Seahawks NFL Draft Recap
With the way that Super Bowl XLIX ended, the Seattle Seahawks are guaranteed to have a bad taste in their mouth. That taste will still be there for several more months, but now there are some new faces that were drafted and the Seahawks are hoping that they are all a breath mint. The Super Bowl loss against the Patriots showed some areas that the Seahawks needed to address, so they did in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here are the players that the Seahawks selected in the draft this year:
Frank Clark–DE (2nd Rd.)
Tyler Lockett–WR (3rd Rd.)
Terry Poole–OL (4th Rd.)
Mark Glowinski–OL (4th Rd.)
Tye Smith–DB (5th Rd.)
Obum Gwacham–DE (6th Rd.)
Kristjan Sokoli–OG (6th Rd.)
Ryan Murphy–S (7th Rd.)
Overall, the Seahawks’ picks provide depth on the offensive line, defensive line, and for a defensive secondary that was hit by some injuries during the Super Bowl. The two players that have the best opportunity to start are WR Tyler Lockett and DB Tye Smith, as there isn’t much that will get in the way of them seeing spot starts or providing much-needed relief.
By far the most talked about draft pick this year is Frank Clark, a defensive end out of Michigan. The main reason being because he was kicked off of the Wolverines in November due to being charged with domestic violence and assault after a domestic disturbance in Ohio. There are some questions as to why Seattle would go with this pick, but it is apparently because they believe that he has upside. This is possibly the biggest risk in the draft, but the Seahawks are willing to take a chance on Clark.
Overall draft grade: C+
Do you agree or disagree with the picks that the Seahawks made in the draft? Is the draft grade that I gave them justifiable? Leave your comments in the section below.
Dustin Brown covers the NFL for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @SprtsWritingMan.