Five crazy Seahawks predictions for the upcoming season

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: C.J. Prosise /

The season is as close as ever. Next Sunday, the Seahawks will take the field in Green Bay. Here are five wild predictions for the season.

1. Jimmy Graham goes for 1,000 yards. 

I’ll start this out with a mildly crazy prediction. Graham is poised for a big year, as he will be a free agent next season. Also, he’s had a completely healthy offseason and looks better than ever. Graham should see a good number of targets from Russell Wilson and 1,000 yards is not far-fetched with someone with the talent of Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks should be excited for Graham’s production this season.

2. CJ Prosise is converted to WR.

 With an already crowded backfield, it seems a lot of Seahawks are going to get carries in 2017. Thomas Rawls looks like the number one guy, with Eddie Lacy and rookie Chris Carson right behind him. Prosise seems like the odd one out here. At Notre Dame, Prosise was a wide receiver who converted from running back. He could possibly do just the opposite in the NFL

3. Shaquill Griffin solidifies the Legion of Boom. 

Rookie UCF product Shaquill Griffin figures to be the starting outside cornerback opposite RIchard Sherman in nickel packages. That’s a large task for a rookie. Griffin’s size, speed, and brain should help him successfully move towards a shutdown corner role in the NFL. In the pre-season, Griffin looked decent. He didn’t give up any long balls (looking at you, Tharold Simon), instead giving up short underneath routes. That sort of tendency reminds me of another corner on the roster who wears #25.

4. The offensive line ranks among the top 15 in the league. 

For any other team, this isn’t a crazy prediction. For the Seahawks, this is a dream. The offensive line is led by center Justin Britt, who had a Pro Bowl season last year. To his left is former second-overall pick Luke Joeckel. Those two should already be reason for improvement from last year’s numbers. Also, the Seahawks don’t have Garry Gilliam in the starting roster, replaced by first-round pick Germain Ifedi. If the line ranks in the top half of the league, the offense should be very fun to watch.

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5. The Seahawks clinch a first round bye in the playoffs. 

In order to receive a first-round bye, you need to be either the one seed or two seed in your respective conference. The Seahawks have a ton of talent, including newly acquired Sheldon Richardson. There really is no reason, barring injuries, this team cannot be a top two team in the NFC. Especially since New England is in the AFC.