Seahawks first round pick: Best possible LOB options

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The Seahawks will be making some big changes to their roster this offseason. But for Seattle to continue to be a playoff team, this year’s draft may be the most important of the John Schneider-Pete Carroll era. Here is a look at Seattle best options for the secondary with their first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Seahawks have quite a bit of uncertainty going into this offseason. As far as the secondary goes, Kam Chancellor might retire. Earl Thomas might want to play in Dallas with the Cowboys. Richard Sherman was the subject of trade rumors last offseason, so anything is possible.

Byron Maxwell and Justin Coleman played pretty well in 2017 and might return, though. But probably not Jeremy Lane.

At least 12s know that Shaquill Griffin will be around for several years to come. But Seattle is still good enough to not be able to get the best players at a specific position. For instance, Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick will not be on my list of potential new Seahawks. He is simply too good to be available for Seattle unless they make some kind of trade to move way up in the draft.

But really, Seattle will be looking for replacements for Chancellor and Thomas and Sherman in April’s draft. Here are four cornerbacks and four safeties who could be available for Seattle at pick number 18.

(As I have said in all these draft preview articles, there is little chance the Seahawks keep that pick at 18. Most likely Seattle will trade it for more picks.)