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I'm out! Picked Vikings to beat TB!

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Go HAWKS!!

Since this is the only game day thread I’m hi-jacking it for my own unbridled enjoyment of all things game day. 😁

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I’m looking forward to the game chat today! 🏈

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I don’t know how much the Seahawk draft philosophy has changed in the last couple drafts or maybe it hasn’t changed at all, but, it sure seems to have had a better outcome than the previous five or six drafts.

Drafting per the best player available regardless of position seems the best way to go. Address your weaknesses though free agency and by trading for them but always look to get the best players you can through the draft.

Cornerback was not my first choice of need this year but I’m glad we have the potential of Weatherspoon on our team.

I didn’t think

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We have no serviceable OT depth at all right now. That has to be in there somewhere in the top 5. I would put that ahead of OG simply because of positional value.

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All this talk of drafting a QB has me thinking about a prospect named Grayson McCall. I forget where I heard the name but you may want to look into him for the Hawks.

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I'd jump Safety up the list, to #2 or #3 because for 2024 we are currently slated to be paying about $58mil to the Safety position (Diggs ~21, Adams ~27, Love ~8, Bryant ~1.1, Redd ~1) - more than the Cards are paying Murray ($51mil) or the Rams are paying Stafford ($50mil). Ok yes we have five players under contract at the position, but it's such an unbelievable anchor to improving the team in other areas.

We will need to take the hit on Diggs and Adams eventually, drafting another quality defence defining Safety would make so much sense. We can spread the pain across two years, and keep builing the flexible positionless LOB 2.0 defence Pete really wants.

I would also argue WR is in my Top #5. I love NoE, but again that Cap hit is big, especially combined with DK's. Yes if they both produce 1000 yd 8+TD seasons it's worth it but they both arn't. So one realistically is on the block with the rise of JSN, so another young WR is on my list (i know people love Bobo, but let's not get carried away before he actually plays competitive football). It's a passing league, and like teams stack pass rushers, stacking talented WR's is also of vital importance.

I'm sliding QB up to #1 because we need a long term solution and this is a great year to do so. LB at #2 for Joes reasons. Safety for me at #3. WR at #4. Then i'm sticking with Guard at #5 because if we can hit on that to go with strong additions at T and C so much is in place from the Draft we can go and spend on IDL pressure and the one TE we need.

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This is the first time since the Wilson trade that the QB position seem deep in the upcoming draft. It's also the year Seattle is not likely to have a pick near the top of the first round. But that doesn't mean there won't be someone worth taking or someone fans can get excited about. Heck, if Lock gets a chance to play, I'll be excited to see what he can do with and against top NFL guys.

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The good news is that outside of QB, those positions can each be addressed on Days 2 and 3. They could use the first round pick on a QB or--and I can’t believe I’m writing this*--use it to accumulate Day 2-3 draft capital.

* Over the years, I’ve been critical of Schneider’s obsessive trading down because there was to no discernible purpose other than getting out of first-round contracts.

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Sep 10, 2023·edited Sep 10, 2023

Ok, I'll play. This is so hard to assess before Game 1 and we don't know how individual players will perform, and injuries and all that. So let's take this from a "where does the season end up?" perspective.

Take the floor/ceiling of the team's performance and see what that does to the equation.

Ceiling: SEAHAWKS WIN THE SB!! Geno stays, Lock (likely) goes and the Seahawks are in the market for a developmental QB; maybe they need a WR because Lockett decides to pack it in, going on to his real estate career as a SB winner (with his health intact). LB will still be a need as Bobby packs it in although Brooks gets extended. TE will be a need--Dissly a cap casualty, Fant is gone. G to replace Damien Lewis may be the top priority. I think that's 5.

Floor: Seahawks fail to make the playoffs with a losing record to boot. Geno goes, QB a high priority; strenghening the interior DL at DT, and interior OL at G will be priorities. ILB also since Wagner and Brooks would likely both be gone. WR also since clearly the room did not get it done. Very sad.

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The QB situation is gonna be verrrrry interesting.You made some really good points about it. For me, this next draft will be a game changer for that position. The timing,in my opinion, will be right to make that a priority. That's just me, but it just seems that the Hawks have been positioning themselves for this scenario. LB for sure feels like the next thing. It could be that I just love to make things exciting in my own mind. Hahaha

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Will you be doing a weekly round-up of the top 10 or 15 (draft-eligible) QB prospects and how they fared that week? Or can you point me to such a resource? I agree that QB will be a position of need and this class is shaping up to be pretty good. I think we should be scouting for JSPC.

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