5 Seahawks who helped their chances of making the roster Friday night
By Luke Allen
The Seahawks had another impressive outing Friday night at home versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Here are five players who improved their roster chances.
Bass once again found himself living in the opponent’s backfield. He looks fast, strong and simply un-blockable. Not only does the fifth year pro look like a viable pass rusher, he is also capable of stuffing the run. This versatility almost makes him a lock to make the 53 man roster.
Although one may argue it was meaningless time, McKissic made the absolute most out of his few carries. He hit the hole like a bullet on every run and ran with explosiveness. McKissic looked extremely fast and was able to re-route his runs very quickly and easily. He also can play the role of pass catcher, so this is another one of those versatile guys Pete Carroll likes to keep on the roster. McKissic getting carries before Alex Collins should be a glaring sign. (Collins got zero, by the way.)
McEvoy showed why he fits on this roster by using his height to easily grab an Austin Davis pass over a smaller cornerback for a touchdown. It will be very difficult for Carroll and Schneider to leave McEvoy off the roster. This could mean bad things for guys like Amara Darboh, Cyril Grayson and David Moore. McEvoy has better size, hands and knows the offense better. He should play a role in the offense in 2017.
Odhiambo was basically already a shoe-in to make the roster, but his performance with the first-team solidified it. The second-year pro stepped in for the injured George Fant and showed he is well capable of running with the first-team. He was solid the entire time he was in, besides giving up the only sack of the night on Russell Wilson. Other than that one play, Odhiambo looked like he can be a capable left tackle for the Seahawks.
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This backup quarterback competition is far from over. Trevone Boykin looked very, very bad Friday night. Austin Davis, on the other hand, looked pleasantly good. He connected on most his throws, including a beauty to 6’6″ McEvoy in the endzone. Game four in Oakland should be an interesting one in terms of the QB competition.