A Seahawks slant to top 50 draft prospects

Over the weekend, ESPN's Jeff Legwold released his rankings of the top 100 players in this year's draft.

Below are the top 50 names plus two others separated into four different categories as they pertain to the Seattle Seahawks. Let this serve as a cheat sheet to the action Thursday night.

Don't count on it (30): These prospects are unlikely to be Seahawks picks, either because of where they will be taken, positional need or scheme fit: Myles Jack, Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Laremy Tunsil, DeForest Buckner, Leonard Floyd, Ronnie Stanley, Jalen Ramsey, Karl Joseph, Reggie Ragland, Vernon Hargreaves III, Carson Wentz, Jack Conklin, Laquon Treadwell, Jared Goff, Darron Lee, Andrew Billings, Taylor Decker, Vonn Bell, Hunter Henry, Jarran Reed, Tyler Boyd, Kamalei Correa, Corey Coleman, Devontae Booker, Paxton Lynch, Mackensie Alexander, Nick Martin, Sheldon Day, Keanu Neal.

Day 1 targets (8): These are the most likely candidates if they stay at No. 26:

Germain Ifedi, OL, Texas A&M: Going just off of film, he's not a first-round pick. But Ifedi (6-foot-6, 324 pounds with 36-inch arms) has rare physical attributes and tested out well. The Seahawks believe in drafting prospects like Ifedi and letting offensive line coach Tom Cable work with them. He's an option at No. 26 but still might be available if they decide to trade down. Ifedi has experience playing right guard and right tackle. He could compete for a starting spot right away but would be more of an upside pick.

Ryan Kelly, C/G, Alabama: He was a three-year starter with good size (6-foot-4, 311 pounds) and plus athleticism. Kelly would be able to come in and probably start right away. But do the Seahawks value the center position enough to use a first-round pick on him? Or are they more likely to look for a center later in the draft?

Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA: At 6-foot-3, 314 pounds, Clark has the size to come in and compete right away for the starting nose tackle spot. He has upside as a pass-rusher with six sacks and five batted passes last season.

Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech: The 6-foot-4, 323 pounder has experience playing the 1-technique and the 3-technique in college. In his past two seasons, Butler totaled 23 tackles for loss. If the Seahawks see upside as a pass-rusher, he could be an option at No. 26.

A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama: He could compete for a starting nose tackle spot right away. The key will be whether the Seahawks see him as a three-down player. Robinson (6-foot-4, 307 pounds) had eight sacks in three seasons with the Crimson Tide.

Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville: He seems like one of the more difficult prospects to project. Rankins is a 1-gap penetrating defensive tackle. He had 14 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss the last two seasons and is a player to watch in the first round if he slides.

Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana: He's one of the most athletic offensive linemen in the draft. It's possible that Spriggs doesn't go until Day 2, but he has the raw tools that could intrigue the Seahawks in the first.

Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State: He just missed out on being in Legwold's top 50, but Jones could be a first-round option for the Seahawks. He's 6-feet-6 and a tremendous athlete. Jones is a scheme fit and would be an upside pick

Day 2 targets (3): Among the top 50, these are guys who could interest the Seahawks and be on the board Friday.

Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama: I would be surprised if the Seahawks took him at No. 26, but Henry could be an option in the second round. He made Legwold's list at No. 29. Some question Henry's lateral agility and ability to make something out of nothing, but he tested out well and was a productive college player.

Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll likes defensive tackles who not only eat up blocks but can also get to the ball carrier. Johnson had 78 tackles (15 for loss) and 6.5 sacks last season.

Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida: He's a tough player to slot. Bullard (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) had 6.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss last season. He also tested out well athletically. He could likely be used in a number of different spots, including as an interior pass-rusher. Most don't have him pegged as a first-round pick, but it's possible that's where he goes.

Wild cards (11): These are prospects who could go either way in terms of the Seahawks' interest:

Josh Doctson, WR, TCU: He only ran 4.50 but has elite athletic traits. Doctson (6-foot-2, 202 pounds) had 79 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. Wide receiver is not necessarily a need position, but Doug Baldwin is scheduled to be a free agent after 2016.

Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma: He is exactly the type of wide receiver the Seahawks seem to love. Shepard (5-foot-10, 194 pounds) was highly productive (86 receptions for 1,288 yards and 11 TDs) last season. Again, wide receiver isn't a need, but it wouldn't be a complete shock if they thought about Shepard on Day 2.

Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame: Another pass-catcher to keep an eye on. Fuller (6 feet, 186 pounds) ran a 4.32 and is a true vertical threat. His athletic profile compares to Tyler Lockett's.

Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson: He doesn't fill a specific need but could provide pass rush. Lawson (6-foot-2, 269 pounds) had 12.5 sacks and 25.5 tackles for loss last season.

Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State: Under Carroll and GM John Schneider, the team has never drafted a cornerback higher than the fourth round. They would have to love a guy like Apple (6 feet, 199 pounds) to take him in the first.

William Jackson III, CB, Houston: The same thing applies with him as with Apple. Jackson (6 feet, 189 pounds) got his hands on 28 passes last year, the most of any corner in college football.

Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson: He has plus size/length (6-5, 277, 34-inch arms) but tested below average athletically. Dodd had one real year of production (12 sacks, 23.5 TFLs) and has the size to be used as inside pass-rusher in sub packages. The Seahawks reportedly had him in for a visit.

Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State: He was a highly productive college player with 10.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss last season. Calhoun (6-foot-4, 251 pounds) isn't athletic enough to fill Bruce Irvin's role and isn't big enough to be an interior pass-rusher.

Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State: He is an elite athlete and was the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2015, totaling 13 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss. But there are questions. Can he develop into an interior rusher? Can he drop into coverage? Possibly a Day 2 option.

Artie Burns, CB, Miami: He has long arms (33 1/4 inches) but is not a great athlete. I'd be surprised if the Seahawks took him in the first round.

Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss: He did not make Legwold's top 50, but Nkemdiche's qualities are intriguing. He's a freak athlete who can make plays behind the line of scrimmage and has the skill set to develop into a pass-rusher. It'll be interesting to see how they and other teams view his intangibles.