With the 2012 NFL Draft quickly approaching, several rumors are circulating around social media and most are just smoke screens, but the latest from Bleacher Report has Seattle looking to move up in the first round.
The Seahawks struggled on offense last season, especially in their passing offense. The recent signing of free agent quarterback Matt Flynn was a good move by the team, but he needs weapons around him, and moving up in the draft to take Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon is a good step forward for Seattle.
Doug Baldwin was an un-drafted rookie who led the team in receiving with 51 receptions for 788 yards and four touchdowns, but no other receiver had more than 40 catches, and the team needs more talent and depth at wide out. With the success and moves made by the San Francisco over the last 12 months, the Seahawks need to add some offensive fire power to keep pace with the 49ers or risk missing the playoffs.
The NFL off-season has been good to Seattle, but the upcoming draft is where this team can really make some improvements, and moving up and taking a stud wide receiver will help this team for several years and create a bigger buzz among their fans in the Pacific Northwest.