Seahawks forming a new LOB?
Players on the roster: Sydney Jones IV, Coby Bryant, Artie Burns, Tariq Woolen, John Reid, Mike Jackson
Strengths: Sydney jones proved last year to be a reliable second corner on the outside and will look to grow more effective as he grows more comfortable within the defensive scheme. Tariq Woolen, Coby Bryant and Tre Brown (Brown is starting on PUP) are three of the Seahawks most exciting cornerback prospects for Seattle since the days of the legion of boom. All three players are in a position to contribute right away.
Weaknesses: The Seahawks expected starters Sydney Jones and Artie Burns have both been inconsistent at times in their career. Outside of the two expected starters, the rest of the position group is mostly unproven and young. In the past inexperience at cornerback has shown to cost defenses detrimentally in crucial moments. With today’s pass-heavy league this could be something opposing quarterbacks pick on.
Players on the roster: Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Ryan Neal, Josh Jones, Joey Blount
Strengths: Seattle has one of the best starting safety duos in the NFL. Both Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams are pro bowl caliber players, and they seem to go hand in hand in terms of playstyle. Diggs is the single high free safety that Seattle needs to thrive, while Adams on the other hand is the perfect hybrid strong safety Pete Carroll likes to put down in the box for underneath help.
Weaknesses: Jamal Adams since joining Seattle has proven to have inconsistent coverage. In some games, he shows lackadaisical technique and in others, he shows exceptional zone coverage awareness. His strength is making reads and breaking on the football for big hits or breakups, but unfortunately he has been somewhat of a liability in man coverage.