The Seattle Seahawks somehow managed a playoff berth and a division title with a very poor offense. The quarterback situation is a disaster. Matt Hasselback is a shell of his former self and Charlie Whitehurst has no business being counted on. Seattle better not rely on Whitehurst or it will be another poor showing. The running game got a boost in Marshawn Lynch which was a big upgrade over Justin Forsett and Leon Washington. Forsett and Washington are nice role players but Lynch should be the answer as the main ball carrier. The receiving core got a big surprise when Mike Williams finally lived up to some of his potential with finally being in shape. The Seahawks also have some talented young guys in Deon Butler and Golden Tate who will hopefully become more involved this season. While the running backs and receivers have talent, there is still more work to be done on the offensive line which started to be addressed last season but still hasplenty of work to do since it was one of the worst in the league. I will breakdown the Seattle Seahawks 2011 NFL Draft in this fantasy recap.
Round 1 (25th Overall) - James Carpenter - OL
Carpenter was a bit of a reach in the first round. He needs to work on his strength and power to become a better run blocker. Carpenter does a decent job pass blocking but just needs to work on his recognition a little more. He could start right away at either guard or the right tackle spot this coming season.
Round 3 (75th Overall) - John Moffitt - OL
Moffitt still needs some work but has an NFL body. Despite being from a good running program in Wisconsin, the superior talent of the NFL is over his head right now. Moffitt understands systems very well so with the right coaching and continued work he should become a starter on the inside. He is just a back-up at this point.
Round 4 (107th Overall) - Kris Dunham - WR
Dunham is a big possession receiver who runs some nice routes. He had some decent numbers while A.J. Greenwas suspended. Dunham lacks big ability but could be a decent option should Williams decide to go back to his old out of shape ways. Dunham is not the play maker that Golden Tate could be but will be more polished starting off.
The Seattle Seahawks tried to address some of their holes in the offensive line in this draft. The running game should be in good hands with Lynch if he gets some better blocking. The receivers have the talent but the big question is who will be throwing the ball to them. Whitehurst has proven nothing and Hasselback is likely gone. Hopefully a veteran is brought in for when Whitehurst fails. Seattle benefits from a terrible division but those other teams should improve. The Seahawk skill players are going to need a quarterback to have any true value. Tate will be intriguing guy to watch if he learns the offense and the coaches find a way to use him. I don't have much hope at this point for this offense without a quarterback upgrade.
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