Seattle Seahawks NFL draft picks: 2017 roundbyround results, grades


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 Coming off a 10-5-1 campaign, the Seahawks return as NFC contenders going into the 2017 season. How will they use their picks in the NFL draft? Were breaking down every selection below.Andy Benoit breaks downSeattlesbiggest draft need Boundary cornerback.With the Richard Sherman drama and DeShawn Sheads injuries Clayton Echard Jersey, cornerback is suddenly Seattles top need. The beauty of Pete Carrolls system is the way it creates help coverage opportunities for outside corners via either the sideline, or fast linebackers and safeties helping inside. Because of this, the Seahawks, unlike most teams, dont require as much athleticism at corner. Instead, they need size, physicality and ball-tracking ability. Athletes must be drafted in the early rounds. But physical ball-tracking corners can usually be found in the middle and later rounds Justin Coleman Jersey. Last season the Seahawks played less zone and more man on passing downs, which may change the traits they desire in corners. Theres no question they need new blood at this position. In what round they acquire that new blood will speak volumes about where they envision their scheme going.Chris Burkes mock first-round selection Garett Bolles, OT, Utah.A Luke Joeckel-George Fant tackle pairing probably is a step up from last seasons Fant-Garry Gilliam mess, but its hardly reason to avoid a tackle. Bolles needs to play with more power, but hes still a ready-made NFL starter. The Seahawks could run behind him all day.Article continues below ...Heres the full list of picks the Seahawks hold in the 2017 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.

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