As Free Agency has began to slow down it is the perfect time to take a look at the team needs for each team as we get closer to the 2019 NFL Draft. Listed below are the Seattle Seahawks Team Needs as they head into the 2019 NFL Draft listed in order of importance.
Seattle Seahawks Team Needs
Year in and year out the offensive line continues to be an area of need for the Seahawks as they have tried to patch it together while spending big money elsewhere. Germain Ifedi is a former first round pick but has struggled at both guard and tackle and a replacement could be targeted to allow Ifedi to be better utilized as a backup.
Jarran Reed enjoyed a breakout year with 9.5 sacks showing that he is much more than just a run stuffing tackle. Seattle needs more production out of the rest of the group to take pressure off of Reed and Frank Clark as pass rushers. Reed is able to play both tackle positions allows the Seahawks to have flexibility when adding another prospect to the mix.
Usually when players are on their third team it is not because they are elite players and that is the case with DJ Fluker at right guard. Seattle tends to draft at least one offensive lineman each season and this year they could look to the interior to replace Fluker and upgrade the talent level.
Franchising Frank Clark locks Seattle’s top pass rusher up for at least one year but regardless the Seahawks need to give him help. Rasheem Greene was drafted in the third-round last year but has struggled to make an impact. Finding another edge defender who can with with speed off the edge would do this defense wonders.
When Seattle has a playmaking tight end their offense operates at a higher level as their receivers are on the smaller side. Nick Vannet and Will Dissly are alright role players but are never going to be more than check down receivers. Seattle could make a run at one of the Iowa tight ends or go after UCLA’s Caleb Wilson who is a receiving threat.
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