The NFL Draft is right around the corner and I can assure you the Seahawks front office has the college offensive line tape running from sunrise to sunset. It is no secret that the Seahawks have had one of the worst offensive lines over the past two NFL seasons and they’ll need to upgrade immediately in order to protect their franchise quarterback. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, I don’t think there will be an offensive lineman available that is worthy of their first round selection. I think that Cameron Robinson and Forrest Lamp will be off the board and I’m much lower on guys like Ryan Ramczyk and Garrett Bolles. Not only am I forecasting a corner back in the first round, I think this is the best way to go based on the value that will be available at pick 26.
Round One (26): Quincy Wilson CB, Florida
- The popular pick for the Seattle Seahawks is Kevin King the CB from Washington but I think Quincy Wilson is a much better corner with a very similar fit. He’s got the length and plays with the physicality in press that the Seahawks love out of their corners. At pick 26 I expect Forrest Lamp and Cameron Robinson to be off the board and there isn’t another tackle or guard worth taking at pick 26, in my opinion.
Round Two (58): Antonio Garcia OT, Troy
- The Seahawks desperately need help on the offensive line. Antonio Garcia is a great value at pick 58 and a better offensive tackle than Garrett Bolles who will probably go much earlier. Garcia has the athleticism and foot quickness to play at left tackle from day one. He also possesses the physicality and competitiveness that the Seahawks have seemed to really value during the Pete Carroll era.
Round Three (90): ArDarius Stewart WR, Alabama
- Jermaine Kearse had 90 targets last season, five less than Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks need to find an upgrade on the outside for Russell Wilson. ArDarius Stewart can lineup all over the football field and is extremely dangerous after the catch. This will provide Wilson with another reliable target, especially over the middle of the field.
Round Three (102): Isaac Asiata OG, Utah
- Seattle needs to fill has many offensive line holes as they can and Asiata can fill three. Asiata can play both guard positions and the center position at a pretty high level. You’re getting a versatile and reliable prospect at the end of day three and you can’t ask for much more than that. Asiata is a big body and plays with toughness and physicality, fitting the Seattle prototype.
Round Three (106): Eddie Vanderdoes DT, UCLA
- The Seahawks have a plethora of pass rushers off the EDGE with a couple that can kick inside but they need another true 3 technique to play along side 2016 2nd round pick, Jarran Reed. Vanderdoes isn’t the run stuffer Reed is but he’s a much better pass rusher. Vanderdoes can stick on all three downs and brings another relentless motor to the Seattle front.
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— Steve (@SteveDraft_) January 27, 2017
Round Six (210): Sean Harlow OG, Oregon State
- Grabbing more depth for the Seahawks and their offensive line. Harlow is one of my favorite prospect in the entire class and should transition nicely from the left tackle to the offensive guard position. Harlow plays with a ton of strength and understands how to win with leverage. These are two traits he will need to utilize at the next level due to his athletic deficiencies.
Round Seven (226): Darrell Daniels TE, Washington
- I went ahead and grabbed another move tight end to play behind Jimmy Graham. Not only does Daniels possess a solid/average athletic profile, he’s proven he is willing to block and can do so at a high level. Daniels speed and versatility would allow him to stick on the 53 man roster and that’s all you can ask for out of your seventh round pick.