The Seattle Seahawks have a few needs in the 2012 NFL Draft. Perhaps the most prominent need is pass rushing to further upgrade the team defense.
DraftTek releases their latest mock, and the Seahawks take defensive end Melvin Ingram of the South Carolina Gamecocks to further upgrade their pass-rushing abilities with the 12th pick in the first round.
Which is the superior draft strategy; BPA or Team Needs? We all have our preferences on the subject, but ultimately it's only the opinion of a teams front office which matters. Going off the draft history of this current Seahawks regime, it's safe to assume they fall under the "Team Needs" camp of thought. Upgrading the pass rush is currently the greatest need for Seattle, so expect Carroll to target a a fast edge rushing DE/LB like Ingram.
With their second round pick, the Seahawks take another running back to try to give the run game more punch behind Marshawn Lynch. With the 43rd pick in the second round, the Seahawks select one Chris Polk of the Washington Huskies.
Seattle needs another stud RB to pair with Lynch, both to back him up in case of injury, and take on some of the workload. Like Lynch, Polk runs angry, and he will routinely gain many of his yards after contact. As a former Husky, the powerful Polk would be a surefire fan favorite in Seattle. Doug Martin is an option here as well, and if both Polk and Martin are on the board at pick 43, Carroll will have a difficult (in a good way) decision to make.
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