Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Draft fits for the Seahawks

Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for, digs into the Seattle Seahawks draft needs heading into next week’s draft.

Rang lists outside linebacker, defensive tackle, cornerback, receiver and offensive line as primary needs for the Seahawks. And he provides five interesting names as possible fits to fill those needs – LSU DE Sam Montgomery, Connecticut OLB Sio Moore, Georgia SS Shawn Williams, TCU WR Josh Boyce and Georgia DT Kwame Geathers.

Rang: “Young, hungry, physical and talented, the Seahawks are considered by some to be this year's Super Bowl favorite. If able to win the NFC Western Division and host playoff games in raucous Century Link Field, that might occur.As talented as its roster is, however, Seattle still has holes to fill.

Fortunately for the Seahawks, their needs tie in nicely with this year's talent. With 10 picks with which to target their specific needs and Schneider having consistently hit big on later-round picks, don't put it past the Seahawks to once again go mining for diamonds -- perhaps some polished enough to be fitted into a Super Bowl ring one day.”

Here’s my story on the release of Seattle’s schedule on Thursday.

I talked with Colin Paisley and Tom Wassell of 710 ESPN Seattle about the Seahawks schedule in this audio link.

ESPN’s Mike Sando breaks down Seattle’s schedule, noting that the Seahawks play four of their last six games at home.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a closer look at Seattle’s six most intriguing matchups.

Russell Wilson talks about Seattle’s upcoming schedule in this video link.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle breaks out his John Schneider decoder ring to figure out what the Seahawks’ GM really said on Wednesday. reports that Trey Anastasio, lead singer of the groove band Phish, wants Seahawks fans to chant Wilson in honor of the team's starting quarterback, similar to how fans of his band react when Phish plays the song by the same name.

Check out the video below, in which fans in the crowd are likely doing a lot of this.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post lists the Jacksonville at Seattle contest as one of four games gamblers should circle because of Seattle former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s knowledge of the Seahawks’ schemes.

Clark Judge of CBS Sports writes that the Niners-Hawks rivalry isn’t just the best in the NFC West, it’s the best in the NFL.

Aaron Fox of Q 13 Sports reports that kicker Steven Hauschka is expected to re-sign with Seattle.