Two Seahawks make’s 2017 All-Pro projections

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16: Earl Thomas of the Seahawks (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16: Earl Thomas of the Seahawks (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

There are many good players on the Seattle Seahawks 2017 roster. Some may potential be in the Hall of Fame. thinks only two of them will be All=Pro this season, though.

Lists and projections are great, aren’t they? There is no real way of arguing them unless one waits…and waits…and waits. And then remembers that someone somewhere made a preseason list that did not include a few Seahawks.

Elliot Harrison of produced his best guess at who will be an All-Pro this year on Tuesday. Among the players who made it are quarterback Tom Brady (everybody loves Brady right now, don’t they?) and linebacker Von Miller. Fair enough, though Aaron Rodgers could just as easily be picked as Brady. There were two Seahawks that made Harrison’s cut, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner.

About Thomas, Harrison wrote somewhat quizzically that the safety would be needed more than ever by the Seahawks because of “the four rookies Seattle is now employing in the defensive backfield.” Thomas is needed, of course, because he is the best safety in the game and could end up in Canton when his career is through. Seattle, though, will still have a wealth of experience in the defensive backfield. There is also no guarantee that all four of the rookies in the secondary will make the team.

Harrison was more glowing about Wagner. The linebacker “put on a clinic last season, a tackling manifesto that more than a few players — linebacker units … uhh, teams … — should aspire to replicate.” Wagner is a great tackler. And a great leader. Possibly, he is the best linebacker in the game, so no issues with Harrison on Wagner.

Those left off the first-team

Harrison interestingly left other players off his first-team prediction. The Houston Texans J.J. Watt? Nope. Watt may be the best defensive player in the game. According to Harrison, though, he is not good enough to be first-team All-Pro.

For 12s, Richard Sherman is no longer good enough to be first-team All-Pro. Or for that matter, second-team. In fact, no Seahawks made second-team. No Kam Chancellor or Michael Bennett or K.J. Wright or anybody. I guess Seattle is just fading away.

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It may be worth noting, however, that Harrison has the Green Bay Packers’ Ty Montgomery as second-team running back. So, not sure if this list was well-researched or not. Just something to keep in mind.