Top Positions to Address this Offseason

The Seahawks have arguably the deepest roster in the NFL, but this offseason Seattle will have almost 20 players hitting free agency. While some of those players will be coming back, there will still be a few weak spots in the roster. Don't expect GM John Schneider to be quiet either. Last year, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett were brought in for a bargain.

 

Right Tackle: Breno Giacomini will be hitting free agency this year. Before everyone starts cheering, it is possible the Seahawks could bring him back for cheap. If not, this year's draft is pretty deep in OT talent. A possible draft target could be Michael Schofield who impressed many scouts during Senior Bowl practices. Schofield is projected to be drafted in the mid-to-late-rounds.

 

Left Guard: Seattle may have found a replacement at left guard early January in Michael Bowie. Bowie did not start the NFC Championship game because Pete Carroll wanted to start the more experienced rotation of Paul McQuistan and James Carpenter for the big game. Watch Seattle bring in a player this offseason to compete, but expect Bowie to be the starter next year.

 

Cornerback: This may be crazy considering Seattle's depth, but Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond are both hitting free agency. While Thurmond may be coming back, Browner is almost gone for sure due to a 1-year suspension. Tharold Simon is coming off of IR this offseason, but it wouldn't hurt to add another late round corner.

 

Wide Receiver: The best two wide receivers on the roster in 2013, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate, are set to become free agents. While the Seahawks may be able to keep one of them, the odds that both of them stay are slim. In order to keep both, Sydney Rice would need to be cut or re-negotiate his contract. A fit for the Hawks would be L'Damian Washington out of Missouri. Washington is listed at 6'4" and runs a 4.39 40-yard-dash.

 

Free Safety: Chris Maragos' contract runs out after this year's Super Bowl, but is he coming back? Don't count on it. Seattle made Maragos take a pay cut and then only gave him a one-year deal. Expect Schneider to find younger talent this May. Keep an eye out for Christian Bryant out of OSU. He is a great leader who would be perfect learning behind Earl Thomas. Another Guy to look at is Jonathan Dowling out of Western Kentucky. Dowling is a lengthy guy who can punish anyone who comes over the middle.

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