With the NFL draft almost upon us, teams are trying to figure out if they are going to keep their current draft spot or trade it from some players.
One of the teams involved in these trading scenarios are the Seattle Seahawks. Even though the likelihood of them relinquishing their No. 12 spot is not very high, it provides some good conversation topics and interesting drafting options.
The draft would be the best place for Seattle to load up on talent and plan for the future.
Without further ado, here is a possible full seven round draft for the Seattle Seahawks.
With the 12 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Quinton Coples, DE out of the University of North Carolina.
Even though the Seahawks are weak at the linebacker position, Coples is just too much to pass up if he falls to the 12 pick.
Coples is an athletic freak of a player. He has the perfect size, 6'6" and 33 inch arms, to play defensive end or even a big linebacker. The problem with him is his inconsistency. There have been questions about his ability to play every down. On some plays, he does not seem to play full speed and just goes through the motions.
Pete Carroll would be a perfect coach for Coples. Carroll knows how to motivate players and would be able to get the best player out of Coples.
With the 43 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Ronnell Lewis, LB out of the University of Oklahoma.
Ever since Pete Carroll has come to Seattle, the linebacker position has been getting less and less emphasized. This is evident in the lack of effort made to keep David Hawthorne and in the Lofa Tatupu situation.
If the Seahawks can get Lewis in the second round, it would be a great pick. Lewis has the talent to be a first round selection. Watching him play is like a lion chasing its dinner. He plays with great aggression and has a lot of raw talent. During the combine, he posted 36 reps of 225 lbs. and ran a 4.68 40-yard dash.
His problem is that he is not the brightest kid, whether that is in the classroom or on the football field. He also does have some maturity issues.
With the 75th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Chris Polk, RB out of the University of Washington.
Why yes, I do know that the Seahawks just resigned Marshawn "Money" Lynch. However, their back-up running back will most likely be Justin Forsett. That reason right there is why the Seahawks would draft Polk.
Polk was Washington's most consistent player the last few years and was one of the best running backs in the PAC 10/12. He was always overshadowed by players like Keith Price, Jake Locker and LaMichael James. He has a great combination of power and speed. He rarely goes down after the first hit and uses his acceleration to get into the open field.
He is more of a north and south type of runner and does not possess blazing open-field speed. Typically, he runs in-between the tackles.
He is definitely a steal if he falls to the third round.
With the 106th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Tony Bergstrom, OT out of the University of Utah.
Every team can always use another offensive lineman. The Seahawks are no different.
Bergstrom stand 6'5", 315 lbs. He has the perfect size to be a good lineman for awhile. He played right tackle for Utah. Bergstrom possesses quick hands which he uses to attach himself to defenders and has the ability to quickly get to the second level.
His big glaring problem is that speed rushers can get by him with relative ease. He is not the fastest person off the snap. His arm length is not the perfect size for linemen but he uses his underrated athleticism to make up for that.
It is also worth noting that Bergstrom went on an LDS mission after high school and will turn 26 this August.
The Seahawks do not have a 5th round pick because they traded it to the Buffalo Bills for Marshawn "Skittles" Lynch.
Great trade by the Seahawks.
With the 181th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Vernon was one of the players who took illegal benefits from a Miami booster and was suspended for the first six games of the season this year.
Because of his off-the-field issues, he has seen his stock drop considerably. He was once regarded as a fantastic prep prospect. As a freshmen, he played in 11 games and then started in 11 of 13 games as a sophomore. He has room to add more strength and has a quick reaction time to the snap, allowing him to get to the backfield.
The biggest issue with Vernon is that he is an extremely raw talent. He sometimes has a hard time finding the football and even though he is an explosive hitter, he only has one forced fumble in his career. Vernon is definitely a player that, if enough coaching is provided, can become a successful lineman.
With the 225th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select...
Darius Fleming, LB out of Notre Dame University.
Fleming is a good athlete all around and has quickness within a small area. He has great strength and is very good at locating the ball and sticking with the play. He is capable in both defending the run as well as dropping back in coverage. He is a four-year starter at Notre Dame and has shown a good work ethic.
Outside of a small range, Fleming is not fast enough to keep up with the ball carrier. He does not wrap up opponents and needs to play with better leverage as a pass rusher. Since there has been a lot of turnover at Notre Dame, it may have stunted Fleming's growth as a player. His hard-nosed type of play would suit very well with Pete Carroll's type of defense.