Before the game against the Miami Dolphins, I provided some early predictions for who the Seahawks could take in each round of the 2013 NFL draft. At the time it felt somewhat early to look that far ahead, but now it feels more like a welcome escape while we wait for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Following the loss to Miami, I found myself wishing I had been more reticent about the Seahawks needing another option to challenge Leon Washington for his job. He showed that he still has what it takes to get it in the end zone on any given return.
But the Dolphins game did solidify the idea that Seattle needs to look at the offensive line, particularly at right tackle. They can also stand to add depth at guard, tight end and wide receiver.
On defense, stopping the run was an issue along with not getting enough pressure on the quarterback. Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill was efficient, completing 18 of 26 passes for 253 yards. The Seahawks were able to force one turnover, but they bypassed a potential 53-yard field goal and ended up punting, instead.
After watching Pete Carroll send punter Jon Ryan onto the field instead of Steven Hauschka on two different occasions, I found myself wishing that the Second Coming of Sebastian Janikowski would be available in the first round of the draft and wondering if the late Al Davis could somehow convince Carroll and general manager John Schneider to make that move.
Since that is a fantasy that makes no sense, I went forward with a list of seven more reasonable players for the Seahawks to consider on April 25, 2013.