The Seahawks have been busy acquiring experienced players via free agency to bolster the roster ahead of 2021. But what young talent do the Seahawks already have on their roster?
In this piece, I will highlight six players under the age of 25 that have gone relatively unnoticed outside of Seattle, and even in Seattle. Let’s start with a couple of players on the offensive side of the ball.
Seahawks have several promising young players
Damien Lewis – guard – 24 years old
Amongst all the criticism surrounding the Seahawks offensive line, Damien Lewis had a really good rookie season in 2020.
Seattle drafted the former LSU tiger early in the third round last year started all 16 games in his rookie season and this enables him to receive a pff.com rating of 70.3 for the season which ranks him 20th of the 64 starting right guards in the NFL. Not bad for a rookie who can only improve and has the potential to be a cornerstone of the Seahawks offensive line for years to come.
Freddie Swain – wide receiver – turns 23 years of age in August
As a sixth round draft pick that only had 14 receptions from 22 targets to net 187 receiving yards and two touchdowns, he certainly qualifies as under the radar. But, with the departure of David Moore, Swain is currently the third receiver on the depth chart behind Metcalf and Lockett.
As was the case during his time as a Florida Gator, it is his touchdown production that may propel him into the limelight. If the Seahawks do not spend one of their draft picks in the role, Swain may well be the Seahawks principal slot receiver in 2021.
I would not be surprised if he bettered David Moore’s 2020 stats of 35 receptions on 47 targets for 417 yards and 6 TDs. Swain is not going to be a superstar but can fill a definite need for the Seahawks as a slot receiver.