PFF draft board: Seattle Seahawks

Director of Analysis Ben Stockwell takes a pick-by-pick look at the 2016 draft prospects that best fit the Seahawks' needs.

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PFF draft board: Seattle Seahawks

PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 franchises using our draft rankings and evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second-, and third-round picks, along with a team-specific draft board (at the bottom of this article) that includes every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the entry for the Seattle Seahawks:

Round 1 (26th overall)

Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama

The Seahawks’ defense was at its best in 2013 with Brandon Mebane acting as the anchor for a unit full of athletes wreaking havoc against the run and pass. Reed led defensive tackles in this draft class with a run-stop percentage of 13.4, and his production on the inside would be the match for Mebane’s play that the Seahawks have lacked in the last two seasons.

Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana

There is no more glaring need in the entire NFL right now than the Seahawks’ dearth of talent on the offensive line. Fitting the athletic profile for Seattle and bringing strong play from the last two seasons for the Hoosiers, Spriggs would immediately add competition at tackle. He surrendered only 25 pressures over his final two seasons for Indiana.

Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

The Seahawks threw everyone a curve ball with the 15th pick in the 2012 draft by taking Bruce Irvin, and Floyd could be a readymade replacement for Irvin’s former role in the defense. Experience both as an edge rusher and an off-the-ball linebacker for Georgia makes Floyd a natural fit for this job.

Round 2 (56th overall)

Joe Thuney, G, N.C. State

In spite of a promising second month of the season, Justin Britt underwhelmed with his move to guard, and the Seahawks need plenty of competition at both guard spots moving forward. Thuney would slide inside from tackle here, with his ability to cut off on the backside of zone plays an attractive match for the Seattle running scheme.

Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State

Another option at guard would be Westerman, who could even add to the competition at center, as well, on an offensive line that needs numbers and quality right now. Another fit as a quality zone-blocker, Westerman does his best work in the passing game, an area he shone in at Senior Bowl practice as the highest-graded guard across individual and team sections.

Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

The Seahawks have the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch in the shape of Thomas Rawls, but coming off an injury and lacking a passing-game specialist in the backfield, Seattle could easily add a running back on the second day. Booker broke 14 tackles on 37 catches for Utah last season, while also busting out of 57 tackles as a runner. His 71 forced missed tackles trails only Derrick Henry and Paul Perkins in this draft class.

Round 3 (90th and 97th overall)

Joe Dahl, OT, Washington State

One of the highest-graded pass-protecting tackles of the last two seasons for the Cougars, Dahl surrendered only 18 pressures in 2015 and improved as a run-blocker over his 2014 form. A move to the interior offensive line is possible for Dahl, but his ability in pass-protection and skill as a zone-blocker makes him a natural fit for the Seahawks regardless of where on the offensive line.

C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame

A convert from wide receiver for the 2015 season, Prosise is more than just a pair of hands out of the backfield, as exceptional games against Georgia Tech (198 yards, six missed tackles) and USC (143 yards, nine missed tackles) prove. His work in the passing game would provide a point of difference to Thomas Rawls, but he should not be limited to work on passing downs only.

Darius Latham, DT, Indiana

Latham backed up a solid 2014 season with an excellent 2015 season for the Hoosiers, and stole the show against Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl with a destructive display of run defense. Jordan Hill has struggled to forge a role for himself in his three years in the league, and Latham could press him to develop (while offering insurance if Hill doesn’t respond positively to that pressure).

Byron Marshall, WR, Oregon

An offensive personnel grouping featuring the likes of Doug Baldwin, Jimmy Graham, and Russell Wilson shows that the Seahawks don’t limit themselves to specific blueprints at a position. A 1,000-yard rusher for Oregon in 2013 and a 1,000-yard receiver a year later, Marshall brings a diverse skill-set to the table, which Seattle could look to exploit in the way that Percy Harvin never quite did for Seattle.

