A short while ago, the New Orleans Saints signed David Hawthorne to a five-year contract. This transaction made it official that the Seahawks' most glaring need is at linebacker.
Hawthorne and his 115 tackles from a year ago have departed leaving a gap that has to be addressed early on. Seattle may have a chance to address it with Luke Kuechly of Boston College
The 'Hawks may have an option to trade down with the Bengals at 21 if David DeCastro is still available, and doing this would could, I believe, still allow them to pounce on Kuechly. This would also supply them with a conditional 2013 pick which could be a potential first-rounder.
Kuechly could easily make it to 21 if the Eagles decide to go with another need.
Luke Kuechly is one reliable option who can rack up tackles by the dozens at the NFL level.
Kuechly led the nation with a whopping 191 total tackles, which is an incredible average of 16 tackles per game. There is certainly no question about Kuechly's production.
Kuechly is very instinctive and is one of the most alert linebackers in recent memory to enter the NFL draft. He is always around the ball, and reads the flow of the play very well and is in on just about every single tackle.
All in all, Kuechly could be a player that can bring tremendous production to the Seattle linebacking corps that is heavily depleted.