4 players the Seahawks should target on day 2 of the NFL draft
By Geoff Shull
Defensive targets for Seahawks
Jonathan Greenard, DE
If there is one thing the Seahawks showed with the pick of Brooks, its that they want to bring nastiness, leadership and speed to the team. Seattle ranked amongst the worst in the NFL in pressure percentages, yards per run and yards per play last year. Jonathan Greenard is about as complete of a prospect as they come. He plays with phenomenal explosiveness, his ability to bully the offensive line is hands down one of the most appealing aspects of his game. He can play both the run and pass effectively and efficiently.
He amassed 9.5 sacks, 16 tackles for a loss, and 3 forced fumbles last year. If Seattle wants to bring men to the line of scrimmage, Greenard is the man for the job. After all, if I was going to comp Greenard to one player, it would likely be Yannick Ngakoue. It appears the Jaguars are going to hold onto him, Greenard looks to be the next best thing.
Kyle Dugger, S
Dugger is the quintessential alpha male of the safety draft class. He plays with swagger and nastiness. He lives to hit the opposing player and wants nothing more than to knock them onto the dirt. Dugger tested out of this world at the combine with a 4.4 40-yard dash, 42 inch vertical, and 134 inch broad jump.
To put these into perspective, all these tests results placed between the 78th to 97th percentiles. With Seattle clearly looking to bring in elite speed, athleticism, nastiness and leadership, Dugger would be the perfect fit. He stands at 6’1” and 217lbs. Dugger holds the perfect size to take over the strong safety position.