Brazilian Seahawks fan here! I'd like to share with you guys what would be my dream draft for the Seahawks. I'm trying to be realistic, so no trades on this draft. Sorry in advance for any bad english.
12# - Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama: I know a lot of people here don't like this pick, but I'm sold on Upshaw. Rob Rang from Seahawks Draft Blog already made a more eloquent case for picking him, but I think this guy could give us the pass rush we need and play all over the field. I see a little James Harrison on the tape I watched from him and I guess he could be our SLB in base defense (with K.J. Wright in the middle, now that Hawthorne is gone) and them move to LE on passing downs. And even sub for Clemons at Leo if he gets hurt.
43# - Mychael Kendricks, LB, Cal OR Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska: I'd be happy with any of those two. They are fast, sure tacklers with a mean streak and any of them could be our new WLB. They would solve the speed problem at the linebacker position. I don't like Zach Brown at all here. Pretty good athlete, but he plays soft, not the type of guy we want on our D.
76# Chris Polk, RB, Washington OR Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State: for me, this is the ideal order of our picks: DE/OLB - LB - RB. We need a legit backup for Lynch. The guy is awesome, but he can't continue to take so many carries. Remember what happened with Larry Johnson, the guy was a beast until Herm Edwards broke him. Polk or Turbin could carry the rock if Lynch goes down and keep him fresh for the playoffs!
Well, after the third it starts to get murky, so I won't try to guess names. I'd like a legit LEO at the fourth round, a guy we could groom to replace Clemons next year. Then at the 6th and 7th rounds, I'd like two DBs, a corner and a safety, to adress our depht issues. I'm not high in picking a developmental quarterback; let's continue to improve our D and let Flynn shows what he got. The only glaring hole I see after this draft is guard, but I guess we could sign another veteran stopgap (Lutui?) until Moffitt/Carpenter gets healthy.
I'd be pretty stoked with a draft like this, what do you guys think?