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 less than a week 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: Safeties

General overview: Boasting the league's top safety tandem in All-Pros Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, it might seem unlikely that Seattle would consider adding to the position early in the 2015 draft. Thomas underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum this offseason and Chancellor had an operation on his hip last year. Further, depth behind Seattle's stars took a hit with Jeron Johnson signing with the Washington Redskins as a free agent. Safety is one of the weaker positions in the 2015 draft, though there are some potential fits for Seattle's scheme to keep in mind. Selecting a safety with the club's first pick would be a surprise but John Schneider and Pete Carroll have enjoyed too much success with defensive backs in the middle and late round picks over the years to think the club won't use at least one of its NFL-best 11 selections on the position.

Five Prospects to Watch for No. 63:

Damarious Randall, 5-11, 196, 4.40, Arizona State

Randall lacks great size but plays bigger than he is because of the fact that he's a competitive, physical tackler. He shows good awareness, agility and speed in coverage - so much so that some scouts see him as a potential cornerback convert. Randall opted to play baseball rather than football out of high school and only switched back to the gridiron after a shoulder injury at Butler Community College. Quickly after arriving in Tempe two years ago, Randall emerged as a starter and he earned First Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014. It would be a surprise to see Randall still be on the board at No. 63. He's a talented enough player to consider taking the Best Player Available strategy if he was there.

Josh Shaw, 6-0, 201, 4.34, Southern Cal

Like Randall, some clubs see Shaw as a cornerback but I believe his future lies at safety in the NFL. Though very fast for a player of his size, Shaw is stiff in the hips, struggling to change directions quickly, which could be somewhat mitigated with him facing the quarterback from safety rather than turning his back to run with receivers. Shaw comes with a fascinating back story as the Palmdale, Calif. native initially signed with Florida before moving back due to family illness. He was being looked at as a potential All-Pac-12 candidate prior to this season before he was caught in an ill-conceived fabrication that ankle injuries he suffered were the result of trying to save a drowning nephew. Southern Cal suspended Shaw for the story, which drew national headlines. Despite the story, scouts don't seem overly concerned with Shaw's character and he offers the combination of size, athleticism and versatility that Carroll and new defensive coordinator Kris Richard prefer.

Adrian Amos, 6-0, 218, 4.39, Penn State

Amos is a little under the radar but he too possesses the "triangle numbers" of size, strength and speed to intrigue and is a dependable coverage safety in a draft lacking them. He isn't as physical as most of the current Seahawks defensive backs and let too many potential interceptions slip through his fingers over his career. Amos helped his cause at the Senior Bowl and Combine, however, and has untapped potential to build upon.

Jaquiski Tartt, 6-1, 221, 4.44, Samford

Appropriately enough, Tartt is a bitter defender, showing a degree of grit and physicality that will be sure to catch Seattle's attention. He isn't as fluid in coverage as his impressive workout numbers would indicate but is a physical tone-setter as a hitter in much the same mold as Chancellor. Like the first three safeties on this list, Tartt turned heads at the Senior Bowl, easing much of the concern scouts had about his ability to handle the jump in competition after earning All-American honors each of the past three seasons in the Southern Conference.

James Sample, 6-2, 209, 4.48, Louisville

University of Washington fans might remember Sample, who signed with the Huskies as a four-star recruit and started two games for the 'Dawgs in 2011 before a shoulder injury cut his season short. Sample left the team roughly a year later, taking the JUCO route at American River Community College in California before signing on at Louisville. He was overshadowed there this past season by Thorpe Award winner Gerrod Holliman (who led the nation with 14 interceptions) but, frankly, is a better all-around defender, showing good ball-skills of his own (four INTs in 2014), as well as athleticism and toughness as a tackler. He's only started one full season, however, and remains unpolished.

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