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The draft has pretty much come to a conclusion for me.. one pick in the 7th. Don’t plan on making any trades. I would love to hear how my fellow Hawks fans feel about my off-season, perhaps compare to what we’re actually doing.

I managed to get rid of all the same guys the Hawks have jettisoned, plus Thomas. We knew this day was to come. I personally like how the roster turned out, especially in comparison to moves we’ve made irl so far.

Rookies have their round and overall pick number next to them. Players traded for have an asterisk. FA signees are in italics.

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SEAHAWKS DEPTH CHART

QB: Russell Wilson / Treyvone Boykin

RB: Derrius Guice (1.22) / Mark Walton (5.143) / Chris Carson / Mike Davis / J.D. McKissic

FB: Jalston Fowler / Tre Madden

Slot: Doug Baldwin / Tyler Lockett 

X: Chris Conley* / Michael Floyd

Z: Deon Cain (3.75) / Amara Darboh 

TE: Dwayne Allen / Nick Vannett / Tyrone Swoopes

 

Outlook: 

We have a franchise QB. Our top 3 RBs all have legitimate 3-Down potential (Guice, Walton, Carson). I listed Walton second because he’s a better compliment in terms of style and skill set. Walton is something between Justin Forsett and Duke Johnson Jr., while Guice has received comparisons to a young Frank Gore, Marshawn, Ray Rice.. Carson gets more time to recover from his injury and will be more than adequate as a fill-in if the two in front of him are injured. 

We have a good problem at WR, at least from my perspective: I don’t know who’ll start or who should receive majority of playing time. Chris Conley and Amara Darboh have crazy athletic profiles and both flash from time to time. Conley also started to show development as a big-body, possession WR, until he suffered a season ending injury last year. Deon Cain also has a great athletic profile, draws Roddy White comps.. the one year he was the no. 1 option, he had a total game manager at QB. Clemson didn’t need big plays or a prolific passing game, considering how efficient they were at controlling the ball. He has low-end WR1 potential. For now, letting him play second- or third-fiddle will be best for his development. Tyler Lockett is an anomaly. I know he’s talented, can be play in or out. He could realistically start over Conley. But I feel giving him experience in the slot and allowing him to learn Doug’s position will set him up as Doug’s heir apparent. 

 

LT: Cordy Glenn* / George Fant

LG: Mitch Morse* / Jordan Roos

OC: Justin Britt / Ethan Pocic

RG: Austin Pasztor / Aviante Collins*

RT: Germain Ifedi / Joseph Noteboom (4.136)

 

Outlook: Without a doubt, the best line we’ve had in years. It’ll be easy to the unfamiliar to point to the right side and question. But Pasztor’s best play has come at RG, and we’ve shown that we’re not afraid to play lengthy guys in the interior. I believe Germain takes a step forward, that or Fant/Noteboom take over at RT. Mitch Morse and Cordy Glenn are both extremely talented guys. Our second unit stresses athleticism and reeks of potential. Fair mix of starting experience too (Fant, Roos, Pocic). No one will mistake us for the Cowboys of the PNW but if all goes well, we have legitimate top-12 potential as a unit.

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HAWK: Frank Clark / Marcus Smith III / Stephen Weatherly*

NT: Jarran Reed / David Parry / Garrison Smith

3T: Marcell Dareus* / Sharrif Floyd OR Nazair Jones

5T: Arik Armstead OR Nazair Jones / Branden Jackson 

 

Outlook: Lots to like on our defensive front. I feel like Clark breaks out and has 10-12 sacks. Smith as a speed rusher and Weatherly as a more classic edge-setter. Our big defensive lineman are extremely versatile. Dareus could play nose; he’s one of the best run-stuffers out there but people forget just how much of a rush he provided when he was healthy and not in trouble. Reed is our classic NT with athletic upside. Arik has had an up-down career but will settle into a role that fits his strengths. Naz Jones will be a crucial rotation piece; he will see a lot of time at the 3T and 5T, could even win one of the starting gigs. Sharrif Floyd is a question mark and may end up having to retire, but if he manages to comeback, he could be a terror pass-rush specialist on the interior. Lots of length, lots of potential throughout.

