With training camp officially over, it is time for a update to our 53 man roster projection for the Seattle Seahawks.
This is a talented roster for the Seattle Seahawks. They have tremendous depth at almost every position. Coming up with a roster of 53 players was extremely difficult, mostly because there were at least 10 guys that weren’t included that could have been.
In fact, I sat at 52 players for over an hour. It was impossible to decide which one of large group of deserving players would get the last spot. In the end, I don’t feel great about leaving any of those guy off the final tally.
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Russell Wilson, Trevone Boykin
No changes here form my last prediction. Boykin isn’t losing out to Jake Heaps. The only way this changes is if the Seahawks bring in someone who is cut off another roster.
Running Back (4)
Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael, Alex Collins, Zac Brooks
IR: CJ Procise
Sounds like Procise had a setback with his hamstring yesterday in camp. If that’s the case, then there’s no chance that he’ll be ready for a significant role by Week 1. The Seahawks will likely stash him on IR for the year, and keep Brooks as the 3rd down back instead.
Wide Receiver (5)
Tyler Lockett, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson, Kasen Williams
The top 4 are locks. There’s also 4 or 5 guys who could crab that final spot. I decided on Kasen because he’s the most dynamic athlete, and because he makes the most big plays in practice. That’s no guarantee though, and it’ll likely come down to who the coaches think can make the biggest impact on special teams
Tight End (4)
Jimmy Graham, Nick Vannett, Luke Willson, Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams is the surprise here. He takes over the slot previously occupied by Brandon Cottom. Cottom’s injury opens the door for Williams. As long as he shows he can play FB in goal like situations the job will be his.
Offensive Line (9)
Gary Gilliam, Germain Ifedi, Justin Britt, Mark Glowinski, Bradley Sowell, Patrick Lewis, Rees Odhiambo, Terry Poole, Kristjan Sokoli
I don’t see Jamarcus Webb making the roster at this point, especially with how well the line played last week. Instead, they’ll keep the younger and more versatile Poole as the backup OT.
Sticking Sokoli in there as the last guy in the group was mostly because I don’t see the team only keeping 8 OL on the roster. He hasn’t stood out in training camp like we’d hoped he might, but his ability to play 3 positions and special teams should get him that final spot.
Next: Defense on page 2