Sound-off Saturday voters want an offensive linemen

Go big or go home. That's the message from the voters on the Sound-off Saturday survey about which position is most important for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 draft.

By a wide margin, the voters want the Seahawks to select an offensive lineman as their top priority. Out of nine listed choices, 43 percent of the voters say help up front on offense is the biggest need for the team. Many voters still consider the O-line the weakest area of the team and in need of major upgrades in pass blocking.

A distant second was the wide receiver spot, where 18 percent of the voters want an upgrade. A few people voted for a punt/kick returner, which I listed in the receiver total.

The receiver votes finished ahead of a defensive back choice at 15 percent. Voters were concerned about the Seahawks losing cornerback Byron Maxwell in free agency. Many voters feel uncomfortable with Tharold Simon replacing Maxwell after how Simon played in the Super Bowl, giving up two touchdown passes.

Fourth in the voting was a defensive tackle at 13 percent. Voters realize this is the oldest position group on the team with Tony McDaniel (30), Kevin Williams (34 and a free agent) and Brandon Mebane (30 and returning from a torn hamstring).

No one voted to draft a quarterback or linebacker first, for obvious reasons. Russell Wilson soon will sign a new deal making him one the highest-paid players in the NFL.

Linebacker K.J Wright signed a new deal in December and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner likely will sign a new contract before the start of the 2015 season.

So here are the top four positions in the voting:

1. Offensive lineman -- 43 percent

2. Wide receiver -- 18 percent

3. Defensive back -- 15 percent

4. Defensive tackle -- 13 percent