Three players that will breakout for Seahawks in 2018

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Frank Clark, Defensive end

I realize Clark is not an unknown. But I said last season that Clark is the Seahawks best pass rusher; He just needs to be more consistent. For pure speed rush there was no one better on Seattle’s team than Clark in 2017. And there is no one close to him in 2018.

A productive Clark in 2018 is a win for the player and the team, however. Clark will be an unrestricted free agent after 2018. Seattle needs pass rushers a great deal. With Avril and Bennett off the team, Clark is really the only (somewhat) proven pass rusher on the team.

In 2016, Clark had ten sacks. The scary thing if you are a Seattle fan, though, is Clark had just nine sacks in 2017. This was in a season where Avril missed a ton of games so Clark had a lot more snaps. Clark has the kind of potential, however, where he can beat excellent left tackles. Like Andrew Whitworth of the Los Angeles Rams below

The frustrating thing is that Clark can do these kinds of things but then he will have a four game stretch like he did in 2017 where he had a combined one tackle and a half-a-sack. This is not a good thing.

For the Seahawks to be a playoff team, Clark needs to get closer to 12 or more sacks. He has the skill set and is a physical freak. Clark just needs to stay motivated each week, both for the team and his next paycheck.