The Seattle Seahawks say they don't desperately need help at offensive tackle and believe Walter Jones will return healthy from microfracture knee surgery.
Further, Seahawks GM Tim Ruskell says there is offensive line talent to be had later in the draft, and there is not that much drop off in talent.
But if one of the top two tackles is on the board – either Virginia's Eugene Monroe or Baylor's Jason Smith – will Seattle really pass?
Both are solid prospects who project as good offensive tackles at the next level. But neither is thought of as the next Walter Jones, and that's a problem when you're going to pay someone $25 to $30 million in guaranteed money.
However, Seattle could use some more big bodies up front to add depth to an position group that suffered several injuries last season.
Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, breaks down the offensive lineman Seattle might take a look at in this year's draft.
Offensive lineman to consider
Round Pick Name
1 4 Eugene Monroe, 6-5, 309, Virginia
Rob's rationale: Safer, more versatile pick than Baylor's Jason Smith. Highlights.
2 37 William Beatty, 6-6, 307, Connecticut
Rob's rationale: Rare athleticism. Lacks strength, but can get to next level of defense and block down field. Highlights. Combine workout.
5 137 A.Q. Shipley, 6-1, 304, Penn State
Rob's rationale: Two inches taller (and arms longer) and he'd be a 2nd round pick. Combine workout.
6 178 Augustus Parrish, 6-4, 303, Kent State
Rob's rationale: Not as strong as you'd like, but aggressive and athletic. Combine workout.