DFlo wrote:Thanks for the feedback guys. I had a tough time with the Seahawks pick and kinda just plugged in Yankey there. What kind of needs do you guys have?
First off, when it comes to picking players that fit what Seattle is doing, I would suggest looking for elite athleticism first and then moving down the list to the "football players" and what not. Pete seems to like his athletes and their potential to be game changers.
Anyway, it's hard to project a year from now, but I would suggest the following position might be considered:
RT: Breno Giacomini is a free agent after this year and we are lacking depth there as of now. If Breno is un-signed heading into the draft, right tackle becomes our #1 need.
Defensive End/LEO: Chris Clemons is an aging player with a big contract and is coming off of an ACL injury. He may end up a cap/injury casualty. Besides, you can never have enough pass rushers. The kid at USC you have at #31, Morgan Breslin, is intriguing based on his stat line.
LG/RG: We have two position battles heading into camp with the chance that the positions will be filled by two high-potential players in James Carpenter (LG) and J.R. Sweezy (RG). There's also a chance it's manned by two average players in Pat McQuestian (LG) and John Moffitt (RG). Seahawk fans are mixed on drafting a guard next year, but I think it is a viable first round option.
WLB: Seattle is letting 2010 7th rd pick Malcolm Smith get his chance at the starting WLB spot plus they look to be using a unique defensive package which utilize the LEO/DE as a linebacker as well. It remains to be seen if it'll work, however. A fast, athletic outside linebacker who can play the run and rush the passer would be the prototypical OLB in this system.
TE: Our #2 backup as of now (Anthony McCoy) will be a free agent and can be upgraded with a better playmaker at the position. Hopefully our 5th rd pick this year (Luke Willson) is that guy, but it remains to be seen. I imagine only a truly elite tight end would make the list of draftable players in the first round.