Seattle Seahawks: Offensive Options

Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable (center) talks to running back Marshawn Lynch (24) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If you follow the NFL, you’re probably aware of how good the Seattle Seahawks are. They have, arguably, one of the best defenses in the NFL and the best fan bases in sports, but because of these two things, the Seattle offense is overlooked at times. The Seattle Seahawks offense is underwhelming and it puts tons of pressure on their defense because they do not put up a lot of points. So far, however, the Seahawks have been able to over come this issue, but how long will that last?

The Seahawks have one of the leagues best running backs and offensive lines, accompanied by a very young and very talented quarterback, but the Seahawks lack weapons for Russell Wilson to distribute the ball to. Over the past few seasons, the Seahawks have spent a good amount of money on the wide receiver position, such as Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, but both players get injured a lot, leaving Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, and Zach Miller as Russell Wilson’s top targets. If the Seahawks want to continue to improve, the Seahawks should look to add weapons through the draft.

Three names that pop out as late first round picks are Kelvin Benjamin, Allen Robinson, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Benjamin and Robinson are big bodied wide receivers who would fit in well with the type

Dec 27, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) is defended by BYU Cougars linebacker Uani

of players the Seahawks like and gives the Seahawks more depth at the position, for the seemingly inevitable injuries to Harvin and Rice. Seferian-Jenkins is a extremely talented tightened out of Washington. He was projected to be the best tight end in the draft, but due to a rough season, his draft stock slipped. He is still extremely talented and he has a large frame, giving Russell Wilson another option in the middle of the field.

The Seahawks are already an elite team, but just like everybody else, they have holes to fill. While the Seahawks have some big name players at the wide receiver position already, the Denver Broncos shows us this year that you can never have too many weapons, especially when your top two options are as injury prone as Harvin and Rice. Benjamin, Robinson and Seferian-Jenkins would nicely in Seattle and would give Russell Wilson another weapon, making the Seattle offense more deadly.

Topics: 2014 Nfl Draft, Allen Robinson, Austin Seferian-jenkins, Kelvin Benjamin, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks Draft Needs

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