Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Seahawks
By Matt Williamson
Todd McShay’s third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are loaded, and should very much be back in the mix to repeat next year. But there are a few spots that could use attention.
Sidney Rice and Red Bryant are gone already, and free agency could strip them of Golden Tate, Breno Giacomini, Michael Bennett and other significant players. That would leave the door open for what direction Seattle goes at the very end of Round 1. They covet defensive linemen and could go that way, and should consider adding another cornerback rather high in this draft, especially if they are hit hard at that position in free agency.
A pass-catcher is certainly an option at 32, but to me, the best scenario would be Seattle selecting a big powerful right tackle/guard type, as their offensive line was the weakest area of their team in 2013.
The Seahawks' two biggest need areas, in my opinion, are offensive line (particularly right tackle) and wide receiver, and Su'a-Filo would provide an upgrade at offensive guard. We only have a second-round grade on him, but he is a guy whose stock is rising as the draft process goes on, and he has good foot quickness and size.