Seahawks offense 2018: Predicting who will make the 53 man roster

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 20: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 20: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks have made lots of changes to the offense for 2018, especially coaching. Who will carry out the direction on the field for the new coaches.

We all know who will be playing quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. And hopefully for years afterwards. That person is Russell Wilson, of course. But who might start as running back and wide receiver and the offensive line? And who will be the backups?

Here is my best guess (most likely wrong) at who makes the 53-man roster of offense for Seattle in 2018.


Starter: Russell Wilson

Backup: Austin Davis

Short take: Clearly Wilson will be the starter. But I still believe that Davis makes the team as the backup. My reasoning behind this is that I believe Seattle will still want experience behind Wilson. 2018 draftee Alex McGough might have raw talent. But do the Seahawks really want him to step in full-time should Wilson go down with injury?

Running back and fullback

Starter: Chris Carson

Backups: Rashaad Penny, J.D. McKissic, C.J. Prosise and Mike Davis

Short take: I have Carson still as the starter week one. This may change, of course, as the season goes on and the team could turn to Penny. Prosise needs to stay healthy or risks being cut. Davis is the third guy and McKissic the do-a-bit-of-everything guy.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times thinks Seattle will keep Khalid Hill for a fullback. Brian Schottenheimer, new offensive coordinator in Seattle, has made no secret he wants to keep a fullback to help the Seahawks run the ball. I will side with Condotta here, though 12th Man Rising’s Todd Vandenberg has a different idea.

Wide receivers

Starters: Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett

Backups: Jaron Brown, David Moore, Amara Darboh, Damore’ea Stringfellow

Short take: It’s true that I don’t think Brandon Marshall makes the team. He has been injured for the better part of two years and no one has seen yet what he can do in Seattle. The starters are set, but I only have two here because I think the Seahawks have a fullback on the field a bunch.

Tight ends

Starter: Nick Vannett

Backups: Ed Dickson and Will Dissly

Short take: The only real question here is if Dickson starts over Vannett. I think this is Vannett’s gig, though. Plus, Dissly might be on the field a lot since he can block like a beast.

Offensive line

Starters: Duane Brown – left tackle, Ethan Pocic – left guard, Justin Britt – center, D.J. Fluker – right guard, Germain Ifedi – right tackle

Backups: George Fant, Jamarco Jones, Jordan Roos, Willie Beavers

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Short take: The starting five is pretty much set unless someone gets injured. New line coach Mike Solari could do good things with the talent that he has. I don’t have Rees Odhiambo making the roster. In his place I think Jones is given a chance. Odhiambo is a great guy, it seems, but he hasn’t proven he has the strength to play in the NFL.