Who will the Seahawks Draft 2.0?
OT Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
Wynn is a top 10 prospect. He has left tackle skills, however, he likely ends up inside due to height thresholds. The Seahawks must find dependable pieces along their front five. Wynn is coming off labrum surgery but should be all set for next season.
T Mike Mcglinchey, Notre Dame
The Seahawks, even with all the changes to their defense, still need plenty of offensive line help as even more of the burden falls on Russell Wilson. McGlinchey dominated with Nelson in South Bend and would immediately become a rock of a right tackle in Seattle opposite Duane Brown. That would allow Germain Ifedi to slide back to guard, his better position.
EDGE Harold Landry, Boston College
Landry lacks premium size, but his burst, stride length and ability to dip and rip around the edge give him special potential as an edge rusher. Landry lacks strength at the point of attack and may be a designated pass rusher early in his career. While he can play standing for 3-4 teams, he's at his best with his hand in the dirt as a rusher. Landry can get by as an NFL rusher with just speed and athleticism, but he has an opportunity to become a Pro Bowler if he can improve his hand usage and develop an inside counter.
USA Today picks...
CB Josh Jackson, Iowa
Once overflowing with burgeoning talent in the secondary, Pete Carroll's defense has entered a full-on rebuild amid the departure of Richard Sherman, among others. Seattle's Cover 3 scheme would afford Jackson a role in which he could make lots of plays on the ball after he led the Football Bowl Subdivision with eight interceptions last year.
Bleacher Report picks...
DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan
There are few more obvious needs of improvement in a position group than Seattle's offensive line, but it's possible that head coach Pete Carroll believes the pieces he has can be brought into potential by new line coach Mike Solari. Whether that's true or not, it would indicate that the Seahawks won't automatically reach for a blocker in the first round as they've done in recent years.
A second but equally pressing need is for a consistent defensive tackle who can create pressure and stop the run with equal aplomb. Seattle struck out with Michigan State's Malik McDowell and traded for Sheldon Richardson, who turned out to be a rental after signing with the Vikings in the offseason.
Hurst would be a perfect fit for a defense that wants its interior linemen to disrupt at all times, and he'd probably go higher were it not for his medical history—he left the scouting combine with a heart condition but was cleared to work out at Michigan's pro day, and he wasn't asked to take a medical re-check. If teams are convinced that the condition is something Hurst can play with as he did at Michigan, he's an absolute game-wrecker on the field—and Carroll has never shied away from taking risks in the draft.