Seahawks position preview: Defensive tackle breakdowns, starters and cuts

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The Seahawks defensive tackles are a mixed bag when it comes to talent, skillset, and expectations. So who are they? Who makes the roster? And who’s cut?

The 2019 Seahawks defensive line was a group that had a lot of question marks attached going into the season but saw a good amount of unexpected production from the deeper part of the dept chart. Al Woods had a great year as a run-stuffer in 2019, with a PFF grade of 70.3 which gives him proper praise compared to his lack of traditional stats.

Quinton Jefferson was a d-line swiss army knife, spending time at both DE and DT. He put up good numbers too making 12 starts for the second season in a row with 3.5 sacks, 4 TFL, and 10 QB hits.

However, the problem last season was the lack of expected production from the top of the depth chart. Jarran Reed had to serve a 6 game suspension and then put up disappointing numbers while starting the remaining 10 games. Poona Ford had a decent season, but it did not live up to the hype that 12’s gave the undrafted cult hero following 2018.

To make matters worse, both Woods and Jefferson have moved on to different teams leaving the Seahawks with six defensive tackles to try to fill an expected three or four roster spots. So now let’s see who the four returning players are plus two new additions that makes up the Seahawks offseason defensive tackle group.

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