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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Seattle Seahawks Rumors You Need to Know

The Latest Draft Rumors Surrounding the Seahawks

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Coming off a huge Super Bowl XLVIII victory, the Seattle Seahawks are facing a lot of pressure in 2014 to repeat as champions of the NFL. If they’re going to do so, though, they need to bring in some serious talent during the 2014 NFL Draft. At this point, it’s still unclear what direction they’re looking to go in when May 8 rolls around.

In hopes of shedding some light on the situation, here’s a look at five current Seahawks draft rumors.

Brandin Cooks on the Seahawks’ radar?

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Brandin Cooks on the Seahawks’ radar?

Brandin Cooks
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According to NFL.com, the Seahawks have a visit set up with receiver Brandin Cooks. Wide receiver coach Kippy Brown was even at the Oregon State Pro Day, so there’s plenty of reason to believe that the Seahawks could be targeting Cooks. While it seems unlikely that he’ll be available when Seattle picks at No. 32, a trade up isn’t out of the question. If he slides into the mid-20s, you have to believe GM John Schneider will be on the phone.

Seahawks were interested in Seantrel Henderson…

Seantrel Henderson
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Seahawks were interested in Seantrel Henderson…

Seantrel Henderson
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The Seahawks – Tom Cable and the rest of the offensive line coaches – attended the Miami (FL) Pro Day last week to watch Seantrel Henderson, an elite prospect with questionable character and motivation. The team is in need of help along the offensive line, and have a knack for drafting for potential. While Henderson is an intriguing prospect, his inability to complete the entire Pro Day workout might have made the Seahawks rethink their interest.

Cody Latimer a mid-round option?

Cody Latimer
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Cody Latimer a mid-round option?

Cody Latimer
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According to ESPN, the Seahawks have shown significant interest in Cody Latimer, who recently worked out for the team. The Seahawks are desperate for help in the passing game, and the Indiana product brings an interesting combination of size and speed to the table. Assuming they don’t add some pass-catchers in the early rounds of the draft, the Seahawks could target Latimer as a mid-round option.

Antonio Richardson headed for Seattle in first round?

Antonio Richardson
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Antonio Richardson headed for Seattle in first round?

Antonio Richardson
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According to numerous reports, Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable recently worked out Tennessee tackle Antonio Richardson. Seattle suffered from some depth issues all season long along the offensive line in 2013, and could opt to address the issue with one of their first two picks. Considering that Richardson could be available at No. 32 and has the strength to start at right tackle, he might be one of the Seahawks’ top targets.

Seattle targeting Austin Seferian-Jenkins?

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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Seattle targeting Austin Seferian-Jenkins?

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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While there isn’t a reliable source to acknowledge this rumor, the fact that the Seahawks’ entire coaching staff and Schneider were at the Washington Pro Day definitely adds some validity to it. It’s not like they were there for Bishop Sankey – they already have enough running backs. The team found a quality pass-catcher in Luke Willson last season; Seferian-Jenkins could provide them with a legitimate blocking tight end.

Gil Alcaraz IV is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.