3 Seahawks I expect to take a leap forward in 2020
By Geoff Shull
Every year there are several players who step up and become bonafide NFL talents. This article goes over 3 players I expect to do so for the Seahawks in 2020.
The Seahawks are a very young team. They have brought some veteran leadership in on the offensive side. However, defensively they are very young. Because of this, there will be significantly more opportunities for the young defensive players to get on-field playing time.
In fact, the Seahawks absolutely need their young guys, especially their second-year players, to make big impacts on the 2020 team for the Seahawks to be successful. Players like L.J. Collier and Marquise Blair need to be good this coming season.
In 2019, Pete Carroll seemed a bit reluctant, oddly enough, to play his rookies. Carroll likes his team’s young and hungry, but something about 2019 seemed different. The reality was the young players simply needed a chance.
As we know, an opportunity is King in the NFL. Without a chance to show what you can do in-game, it doesn’t really matter what you do in practice. A perfect example would be Tedric Thompson. The coaching staff and players raved about Thompson in practice, however, in games he struggled mightily.
Now with the main portion of free agency over and the fact that the draft has concluded, the Seahawks can focus on the upcoming season. With the current roster as it is, there are 3 players I expect to take a massive leap forward this upcoming season.