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?