ESPN recently released their NFL pre-draft power rankings, with the Seattle Seahawks listed at number one.
Seattle, who exited the 2012-2013 season with a 30-28 loss against Atlanta, recently acquired Pro Bowl wideout Percy Harvin from Minnesota in exchange for multiple draft picks.
The Seahawks finished the regular season with a record of 11-5, a year in which they did not lose at home. While many believe the 49ers are still the team to beat in the NFC, I agree with ESPN and feel the Seahawks are the most dangerous team in the NFL. The Seahawks boasted one of the best defenses in the league last year, allowing only 332 total yards per game. With the addition of Cliff Avril to solidify their defensive line, they may very well have the number one defense in the NFL.
Not only is Seattle dangerous on the defensive side of the ball, but the addition of Percy Harvin makes Russell Wilson even more of a weapon offensively. Wilson, who beat veteran Matt Flynn for the starting job last season, had an outstanding rookie year in which he threw for over 3,100 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Although Wilson and Harvin are both elite playmakers, one player on Seattle sets them apart from other teams. Marshawn Lynch, who is only improving and continuing to get better, has been a huge addition to the Seahawks since coming over from Buffalo in 2010. Lynch rushed for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, and will be the biggest key in order for Seattle to make a 2013-2014 Super Bowl run.
Seattle does not have a first round pick this year due to their trade with Minnesota, but will have a total of 10 selections in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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