The Super Bowl contending Seattle Seahawks are still in good position to make another run in the 2014 season, but they will need to reload to keep the run going. So let’s take a look at who the Seattle Seahawks should consider in the 2014 NFL draft to maintain dominance in the NFC West.
32. Seattle Seahawks select: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
There are a lot of things to address before the Seahawks can repeat, but the pass rush was a huge part of why they succeeded. So why not get another pass rusher who could also gain weight and kick inside at defensive tackle? Kony Ealy is a Swiss army type of rusher that can fill in for Michael Bennett’s possible absence immediately. And he could also gain 20 pounds and become one of the team’s future defensive tackles.
64. Seattle Seahawks select: Zach Kerr, DT, Delaware
The defensive line is one of the few weaknesses on Seattle’s defense, and Zach Kerr is a perfect fit. He’s big, powerful, fast and has a high football I.Q. that the Seahawks will love to have. Kerr anchors extremely well on the line and could make up for the loss of Red Bryant. You may not have heard much about him, but he’s a very talented player ready to make an immediate impact.
128. Seattle Seahawks select: Bryan Stork, C, Florida State
Max Unger can be moved back to his more natural position at guard, and Bryan Stork can fill in nicely. Stork is great in pass protection who needs to improve in his run blocking, but he’s a smart and tough football player. He’s everything you want in a starting center at the next level and would be a steal here.
134. Seattle Seahawks select: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
Landry didn’t test well at the Combine, but he dominated the SEC. He has strong hands to snatch the football out of the air with authority and his routes are refined enough to make an impact in his rookie season.
160. Seattle Seahawks select: Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
This is another value pick with a wide receiver that is very polished and can make an impact fast. He’s a very tough football player with sure hands and fits what Seattle wants to do in the passing game.
192. Seattle Seahawks select: Gator Hoskins, TE, Marshall
Zach Miller and Luke Willson are great tight ends, but Gator Hoskins is a unique weapon that I’d love to see the Seahawks implement. He projects as a big slot receiver that can be another mismatch in Russell Wilson’s arsenal.
224. Seattle Seahawks: Joe Thomas, LB, South Carolina State
Depth at the linebacker position should be on the list of needs, but Joe Thomas could be something more. He projects as a good weakside linebacker and can become a starter in a couple of years.
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