Strength of Seahawks roster #10: Defensive tackle
If I were to peg one unit that could skyrocket up this ranking by season’s end it would be the defensive tackle. Poona Ford is being given a huge opportunity to show what he can do with Jarran Reed no longer around. He has improved in every year he has played. This year will be no different. I expect a star to be born.
Next to Ford is Al Woods, Robert Nkemdiche, Bryan Mone, Cedrick Lattimore, Jarrod Hewitt, Myles Adams, and Walter Palmore. Woods is a great glue guy. He is a really solid run stuffer. He makes those around him better.
Nkemdiche has huge potential, but his off-the-field issues found him out of the league in 2020. He is looking to get his career back on track. He brings the energy day in and day out.
Mone showed flashes of brilliance in 2020. Enough that they decided Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison was disposable. However, he lacks consistency. Lattimore is a good depth piece. The names behind these are all players who are unknown entities vying for a roster spot/ practice squad.
The unit itself is not bad. It simply doesn’t have any star power. No player other teams are forced to plan against. The depth is also questionable.
Thanks to a stellar defensive end rotation next to them, there will be lots of 1v1 opportunities. This will provide many chances for the unit to prove me wrong and show out. As it is today, the unit itself simply doesn’t excite.