guys that are going to be competing for spots. The only place I see the team a bit thin for competition is at LB.
Essentially, I think there will be roughly competition for the following spots: 3 OL, 2 DL, 2 DB, 2 LB, 1 WR. There's already guys on the roster that are going to be competing hard for those spots. As far as the UDFA... yeah, there's the open competition thing. But, also... it's such a deep roster that it may keep some from the Seahawks. But, they seemed to hit the jackpot with Bailey last year when similar things were said of the depth of the roster.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them try to add some picks (trade down out of the #32 spot would be a great idea, unless there's a guy they really like there.) Of course there's competition for every spot. But, I think there are players with an otherwise fairly solid hold on their positions / will be tough to beat out.
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