Sep 3, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) rushes the passer against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett are special players
It says a lot about the 2014 and 2013 free agent classes that 12s aren’t used to seeing rookies contribute right away. The 2012 class and, by the looks of it right now, the 2015 class will make up for that though.
Tyler Lockett scored his third touchdown in four preseason game. He’s now got a kick return TD, a punt return TD and a 68 yard strike from Russell Wilson for a TD.
Lockett’s little hesitation step to cross up the cornerback was brilliant. Once he turned on the speed, there was no way anyone was going to catch him.
Frank Clark was even more impressive. He started on defense since the Seahawks decided to rest Michael Bennett. Clark just dominated the Raiders offensive front the entire time he was in there.
Clark looked unblockable. Watching him abuse offensive linemen on play after play was quite enjoyable.
Seattle’s pass rush looks dominant
The Seahawks had a very effective pass rush last season. Then they added Clark and got Cassius Marsh and Jordan Hill back. The Seahawks will be testing the old “you can never have too many pass rushers” cliche to see if it is correct.
With Bennett, Avril, Hill, Clark, Marsh and Irvin all on the roster, there’s no way to get them all on the field at the same time. Don’t worry though, that isn’t a problem.
The Seahawks will be able to rotate their pass rushers freely. This should keep them fresh, and allow them to be even more productive.
The Seahawks have arguably the best pass-rushing depth in the NFL right now.
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