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Seahawks roster and draft needs by position

Allen Robinson of Penn State runs against Ohio State on Oct. 26, 2013
Allen Robinson of Penn State runs against Ohio State on Oct. 26, 2013
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As the draft quickly approaches later today, it appears the Seahawks might indeed have a chance to trade out of the first round -- which seems to be the best move and their preferred option.

Houston, Atlanta and Jacksonville are among the teams thought to be interested in moving back into the first round.

The Hawks have just six picks and would like to amass more, as usual, to address current or upcoming needs along the offensive line, in the secondary, at receiver, at linebacker and on the defensive line.

The offensive line has been their top need in three of the four drafts conducted by general manager John Schneider, and it is again because they have failed to fix it.

They wanted to last year, but the draft did not fall in their favor at that position. They surely are hoping it will this time.

If they end up trading down and find no tackle they like or the second tier of tackles goes early, the Hawks probably will end up looking at receiver or defense.

Here's a look at the roster and the needs of each position:


Locks: Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson

Contender: B.J. Daniels, Terrelle Pryor

Draft need? Not anymore. The Hawks already drafted a QB, sending their seventh-round pick to Oakland for Pryor, who will try to force the coaches to keep three this year.



Locks: Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Derrick Coleman, Christine Michael

Contender: Spencer Ware

UFA: Michael Robinson

Draft need? No. After surprising everyone with Michael in the second round of the 2013 draft and then adding Ware in the sixth, Seattle seems very unlikely to pick up any running backs this time.



Locks: Zach Miller, Luke Willson

Contender: Anthony McCoy, Travis Beckum, Cooper Helfet

Gone: Kellen Davis

Draft need? No. Some people think the Hawks might go for a tight end in the first two rounds -- maybe Jace Amaro of Texas Tech -- but they seem pretty well stocked at the position after Miller took a pay cut to stay and McCoy re-signed.



Locks: Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse

Contenders: Sidney Rice, Ricardo Lockette, Bryan Walters, Phil Bates, Arceto Clark, Chris Matthews, Taylor Price

Gone: Golden Tate

Draft need? Yes. It's the deepest receiver draft since perhaps the star-studded 1996 class, and the Hawks surely will find a guy they like at some point. If they take one in the first round, don't rule out them taking another on Day 3. They have a ton of uncertainty at the position after 2014 and would do well to try to build a little stability.

Options at 32: Allen Robinson, Cody Latimer, Kelvin Benjamin, Jordan Matthews

Options at 64: Donte Moncrief, Davante Adams, Jarvis landry



Locks: LT Russell Okung, C Max Unger, RG J.R. Sweezy, C Lemuel Jeanpierre, OT Michael Bowie

Contenders: LG James Carpenter, OL Alvin Bailey, C Jared Smith, OT Caylin Hauptmann, OL Greg Van Roten, OG Stephen Schilling

Gone: RT Breno Giacomini, OL Paul McQuistan

Draft need? Yes. The Hawks ideally will draft a right tackle in the first two rounds who can potentially step right in and start. Another lineman couldn't hurt. You can never have too many.

Options at 32: Joel Bitonio, JaWuan James, Morgan Moses

Options at 64: Antonio Richardson



Locks: Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Brandon Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Greg Scruggs, Jordan Hill, Benson Mayowa

Contenders: Jesse Williams, Kenneth Boatright, Michael Brooks, D'Anthony Smith, Dewayne Cherrington

Gone: Clinton McDonald, Chris Clemons, Red Bryant

Draft need? Yes. The Hawks could use a pass rusher and perhaps an inside player. They have been linked to Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence, who would seem to fit their scheme.

Options at 32: LEO Demarcus Lawrence, DT RaShede Hageman

Options at 64: DT Stephon Tuitt, LEO Dee Ford, DT Dominique Easley, LEO Jeremiah Attaochu, DE Scott Crichton, DT DaQuan Jones



Locks: K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner, Malcolm Smith, Bruce Irvin

Contenders: Mike Morgan, O'Brien Schofield, Heath Farwell, Korey Toomer, Mike Taylor

Draft need? Yes. The Hawks need to build for the future at this unit; Wagner and Irvin are the only guys among the top seven who will not be free agents in 2015. Wright could be extended this summer, but the Hawks seem likely to need players here. If Ohio State's Ryan Shazier drops to 32, the Hawks surely would swipe him up. But that is not likely.

Options at 32: None

Options at 64: Kyle Van Noy



Locks: Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane

Contenders: Akeem Auguste, Tharold Simon, Phillip Adams, Chandler Fenner, Terrance Parks, A.J. Jefferson

Gone: Walter Thurmond, Brandon Browner

Draft need? Yes. The departures of Thurmond and Browner leave the Hawks a little thin and inexperienced at corner. Plus, Maxwell is a free agent after next season and might be tough to keep. The Hawks are too good at coaching up cornerbacks to need to take one high, but they almost surely will pick one up later to join the host of young corners battling for the final two spots.

Options at 64: Phillip Gaines, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Keith McGill, Jaylen Watkins, Pierre Desir



Locks: Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor

Contenders: DeShawn Shead, Jeron Johnson

Gone: Chris Maragos

Draft need? Yes. The Seahawks definitely need depth at this spot, with Chancellor nursing a bad hip and Johnson signed for just one year.

Options at 64: Deone Bucannon, Terrence Brooks



Locks: P Jon Ryan, LS Clint Gresham, K Steven Hauschka

Contender: LS Jorgen Hus

Draft need? No. The Hawks are well set at the kicking spots.

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