No one should've been surprised that Shawn Oakman returned to school, given that he was widely viewed as a second-day project. In fact, one general manager has him as a fifth- to seventh-rounder. Oakman has loads of potential and athleticism, however, so if he can actually learn how to play football, he could sneak into the first round.
Rd. 2, Pk. 32
Nyeem Wartman, OLB, Penn State
The Seahawks lost their former Super Bowl MVP in free agency to the Raiders. I thought they'd address the position in this past draft, but they'll have to wait until next offseason.
Rd. 1, Pk. 29
Adolphus Washington, DT/3-4DE, Ohio State
The Seahawks could stand to add some young talent to their interior pass rush. That was painfully missing during the Super Bowl last year.
Washington (6-4, 295) made a nice impact in 2014 as part of an excellent defensive line. He teamed with Michael Bennett and Joey Bosa to produce a consistent pass rush and a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Washington had 48 tackles with 10.5 for a loss, 4.5 sacks, three passes batted and one forced fumble on the year. He totaled five sacks over his sophomore and freshman seasons.
Pick change; previously Maliek Collins, DT
Rd. 2, Pk. 30
Max Tuerk, C, USC
The Seahawks could use some help on the right side of their offensive line and possibly the interior after trading away Max Unger.
Tuerk (6-6, 285) played really well at center in 2014. He was a steady performer in the middle of a USC line that did a quality job of blocking for running back Buck Allen and quarterback Cody Kessler. There is talk that Tuerk will move to right tackle in 2015. At the listed weight and strength, he would be a better fit at center in the NFL. Over three years, Tuerk has 14 starts at left guard, 13 at center, five at left tackle and one at right tackle.