Top players from the 2023 CFP championship for the Seattle Seahawks

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Seahawks CFP Championship targets: Numbers 13 and 12

No. 13- Dee Winters, LB TCU

While Horton was fantastic for TCU in the trenches, linebacker Dee Winters was the best player on the field for TCU’s defense. The defensive MVP of the Fiesta Bowl, Winters had 7 tackles, with 3 going for a loss, as well as a 29-yard pick-six with 3 minutes to go in the 4th quarter that gave the Horned Frogs a 34-16 lead.

Undersized at around 5-11 and 225 lbs, this small but speedy linebacker packs a massive punch when he hits you. His speed and ability to be a potential hybrid on defense while excelling on special teams should be a major interest for a Seahawks team that needs to get quicker and more athletic at the LB spots.

No. 12- Kenny McIntosh, RB UGA

Georgia is typically an offense that is built on running the football and big plays in the play-action game. They’ve had numerous fantastic running backs that have gone on to be productive in the NFL, and Kenny McIntosh is next in that line.

The Bulldogs’ lead back has nearly 1,300 yards from scrimmage this season, as a dual-threat back, to go along with 12 touchdowns. He’s an excellent pass-catching back who used his incredible burst and aggression frequently on designed pop passes and sweeps around the edge.

Combined with his 6-1 210 lbs frame, he breaks the first tackle as well as any back in the SEC. If Seattle wanted to upgrade from a Travis Homer-type player, McIntosh’s floor is better than Homer.