For the last several years the Seahawks have been one of the model franchises who have drafted well and built up their roster. But all good things must come to an end and the Seahawks are looking to retool rather than reload. With a pivotal 2018 NFL Draft coming up, here is a look at the Seattle Seahawks Team Needs heading into the draft.
Seattle Seahawks Team Needs
The offensive line has been a consistent weakness for years in Seattle. They have attempted to improve it through draft picks, trades and any other ways they can think of including converting defensive players to offense. With that being said, competition and depth is needed along the whole line as the continuous rebuild rolls on.
The release of Richard Sherman opened some room for an already needed cornerback group rebuild. The team selected promising Shaquill Griffin last season but will need to add some pieces this offseason. A prospect like Kevin Toliver fits the Seahawks mold if they choose to go the mid round route.
Jimmy Graham is now in Green Bay, leaving the starting tight end spot up for grabs. Bringing in a rookie like Mike Gesicki, if he falls into the mid rounds, to compete with Nick Vannett would go a long way to stabilizing the position for the foreseeable future.
It seems like the Seahawks can never have enough edge rushers to wreak havoc on their opponents. Continuing to add young pieces to depth retreads like Dion Jordan and Marcus Smith will continue to allow the team to dominant on defense.
Earl Thomas’ days in Seattle may be numbered as he has been a constant rumor this offseason about a potential trade piece. Whether that comes to fruition or not, the positional depth and future behind Thomas and Chancellor is bleak. Quality depth needs to be added and groomed for the 2019 season and beyond, if not sooner.
Wilson and the Seahawks offense has gotten by with mediocre receivers for years. But one spot the team has never been able to find is a red zone threat, which becomes an even bigger need after losing Graham. Grabbing a late round threat like Jaleel Scott or J’Mon Moore would be the best strategy in the 2018 draft.
Finding a cheap backup quarterback who plays in the same mold as Wilson will need to be addressed. Late round options like Logan Woodside and Kenny Hill would fill the spot nicely, as well as a possible veteran signing.