Seattle Seahawks: 3 players they should target at the trade deadline

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DE Clelin Ferrell

The former 1st-round pick out of Clemson hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations that the Las Vegas Raiders set. Clelin Ferrell finds himself on the trade block. After acquiring Chandler Jones and pairing him with Maxx Crosby, it makes sense as to why Las Vegas would be looking to move off him.

For Seattle, outside of the Week 6 game, their pass rush has been disappointing. In years past, we have seen the Seahawks target defensive linemen at the trade deadline. A couple of years ago, it was Carlos Dunlap who came in and made an immediate impact on this team. Sometimes, a fresh start is all a player needs.

The Fit: Rotational piece

In the offseason, the Seahawks acquired Shelby Harris, Quinton Jefferson and Uchenna Nwosu to pair with Poona Ford, Al Woods and Darrell Taylor. They also drafted Boye Mafe and Tyreke Smith in an effort to revamp their defensive front. Clelin Ferrell can come in and serve as a rotational piece to a front who needs some sort of spark.

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One man’s trash is another’s treasure. Based on his production thus far in Las Vegas, it would be fair to assume that Seattle can acquire him at a cheap rate. A late-round pick for a cheap contract who has something to prove can be very beneficial to a team who needs a boost up front.