Why is guard on there? Why is offensive tackle not on there?
Here is how I'd rank the needs (in order of importance):
All-around 3-tech Defensive Tackle:
Seattle lost Alan Branch but hasn't truly replaced him (McDaniels is a different type of player), much less upgraded on him. Seattle's pass rush on 1st and 2nd downs is still a problem unless they think Bennett can play every down without rotating.
Unless you believe in the B-ball player from Argentina, Seattle needs a 3rd TE. Zach Miller will be one of the first players approached about restructure next year, but they can't chance doing so until it's clear they have another #1 worthy TE.
Not really a true need, but McQuistan and Giacomini are 2014 free agents. This is a preemptive move. I think safety is a bigger need, but this is a stellar tackle class so going tackle early makes sense.
Winston Guy didn't live up to his potential last season, and Kam Chancellor looks pretty likely to be gone in 2014 at this point. Jeron Johnson is solid but lacks a high ceiling- he's kind of like the Malcolm Smith/Mike Morgan of our safety group.
Mike Morgan and Malcolm Smith have impressed as fill ins. Both are probably NFL average players. Allen Bradford showed potential (albeit in just one preseason game). None of the top linebackers in the draft have the blistering speed Seattle wants. I think Seattle drafts a LB, but it won't be super early, unless they think Khaseem Greene is fast enough.
Tate is a free agent next season. I'd hate to lose him, but given the money we have in the WR corps already, it's a real possibility. This is an awesome year for WRs in the mid rounds.
Seattle needs a speedy backup for Earl. They could just sign Maragos back. They haven't yet- which makes me think they are looking at free safeties in this draft.
There's an opening at the #3 RB job. Seattle might just bring some camp bodies in to compete for the job kind of like they did last year for the #4 RB, but if a great player falls in the draft, we might see some action. A fullback hybrid (Vai Taua last year) might be a consideration.
Seattle is always looking for corners.
Seattle will add another QB, either from the draft or in UDFA.
Seattle is pretty stacked at defensive end right now, but it's looking like a massive need just over the horizon. If a great value presents itself, I could see them grabbing a prospect and then figure out a way to stash him.