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardSeattle Seahawks Draft Board
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State31
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss52
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State13
DeForest BucknerDIOregon24
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville85
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State76
Corey ColemanWRBaylor97
Myles JackLBUCLA68
Chris JonesDIMississippi State129
Josh DoctsonWRTCU1010
Jared GoffQBCal411
Cody WhitehairGKansas State1712
William Jackson IIICBHouston1513
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State1314
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2215
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2316
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2717
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1617
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1119
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4620
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3421
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2022
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2523
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3924
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3525
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss4426
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4027
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2428
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4529
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3230
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2831
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5732
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2633
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1934
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1835
Maliek CollinsDINebraska6136
Ryan KellyCAlabama4237
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4337
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3739
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3840
Joshua GarnettGStanford5041
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5141
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3343
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5244
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4945
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State7946
Christian WestermanGArizona State8547
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1448
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6348
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5650
Xavien HowardCBBaylor8051
Darius LathamDIIndiana8452
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6053
Su'a CravensLBUSC4854
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State7355
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6456
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan6256
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama4158
Jeremy CashSDuke5359
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3060
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9660
Darron LeeLBOhio State8160
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6760
Willie HenryDIMichigan9964
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State6865
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4766
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8267
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5568
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5469
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7670
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9471
Devin LucienWRArizona State9271
Braxton MillerWROhio State9871
Spencer DrangoGBaylor10774
Joe DahlOTWashington State11274
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8676
Eli AppleCBOhio State3177
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin7478
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5979
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech11980
Matt IoannidisDITemple12481
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9182
Alex CollinsRBArkansas8783
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern8883
Dean LowryDINorthwestern9785
Matt SkuraCDuke12885
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri10887
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2988
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6689
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7089
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State10289
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA5892
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA8993
Connor CookQBMichigan State7594
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State11494
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State13896
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3697
Austin HooperTEStanford12598
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10199
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas12699
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118101
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona71102
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M182102
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson21104
Jake McGeeTEFlorida123105
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State65106
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic93107
Austin BlytheCIowa203108
Vonn BellSOhio State90109
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State157110
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145110
Demarcus AyersWRHouston150110
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State78113
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180114
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173114
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky109116
Devon CajusteTEStanford174117
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M69118
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama77119
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132120
David MorganTEUTSA153121
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72122
Darian ThompsonSBoise State83123
Devontae BookerRBUtah103124
Tavon YoungCBTemple115125
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105126
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117127
Jack AllenCMichigan State122128
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230129
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116130
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129131
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162132
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222133
Jayron KearseSClemson120134
Max TuerkCUSC113135
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140136
Daniel LascoRBCal141136
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111138
Will ParksSArizona100139
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158139
Ryker MathewsGBYU164139
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147139
Byron MarshallWROregon121143
Jihad WardDIIllinois159144
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146145
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104146
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135147
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137147
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110149
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95150
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131151
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148152
Alex LewisOTNebraska183153
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190153
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154155
Joey HuntCTCU189156
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186156
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156158
Keanu NealSFlorida176159
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194160
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197160
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130162
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155163
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133164
Connor McGovernGMissouri202164
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142166
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136166
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204168
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177169
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187170
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185170
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188170
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171173
Corey TindalCBMarshall172173
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179173
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181173
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160177
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163177
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151179
Kevin HoganQBStanford143179
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149179
Cody KesslerQBUSC106179
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152183
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192184
Nick VigilLBUtah State205185
Cody CoreWROle Miss184186
Kenny LawlerWRCal193186
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165188
Ted KarrasGIllinois213189
Terrell LathanDITCU167190
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127191
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209191
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199193
Teddy RubenWRTroy212193
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134195
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168196
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170196
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175196
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178196
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228200
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201201
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206201
Blake MartinezLBStanford198201
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191204
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214205
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218205
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216205
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161208
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166208
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207210
T.J. GreenSClemson217211
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215211
Boston StiversonGKansas State237213
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238213
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243213
John TheusOTGeorgia231213
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232213
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249213
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210219
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241220
Jake BrendelCUCLA245220
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234220
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240220
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169224
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224225
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225225
Jalen MillsCBLSU247225
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226225
Charone PeakeWRClemson229225
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235225
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236225
Trevor DavisWRCal239225
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227225
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221234
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139235
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195236
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196236
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233238
Deion JonesLBLSU250238
Artie BurnsCBMiami144240
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211241
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208241
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242243
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248243
Ian SeauEDGENevada219245
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220245
Mike RoseEDGENC State223247
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244247
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246247
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200250

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Ben joined Pro Football Focus in 2007, and has since been in charge of the company’s analysis process. He also contributes to PFF’s weekly NFL podcast.

  • geoff

    Man I really like this. Wish we would have taken Spriggs instead of Ifedi.