Seahawks wide receiver/tight end draft outlook
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.
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