Seahawks defensive line
53-man roster: Poona Ford, Al Woods, Bryan Mone, Myles Adams, Shelby Harris and Quinton Jefferson
Cut: L.J. Collier
If I was making these cuts (and thankfully for the future success of the Seahawks, I am not), I would say hello to Adams and goodbye to Collier. Collier reportedly started strong in training camp and then something happened. He was injured again, it seems, and missed most of the preseason. The one player who took a lot of his reps was Adams and he was one of Seattle’s best defensive linemen through preseason.
The others are set. Ford and Woods and Harris will be the starters in a 3-4 base and Jefferson will get a lot of reps rotating out any of the previous three. Mone will be there mostly as a run-stopper.
But Harris and Jefferson should be able to supply the kind of interior pass rush the Seahawks sorely missed last year. Ford got better with that as the season wore on but Jefferson and Harris are naturals at chasing quarterbacks.
Both are also solid against the run as well, however, so while Seattle’s defensive line interior was one of the strengths of the defense in 2021, it should be that way again in 2022.