The Seattle Seahawks have been riding a mediocre season thus far as they've compiled a modest 6-8 record.
Therefore, it's clear that they must make some significant moves in order to get over the hump and churn out a winning season next year.
One of the most effective method of doing so is by signing free agents in the upcoming offseason, so here is my evaluation of the Top 10 free agents they should target in 2011.
Note: I've constructed this list regardless of whether or not their current team will re-sign the free agent or not.
Travaris Jackson has shown his flashes of brilliance, yet hasn't been given a fair opportunity to prove himself.
Sure, he's been incredibly inconsistent at times but with the right training and
If the Seahawks choose not to go for a big-time quarterback either in the draft or through a trade, I think it'd make sense to add Jackson to the mix where he'd be able to possibly learn under Matt Hasselbeck and compete alongside Charlie Whitehurst.
In order to achieve success in the NFL, it's important to possess a fair balance of run and pass.
The Seattle Seahawks have the third fewest rushing attempts in the NFL, and I personally think that's because their extremely inefficient doing so as they have a mere 3.7 yard per carry average which is the second worst in the league.
That is why adding Ahmad Bradshaw, who could compliment the downfield power style of Marshawn Lynch, makes perfect sense.
It's always important to have an option B, which in this case would be DeAngelo Williams.
Leading up to this season, he's widely been considered one of the premier running backs in the NFL.
Unfortunately, injuries have hindered his production and while he's been resting on the sidelines 2008 1st round selection Jonathon Stewart has emerged in his place.
While I still believe keeping both would be the smart move for the Carolina Panthers, I wouldn't be surprised to see Williams leave.
If he does, the Seahawks should pounce on the opportunity.
Recall that the Seattle Seahawks were once the alpha team in the NFC West. During their reign of dominance, a critical aspect of their offense was fullback Leonard Weaver.
Maybe there's a relation or maybe there's not, but when Weaver left the team they dropped form 19th in rushing to 26th. Now, they 31st.
I think it'd be wise to invest in LeRon McClain, who in my opinion, is one of the best fullbacks in the game today.
The Seattle Seahawks were one of the teams involved in rumors for acquiring Vincent Jackson while he was battling a contract situation with the San Diego Chargers. It just goes to show that they're willing to put character issues aside in favor of sheer talent.
Vincent Jackson would provide a big frame target for whomever the quarterback is which should be a big help as well.
If Jackson is on the market, I think it would be a mistake for the Seahawks not to grab him.
The Seattle Seahawks currently rank tied for 28th in the NFL with only 13 passing touchdowns on the year.
Lance Moore, who's already caught eight this season, would certainly improve that number.
While his price may be high since he's coming off a strong campaign, I think it's definitely be worth the look.
Terrell Owens has shown that he can be a productive member on the field as well as in the locker room as he's basically silenced his antics this season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Meanwhile, he's also registered 72 receptions for 983 yards and 9 touchdowns which are all measures for a receiver who can still play at a high level.
The Seahawks desperately need help at the wide receiver position, and they should definitely take a long hard look at Owens.
While he's not the long term solution I think he'd definitely be of assistance until they do find an answer.
The Seattle Seahawks have allowed 32 sacks (12th worst in the league) and clearly need an upgrade amongst their offensive line.
Jared Gaither, who's proven to be a reliable offensive tackle, would be a nice option at right tackle.
While I think the Buccaneers' Davin Joseph would be incredibly hard to pry away, I think it's be an excellent signing.
Davin Joseph would be a perfect fit for their zone blocking scheme and would provide the much-needed boost to their interior offensive line.
The Seahawks were at their best when they had Steve Hutchinson leading the way, and Joseph could bring similar services to the table.
The Seattle Seahawks need to bolster their defensive line, and frankly what better way to do so than by bringing in one of the most dominant players in the game today.
I think the Oakland Raiders may have some struggles to resign him, and if they do the Seahawks should be waiting patiently to capitalize on the opportunity.
Aubrayo Franklin had some serious contract issues with the San Francisco 49ers, and I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves after this season.
Even though Franklin plays a nose tackle in their 3-4 system, I believe he has the flexibility to excel in a 4-3 as well.
The added bonus of signing him would be taking away from a divisional rival, which ultimately kills two birds with one stone.
Generating an effective pass rush is an integral key to success, and as several teams have explained in the past, you can never have too deep of a rotation.
Cliff Avril, who's made significant strides ever since he entered the league three years ago, would be a piece that I can envision meshing in very well.
One of the many areas that the Seattle Seahawks need help in is at the cornerback position.
With shutdown corner Champ Bailey likely to leave Denver, it may be the perfect opportunity for the Seahawks to land a big-time talent.
Even at his age of 32, he's still one of the best in the business.