Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/28/12
With Marshawn Lynch locked up and Matt Flynn signed to take over the Quarterback duties, it should be no surprise to watch the Seahawks focus heavily on defense in this draft. For starters the Seahawks need more help on the pass rush front, they only accumulated 33 sacks last season, and with Leroy Hill gone and more than likely David Hawthorn, they will need to re-stock the linebacker positions. Seattle has other needs that should be addressed as well, another receiver, more help on the offensive line, but defensive help is what Seattle should focus on. Here is a mock of what I would do if I were in the front office of Seattle, granted if these players are available.   Round 1: DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois- The Seahawks are going to need to help on the defensive line. As a team they only accumulated 33 sacks last season, with Chris Clemons responsible for 11 of them. Mercilus may be a dangerous pick here, most mock drafts have him going late first round, and quite honestly ...
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