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.

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: Defensive Ends

General overview: None of the pass rushers in the class of 2015 boast the same combination of length and explosiveness as last year's No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney but in terms of depth, this year's crop is actually an improvement from a year ago. Based purely on talent, Florida's Dante Fowler, Clemson's Vic Beasley, Missouri's Shane Ray and Nebraska's Randy Gregory could all earn top 10 selections. The depth extends through the third round with intriguing but raw athletes like Virginia's Eli Harold and more polished (but less athletic) options like Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha ranking among the so-called second tier options who could wind up out-producing some of the more buzz-worthy talents selected a round or more ahead of them.

Five Prospects to Watch for No. 63:

Danielle Hunter, LSU, 6-5, 252, 4.56 It is hard to imagine the long-armed and highly athletic Hunter still being available at No. 63 but for all of his talent, Hunter only recorded 1.5 sacks a year ago for the Tigers. Now, some of that is a function of how then-LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis uses his defensive linemen but Hunter does not possess ideal pass rush instincts and is still very raw in terms of hand play and simply locating the football. There were similar knocks on Bruce Irvin a few years ago. Rangy but physical and just scratching the surface of his potential, Hunter would be an awfully tempting prospect at No. 63 even though defensive end doesn't appear to be a concern with Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Cassius Marsh on the roster.

Mario Edwards, Florida State, 6-3, 272, 4.76 I mentioned Marsh in the previous note because in some ways, he remains me a bit of Edwards, who played this past season at roughly 295 pounds but has looked much more athletic in the 270s during his Combine and Pro Day workouts. Marsh took a similar path at UCLA. Edwards is the son of former FSU standout and six-year NFL cornerback Mario, Sr. and therefore the bloodlines are certainly good. He's very light on his feet for a big man, offering all kinds of potential as a developmental pass rusher.

Nate Orchard, Utah, 6-3, 250, 4.80 Pac-12 fans surely know Orchard, the reigning Morris Trophy winner as the conference's best defensive linemen. In a class loaded with talented edge rushers, Orchard may offer the best tool box, beating offensive tackles with a combination of burst, stellar hand play and counter moves. Orchard put on a clinic against Andrus Peat when the Utes faced off against Stanford, beating the projected first round left tackle for three sacks. Orchard wins more with guile than explosiveness or length so in some ways he's not a traditional Pete Carroll and John Schneider "athlete." He's a damn good football player, though, and Carroll and Schneider like those guys even more than athletes.

Trey Flowers, Arkansas, 6-2, 266, 4.85 Speaking of good football players... If the Seahawks do, indeed, throw out the SPARX analysis and instead focus on the tape, Flowers could join Orchard as edge defenders helping Seattle's defense bloom this summer. Orchard is shorter than ideal but possesses disproportionately long arms (34 1/4") and plays with the physicality and intensity that Seattle loves. He's not the quick-twitch pass rusher that Seattle normally targets on the perimeter but he's a favorite in the scouting community because he's viewed as pro-ready and about as safe as it gets outside of the top 50 picks.

Henry Anderson, Stanford, 6-6, 294, 4.95 The Seahawks list 6-7, 305 pound Tony McDaniel as a defensive tackle but he's often asked to play Red Bryant's old five-technique defensive end role. That's the position I think the underrated Anderson is ideally suited to playing. He has strong hands and long arms (33 1/2") that help him control gaps and he is more athletic than he looks, as his 15 tackles for loss (including 8.5 sacks) last season and good shuttle times (7.20 seconds in 3 cone, 4.19 seconds in the short shuttle) indicate. Anderson isn't an elite athlete but he'd fit into Seattle's locker room because of his toughness and selflessness.

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