Seattle Seahawks

Depth Charts ¦ Offseason Review (Coming Soon!)

2012 Selections

1.15 DE – Bruce Irvin West Virginia
Major reach here. Irvin is the definition of a one-trick pony. Sure he has speed, but offers nothing else as a pass rusher. With Coples and Ingram still on the board, I have no idea what Seattle was thinking here. This pick could be considered a slight reach in round 3. 

2.15 OLB Bobby Wagner,Utah St.

  • Really like this pick. Wagner is a very physical OLB and would be a great fit in Seattle. He’s great in run defense, and is a 3 down LB. He can play in any spot, and should makes the Irvin pick a little easier to swallow. 

3.12 QB Russell Wilson,Wisconsin

  • I think Wilson is a solid competitor, but in my opinion he’s nothing more than a backup. After signing Matt Flynn, Wilson could be considered a slight reach here. 

4.11 RB Robert Turbin,Utah St.

  • I like this pick. Seattle needed some depth and insurance behind Marshawn Lynch. Turbin is a big powerful runner and has some serious game and will get a chance for some carries early. 

4.19 DT Jaye Howard,Florida

  • Seattle needed depth at DT but reach a little here with Howard. Not a bad pick, but I think there were better options at DT. 

5.19 LB Korey Tomer,Idaho

  • Seattle could use depth at their LB corps, but Tomer was not given a draftable grade by several media services. 

6.2 CB Jeremy Lane,Northwestern St.

  • Lane has some length and is very physical. Seattle needed some depth at CB so this is solid pick

6.11 S Winston Guy,Kentucky

  • I like Guy here in the 6th. Guy will provide great depth and should become a great special teams contributor. He’s an in-the-box safety who could play some OLB. 

7.18 DE JR Sweezy,NC State

  • Sweezy will try to transition to OG for the Seahawks. Solid prospect at this point in the draft, but will face a major learning curve.

7.25 DE Greg Scruggs,Louisville

  • Scruggs will give Seattle some versatility, but is facing an uphill climb to make the roster. 

Overall Draft Grade


QB Signed Matt Flynn
OG Signed Deuce Lutui 
CB Re-signed Marcus Trufant 
RB Re-Signed Marshawn Lynch; Signed Kregg Lumpkin
(Other Potential Needs: OLB,DT,MLB)
Seattle must find an upgrade over Tavaris Jackson, as he is not the future, and Charlie Whitehurst never took advantage of his opportunities. The right side of the offensive line needs to be addressed as well. Seahawks drafted James Carpenter last year as a T, but he might be better inside at Guard. If they chose to leave him at OT, then Guard will be the area they need to focus on. Will be interesting to see what the front offices decides on as far as Marshawn Lynch’s future. If they choose not to re-sign him, then RB moves up the list of most pressing needs.
  • Released CB Marcus Trufant
  • Re-signed DE Red Bryant
  • Released OG Robert Gallery
  • Signed DT Jason Jones
  • Signed ILB Barrett Ruud
  • Signed K Steven Hauschka

2012 Free Agents

Player 2012 Team
ILB-David Hawthorne
OLB-LeRoy Hill
RB-Marshawn Lynch
S-Atari Bigby
OLB-Matt McCoy
DE-Raheem Brock
CB-Marcus Trufant
DE-Tony Hargrove
TE-John Carlson
DE-Jimmy Wilkerson
OLB-Heath Farwell
OG-Robert Gallery
OG-Mike Gibson
ILB-David Vobora
RB-Justin Forsett
DE-Red Bryant
CB-Roy Lewis
FB-Michael Robinson
QB-Charlie Whitehurst
OT-Paul McQuistan
OT-Breno Giacomini

2011 Draft

Pick Player School Season Review
1.25 OT-James Carpenter Suffered a season ending knee injury after starting half the season at RT (9/9) 
3.75 OG-John Moffitt Played well at RG then injured his MCL missing second half of season (9/9) 
4.99 OLB-KJ Wright Replaced Aaron Curry as starting OLB and did a great job (16/12) 
4.107 WR-Kris Durham Has potential, but missed of the season (3/0) 
5.154 CB-Richard Sherman Got a chance to start due to injures, should keep gig heading into 2012 (16/10) 
5.156 FS-Mark Legree Released at end of training camp (0/0) 
6.173 CB-Byron Maxwell Another guy with high potential, should get a solid chance next season (9/0) 
7.205 DT-Lazarius Levingston Adds depth and a solid rotational guy (4/0) 
7.242 OLB-Malcolm Smith Brings speed to the Seahawks, and is a solid ST contributor (12/0) 


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