The stars of the Seahawks roster are all well known, but who could have the sort of season in 2021 that could bring them to the attention of all NFL followers, not just Seahawks fans.
The Seahawks provided seven members of the NFC Pro Bowl team last season, Russell Wilson, D.K.Metcalf, Bobby Wagner, Quandre Diggs, Jamal Adams are known and respected to varying degrees across the entire NFL.
The other two members of that Pro Bowl team came from the Seahawks specials teams unit. Long snapper Tyler Ott and special teams ace Nick Bellore were the two guys concerned. Ott and Bellore go pretty un-appreciated by even Seahawks fans as their work is never going to make highlight reels.
In this piece, I want to talk about five players who could all have breakout campaigns in 2021 and thus bring themselves to the attention of the wider NFL fan base.
A break out year for five Seahawks
All five of the players I think could really come to prominence in 2021 are all on the defensive side of the Seahawks roster.
Brooks started his rookie season in 2020 as backup linebacker to K.J.Wright, moving into a starting role following the injury to Bruce Irvin.
As the 27th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, we should expect Brooks to perform to a high level in order to justify that draft pick.
He recorded a total of 57 tackles in his rookie campaign, only one of this came in the first five games, twenty one in the next five games and thirty five in the last six games of the season. If he were to maintain the rate of the last six games of the 2020 season (5.83 per game) for the entire of the upcoming season he would tally 99 tackles.
And given the steep line of progression Brooks showed through his rookie season and the fact he will be a starting linebacker in the upcoming season, he could easily record in excess of 100 tackles in the season.