If the Seattle Seahawks could steal one player from each NFC West team, who would they be?
ESPN’s outstanding beat reporter Sheil Kapadia recently did a division Q&A with beat reporters from the NFC West and asked them an intriguing question; Which Seahawk player would each divisional opponent steal if they could? Our own Keith Myers analyzed those answers here, but I thought it would be fun to flip the script and ask our own question:
Which NFC West players would the Seahawks steal if they could?
We begin with the LOS ANGELES RAMS.
This one’s easy; hands down it’s defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The 6’1″, 285 pound DT is precisely the kind of penetrating, pocket-busting smaller tackle Pete Carroll loves to have in his D-line rotation. And Donald is simply the best in the league at disrupting enemy offenses from the inside. He’s posted 20 sacks in his first two seasons, and at 25 years of age is just entering his physical prime.
Just imagine Donald lining up next to block-eaters Ahtyba Rubin or Jarran Reed on early downs, or Michael Bennett when he slides inside in sub packages. Donald, Bennett, Avril and Frank Clark would make life absolute hell for the rest of the league, and make the Hawks already top-shelf defense nearly unstoppable.
Next: Shaking up the O-line, again