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.