With the twenty-fourth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon.
Next we address the 25th pick in the draft - The Seattle Seahawks are on the clock.
#25 Seattle Seahawks. Needs - DE, DT, RT. The Seahawks had their most successful season under Pete Carroll, coming within seconds of appearing in the NFC Championship game. A keen eye for talent has helped the Seahawks rebuild quickly. 2012 saw several of their young players step to the front of the line.
Seattle's defense was the #1 scoring defense in the NFL in 2012, giving up a paltry 15 points per game. They were a physical, hard-hitting defense that ranked 5th in takeaways with 31 on the year. The Hawks ranked 6th in pass yards allowed, and 10th in rushing yards. One concern was the fact their run D surrendered 4.5 yards per carry, which was better than only 5 other teams. The Seahawks did struggle to sack opposing QBs, finishing with 36, which was good for 18th in the NFL.
On offense, the team thrived off the running of Marshawn Lynch, who led them to 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards. The team averaged a healthy 4.8 yards per carry for the season. Seattle finished in the top 10 in scoring, coming in at 9th in the League by averaging almost 26 points per game. The O-line played well enough to finish 12th in sacks allowed, with 33 given up on the year. The Seahawks finished ranked 27th in passing yards, but were a much improved passing team after the coaches opened up the game plan and let Wilson have more freedom in the offense.
The Seahawks could use a big, run stuffing DT. They also need more of a pass rush. Their best pass rusher, Chris Clemons, tore up his knee in the playoff win over the Redskins and his availability for 2013 is in question. Their pass rush wasn't great even with Clemons on the field. The Hawks could also use an upgrade at RT. Another WR would help, too. The Seahawks are young and on the rise, without many glaring holes, and as GM your job is to find someone to add to that talent. Who do you take?
Picks so far:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
#2 Jacksonville Jaguars - Bjoern Warner, DE, FSU
#3 Oakland Raiders - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
#4 Philadelphia Eagles - Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
#5 Detroit Lions - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
#6 Cleveland Browns - Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
#7 Arizona Cardinals - Geno Smith, QB, WVU
#8 Buffalo Bills - Mike Glennon, QB, NC St.
#9 New York Jets - Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
#10 Tennessee Titans - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio St.
#11 San Diego Chargers - Eric Fisher, OT, CMU
#12 Miami Dolphins - Keenan Allen, WR, California
#13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi St.
#14 Carolina Panthers - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
#15 New Orleans Saints - John Jenkins, NT, Georgia
#16 St. Louis Rams - Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
#17 Pittsburgh Steelers - Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
#18 Dallas Cowboys - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
#19 New York Giants - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
#20 Chicago Bears - Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
#21 Cincinnati Bengals - Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU
#22 St. Louis Rams - Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
#23 Minnesota Vikings - Terrance Williams, WR,Baylor
#24 Indianapolis Colts - Dion Jordan, DE/OLB,Oregon