2013 NFL Mock Draft: Seahawks projected to add wide receiving threat

Kevin C. Cox

Seattle's passing game could use an upgrade, and one mock draft has them taking a big step in the right direction in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Seattle Seahawks made the divisional round of the NFC playoffs despite having the league's 27th-best passing attack, averaging 189.4 yards through the air per game during the regular season. They'll have the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and one mock thinks the Seahawks will add a wide receiver to improve their aerial attack.

In Dan Kadar of SB Nation's latest mock, updated on Jan. 14, he has Seattle selecting Clemson Tigers junior wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with their No. 25 pick.

Kadar writes that there might not be a better player for the Seahawks in this position:

Hopkins would fit perfectly into Seattle's offense. He has the talent go high point the ball as well as any receiver in this year's class and has powerful hands to pull in difficult catches. Golden Tate has become a solid receiver, but the Seahawks need a player that can be a No. 1 target for Russell Wilson.

Hopkins had a monster season in 2012, catching 82 passes for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 17.1 yards per reception. Additionally, his yardage total was the fourth-highest in Division I-A football and his touchdown catches were good for second-most in the country.

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