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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Corey Liuget Among Defensive Tackle Prospects At No. 25

The Seahawks need help on both the offensive and defensive lines, that much has been clear. By the time the NFL Draft rolls around, the team should have a clear priority of what positions it intends to target — whether it be quarterback, offensive line, defensive line or otherwise. One of those, the defensive line, keeps popping up over and over again in mock drafts, with Corey Liuget showing up more than once, as well.

Liuget is a big body in the middle from Miami. In 2010, he recorded 63 tackles — 12.5 of which came for a loss — and 4.5 sacks. It’s not just the numbers, though they’re good, but the size. At 6-foot-3 300 pounds, Liuget has the size and strength to anchor the middle of the defense with Brandon Mebane.

The Sports Agent Blog projected the Seahawks would take Liuget in their latest mock draft, noting the need for a defensive tackle.

With the high odds of Stephen Paea going to the Colts, the Seahawks need to get a hold of a DT in the draft. Whether it is Liuget or Drake Nevis, they need one. I am a firm believer that everything starts in the trenches.

Keep in mind this could all change with Stephen Paea’s injury, suffered at the Senior Bowl. It’s clear the Seahawks will be looking for a lineman at some point, and defensive tackle may be the deepest position in the first round of the draft.

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