Which NFC West players would the Seahawks steal if they could?
By Dan Viens
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
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This is a tough one, because the 49ers simply don’t have a very deep or talented roster at this point. The pick here would be strictly for practical purposes.
It’s left tackle Joe Staley.
The 10 year veteran is clearly in the dawn of his career, but the 5-time Pro Bowler still has enough in the tank to help a Seahawks line in complete transition. Plugging Staley in at LT would allow the team to keep Garry Gilliam on the right side, where he was developing into a nice player last season. This would lessen the need to rely on J’Marcus Webb at RT, and would actually free up Webb to play RG in the event that first round pick Germain Ifedi needs more time to develop.
A line of Staley, Mark Glowinski, center-to-be-determined-later, Ifedi or Webb, and Gilliam, would seem to be much more prepared to help the Seahawks offense get off to a strong start than as it’s currently assembled.
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