Grading every position group on the Seahawks final 53-man roster
By Boade Rowe
Seahawks special teams
Players on the roster: Micheal Dickson
Strengths: Dickson is one of the strongest legs in the league and routinely averages one of the best net-punt ratings in the league. He is an All-Pro caliber player.
Weaknesses: Dickson has a unique style of kicking the football for a certain type of backspin, on rare occasions he will chip a short kick out of bounds, but most punters do at some point.
Players on the roster: Jason Myers
Strengths: When Jason Myers is hot, he is scalding. From 2018 to 2020, Myers went 80 for 88 on field goals. The Seahawks absolutely need him to get back to that form and quickly.
Weaknesses: Last season was easily Jason Myers’ worst season of his career and it cost Seattle a lot of ground in games. If Myers can’t bounce back, it may spell trouble for the Seahawks offensive side of the ball which will need all the help it can get.
Players on the roster: Deejay Dallas, Kenny Walker III, Dee Eskridge
Strengths: All players expected to return kicks for the Seahawks have proven to be reliable options for catching kicks and all have the ability to impact the game through the return game.
Weaknesses: In a scenario in which Deejay isn’t available, Kenny Walker would presumably take the reins on kickoff returns. While Walker did excel at this in college, he is unproven and could get potentially injured while returning kicks which would in turn be detrimental to the offensive run game.