Seattle Seahawks Should Acquire Derrick Brooks To Fill OLB Hole


Published: March 26, 2009


... 4-12 season. They sent LB Julian Peterson to a team who has lost 23 of its last 24 games, the Detroit Lions, creating a noticeable crater at the OLB position opposite starters Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill.

The Seahawks hold the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft, a compensation for an injury-riddled corps that was 2008. Many view the top prospect in the draft to be LB Aaron Curry, which would appear to be the best player available for the 'Hawks and would fill their now-biggest need.

Curry seems less likely to go to Detroit at No. 1 with their acquisition of Peterson. The Rams parted ways with Torry Holt and Orlando Pace, so it seems they will address those positions with their pick. The Kansas City Chiefs hold the No. 3 pick and could lock up Curry to anchor the LB core after the departure of LB Donnie Edwards, which could stabilize an underachieving defense.

There is growing speculation that linebacker Derrick Brooks could be the short-term solution at the vac...

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