Seahawks position preview: Breaking down Jamal Adams and the safeties
Pretty simple: Adams and Diggs. However, when you add the nickel corner position to the mix of defensive backs it gets a little bit more interesting. During training camp, the competition was between Amadi and Blair, but with the addition of Adams, and with the Seahawks not allowing media to tweet out lineups and depth charts towards the end of camp, things could change.
Adams is known for moving around a lot between being at the line of scrimmage, a traditional safety spot, even outside as a corner. But in the last two seasons, Adams has played 14.5% of his snaps as the Jets slot corner.
There’s also the possibility that against two tight end sets the Seahawks could put a big guy like Tre Flowers against one of the tight ends. Quinton Dunbar also has experience as the slot corner.
So if the Seahawks D has an extra DB every few snaps like last year, there could be an opportunity for Amadi or Blair to get on the field regularly whether it is as the nickel corner, or replacing Adams at safety as he moves up to the line to play the nickel.