Seahawks 53-man roster projection post minicamp

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Special teams

The one area of the game where the Seahawks could easily be the best in the NFL is on special teams. Last year, punter Michael Dickson was named the AP First-Team All-Pro punter. Newly signed kicker Jason Myers was named to the Pro Bowl. Returner Tyler Lockett has been considered one of the best in the NFL since he was drafted. If Seattle loses games in 2019, most likely it won’t be because special teams let the team down.

Long snapper – Tyler Ott

Ott is the only long snapper in the Seahawks camp and will probably stay that way for the next 10 years. He is good at what he does. When is the last time you heard his name in a game? If the answer is “never” then that is a good thing. The only time you hear a long snapper’s name is when he makes a mistake. Ott doesn’t do that often.

Kicker – Jason Myers

The most frustrating thing about Myers is that the Seahawks had him in camp last offseason and released him when they decided to keep Sebastian Janikowski. Janikowski was decent for most of the season but was getting older and got hurt. But Myers was much better in 2018 with the Jets than Janikowski was with Seattle. Thankfully, Myers has returned as a free agent and will be in Seattle for at least the next four years. He will solidify the kicker position that has been a huge problem for Seattle the last two years.

Punter – Michael Dickson

Dickson was expected to do great things as a rookie and he did. He could be a First-Team All-Pro for the next decade. But he could be even better in 2019. Dickson’s only flaw is he might hold on to the ball a little longer than needed. Late in the season against the Cardinals, Dickson had two punts blocked. He will fix this. Otherwise, thank you, Michael Dickson, for being a Seahawk.

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Returner – Tyler Lockett

My one concern about Lockett returning kicks and punts is that he will have a much bigger load at receiver in 2019 since Doug Baldwin retired. Lockett is valuable as a returner, but he might be more valuable at receiver. Seattle might need to think about finding a replacement for Lockett as the season goes on.