Every NFL team ranked by how badly they need LeBron

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SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks tries to keep defensive tackle Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams at bay in the 2nd quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks tries to keep defensive tackle Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams at bay in the 2nd quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

19. Seattle Seahawks

Position – Offensive Line

Let’s acknowledge that LeBron would be a terrible offensive lineman. He’s huge in the NBA, but would be undersized lining up next to someone like Lane Johnson. He’s light on his feet and could maybe, MAYBE, stay in front of a speed rusher. But he would get bowled over by 90 percent of defensive lineman in the NFL.

He’d fit right in in Seattle.

Truthfully, the Seahawks could use him at tight end or running back. Ed Dickson is a solid player who will help in run blocking, but he’s an obvious downgrade from Jimmy Graham when it comes to catching the ball. They drafted Rashaad Penny to be their starting running back. We’ll see how that works out.

If nothing else, LeBron could be a pass catching tight end or an option out of the backfield. He’d take some pressure off of Russell Wilson, giving the Seahawks quarterback a reliable target in scramble situations.

I hear Seattle also needs a new cornerback and possibly a new safety. By the time you finish reading this, they may need an entirely new secondary. LeBron could play either safety position, maybe corner if a team is desperate. Should the Seahawks go that route and have just LeBron play every secondary position, the Legion of Boom would officially become One Dude With Attitude.

Of course, none of this is happening. If LeBron signs with Seattle, Carroll will stick him on the offensive line. He’ll try a cute gadget play where the offensive lineman becomes an eligible receiver but it won’t matter because Wilson will be on his back by the time LeBron releases.