What will be left at No. 63?

Predicting the direction Seahawks general manager John Schneider will go on draft day is a tough way to make a living. It was difficult enough when he was selecting within the first 32. But now that there will be 62 players selected before Seattle gets its first opportunity to make a pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, "mocking" the Seahawks is even more difficult.

Or fun.

The needs are clear enough.

While adding All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham was a coup for this franchise (in my opinion), there is no doubt that Seattle must address the interior of their offensive. Patrick Lewis developed into a winnable center a year ago and presumably will only improve with more experience in Tom Cable's system but he's not at the same level as a healthy Max Unger. The same could be said for Alvin Bailey, who performed well when backing up James Carpenter but might project best as swingman and No. 6 offensive linemen rather than Seattle's starting left guard.

Cary Williams is expected to replace Byron Maxwell as Seattle's starting cornerback but the nickel position remains a concern. Depth at linebacker, safety, wide receiver and perhaps even at quarterback are other areas that need to be addressed. With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a month away, it is time to take a closer look at who the Seahawks might be targeting.

Starting alphabetically at center and continuing on through wide receivers, SeahawkFootball.com will provide five names in a position-by-position series that provides five names to watch for the No. 63 overall pick.

The players are chosen based on my own observations and insight gained from sources within the industry. The full player profiles linked come courtesy of Scout's draft biographer Dave Te Thomas.

Position Breakdown Schedule will go as follows: Center/Guards: March 30; Cornerbacks: April 2; Defensive Ends: April 5; Defensive Tackles: April 8; Linebackers: April 11; Offensive Tackles: April 14; Quarterbacks: April 17; Running Backs: April 20; Safeties: April 23; Tight Ends: April 26; Wide Receivers: April 29.

Today's Focus: Center/Guards

General overview: The positions listed in this series are placed in alphabetical order but it is appropriate that we are starting off with interior linemen as they rank atop the greatest area of concern for many Seahawks fans. Generally speaking, the 2015 crop of interior linemen is a solid group. It is aided by the fact that a disproportionate number of college tackles are expected to make the jump inside in the NFL.

Five Prospects to Watch for No. 63:

Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State: Voted the ACC's top blocker as both a left tackle and center the past two seasons, Erving has the versatility that Tom Cable prizes among his pupils. He should be long off the board but some teams have questions about where Erving fits best and interior linemen tend to slip on draft day. Link to Dave Te Thomas' profile

Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart: I've attended the Senior Bowl since 2001 and since that time I've not seen a small school offensive lineman create a buzz for himself quite as quickly as this D3 prospect did for himself in Mobile. Marpet was a left tackle at Hobart but slid inside to left guard at the Senior Bowl and impressed with his tenacity, strength and athleticism. He followed that up with a very impressive performance at the Combine. Link to Dave Te Thomas' profile

Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon: Could it be as simply as replacing one former Duck (Unger) with another? Grasu reminds me a bit of Unger on tape as he's more athletic and technically refined that a mauler at the point of attack. Like Unger, Grasu was a four-year starter who was revered for his leadership and toughness at Oregon. Schneider personally attended Grasu's on-campus Pro Day workout, which was significant as Grasu was unable to perform at the Combine. Link to Dave Te Thomas' profile

Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State: Each of Smith's 31 career starts at Penn State came at left tackle but the Seahawks may see him as a candidate to move inside - just as they did with Carpenter (who was a tackle at Alabama). At nearly 6-6, 340 pounds Smith is massive and powerful, but he's also surprisingly athletic. Link to Dave Te Thomas' profile

Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma: Like Smith, Williams' collegiate action came outside but the 6-5, 327 pounder might project best inside to guard where his lack of elite balance and agility could be better protected. Williams is one of the more physical run blockers in the draft, which could make him a natural candidate to replace Carpenter - who was viewed by many as Seattle's most intimidating blocker. Link to Dave Te Thomas' profile

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