The final 53-man roster for the Seattle Seahawks is officially set at last. There were some surprise cuts, maybe even a couple more surprise roster keeps.
Nonetheless, excitement is peaking as fans are finally one week away from the first regular season Seahawks game of 2022.
Today I’ll be diving into the final roster for the Seahawks and breaking down the strengths and weaknesses by position group based on the players who made the final 53.
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Players on the roster: Geno Smith and Drew Lock
Strengths: With head coach Pete Carroll naming Geno Smith the starter, the Seahawks are in experienced hands at QB. Geno has played backup QB ever since he arrived in Seattle, he has the advantage of knowing all the play calls and nuances that this offense has to offer.
Therefore, Geno also gives the offense the best chance to slowly move the ball down the field and orchestrate this offense to success. Drew Lock represents a good backup QB who is young with tons of upside and a very capable fill-in option should Geno unfortunately go down with an injury.
Weaknesses: Geno, unfortunately, does not possess elite pocket presence and can on occasion turn the ball over in pressure situations. Geno is a decent athlete but at his current age, his ability to run the ball has declined as of late so opposing defenses won’t lose any sleep over his playmaking.
Players on the roster: Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Walker III, Travis Homer, Deejay Dallas, Nick Bellore
Strengths: After the untimely retirement of Chris Carson Seattle’s rushing attack will be heavily dependent upon the production of Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker III. I believe this leaves Seattle in very good hands,
Rashaad Penny has shown elite explosiveness when fully healthy and has a full grasp of the offense as well. Kenneth Walker III is a very promising young prospect with great speed, power and balance. Kenny Walker is also a great fit for the Seahawks zone running scheme and showed some fantastic cutback vision when in college.
Weaknesses: Depth is an issue at the position for the Seahawks, Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker III have already experienced minor injuries that could eventually turn into a continual problem for the Seahawks. Deejay Dallas and Travis Homer have both shown short stints of potential but neither has shown consistency over a 17-game season.