Seahawks fourth and third best
Number 4: defensive end Alton Robinson
Whatever the Seahawks saw from Alton Robinson was different than what I was seeing. I say that because in extremely limited snaps (Robinson played just 29 percent of Seattle’s defensive snaps in 2020) Robinson still produced 4 sacks (fifth on the team), 5 tackles for loss (seventh on the team) and 11 quarterback pressures.
Robinson might become Seattle’s next great steal from being a fifth-round pick. His snaps became more limited likely the last part of the season after Seattle traded for Carlos Dunlap but I still think Seattle should have played Robinson more. Going into the future, Robinson might be a very important member of the defense.
Number 3: receiver/returner Freddie Swain
Freddie Swain might be best remembered this year for a missed block when Russell Wilson threw out wide towards D.K. Metcalf in the playoff game versus the Rams and the ball was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. This basically ended the game as Seattle could never recover from this. But asking rookie Swain to make this play is a bit unfair and maybe the pass should have been intended for Swain and had Metcalf blocking.
Besides this play, though, sixth-round choice Swain was solid. He showed that he might be the Seahawks kick returner of the future and had one kick return against the Rams for 27 yards. Swain caught 13 passes on the season and 2 went for touchdowns. He looks to be a quick receiver with good hands and could be Seattle’s number three option in 2021.