Seahawks 53-man roster prediction: Training camp edition
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks defensive line (6): Poona Ford, Al Woods, Bryan Mone, Shelby Harris, L.J. Collier, Quinton Jefferson
The line is going to look different this year. Seattle is transitioning from a 4-3 base to more of a 3-4. This doesn’t mean no 4-3 will be used, or maybe it remains mostly a 4-3 but with a lot of 3-4 principles. No matter what, however, Pete Carroll seems open to the idea of changing the way his defense looks up front and that is important.
Seattle was great against the run in 2021. The team allowed 3.8 yards a carry which was second-best in the league and just .1 yard less than the Saints who were first. The main reason the Seahawks were so tough against the run was that they stuffed the middle and forced players outside for linebackers to gobble up.
All of the key players in the middle of the defensive line return in 2022: Ford, Woods and Mone. Add to that group Harris, a very underrated player in Denver and a big part of the trade that saw Russell Wilson leave to the Broncos, Collier, who seems to be having a fantastic offseason so far even though he has underperformed in his first three seasons, and Jefferson, a returning vet who can supply quarterback pressure as well, and Seattle looks very good along the line.