5 Biggest Needs The Seattle Seahawks Must Fix In NFL Draft

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The Seattle Seahawks are coming off of a disappointing 2023 campaign in which they went 9-8 and missed the playoffs, and now, they look like a pedestrian team altogether.

The Seahawks aren’t quite good enough to seriously contend, but they aren’t bad enough to earn one of the top picks in the NFL Draft next year, either.

That means Seattle will need to retool with what it has at its disposal, and that is entirely possible with wise drafting.

Chad Reuter of NFL.com listed the Seahawks’ five biggest needs entering the NFL Draft later this month, naming defensive tackle, linebacker, interior offensive line, edge rusher and tight end as their most significant issues that need to be addressed.

Reuter notes that while Seattle did re-sign Leonard Williams, it may look to take another defensive tackle in a first round that should see a couple of notable ones fly off the board. He also says that the Seahawks need another pass rusher and an athletic linebacker to compete for playing time in the rotation.

Seattle is under new management with head coach Mike Macdonald, so surely, Macdonald will want to select some players that fit his scheme.

The Seahawks could also use another starter along their offensive line, and while Noah Fant is serviceable at tight end, Seattle could stand to upgrade at that position, as well.

Reuter adds that the doesn’t think the Seahawks will take a quarterback early on because of Geno Smith’s contract and the fact that they recently swung a trade with the Washington Commanders for Sam Howell.

Seattle certainly has numerous needs, and it’s possible it will not be able to fill all of those holes in the draft. We’ll see how the Seahawks approach things a few weeks from now.

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