Can’t miss player 3: J.C. Jackson, cornerback
If Pete Carroll is truly trying to win by investing in his defensive backs, J.C. Jackson is a cant-miss player. When you think of what you want in a cornerback, I guarantee you, Jackson can provide it.
As an undrafted free agent, Jackson always had an uphill battle to make an impact. He was amongst the lowest-paid players in the league. Many players shrink in the face of this challenge. Jackson simply put a chip on his shoulder and bulldozed his way to the top.
Jackson is sticky in coverage. He can play man to man or zone. He has the desired size the Seahawks covet at 6’1″ and 200lbs. Best of all, he is an absolute ballhawk.
Last season he had the second-most interceptions in the league at 9. Jackson also had more pass breakups (6) than touchdowns allowed (5). His career completion percentage allowed is just 49.7%. to put it into perspective, Shaquill Griffin has allowed a 55.5% completion rate since entering the league.
Jackson is only 25 years old and likely going to be the most coveted cornerback on the market. He will not be an inexpensive free agent to target. However, if Seattle really wants to build around the secondary, this would be a move to do just that.
Suggested contract: 4 years, $60 million.