Post-Draft Review: Seattle Seahawks

Seattle had various pre-draft needs on both sides of the ball. They wound up addressing most of them, but a few key ones remain.

Pre-Draft Needs: OT, DE, FS, G, RB, WR

Players Added

Round 1-Russell Okung/OT - Here's their replacement for the recently retired LT Walter Jones. With Okung in the fold, Sean Locklear can stay at RT.

Round 1-Earl Thomas/S - Thomas was one of the few impact safeties available for this year's draft. Not only can he impact the game as a centerfielder, but he's capable of playing cornerback.

Round 2-Golden Tate/WR - He's a raw, but talent prospect. Tate needs to improve in a few aspects of his game, but over time, he should be one of their top two receivers.

Round 4-Walter Thurmond/CB - He'll have to prove he's over his knee injury, but Thurmond figures to challenge for a job as the team's dime cornerback.

Round 4-E.J. Wilson/DE - He lacks ideal athleticism, but Wilson figures to push for a job as a fourth defensive end.

Round 5-Cam Chancellor/S - Because of his large size, Chancellor figures to be an in-the-box defender at the next level.

Round 6-Anthony McCoy/TE - Tight end certainly wasn't a position of need coming into the draft, but McCoy was too good of a value to pass up this late. He'll give them more athleticism at the position.

Round 7-Dexter Davis/DE- He's probably capable of playing standing up, but figures to play with his hand down at the next level. Davis will have a realistic chance of making the team coming out of the preseason if he performs at a high level. This position simply is one of great need.

Round 7-Jameson Konz/TE - He played wide receiver in college for one season (started off as a defensive end), but may have to transition to tight end at the next level. However, Seattle is very deep at tight end, but is light on talent at receiver. They could really use a receiver who has size like Konz.

Post-Draft Needs

Defensive End - With the sudden retirement of veteran DE Patrick Kerney, this position remains one of major need. The team also traded DE Daryl Tapp. Chris Clemons, who he was traded for, is more of a rotational player.

Guard - While the team appears willing to give veteran Ben Hamilton a chance to start at LG, he turns 33 in August and was in out of the starting lineup last season with Denver. However, his experience playing under Seattle's new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs makes Hamilton a good bet to start. It remains to be seen if Mansfield Wrotto is ready to challenge for a starting job.

Offensive Tackle - They addressed the replacing Jones in the starting lineup, but depth remains an issue at both spots.

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