Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Draft: Ten Options With the 63rd Pick

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Oct 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback

Kevin Hogan

(8) fumbles as he is hit by Utah Utes defensive end

Nate Orchard

(8) during the second half at


-Eccles Stadium. Utah defeated Stanford 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks’ Ten Options At No. 63

10) Nate Orchard, Utah DE

The 2014 Ted Hendricks Award winner (NCAA’s top defensive end) would be quite a pick-up for the Seattle Seahawks. Orchard was the nation’s second leading pass-rusher, behind Hau’oli Kikaha, with 18.5 sacks.

Losing O’Brien Schofield, and possibly Bruce Irvin has decimated the ‘Hawks pass-rushing depth. Cassius Marsh and Demarcus Dobbs are the only remaining defensive ends behind Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril. Orchard is a few pounds of bulk from being a prototype 4-3 DE, and currently has a body type similar to Connor Barwin or Trent Cole.

Chance he’s available: 80%

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