SEA's '12 Draft:
1-12: North Carolina's DE Quinton Coples (6-6/284) 4.76-40
Although the offense has more total needs than the defense, the defense needs a pass-rusher more than any particular position on the offense (except possibly QB if Flynn doesn't outperform T.Jax as expected) and that need (pass-rush) will only increase with time. The Leo/Elephant has potential replacement players on the roster already, but the prior performances of the DL UFAs brought in so far to replace R.Brock doesn't suggest PC/JS've solved the 3rd dn LDE pass-rush problems yet. Typically, the 1st year for a pass-rusher in the NFL is alot like his college freshman year in production, then he slowly improves year by year. Coples is iffy effort-wise but has the potential to become a Julius Peppers for the Hawks if he's there at 12. SEA could get back to 50+ sacks in 2-3 years if PC can motivate Coples to play hard when he's in. Coples could also spell Clemmons on the right side.
2-11: Michigan State's DT Jerel Worthy (6-2/308) 5.04-40
With Mebane back at the 1-tech and Alan Branch stopping the run at the 3-tech, SEA still needs to get more pressure from the 3-tech. Worthy has shown a relentless motor and has the ability to get pressure on the passer. We don't have to get sacks but collapsing the pocket while pressuring the QB could improve our DBs interceptions.
3-12: Iowa's WR Marvin McNutt (6-3/245) 4.48-40
He's coming off a shoulder injury so I'm hoping he'll be there at this pick. He's a younger/faster BMW with great hands and straight-line speed but not much elusiveness. I'd like for Flynn to have 3-4 really good/great receivers throughout the season, so have 5-6 really good/great receivers make the team to have enough skill players here to cover injuries during the season, and not have to field players who can't remember their routes.
4-11: Missouri's TE Michael Egnew (6-5/252) 4.58-40
Rob Rang mentioned him as a kinda hidden gem, so he may not last this long. I was hoping.
NO 5TH RD!!! Dang, this is usually the round that PC/JS get us some really excellent players.
6-11: Tennessee's RB Tauren Poole (5-10/205) 4.54-40
Poole's '10 stats may be better than his '11 stats, but his game vs Oregon showed he just couldn't be stopped. Balance, elusiveness, strength, toughness, good receiver, doesn't fumble, nose for the goalline and 1st dn, 5.1 yds/carry, etc.
7-18: Miami's OLB-DE Olivier Vernon (6-2/261) 4.77-40
Weakside pass-rusher to replace Clemmons if SEA loses him next offseason.