The Seattle Seahawks’ front office has developed a reputation for being unpredictable in the draft since general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll came together in 2010. A look at five possible picks for the Seahawks when they select 32nd overall in the first round Thursday night:
OL | UCLA
- Height: 6-4 Weight: 307
- Overview: The Seahawks could use more offensive line depth and like versatile offensive linemen, which is exactly what Su’a-Filo is. He projects more as a guard in the NFL after starting at guard and tackle during his career at UCLA.
SS | Washington State
- Height: 6-1 Weight: 211
- Overview: A hard-hitting playmaker at the back end becomes more enticing for the Seahawks after Tuesday’s news that Kam Chancellor had offseason hip surgery. Chancellor is not expected to miss significant time, but safety was already a position in need of some depth.
WR | Fresno State
- Height: 6-1 Weight: 212
- Overview: Adams put up huge numbers at Fresno State last season when he led the nation in receptions (131) and receiving touchdowns (24) and set a single-season school record for receiving yards (1,718). The question around Adams is how much of those numbers were a byproduct of a quick-passing scheme.
DE | Boise State
- Height: 6-3 Weight: 251
- Overview: The Seahawks likely can’t afford Cliff Avril after this season because they will look to sign quarterback Russell Wilson to a long-term contract extension. That makes Lawrence a viable option in this draft in order to become an influential rush end in 2015.
TE | Texas Tech
- Height: 6-5 Weight: 265
- Overview: In another money-saving move, the Seahawks know starting tight end Zach Miller is unlikely to be back in 2016 or even 2015. Amaro gives them a more complete tight end to add to Luke Willson’s pass-catching ability from the same spot.