... Fit Together Perfectly.
I wanted to put some input of a few hot topics.
1) I don't think the Seahawks are desperate for a bonafide 3 tech as many believe and presumably aren't relying on Branch to return to be satisfied at that position.
A) I think that the Seahawks think that Red Bryant can provide similar play to Alan Branch at the position. I know of the arguments that Bryant was very underwhelming until he was a 5 tech but I'll counter argue that he played DT on a very bad defense his first two seasons and whilst incredible athletic, he was also very very raw. Now with considerably more experience starting the last 2 seasons, and on a defense that now has considerable depth at the end positions as well as bigger, faster LBers and DBs than we had in 2008 and 2009. I think Red can transition back to the middle if needed and still be an effective player.
B) With the addition of Michael Bennett, and the further development of Greg Scruggs and on a questionable side note, Jaye Howard. The Seahawks have able bodies to fill the nickel 3 tech role as well as depth at 5 tech.
I think the Seahawks could go with a base (depth) of Bennett (Scruggs), Bryant (draft pick), Mebane (McDonald), Avril (Irvin) and be incredibly effective against the pass and vs the rush.
2) The Seahawks aren't desperate to find a bonafide WLB as many want and believe. More importantly they do need to add significant depth.
A) If Clemons return insert Avril/Irvin into the Linebacker corps more
B) Seahawks can roll with, (not exclusively but to mix it up how they see fit) S: Wright, M: Wagner, and W: Smith or S: Morgan, M: Wright, and W: Wagner and be content.
C) If the Seahawks can get another gem Safety or possibly just a Charles Woodson type player next to Thomas, Seahawks probably have a great nickel linebacker as any in Kam Chanchellor.
(Due to time constraints I couldn't finish with a closing statement. )