With Free Agency a week old and many of they key moves already made, it’s time to take a detailed look at each teams acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft. We’ll start with the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and work our way all the way down to the lowly Kansas City Chiefs and the first overall pick. *Page will be updated as more moves are made.
Team Needs: DT, LB, RT
Free Agent Losses: RB Leon Washington, DT Jason Jones
Free Agent Acquisitions: WR Percy Harvin (trade), DE Michael Bennett, DE Cliff Avril
Potential Round 2 Targets: DT Jonathan Hankins, DT Kawann Short, DT John Jenkins, DT Brandon Williams, OLB Sio Moore, OLB Khaseem Greene
Potential Round 3 Targets: DT Akeem Spence, DT Bennie Logan, LB Kiko Alonso, LB Devonte Holloman, LB Sean Porter, OT Dallas Thomas, OT Oday Aboushi, OT Brennan Williams, OT Jordan Mills, OT Ricky Wagner, OT Xavier Nixon
Plan of Attack: The Seahawks are gearing up for a championship run with the free agent signings of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, but the best move they made was trading their first round pick for Percy Harvin. Harvin is an electric player who can line up outside, in the slot, or even at running back. He gives Russell Wilson a very dynamic option to throw to, and is pound for pound the toughest player in the league. Seahawks players, and their fans are going to love Harvin being on this team.
When the Seahawks finally get to pick on day 2 the areas they are most likely to address will be defensive tackle and outside linebacker. LeRoy Hill has been more trouble lately than he’s worth and will be replaced. They could find some good options available to them late in round 2. UCONN’s Sio Moore is a guy whose been moving steadily up the board since the East West Shrine Game and is a great sideline to sideline player. Rutgers’ Khaseem Greene is another linebacker who would be worth a selection here. The Seahawks lost DT Jason Jones in free agency and could look for a replacement in round 2. It would be hard for them to pass on Ohio St.’s Jonathan Hankins if he fell, or Purdue’s Kawann Short. Other tackles they could consider would be big Brandon Williams or Georgia’s John Jenkins.
If they Seahawks get their linebacker in round 2 then they’ll look at defensive tackles in round 3. Space eating Akeem Spence could be an option as could LSU’s hardworking Bennie Logan. If they landed their defensive tackle in round 2, then the team could get their linebacker here. Oregon’s versatile Kiko Alonso could be an option or they could go with Texas A&M’s Sean Porter. The other area the team could address would be offensive line, mainly focusing on the right tackle position. They drafted James Carpenter a few years back but he’s been often injured and moved to guard. They could look for a road grader type and guys like Ricky Wagner from Wisconsin or UNC’s Brennan Williams could be options.