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Players that Settle are targeting
Quinton Coples, North Carolina
He has a good burst off the snap, but his speed and flexibility to dip and rip around the edge as a traditional right defensive end isn't certain. He is powerful, though, and has an excellent bull rush and uses his long arms to keep offensive linemen away from his body to dictate the action.
Coples doesn't possess elite lateral agility or closing speed, but gains ground quickly because of his length. He's a strong drag-down tackler capable of pulling down the quarterback while still engaged with a blocker.
Seattle hasn't really shown visible interest in Coples, only having scouts visit his pro day, but they have expressed that they would love adding a player with his potential. He also fills their biggest need and is the type of player they want for that spot.
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
His versatility will allow him to switch between defensive tackle and outside linebacker at the next level, depending on the scheme. Ingram is a great athlete and seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time to make the big play, and that is a dimension the Seattle front seven is in search for.
Pete Carroll has been very impressed by him, even with his size. Seattle watched his combine intently, and it was almost as spectacular as his unreal senior season that took him from a fourth-rounder to borderline top 10.
Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
"Miami actually took Tannehill to dinner, and then also the Seahawks actually ran into Miami at the dinner and actually ended up sitting down and breaking bread," Brugler told "Bob and Groz" on Thursday. "So whether that was by accident or by design, both teams ended up sitting down for dinner with Tannehill last night."
Brugler said the Seahawks were one of 22 NFL teams at the workout, represented by head coach Pete Carroll, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and general manager John Schneider.
Luke Kuechly, Boston College
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, reads the flow of the play very well and is in on just about every single tackle.
They have shown interest in Kuechly, but after recent signings of Barrett Ruud, Leroy Hill and Matt McCoy, linebacker isn't a position the Seattle will be desperate to get in the first round. However, if GM Schneider wants to make him the heart of the defense, Kuechly would be the logical option.
Chris Polk, Washington
After clocking an official time of 4.57 seconds in Indianapolis, Polk’s times in his pair of 40-yard dashes at Dempsey Indoor ranged from 4.45 to 4.48 seconds on his first run and between 4.47 and 4.51 seconds on his second attempt. He said his electronic time was 4.49 seconds.
Pete Carroll was one of the people who viewed that amazing display of speed live.
Seattle, as well as the fans of the Seahawks, are intrigued by the chance to choose the hometown saint from just down the road. He comes in as a probable second-rounder, but the Seahawks are trying to see if they can snag him in the third, which would be a huge steal.
There are other prospects Seattle are considering, but there have not been pursued as much, especially without the trade opportunity completed.