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The Seahawks were the fourth-ranked defense a season ago, and with a few key offseason moves, they are looking for improvement in 2012.
By drafting Bruce Irvin and signing Jason Jones, the Seahawks have added both a run-stuffer and a player in Irvin who can simply get to the quarterback.
Seattle ranked seventh last season in rushing yards allowed, thanks in large part to the emergence of defensive lineman Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. Both of them will be back in the fold in 2012, as the Seahawks biggest question mark is at the middle linebacker position.
With the departure of David Hawthorne to the New Orleans Saints, the Seahawks surely have a hole to fill.
Signs point to recently signed Barrett Ruud to start at middle linebacker, yet he is still recovering from a few injuries.
With K.J. Wright and Leroy Hill on the outside, the Seahawks should not have many problems at that position.
The secondary is perhaps the most exciting position group for the Hawks moving forward, as they boast one of the youngest, yet most talented secondaries in the game.
Earl Thomas is quietly becoming one of the best safeties in the game and with youngsters such as Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, Seattle is sure to make some head turns next year with their fantasy output.