nwHawk wrote:Our season is not over, but it's not too early to look at the 2017 draft. What's your top priorities for the offseaon (as far as scouting for the draft)?
Obviously, OL is a big need and so is the d-line. Lineback depth would be nice as well. Is there anyone that you think will be available at the end of the 1st that can slide and be an upgr next year?
Here are a few players that may be available...
(OT) Antonio Garcia 6-6 305 lbs, Troy: Small school guy that didn't give up a sack this year. Good build, that can still easily add another 10 pounds. Light on his feet, looks athletic. Not a dominate run blocker, but he does tend to play to the whistle.
OT) Cam Robinson 6-6 310 lbs, Alabama: Robinson is talented, but he makes a fair share of mental mistakes and had an off-the field incident. But, he has the size, length, and a good run blocker that could make him a good option late in the 1st round.
(DE) Taco Charlton 6-5 272 lbs, Michigan: Great length, frame to put on more weight.
(DE) Tim Williams 6-3 252 lbs, Alabama: Williams draft stock is anywhere from top-10 to late 1st round. IMO he is a top-15 prospect. He is a quick twich athlete that would be an ideal LEO for us.
(DE) Chales Harris 6-3 255, Missouri: Harris has a good initial burst, with a outstanding spin move. This year was disappointing for him. He had a new defensive coordinator this year that didn't let his DE's get after the QB, which IMO is the reason Harris had a down year.
(DE) DeMarcus Walker 6-2 273 lbs, Florida St: Walker can kick inside to DT on passing situations. Walker loves the game and his mentality fits the Seahawks brand of defense. He is not quick twitch, but he has good power and refined as a pass rusher.
(RB) D'Onta Foreman 6-1 249 lbs, Texas: Foreman has very good speed for his size, but he doesn't run with the same kind of "alpha dog" style as Lynch or Rawls. If you liked Alabama's Derrick Henry last year, then you'll like Foreman.
(RB) Alvin Kamara 5-10 215 lbs, Tennessee: Kamara is a 2nd round prospect that has enough size and quickness that could intrigue the Seahawks.
(LB) T.J. Watt 6-5 243 lbs, Wisconsin: I have to admit he is one of my favorite players in the late 1st for the Seahawks. The Seahawks love their LB's to have length, and Watt has the size/length. Watt has an Earl Thomas kind of love for the game. Watt can stack and shed with the best of them, perfect fit for the Seahawks strong side LB. Oh yeah, he can rush the passer as well.
(LB) Zach Cunningham 6-3 230 lbs, Vanderbilt: Zach has size, length, and athleticism that would hard for the Seahawks to pass up in the 1st round.
(LB) Jarrad Davis 6-1 238 lbs, Florida: Davis is a big hitter! He sets the tone on defense. For us Kam is that guy on defense, but Davis could also take on that role on the LB level.
(LB) Hassan Riddick 6-1 230 lbs, Temple: Riddick is explosive and has great speed. He doesn't have the size or length of Watt and Cunningham.
(DT) Elijah Qualls 6-1 321 lbs, Washington: Highly athletic player given his size. He played a lot as a standup DE, which is kind of odd given his weight. But, Quallls is quick and has great agility for his weight/size. He could be an ideal 3-tech for the Seahawks.
(DT) Chris Wormley 6-5 302 lbs, Michigan: He played mostly DE on a 3-4 defense, but I am highly intrigued how he would do as a 3-tech DT on a 4-3 defense. Wormely has a good combo of size and athleticism to be an ideal 3-tech for the Seahawks. NFL teams that play a 3-4 defense may rank him higher on their draft board that the Seahawks.