Between now and the beginning of the NFL Draft (April 25), Colts.com will take an offseason look at each of the Colts 2013 opponents. The seventh installment comes today with the Seattle Seahawks:
Seattle Seahawks 2013 Offseason:
2012 Season: 11-5 regular season. Finished 2nd in the NFC West. Lost in the NFC Divisional Round, 30-28, to the Atlanta Falcons.
Key Offseason Additions: DE-Cliff Avril, DE-Michael Bennett, WR-Percy Harvin (Vikings via trade), QB-Brady Quinn, CB-Antoine Winfield
Key Offseason Losses: QB-Matt Flynn (Oakland), DT-Jason Jones (Lions), CB-Marcus Trufant, RB-Leon Washington (Patriots)
2013 Draft Picks: 2-56, 3-87, 4-123, 5-138, 5-158, 6-194, 7-214, 7-220, 7-231, 7-241, 7-242
Analysis: Perhaps no team around the league will carry quite the momentum that the Seattle Seahawks will into the 2013 season. Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks into a buzzer beating field goal of reaching the NFC Championship last year. Seattle won its final five regular season contests in 2012 and continued to make noise in the offseason.
Seattle acquired one of the game’s most electric players in former Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. The addition of Harvin gives the Seahawks another weapon on offense, to go along with Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch. From a free agency standpoint, Seattle added more depth to a stout defensive front with the additions of Avril and Bennett.
Backup quarterback Matt Flynn moved south to Oakland and his replacement will come in the form of Brady Quinn. Seattle lost a few other veteran pieces across both sides of the football and while the Seahawks don’t carry a first-round draft pick into next Thursday’s NFL Draft, they do hold nine picks on the final day of the draft.
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