The Seattle Seahawks are putting their 2011 season behind them and looking toward the future. There is next season, of course, but in the more immediate future there is the 2012 NFL Draft.
It has been announced that the Seahawks will flip to see who gets the 11th pick in the Draft, but even a 12th position would allow them to grab a good selection. Seattle's most pressing needs long-term are at quarterback and help with the 4-3 defensive end.
While the big QB name in the bunch, Andrew Luck, will be long gone by the time the 12th selection rolls around, the teams ahead of the Seahawks in the draft have some very specific needs, very few of them regarding the QB role. One quarterback who could still be around is Landry Jones from Oklahoma, who would be a great prospect to inherit the starter role from Tarvaris Jackson down the road. There's also a chance that Seattle could instead snap up DE Quenton Coples of North Carolina, who is expected to go in the top 15.
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