By Andrew Ladd and Matt Finn | 10/30/17 11:59am PDTViktor was one of the most-played fantasy football players of all time, and he’s been around for quite some time now.
But as the hype surrounding the upcoming 2017 draft continues to build, it’s become increasingly clear that the Seahawks could be drafting one of their best players this year.
We caught up with some of the top fantasy football analysts and fantasy football writers in the industry to get their thoughts on the team and what the Seahawks should be building next.
Andrew Ladd: If you’re like me, you’ve probably been wondering if Viktoria is a lock to go in the first round of the draft, but it sounds like there’s some buzz about the possibility of the team drafting a player like Kayle to replace the veteran wide receiver.
With the Seahawks currently on a four-game winning streak, the team could be looking to add a veteran option to their offense, especially if Kayle can take some snaps at cornerback.
While the Seahawks are known for drafting players like Kam Chancellor and Byron Maxwell, they also have several players who could be considered first-round draft picks.
They could target the quarterback prospect, as Kyle Shanahan and Andy Dalton both have legitimate needs as quarterbacks.
Viktora has the skill set to be a solid NFL wide receiver, but he also has the physical skills to be an elite cornerback, and that’s where he could become a sleeper pick.
He has shown the ability to make plays on the ball, but is very much an inside player, so he needs to develop his tackling and closing ability to help him succeed.
He needs to become more consistent with his ball skills, but with a healthy Mike Davis, he should have the opportunity to become an elite playmaker in the NFL.
Kayle, on the other hand, could be a guy who’s in his prime, and it’s unlikely he’ll be drafted by the Seahawks at No. 2 overall, but if the team does select him, it could be one of a few teams that draft him.
He’s shown the physical tools to be very good in the open field, and his speed will be an asset for any team that needs a player that can run through tackles and catch balls in traffic.
He also has a good grasp of the offense, and has a great feel for where to line up and when to move in for a tackle.
If the team is interested in picking up a player who could contribute early and become a cornerstone of their team in the future, they should go after Kayle.
Matt Finn: If the Seahawks decide to draft Kayle, it would certainly be a huge move for them.
He could help them on defense with his size, speed, and hands.
He would also be a great fit as a safety, given his strong coverage ability.
He’d be a big upgrade over Russell Wilson, who has struggled with his arm strength in the past few seasons.
If he can take a step forward as a pass rusher, he could help the Seahawks in that department as well.
There’s also some buzz that the Seattle Seahawks are looking to move on from the likes of Christian Ponder and Tyler Lockett in order to draft a veteran safety.
While they’ve made some big trades in the last few seasons, it feels like they’re getting desperate for help on the defense.
There are some good options out there, and Kayle could help give them another veteran option that could help to help them develop their young players as well as their draft picks this upcoming draft.
The Seahawks are currently on their longest winning streak since the start of the 2013 season, but the team has lost four games by a combined score of 29-6 in that span.
That’s certainly not good enough to win a Super Bowl, and the team’s top priority should be improving the team going forward.
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