The Seahawks have done a superb job building their roster this offseason. With this being considered a Super Bowl or bust season, there is one additional player that will bring them that much closer to making it a reality.
Seattle came into the offseason with very little resources. They didn’t have much in terms of draft capital. They didn’t have a lot when it came to cap space. They also had a ton of free agents hitting the market.
Reviewing the moves so far, they have capitalized on every last penny spent. They did a phenomenal job prioritizing the trenches. Specifically on the defensive side of the ball. Bringing in players like Carlos Dunlap, Kerry Hyder, Benson Mayowa, Aldon Smith, and Al Woods for just over $10.5 million in 2021 cap space is a masterful stroke.
They added several players who are simply perfect schematic fits in the cornerback room. Akhello Witherspoon has the chance to finally break out this year. With more consistency, he could become a star. Bringing back familiar faces like Pierre Desir and Damarious Randall will ensure there is a safe floor for the unit.
The Seahawks defensive retooling looks complete. Signing another offensive starter would give the team their most competitive roster since 2013.
On offense, they added an electric weapon in D’Wayne Eskridge. He will have every opportunity to shine this season. The duo of Gerald Everett and Will Dissly gives the team a phenomenal 1-2 punch of raw athleticism/pass-catching and dominant blocking.
Trading/extending Gabe Jackson gives the internal offensive line a huge boost. Drafting Stone Forsythe late in the draft was a godsend. He has the raw tools to be an NFL-caliber left tackle. He just needs a year to master his craft. Fortunately, he is behind one of the best in the game in Duane Brown. A perfect mentor to learn from.
The weakest remaining positions are at center and right tackle. Given the talent that is still available at the tackle position in free agency, Seattle needs to capitalize. More specifically, I am talking about signing Morgan Moses.