A lot of people look at the offseason the Seattle Seahawks have had and have adamantly claimed the Legion of Boom is over. With the face of that squad, Richard Sherman, now playing football with the rival San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks are certainly entering a new era. Is Seattle due for a big decline, especially with the 49ers and Rams seemingly on the incline?
JackH is here to put an end to those talks. As the acting general manager for the Seattle Seahawks, JackH has selected UTSA defensive end Marcus Davenport with the 18th overall pick. Here is his rationale for the pick:
The edge rusher class is not deep this year, but Davenport and Bradley Chubb are the two best. With Chubb off the board, the Seahawks are ecstatic that Davenport falls to them. Davenport might have the highest ceiling of any pass rusher in the entire draft, with potential production similar to Khalil Mack and Von Miller.
At 6-foot-6, 264 pounds, who ran a 4.58 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he has the physical tools to dominate opposing teams.
With the loss of Michael Bennet, Richard Sherman, and both Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor dealing with a career-threatening neck injuries, the Seahawks need an immediate impact player on defense.
It may no longer be the Legion of Boom, but if the Seahawks want to stay competitive defensively, and have an opportunity to get back to a top defense in the league, the Davenport pick is a no-brainer.
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