Seahawks could target six potential free agent wide receivers

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Torrey Smith to Seahawks?
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 08: Torrey Smith #82 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball 59 yards for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on October 8, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Torrey Smith –  6’0 –  205  – Age 29 – Eagles

Would the Super Bowl champs let Torrey Smith go after just 1 season? That remains to be seen, but Smith was still relatively effective in his role. Still, he could have plenty of suitors if he is released.

What’s to like

Smith’s calling card his entire career is speed. He is that player brought in to take the top off of defenses and go make plays. The journeyman receiver still has decent size and big game experience on his resume. And to his credit, Smith seems to be a good guy and a leader in the locker room as well.

What’s not to like

For all that speed and talent, he is a bit of a one trick pony. Go routes are his calling card. For the notoriety he receives, he hasn’t really ever been spectacular statistically. As you definitely know what you are going to get with Smith, you shouldn’t expect anything more.

(Smith has not been released.)

Dez Bryant – 6’2 – 220 – Age 29 – Dallas

A year ago, this was unfathomable. Dez Bryant, once a premier receiver in this league potentially on the chopping block? This would bring unprecedented star power. Dez is a bit of a mercurial figure though, and Seattle already has plenty of distracting players. How would Bryant fit in?

What’s to like

You have to admit one thing, the guy is passionate about football. So much so, he feels like the offensive version of Richard Sherman. Sometimes that passion can get them in trouble. He is a big, physical receiver with great hands and the strength to pluck the ball away from defenders. Moreover, he can take the big hit over the middle when he has to.

What’s not to like

Remember when you were a kid and you bought an expensive toy, and sometimes it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? This could be the case here. Bryant has had off-field issues, contract issues, coach issues, and even player issues. How would all of that play out in Seattle? And what if he doesn’t get the ball as much as he likes? Dez doesn’t fit as a home run threat over the top either. He doesn’t create much separation, as he wins with size and body control. However, he has really strong hands capable of making every catch. But at times he can lose focus and drop some of the easy throws. Wow, that’s a lot of negatives. But the pluses are huge.

(Bryant has not been released.)