Assessing Seattle’s Top Needs For Draft Day


Published: April 11, 2009


... depth at a variety of positions.

Already this offseason, Seattle has attempted to improve their lack of pass rush last season by addressing their needs on the defensive line by signing Colin Cole and trading for Corey Redding.

Unfortunately, gaps have opened at the linebacker position with Julian Peterson's departure and the uncertainty over the length of time Leroy Hill will be willing to hold out. 

It also remains to be seen if Owen Schmitt can fill the opening at fullback left by Leonard Weaver.

The most promising news is seeing Matt Hasselbeck back in action at mini-camp and letting fans know that he’s “not going anywhere.” 

He also reminded everyone that he was considered a “waste of a pick” when he was a sixth round selection by Green Bay in 1998. 

With quarterbacks of his caliber to be found deep in the draft, and with the Seahawks histor...

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