2007 Seattle Seahawks Draft Preview
2007 Seattle Seahawks draft preview page from Maddux Sports Handicappers. Scroll below for an individual team report on the 07 draft for the Seattle Seahawks NFL football club. Included is some possible Seattle Seahawks draft predictions. When 2007 regular season rolls around, revisit MadduxSports.com for winning NFL predictions from the best NFL football handicappers.
Team Name: Seattle Seahawks
Head Coach: Mike Holmgren
2006 NFL Record: (9-7) Lost to Chicago in Divisional Round
2007 Draft Order: (No First Round Pick, Traded to NE)
2006 First Round Draft Pick: Kelly Jennings
Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Picks
Position Needs for Seattle
Defensive Tackle: The most glaring need for the team and they should spend their first pick (55th pick 2nd round) on this player. They need someone to stuff that run while still be quick and have a large body mass. Looking for that elite player in the second could be tough.
Defensive End: In the offseason Seattle made a big move to sure up this position by signing Patrick Kerney away from Atlanta. With the way the Seahawks rotate guys in and out from the end position another young talented body would help.
Tight End: Jeremey Stevens was doubtful to return anyway but a drunk driving charge will put the nail in the coffin. There is no one behind him on the roster depth chart that is a threat downfield.
Draft Outlook for the Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks will only have 3 picks in the first three rounds due to the trade with New England for Wide Receiver Deion Branch. The good news is that Seattle has done a lot of work in free agency to sure up some of it holes taking the burden off the immediate need from rookie players.
You have to think that the second round pick will be spend on a defensive tackle. Tank Tyler from NC State and Paul Soliai from Utah would be adequate players, but both may be gone by the time Seattle picks. Turk McBride from Tennessee would be an interesting pick as he could rotate and play either end or tackle, but might not have enough speed for the end, or bulk for the tackle.
If they decide to go end in the 2nd round, Michigan's LaMarr Woodley would add another speed rusher to the outside and they could use the 3rd round pick on the defensive tackle hole. A player like Michigan State's Clifton Ryan or Cal's Brandon Mebane figure to be third round material at the DT position.
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