Having completed my review of the offensive roster, it is time to take a look at the Seahawks entire defense. I will cover the defensive secondary in my final review piece. But for now, I will be starting with the interior of the defensive line, then the defensive ends and finally the linebackers, or to put it more simply the front seven.
Again a shout out to Pro Football Focus for their excellent ratings, which I have once again leaned on, along with my own views to formulate a process to assess the strengths and weaknesses for the Seahawks in comparison to the rest of the NFL.
By doing so I have been able to come up with a rating for each of the seven players slated to be the starter for each defense in 2021. I have then assessed how that player compares to the rest of the league and assess the impact of that rating in terms of that team’s prospects.
Seahawks defense should be good in 2021
Teams across the league use a variety of formations and schemes, but basically, all have a front seven that appear on the majority of downs, so it is these seven I will be assessing.
Although I will also comment on the depth or lack of it at each position and for the entire group. I will also comment as required on the need or not, as the case may be to succession plan for areas where age may be a factor. Having explained the topic and purpose of this piece, let’s get to the analysis.