2011 NFL Draft: Is It Time for Seattle to Find Matt Hasselbeck's Replacement?
The NFL Draft is almost here, but are the Seahawks thinking quarterback in the first round?
The Seattle Seahawks will be selecting at No. 25 in this April's draft. While this team does need serious help with their secondary, this draft is very top-heavy at the corner position. Players like Patrick Peterson and Prince Amukamara will be off the board early, and after that, there is a huge talent drop at defensive back.
With that said, the Seahawks might want to look into finding their replacement for Matt Hasselbeck, who is 35 years old and probably only has one more season left in the league.
"After a season widely considered disastrous in terms of his overall draft stock, I have Locker bouncing back some during the lead-up to the draft. He was impressive enough at the combine and proved that he's every bit the athlete that Newton is (they ran identical times in the 40). He has a big-time arm and just needs to show that his accuracy is something that will develop when he has time to throw."
Couldn't agree more with Kiper here. It is time to find Hasselbeck's replacement- and Locker is too talented to let slip past this pick. In fact, if Locker would have come out last season, he probably would have been the No. 1 player taken in the draft.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll is familar with Locker, having coached against him in the Pac-10 during his time as the head man at USC. Carroll knows just how good he is, as Locker and the Huskies beat Carroll's Trojans team in 2009.
Matt Hasselbeck is a capable NFL quarterback. But his time is running out, and Locker is ready for the challenge at hand.
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