6. Get an outside linebacker, or keep two
Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner is the best linebacker in the NFL. And for several seasons he had K.J. Wright playing alongside him. In 2018, though, Wagner was just as good whether Wright or Mychal Kendricks was playing beside him. Or, for that matter, Austin Calitro.
Therein lies the rub. Wagner is a beast no matter who he is playing with. But the Seahawks defense overall is better if Wagner has a more talented player beside him. Wagner knows how to feed off of what Wright wants to do. And maybe to some extent, Kendricks.
Both Wright and Kendricks are free agents. Kendricks could face prison time for insider trading. He could be a cheaper option than Wright and possibly just as good. Seattle showed some love to Kendricks in a time of despair and Kendricks might show that love back.
Wright is still good and worth re-signing. Maybe Seattle keeps both linebackers? That would be a good thing indeed, if the money is OK.
5. Get a decent third receiving option
In 2018, Russell Wilson had a very good option in Tyler Lockett, a slightly less good option in a banged up Doug Baldwin and then, well…nothing. Baldwin isn’t get any younger and is coming off of his most injury-plagued season.
Seattle needs to find a consistently good receiving option beyond Lockett and Baldwin right now. Jaron Brown was not overly productive and is signed for too much money for next year. David Moore is too inconsistent to really rely on. If Seattle has a chance to get a proven veteran to start 2019 at a decent price, general manager John Schneider should jump at it.