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NFL Free Agency Couldn't Have Gone Better For Seahawks

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators is tackled by Gerald McCoy #93 of the Oklahoma Sooners as Maurkice Pouncey #56 of Florida flips over Tebow during the FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Sam WoodsCorrespondent IMarch 12, 2010

No. This is not a rant about the departure of Seneca Wallace. Or about any of the moves that the Seahawks have made. In fact, Seattle has stood rather pat during the past few days.

But the Detroit Lions have not been quiet. And they may have saved the defense in Seattle with their flurry of moves.

Over the last week, the Lions have signed Kyle Vanden Bosch and traded for DT Corey Williams.

The Seahawks are now in prime position to land one of my favorites, Gerald McCoy, in the upcoming draft.

While I have spent my time bagging on names like Taylor Mays, CJ Spiller, Sam Bradford and Eric Berry (to a lesser extent), Gerald McCoy is atop my list with OT Russell Okung.

As I've stated before, Brandon Mebane is a beast, but he needs a capable teammate to reap the rewards of his work. Gerald McCoy is that someone. He IS a Kevin Williams/Warren Sapp–type player, and should succeed barring laziness or bad coaching.

And now he could ours.

Detroit has commited quite a bit of resources to the defensive line this offseason, and appears unlikely to add another massive contract to the line.

Tampa Bay will then choose Ndamukong Suh, Washington will pick either Jimmy Clausen/Sam Bradford, and Kansas City will most likely take a tackle.

The Seahawks would be wise to take McCoy here. As their defense lacks a true three-technique tackle. The Hawks lack someone with incredible quickness who blows up runs in the backfield, and is in the back of the quarterback's mind on every dropback.

With McCoy, this could be one of the better defenses in all of football. Darryl Tapp and Lawrence Jackson are entering their prime years, and would benefit greatly from a Mebane/McCoy/Other (Tyson Alualu and Lamarr Houston are both options in the third, if Seattle could obtain a pick) rotation.

Throw in a corner (Brandon Ghee, Chris Cook and Donovan Warren are all available in rounds 2-3) and you have a playoff defense.

Bottom line, my realistic dream would be for Gerald McCoy and Charles Brown to both be Seahawks in May.

Make it happen Pete & John.

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