The NFL Draft is still months away, but draft boards are beginning to fall into place for front offices all around the league. The Seattle Seahawks are no different, even though their focus is now on the Super Bowl this Sunday.
The only significant draft-related event remaining on the calendar this year is the NFL Scouting Combine, which takes place at the end of the month. While the combine is a useful tool for teams to evaluate players, it doesn't have the significance that you might expect. Draft boards will change very little between now and the draft in May.
The Seahawks have drafted and signed players in recent years with the desire to be bigger, stronger and faster than their opponent at every position. They won't settle for size deficiencies very often.
This is helpful for identifying potential targets for the Seahawks. General Manager John Schneider has a tendency to surprise everyone with his selections during the draft, but his tendencies are starting to become more apparent. Schneider appears to only be looking at only the biggest, strongest and fastest players available every time he makes a selection.
With that in mind, here is an initial round-by-round big board for the Seahawks for the 2014 Draft: