Former NFL scout and currentt analyst for the NFL Network Bucky Brook argues that the best player in this year’s draft could be Alabama running back Trent Richardson.
But with the running back position being devalued because of the short life span of runners in the league, and the availability of good runners later in the draft, Brooks believes Richardson could slip outside the top 10, and a team like Seattle could wind up with an elite player.
And Brooks believes Seattle could be interested if they were to lose Marshawn Lynch in free agency.
Brooks: Pete Carroll has built the Seahawks' offense around the talents of Marshawn Lynch, but the hard-charging runner could depart via free agency in the spring. Richardson possesses a comparable skill set as a runner/receiver and would give the Seahawks a younger, more explosive back to feature as the main attraction in the backfield. Given the team's shaky quarterback situation, Richardson's presence could keep the team competitive in the NFC West.Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com
More Farnsworth: WR Doug Baldwin is one of the few healthy Seattle players still working out at the facility.
Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post writes that according to Vegas Seattle has a six percent chance of landing Peyton Manning.
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reports that Manning cannot throw effectively at this point in his rehabilitation from a serious neck injury.
Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports writes that Manning has nothing left to prove and should retire.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports lists Red Bryant and Marshawn Lynch among his top 50 free agents.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill as his No. 26-ranked prospect in the draft.
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