Ranking the Top 10 Free Agents the Seattle Seahawks Should Look at in 2013

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Ranking the Top 10 Free Agents the Seattle Seahawks Should Look at in 2013
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The Seahawks got a first-hand look recently at one of the top prospects of the 2013 free agent class in DT Henry Melton.

The Seattle Seahawks have continued to improve throughout the 2012 season, primarily due to the improvement of quarterback Russell Wilson. With the end of the season on the horizon and players coming available through free agency, there are a number of areas the team will need to address in the offseason.  

In addition to making improvements to the current roster, they will need to re-sign or address voids created by players who decide to leave.

The Seahawks unrestricted free agents are: K Steven Hauschka, DT Alan Branch, LB Leroy Hill, DT Jason Jones, CB Marcus Trufant, and OT Frank Omiyale.

Restricted free agents include: LS Clint Gresham, FS Chris Maragos, and DT Clinton McDonald.

It's a good sign that Pete Carroll and John Schneider have shored up some of the Seahawks' biggest names. It means that Seattle will have an excellent opportunity to focus on getting free agents to visit the Pacific Northwest and not have to focus as much on signing their own top talent.

Rather than look at free agents who provided depth in areas where Seattle might need it, I wanted to look at players who could provide a big impact. 

Bleacher Report's Dan Van Wie recently highlighted the top 50 free agents in the league on his 2013 NFL Free Agency Big Board. From that list, here are 10 players who would immediately provide an upgrade over the Seahawks' current roster or would fill behind a free-agent departure.

 

Unless otherwise noted, the statistics source for the following slides is from Pro Football Focus; salary data from Spotrac.com.

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