The Seahawks have had a strong off-season. Most of their position groupings are stronger today than it was last year. However, there are still some glaring weaknesses.
The team invested in the wide receiver position and rolled the dice on a couple of young cornerbacks oozing with potential. Seattle re-upped with running back Chris Carson to keep him in the Pacific Northwest for a couple more seasons. Seattle’s safeties are now back to full health.
The offensive line is more or less continuous with the previous season outside of the acquisition of Gabe Jackson. This is good. Let me say it again for the people in the back of the room, continuity on the offensive line is good. This is especially true when the group was playing at a top 10 level before injuries began mounting. Seattle shored up its weakest spot (guard) with the acquisition of Jackson.
Darrell Taylor is finally back to full health. Seattle is going to test him at both defensive end and strongside linebacker. The defensive line lost Jarran Reed but brought a lot of firepower back in between Kerry Hyder, Al Woods, Aldon Smith. That isn’t even mentioning the return of Carlos Dunlap or Benson Mayowa who started to click right at the end of the season.
The Seahawks have a lot of talent but need just a couple more players
The offense looks to heading in a different direction with the new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. A fast-tempo offense with lots of misdirection/ wide-zone concepts will help bring the best of our Russell Wilson. Get him moving and outside the pocket and watch him work.
A lot of exciting stuff is happening with the Seahawks despite the turbulent off-season. However, the work is not yet done. The following slides go over 8 players the Seahawks could still use on their roster.