2014 NFL Mock Draft: The Seattle Seahawks Select…

Oct 26, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive lineman Ra

Heading into Week 14, the Seahawks have the best record in the NFL at 11-1 and are one of just two teams with 10 wins this year (the Denver Broncos are 10-2).

Fansided’s 2014 Mock Draft order has been set and if the season ended today, the Seahawks would have the last pick in the first round.

Fansided believes that with the No. 32 pick in the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks would select Ra’Shede Hageman, defensive tackle, Minnesota.

Hageman was named to the All-Big Ten team this season as a Gopher. He recorded 34 tackles — 11 for losses — and had two sacks, an interception and nine passes defended.

To defend the selection, Fansided says:

The Seattle Seahawks are the cream of the crop in the NFL and they lack any big weaknesses on their roster. However, if there was one area the team could benefit from improving at it would be their interior defensive line.

Seattle has been spending plenty of time over the past few offseasons stockpiling talent at defensive end, so imagine the damage the Seahawks defense could do if they are able to bolster defensive tackle.

By adding Hageman with the final pick of Round 1, Seattle would have a star-studded defensive front to go around with their stellar secondary.

The Seahawks are stacked on the defensive line but their best lineman — Red Bryant, Michael Bennett, Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril — are defensive ends. The defensive tackles are currently Tony McDaniel, Brandon Mebane, Jordan Hill and Clinton McDonald.

While I understand the theory that adding a defensive tackle would be a big gain, I think the Seahawks defense is looking good right now.

Instead, perhaps the Seahawks could use that pick on an offensive lineman who could help protect Russell Wilson. That seemed to be the biggest weakness on the Seahawks this year.

What are your thoughts? If the season ended today, what position would the Seahawks need to improve using players in the draft?

If the season ended today, what position should the Seahawks use their first-round draft pick on?

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Topics: 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Ra’Shede Hageman, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks

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  • KloverJane

    O line tackle or guard

  • KJagman

    This is wrong. It will/should be an offensive lineman. One guy goes down and Russell is scrambling for his life.

  • DRRL

    We already have a Jordan Hill on the mend and High-ceiling Jesse Williams both waiting in the wings for next season. O-line, especially guard and backup tackle, is a much greater need. Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised with another “best athlete available” on an already-stacked team looking to ease salary cap pressures.

    • jamielarrydon

      Don’t forget about Sruggs as well

  • http://Allcougdup.com/ AllCoug’dUp (Joshua Davis)

    I don’t know man. Hageman is a BEAST and a legit first round talent. If the Hawks went that way it would probably mean the end for both McDaniel and McDonald and I’m ok with that. Hill and Williams both have durability concerns. I agree the Hawks need to address OL, but probably within the next 2 rounds as one of those “is there somebody here that we couldn’t get in RD 2, 3 or even 4?” Hageman is the type of player that if you pass on him you’ll not find a similar talent down the road. Plus he’s in the B1G and Carroll seems to like to poach from there.

    Of course, if SEA doesn’t see him as that type of player they should immediately look at OL

  • adam012

    Offensive line…all the way. Unless, you are willing to risk Russell Wilson’s health. Some of those games this year scared the bejeezus out of me, it’s almost a miracle he is still standing.

  • special k

    I think a trade up is in order. To get kelvin Benjamin or mike Evans big wr is much needed. If they stay Nebraska cb stanley Jeane babtist. Pete kind of player.

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