Peter King forecasts the Seahawks opt for defense

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Peter King’s prognostication for next week’s draft includes both his synopsis of who the Seahawks will pick (Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina) and who he thinks they should pick (J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin.

But more interesting than that is his capsule when you consider that Seattle is looking for three starting offensive lineman and has a question at quarterback.

“No team wants to trade down more than Seattle, which has seven big holes to fill, including two at guard and one at tackle, and that’s before we even get to quarterback. The Seahawks will probably lose Matt Hasselbeck to free agency, but I don’t see them taking a passer in the first two rounds unless they trade down. They’re willing to go with Charlie Whitehurst and a vet in ’11, while Austin, a penetrating DT, fortifies another need position.”
— Peter King,