After the beat down in the Lone Star state, Seattle has lost the remainder of it's already small playoff hopes. We look destined to be a top 10 drafter and have needs at an un-godly amount of positions. With this in mind, I offer up some of the potential options the Hawks will have this off-season. Let me know what you think.
#1. The Jason Peters Special: Seattle has two first round picks this year. The JPS would look like what they Iggles did last year, trading away the 28th pick in the draft to the Bills for Jason Peters. Free agent OT's this coming year and their ages are: Marcus Mcneill (25), Winston Justice (24), Daryn Coolidge (27) and Jared Gaither (24). Seattle sends one of these teams their second first rounder and potentially a later pick/Branch/Kerney/Other in exchange for an established/peaking OT to protect Matt. They take their 1st first round pick and take best QB/S/DT available. If QB is not taken first (and I suspect it won't) Seattle takes McCoy/Mallet/Pike in the second.
#2. Climbing Mt. Suh: Seattle packages it's top first rounder with other first rounder/Cole/Grant/Jennings/Combination of several for a higher first pick and takes Ndamakong Suh. Suh looks to be an immediate boost to our D-Line. In a perfect world he jumps in Week 1, eating up double teams like an afternoon snack and punishing opposing Qb's if they double clutch or fail to assign two blockers for him. If Seattle history repeats itself yeat again, he is injury ridden, lazy and never matures. It may cost a lot to get him, but if he can avoid whatever causes so many injuries in the Seattle water, he could be the push the Seafence needs to get over the edge of good into the Realm of Awesome. Again, seattle uses its next pick on best QB/OL/S available.
#3. The Prayer for Matt Ryan 2.0: The Seahawks look to trade up to the top 6 or so pick and look to snag Jimmy Clausen or Sam Bradford. This involves a lot of risk, for several reasons. Firstly, this is going to cost a lot of money, and likely that money will sit on the bench for two years while Seattle fans endure more Matt fumbles/Seneca phantom pressure. There is the risk of a Ryan Leaf or Brady Quinn (provided that he returns to his former terrible self). However, either one of these Qb's could be the next Matt Ryan/Peyton Manning, being ready to come in right away (or at least compete for the #1 job). This plan can be enacted as part of the Jason Peters Special, though costs could be very high in that scenario.
#4. Perpetuating our Mediocrity: In this scenario, the Seahawks pick up Jason Campbell in the offseason, through the unloading of Seneca/Branch/Burly/Hawthorne. Campbell competes for the starting job, earning it when Hass breaks (insert bone here). The Seahawks sell out on their defense/running game on the first day, picking up Spiller/Mays/Berry/Cody/OL. They don't invest in a QB on the first day, banking on the depth at QB in this draft forcing good players into day 2. Seattle follows the Ruskell formula of picking up offensive talent in late rounds, picking up a 3-5 round QB and having him battle out the preseason with Teel. The Hawks flounder for several more seasons until we finally find a late round gem who brings us back to relevance.
These are some of the more likely moves that I see Seattle making. Thoughts? Suggestions?