The Seattle Seahawks will enter free agency, and at least to some extent the 2012 NFL draft, with a few very specific needs.
As any NFL fan knows, they have to find the future at the quarterback position, and their playoff aspirations would be best served with an immediate upgrade at the position.
Seattle also needs to find a defensive end that can rush the passer and convert opportunities into sacks. They could also use some help with an interior pass rush, but that might be accomplished by using Anthony Hargrove in the middle should the Seahawks find a better option off the end.
Look for the Seahawks to find some more youth and hopefully speed at the linebacker position, and the team will need to address depth on the offensive line given the number of free agents on the roster. Seattle also needs to find a running back to work with Marshawn Lynch, who is likely to receive the franchise tag this offseason if a long-term deal can't be worked out.
There should be adequate opportunities for the Seahawks to fill most of these needs. The quarterback position looks to be the most difficult, but perhaps one of the following dream scenarios will play out for Pete Carroll and John Schneider.