Seahawks 53-man roster prediction: Training camp edition
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks cornerbacks (5): Sidney Jones IV, Tre Brown, Justin Coleman, Coby Bryant, Tariq Woolen
Perhaps the surest player on this unit is Justin Coleman. That is if the Seahawks keep him as a slot corner instead of trying to keep him outside as he was when he was with the Dolphins. That would be a mistake. Seattle needs an answer to its nickelback problem of the last few years and Coleman offers an instant fix.
The real mistake would be in trying to keep Ugo Amadi (who I think should be cut) in the slot because he hasn’t been good there and was specifically terrible in 2021.
But who starts on the outside? Jones is probably the cornerback with the best chance of earning one spot and then there could be a battle between Brown and Bryant. Both those players are confident and play with the proverbial chips on their shoulders. Bryant is bigger but Brown is quicker.
Both have questions to answer, however. Can Bryant make the leap from college to the NFL and be immediately good? Can Brown build on the promise he showed in limited time in 2021 before he was injured and had surgery on his knee?
Woolen might be a starter in 2023 but he is way too raw currently to think he will play much early in the season. He needs his reps by the end of the year, though, to help him be the player is likely capable of being.