5 dream draft targets for Seahawks to build unstoppable offense around Geno Smith

These players would turn Seattle's offense into one that is championship caliber.

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OT/OG Troy Fautanu, Washington

One of the most popular names on the latest mock drafts has been the anchor of the Washington Huskies offensive line the past two years, Troy Fautanu. The senior left tackle was arguably one of the best tackles in the country and while he could conceivably play on Sundays at the tackle position, it's at guard where Fautanu could be special.

At the combine, Fautanu showed up and showed out. The 6’4” and 317 lbs senior ran a 5.01 40-yard dash and a 1.71 10-yard split. His overall combine production and athleticism score ranked third in the draft for offensive tackles. You take an athlete like that and add the absolute mauling tenacity that Fautanu brings, and you create arguably the best guard prospect I've seen since Quentin Nelson went #6 overall to the Colts in 2018.

Geno is at his best when he's able to step up in the pocket. Go back and watch his dominant performances against New Orleans, Dallas, and both Detroit games, when he could step up in the pocket, he looked like an MVP-caliber player. Fautanu allows that and a potential explosion in the team's run game. 

Taking a guard in the middle of the first round is not always considered the best value for such a precious draft pick, but we're legitimately talking about a Steve Hutchinson-level player added to this offense. It would fit a major need while bringing in a hometown guy. This is a home run pick for a new regime without selecting a more prominent position.