Do the Seahawks need Danielle Hunter?
Danielle Hunter is a clear fit with the Seahawks. He's a true power rusher, which is the type of edge rushers Pete Carroll always seems to love, dating back to the Legion of Boom days with Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. Also, when the Vikings fired former head coach Mike Zimmer and brought in Kevin O'Connell, they changed from a 4-3 front to a 3-4 front, despite the change Hunter still racked up double-digit sacks regardless, with 10 and a half. This is good news because it's a similar role to what defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt would potentially want to do with him as well.
However, general manager John Schneider selected edge rushers (Boye Mafe and Derick Hall) in back-to-back years both within the first 40 picks of the draft. Schneider's clearly invested heavily into this group and it's hard to see him departing with even more draft capital when he hasn't seen the full potential of both Mafe and Hall yet. Especially with the emergence and contract situation of Nwosu, who recorded a career-high in sacks this past season with 10.
A move for Hunter would be an intriguing move for Seattle, but it's not an immediate need by any means. The team has plenty of young talent and depth at the position. However, if Schneider could work out a reasonable offer, the move could make the Seahawks true contenders in a weaker-than-usual NFC.