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Seahawks wide receiver/tight end draft outlook


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Wide receivers/tight ends

Current situation: The Seahawks lost Golden Tate in free agency, and that’s a big blow because he was also a dangerous punt returner. That loss will be lessened, though, if Percy Harvin can stay healthy this season. Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice and Jermaine Kearse are all back to form a solid receiving corps. The tight end position is steady with Zach Miller, Luke Willson and Anthony McCoy.

Key number

7

The number of receivers many mock drafts are projecting to go in the first round.

Who might be there at No. 32: Allen Robinson, Penn State. Robinson has the size (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) that could give the Seahawks the big body they missed most of last season.

Who might be there later in the draft: Dri Archer, Kent State. Archer is small (5-8, 173), but he’s incredibly fast and versatile and might be worth a shot later on in the draft. Plus, he can return kicks.

Outlook: This is widely considered the best receiving class in years. It’s long been thought the Seahawks could use a big-body receiver to complement Harvin and Baldwin. Rice provides that big target when healthy, but that’s the big question mark with him. The Seahawks could also opt to go with a smaller playmaking receiver who can return punts to replace Tate.

Coming tomorrow: Offensive line

Jayson Jenks



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