Ranking the best Seahawks under the age of 26
By Lee Vowell
Number 1 – Shaquill Griffin
Two players under the age of 26 years old have played in the Pro Bowl. One is punter Michael Dickson. The other is cornerback Shaquill Griffin. Griffin was not good in 2018 and gave himself a D+ for the season. But in 2019, Griffin made the Pro Bowl.
Griffin, like Carson and Metcalf, physically prepares in the offseason to be in shape for the beginning of each season. He lost 12 pounds last offseason by eating more protein and changing his diet overall. It showed. He was faster last year and over the course of the season opposing teams realized that too and threw less his way.
Griffin is now the Seahawks left cornerback for hopefully several more years. After 2020, Griffin, though, will be an unrestricted free agent. Seattle isn’t going to franchise him because the Seahawks don’t franchise anybody. But they need Griffin to return.
In 2019, Griffin had the 13th best passer-rating-against in the NFL and one of the best forced-incompletion percentages. In 2017, the Seahawks took the 6-foot and 200-pound corner to be a long-term part of the rebuilding of the Legion of Boom.
Griffin was good as a rookie, not good in his second season but then very good in his third. There is no reason to think Griffin will not be even better in 2020 and make his second Pro Bowl. His second of likely many to come.