Pick 102: Seattle Seahawks select Dalvin Tomlinson, DT Alabama
I wrote about Tomlinson and his fit in Seattle back in Mock Draft 1.0 and the team has yet to bring in a veteran defensive tackle to help fill the hole left by Tony McDaniel. Here is what I wrote about the Crimson Tide alum in my first mock:
"The Seahawks could go into free agency and find a run-stuffing DT, but Tomlinson is a cheaper and potentially better option. Some scouts are worried that he greatly benefited from the talent around him, and only eclipsed 45 percent of snaps played in this his final season. Those concerns could lead to a potential coup for the Seahawks, as Tomlinson could pair nicely with former teammate Jarran Reed on first and second down. He won’t wow anybody with his pass-rush skills, but the 310 lber has a high motor and surprising quickness, which might lead to some value as a pass rusher down the road."
The team need to add depth to the D-Line if it hopes to maintain its dominate rush defense of years past, and Tomlinson should provide that.