 

SAM: Genard Avery (4.122) / Shea McCllelin / Terrance Garvin

MIKE: Bobby Wagner / Koa Misi / Paul Dawson

WILL: Kam Chancellor / Keenan Robinson / D.J. Alexander 

 

Outlook: I had a ton of concerns about the LB unit after I traded Wright. In the end, I think this unit is a strength for us once again. Chancellor (if healthy) moves down into a more classic, play-making LB role. He’s slower for a safety but that speed and coverage skill would be nice if shifted down to the L.O.S. If he’s not healthy, we’ve got options. Avery’s best position is SAM, due to his run-stuffing and pass-rushing prowess. But his surprising versatility in college and combine testing suggest he could realistically play any position and be a plus starter. He’s my favorite pick of the draft, no doubt. He’s something between James Harrison and Daryl Smith (big expectations I know, but the guy is legit). We’ve got Koa Kisi and McCllelin providing great depth. They could realistically fill in at any of the 3 spots. Oh, and Wagner is a top-3 ILB so we’re pretty set there

 

LCB: Justin Coleman / DeShawn Shead

RCB: Shaquille Griffin / Quenton Meeks (5.155)

Nickel: T.J. Carrie / M.J. Stewart (4.131)

FS: Terrance Brooks / Quin Blanding (5.150) / Tedric Thompson 

SS: Bradley McDougald / J.J. Wilcox / Delano Hill

 

Outlook: Hot damn. I know this secondary looks completely different than what we’re used to, but I love the depth and versatility and potential. Carrie was the only saving grace of Oakland’s secondary last year. Has started at S as well and could very well move there if Brooks doesn’t continue his above-average play from last year. Brooks is a coverage guy that we got cheap and could really prove to outplay his cost. McDougald is a solid starter, jack of all trades kind of guy. Coleman really stepped up at the LCB spot; I tendered him to see if he could repeat. Meeks could end up a starter on the outside; young and raw but has everything we want in a corner. M.J. is a playmaker, draws Micah Hyde/Jimmie Ward comparisons because of his versatility. He could very well start at Nickel or Free. Quin Blanding is solid in all phases of the game and is the prime back-up to both S spots. Reminds me a lot of McDougald. Tedric and Hill are great depth and if they develop from last year, could seize significant playing time. It’s definitely a no-name secondary, but a solid one throughout without much drop off when players are rotated.

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Position Grades:

QB: A- (9.0/10)

RB: A- (9.0/10)

WR: B (8.3/10)

TE: C (7.3/10)

OL: B (8.3/10)

EDGE: B/B- (8.25/10)

INTERIOR: B+/B (8.5/10)

LB: B (8.25/10)

DB: B- (8.1/10)

 

OVR TEAM GRADE: B (8.3/10)

2018 Prediction: 10-6 record, Wildcard Spot Team w/ SB-Run Potential

Edited by One Punch Man

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I'm not sure how to feel about this.  I really don't like getting rid of Earl Thomas, but I understand the whole idea behind your moves.  I really love the upgrades at running back and the offensive line, that should make things a lot more consistent.  I think 9-7 or 10-6 is a fair prediction for the squad you're going to field.  

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19 hours ago, showtime said:

I'm not sure how to feel about this.  I really don't like getting rid of Earl Thomas, but I understand the whole idea behind your moves.  I really love the upgrades at running back and the offensive line, that should make things a lot more consistent.  I think 9-7 or 10-6 is a fair prediction for the squad you're going to field.  

I know it’s hard to accept but the way I see it.. we’ve already started the purge. 

This is just a scenario of how we can avoid a total rebuild. Sure we’re lacking the normal star power on Defense but 1) honestly don’t think we need that if our offense is potent enough 2) it’s not like our defense will be bad by any means.

2018, a wild-card team. Another year of smart extensions and good drafting and we’re right back to being annual SB contenders. We’ll be younger and reloaded for another 2-3 years, then hopefully over those next years we drafted/signed cost/age effective players.. so on and so forth.

The Hawks had that down in the early years. We’ve strayed, and for fair reason. But it’s time to get back to what made us successful.

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