The Biggest Remaining Need For The Seahawks After 2016 NFL Draft (And Who They Could Add)

The 2016 NFL Draft is complete, but the Seattle Seahawks haven't addressed all of their needs yet. That's a common theme across the NFL, as every team has positions that could use an upgrade. With only so much cap space and a limited number of draft picks, teams simply end up having needs that they weren't able to address before or during the draft. So what is the biggest team need for the Seahawks? We have the answer to that question below, and throw out a few potential players the team could add to help fix that need. 

Biggest Need:

Yes, the Seahawks have Richard Sherman at one spot. But that's the only CB position that the Seahawks should fill comfortable with. The team re-signed Jeremy Lane, and he's shown potential, but is also injury prone. He's played in just 13 games the past two seasons combined. The Seahawks brought back Brandon Browner, but he's not the same player he once was. Sure, he could find success by returning to the Seahawks' scheme, but that's a lot to bank on with a 31-year-old corner who has regressed in recent years. The Seahawks appear to be high on DeShawn Shead at nickel, but he struggled last season. Stanley Jean-Baptiste is looking like a bust after being a 2014 second round pick by the Saints and didn't play at all last season. Tharold Simon has played in just 10 games in his three seasons.

There's talent at CB, but everyone outside of Sherman has major question marks. The Seahawks needed depth at the position and elected to ignore it completely during the draft. As a result, Seattle could look to add a player or two before the season starts via free agency. 

Who Seattle Could Add:

Walter Thurmond 

Seahawks fans surely remember Thurmond, as he was a 4th round pick by the team in 2010. He was great in the slot for Seattle in their 2013 Super Bowl run. He's battled injuries for much of his NFL career, but played great as a strong safety last season for the Eagles. However, it's unclear if Thurmond wants to keep playing in the NFL and he might decide to retire at the age of 28. That would explain why he hasn't signed yet. But, perhaps the Seahawks can convince him to return to the team he started with. 

Leon Hall

Hall is still taking visits with teams like the Giants and Falcons, but has yet to sign. The Seahawks should take a look at Hall as well. He's still recovering from back surgery and is 31, but can still play. At the very least, he'd be an upgrade in the slot. That's where he played for the Bengals last season. Download the Chat Sports App for more Seahawks coverage!

Antonio Cromartie

Cromartie is coming off a rough season and is 32 years old, but has the length the Seahawks like. Any signing would have to be at the veteran minimum, especially since Cromartie might never find his previous form again. But Cromartie isn't far removed from being a talented corner, and he'd be the replacement for Byron Maxwell that the Seahawks have yet to find. 

Preseason Cut

There will be a few quality players that don't end up making team's 53-man rosters. Perhaps it will be a veteran that is cut in favor of a rookie. Maybe it's a young player with raw talent that a team tries to sneak onto the practice squad. Either way, if the Seahawks don't add anyone before the start of the preseason, expect them to monitor the waiver wire closely. 

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