Seahawks: Projected 2016 starters and the next man up
By Keith Myers
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Right Defensive End
Starter: Michael Bennett
Backup: Frank Clark
Michael Bennett might not be happy about his contract, but he’s one of the most efficient pass rushers in the entire NFL. He starts on the outside in the base defense, and moves inside when the Seahawks shift into the nickel.
2015 second round pick Frank Clark is Bennett’s direct backup, but he doesn’t just play when Bennett comes off the field. Clark will also be the guy who comes onto the field whenever Bennett moves inside. Those are the pass-rushing snaps that Bruce Irvin was given the last two seasons.
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