Seahawks 53-man roster projection post minicamp

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Bobby Wagner (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Seahawks have finished their mandatory minicamp and now have six weeks off. This gives Pete Carroll plenty of time to think who should make the 2019 roster.

The Seahawks did better than expected in 2018. They had a seemingly less talented roster than in previous years. Head coach Pete Carroll had to find the answers to who would replace Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett and Jimmy Graham. Seattle ended up doing pretty well without them, making the playoffs in a transition year.

To be fair, Seattle’s secondary wasn’t as good without Sherman. But they may have found a future star in Tre Flowers. Seattle’s interior defense wasn’t as good without Bennett, but Jarran Reed blossomed into a star. Graham may have been replaced by rookie Will Dissly, but Dissly got hurt early in the season after starting out with massive production.

The Seahawks don’t have to replace every good player they lose, though. They just need other players at other positions be really good. Chris Carson was great in 2019 in a year when Seattle wanted to get back to running the ball a lot more. Bradley McDougald took over where Kam Chancellor played and was better than Chancellor in pass coverage.

The 2019 roster will have a lot of youth and Carroll loves that. He has a way of getting young players play hard and be very productive. A number of rookies and second-year players might not only make the team but have big impacts. So who does makes the 2019 Seattle roster? Here’s my best guess post-mandatory minicamp.