5 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters For Seattle Seahawks

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5 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters For Seattle Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks were the best team in the NFL last year, and coincidentally they also won the Super Bowl. In most years, those two things are not always the same, but last year the Seahawks had the best roster and came out on top.

That quality roster means that chances to crack the starting lineup for new players are going to be few and far between this offseason, and their first-place finish means they’ll have late-round picks to find any worthy candidates.

Potential starters that the Seahawks can realistically get in the draft will be tough to find, but they are out there. If there’s anything the NFL has shown us recently it’s that there are good players who will slip in the draft.

The Seahawks have two spots on the field that jump out as places rookies could find playing time. The first is wide receiver, where the Seahawks got contributions from several players but lacked any one guy who could carry the load. There could be a place in the starting lineup for a young receiver.

The offensive line could also use an upgrade. They were good at run blocking, but they struggled at times to protect Russell Wilson. Seattle was smart to move the height-challenged signal-caller around in the pocket to make room for his throws, but they would be better served if they could just line up and make a solid pocket for him.

The Seattle lineup will be the hardest in the league to crack this season, but these are five rookies who could be instant starters for them.

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5. Cyril Richardson, Guard, Baylor

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Interior offensive lineman Cyril Richardson is slated to go somewhere in the second or third round. A big, strong lineman at 6-foot-5, 348-pounds, Richardson is the kind of lineman who could step right in and pave the way for the vaunted Seattle rushing game.

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4. Kelvin Benjamin, Wide Receiver, Florida State

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The biggest need on the Seahawks is for a big receiver on the outside. Kelvin Benjamin certainly fits the bill, but he probably won't fall to them at the last pick in the first round. If they want him they will probably need to trade up about ten spots or so, but if they do Benjamin has what it takes to get playing time right away.

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3. Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, LSU

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I'm a big Odell Beckham, Jr. fan. A quick, strong for his size slot receiver, Beckham Jr. can contribute right away both on offense and on special teams.

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2. Morgan Moses, Tackle, Virginia

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This draft class is chock-full of talented offensive tackles. The good news for the Seahawks is that means a good one should be able to fall to them at the last pick in the draft. Morgan Moses is expected to go sometime in the late first, early second-round range and could step in immediately as the starter at right tackle.

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1. Davante Adams, Wide Receiver, Fresno State

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Davante Adams is one of the sleepers in this year's draft. He's big, 6-foot-2 216-pounds, and was extremely productive in college. His lack of elite speed will let him fall to the Seahawks, and his well-rounded game will let him start, and contribute, right away.


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