It's unlikely the Seattle Seahawks will select a defensive linemen with the team's No. 4 overall draft pick
The Seahawks signed Colin Cole in free agency to be the team's run stuffer up front. And they added depth by receiving Cory Redding from Detroit in the trade for Julian Peterson to Detroit.
However, if they were to consider a defensive lineman the first round, LSU's Tyson Jackson or Boston College's B.J. Raji would be good fits.
Jackson has been moving up the draft boards. He has versatility, with the ability to play defensive end in a both a 3-4 and a 4-3, and at 6-foo-4, 295 he can also kick down to defensive tackle during third down and rush the passer.
Raji is stout at 6-2, 337 pounds and would be more in the mold of Seattle's Brandon Mebane, so I think the Seahawks would consider Raji redundant in terms of their needs.
Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, breaks down the defensive linemen Seattle might take a look at in this year's draft.
Defensive lineman to consider
Round Pick Name
1 4 Tyson Jackson, 6-4, 296, LSU
Rob's rationale: Not flashy, but considered the safest, most versatile of 2009 DL class. Highlights.
4 105 Mitch King, 6-2, 280, Iowa
Rob's rationale: Lacks size, but might be the most instinctive, high effort DL of the draft. Highlights.
5 137 Matt Shaughnessy, 6-5, 266, Wisconsin
Rob's rationale: Similar build and use of hands as Lawrence Jackson, but better point of value here. Combine workout.
6 178 Stryker Sulak, 6-5, 251, Missouri
Rob's rationale: Over-achiever with some burst off the edge. Strictly a rush specialist. Combine workout.
7 213 Marlon Favorite, 6-1, 308, LSU
Rob's rationale: Stubby run stuffing presence best as part of a rotation.