Week three is now in the books and the Seahawks have slumped to 1-2. The Seahawks lost 25-19 to the Chicago Bears at Quest Field this past Sunday and it was clear where the holes are on this team.
Last week I had the holes at QB, RB, OL, DL, CB and S. I think it is clear to say that we can take off running back with Julius Jones only finishing two yards short of his second 100+ yard game in three games. His first came in week one with 117 yards on 19 carries.
There is still a hole at quarterback, and whoever that quarterback will be, needs to have some brains and consistency.
On the offensive line the main target is going to be the future LT after Walter Jones. Also staying healthy is a key for everyone on the Seahawks roster as well as the offensive line.
The defensive line focus is mainly at defensive end. Patrick Kerney, who did have a sack in the loss to Chicago, doesn’t seem to be worth the money that Seattle is paying him anymore and he seems to be on the other side of the mountain now.
Also DE Cory Redding is working on a one year contract and Lawrence Jackson and Darryl Tapp haven’t solidified their starting roles on the defensive line.
Corner back mainly because Ken Lucas is also working on a one year contract and even though Josh Wilson and Kelly Jennings are good players, neither of them really stand out as a number two starter behind Marcus Trufant who is on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list.
Safety, just because Jordan Babineaux, while a great playmaker, doesnt seem to be a great long term answer at safety like say a Taylor Mays or Eric Berry.
Now to the key part of this whole series, the college football side of it. My last week's top 10 list went like this http://www.nfltouchdown.com/seahawks-top-10-draft-watch-week-two/
Three OT, three QB's, two DT's, one S and one RB.
This week some of those players took a huge step back from where they were ranked last week. Those players are headlined by Cal running back Jahvid Best who ran for only 55 yards and zero touchdowns.
Tim Tebow did well but had to leave the game with a concussion. Other than those two, well let’s just get started.
All the stats listed are for the past weekend game they played in and not the season total.
With that being said here is this week’s top ten.
1) S Eric Berry-Tennessee (7 tackles, 3 solo and 4 assisted)
2) QB Colt McCoy-Texas (28/35, 286 yards, 3 TD's, 1 INT and a 171 QB rating)
3) OT Trent Williams-Oklahoma
4) OT Russell Okung-Oklahoma State
5) DE Carlos Dunlap-Florida (2 tackles, 1 sack)
6) RB Jahvid Best-Cal (16 carries, 55 yards and zero touchdowns)
7) OT Bryan Bulaga-Iowa
8) QB Sam Bradford-Oklahoma
9) WR Dez Bryant- Oklahoma State (9 receptions, 161 yards and two touchdowns)
10) DE Greg Hardy-Ole Miss
A few notables that dropped out of the top ten are QB Tim Tebow, DT Gerald McCoy and DT Ndamukong Suh.
A few notables that jumped in are DE Carlos Dunlap, WR Dez Bryant and DE Greg Hardy.
With the addition of Bryant I'm not saying the Seahawks need a wide receiver but that having a player like Bryant with Houshmandzadeh and Burleson would really help whoever would be the quarterback.
Not saying it will happen...but it would be a nice addition.
Now the greatest needs in order from greatest on down to lowest are as follows.
Next week I'm sure there will be more players jumping in and out of my top ten. Next week the Seattle Seahawks play the Colts in Indy which will be a huge road test for them and they could be in danger of dropping to 1-3.