Who the media say the Seahawks will draft

Who the media say the Seahawks will draft

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Who the media say the Seahawks will draft


by KING 5 News


Posted on March 6, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 6 at 2:11 PM

With the NFL Draft two months away, here is a look at who some in the media expect the Seattle Seahawks to select with the 32nd pick in the first round.

Mel Kiper, ESPN - Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

"Robinson provides ... an ability to make contested catches and a sneaky level of speed to win over the top or with the ball in his hands."

Todd McShay, ESPN - Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA

"We only have a second-round grade on him, but he is a guy whose stock is rising as the draft process goes on, and he has good foot quickness and size."

Doug Farrar, Sports Illustrated - David Yankey, G, Stanford

"It’s time for Seattle to take this position more seriously. Yankey is a tough, athletic blocker with experience in different blocking schemes and the right kind of attitude for Seattle’s power-based offense."

Alex Espinoza, Bleacher Report - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

"A big-bodied target such Kelvin Benjamin (6'5", 240) would provide a nice red-zone target for the offense, but his official 40 time of 4.61 doesn't paint him as a downfield threat in the NFL."

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com - Rashede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

"Hageman offers similar length as (Red) Bryant and much better athleticism but can be maddeningly inconsistent."

Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com - Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA

"Su'a-Filo has experience at tackle and guard, but projects best inside and will be the top guard in this class for several teams."

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

"If they lose Golden Tate in free agency, they can replace him with Cooks."

Pat Kirwan, CBSSports.com - Trade pick

"Always look for the Seahawks to do something different and will not take a player for the sake of taking someone. This pick is valuable to teams looking for a quarterback who don't want to go past the first round without one."

Will Brinson, CBSSports.com - Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

"Amaro doesn't fit the perfect profile for a big blocking tight end in the Seahawks power scheme. But getting more weapons for an increasingly dangerous offense helps open things up for the Seahawks.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com - Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA

"The Seahawks played musical chairs at left guard for most of the season. Su'a-Filo shores up the biggest need on the frontline, while adding some athleticism and nastiness to the unit.

Matt Smith, NFL.com - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

"Put him with Percy Harvin and the reliable Doug Baldwin, and watch him make plays. Russell Wilson needs that big red-zone target desperately."

Charles Davis, NFL.com - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

"His 4.33 40-yard dash got everyone's attention. So did his good routes, and sure hands during field drills. "