NFL Draft: Time For Seattle Seahawks to Line Up Replacements

April 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Well, it’s official: Rob Sims is gone, and the Seahawks now need to fill the entire left side of their offensive line.
So how do they go about it?
Well, guards Ben Hamilton and Chester Pitts are still unsigned. But it’s looking like the Hawks will rely on the draft to bring in reinforcements.
Everyone knows they must use one of their two first-round picks on a left tackle. Some people think the zone-blocking scheme means you don’t need an elite left tackle, but those folks obviously forget that NFL teams tend to throw the ball a lot. So, yes, with Walter Jones headed for retirement and Sean Locklear not the answer, left tackle is the Seahawks’ greatest need.
The top two candidates are Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung and Iowa’s Bryan Bulaga. And if you believe SI’s Peter King, Seattle general manager John Schneider loves Bulaga.
Wrote King: “I think if the Seahawks have a chance, they'll be hard-pressed to pass on B...

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