The Seattle Seahawks still need a lot of help up front along the offensive line to protect quarterback Russell Wilson and open up lanes for rookie running back Rashaad Penny or whoever is starting on a seemingly week-to-week basis.
But there isn’t a ton of value here for the O-line, meaning Seattle general manager John Schneider can turn his attention to addressing other top needs in the secondary.
The Seahawks need both a cornerback and a safety, likely replacing the perennial Pro Bowler, Earl Thomas, who has likely payed his final game in Seattle.
That’s going to be tough. But it could be made easier with a solid defensive back in Georgia’s Deandre Baker, who can play at nickel, boundary or even be experimented with at free safety. His sideline-to-sideline skills are pretty solid despite his smallish 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame.
If he adds some bulk, Baker could wind up being one of the fresh, new faces in Seattle’s revamped “Legion of Boom.”