By Ryan Ratty @RyanRattyNFL on May 4, 2014
Winning the Super Bowl is a great thing, but living in the clouds doesn't last long and the Seattle Seahawks will have to re-stock to get back to the big game next season. After losing a few key players in free agency, the draft is crucial to replace those players. Here is the Seahawks' final seven-round mock draft.
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At the 32nd selection, the Seahawks will have a ton of good players fall to them just before reaching the second round. One of those players is Dominique Easley, who, if he didn't tear both of his ACLs in college, would likely be a top-10 pick. That being said, this would be a gift for Seattle. Easley is perfect for the three-technique position in the 4-3 and that spot must be filled in Seattle's defense.
Another one of Seattle's glaring needs is on the offensive line. On the right side of the offensive line, the Seahawks could use upgrades at the guard and tackle position. Billy Turner out of North Dakota State is versatile enough to play guard or tackle depending on what position the coaches want him to play. In DI-AA football, Turner was a rock for the Bison.
A deep receiver class has hurt his stock, but Paul Richardson out of Colorado has a unique blend of long arms, speed and height. In what was a weird situation, Golden Tate left in free agency and Seattle shouldn't rely on the likes of Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin to get the job done. Bringing in a receiver like Richardson would be a smart investment.
Before his drug problem, Colt Lyerla was a fun player to watch for the Oregon Ducks. In Oregon's speedy offense, Lyerla played at almost every skill position. He lined up at running back, full back, wide receiver, tight end and he even saw time at quarterback as a wildcat guy. The Seahawks could use Lyerla in a number of ways.
Not many knew about Malcolm Smith before the Super Bowl. The athletic linebacker was all over the place in the big game as he won the Super Bowl MVP in the process. Ronald Powell would be a nice rotational player for Seattle because he could play all three linebacker positions in the 4-3.
The Seahawks already have one of the up-and-comers at the quarterback position, but if Russell Wilson goes down with an injury, the players behind him aren't appealing. Stephen Morris out of Miami has a strong arm and he has the potential to be a good dual-threat quarterback in the NFL, similar to Wilson.
Before an ACL injury in the week of the Senior Bowl, Aaron Colvin was projected to be an early Day 2 pick in the draft. But because of that ACL injury, Colvin will likely go in the seventh round. Out of Oklahoma, Colvin played against some great competition and the Seahawks have the luxury of taking a flier on him.
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