One player from each playoff team that should join Seahawks in 2023

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Seahawks targets from Giants and Chargers

31. Wide Receiver. . player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. DariusSlayton.

Sticking with the NFC, another offensive weapon the Seahawks need is at wide receiver. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have been nothing short of phenomenal this season, even after all the down-year talks in the offseason due to the departure of Russell Wilson. However, much like its running back room, this wide receiver core was exposed this year due to injury.

When Tyler Lockett was forced out to miss one game in Week 16 when he needed a pinky surgery that he suffered at the end of their Week 15 game against the 49ers. Seattle was forced to play a less than 100% Marquise Goodwin to play alongside DK Metcalf against the Kansas City Chiefs, in a game that the Seahawks were projected to be chasing the game.

Signing Slayton not only adds depth to the position but also decreases the burden for DK and Lockett each game. It will open up the Seahawks’ passing game, and will definitely help ease up heavy defensive coverage on DK and Lockett. In Slayton, their opponents will not be able to only key in on DK and Lockett each game, and that is an enticing piece of the puzzle, the Seahawks are missing.

Scouting Report. Wide Receiver. . DeAndreCarter. Pick Analysis. . player. 13

Sticking with the wide receiver, in comes LA Chargers’ DeAndre Carter. If the Seahawks are indeed in search of wide receiver help this offseason, they can try to sign Carter. In Carter, not only Seattle will address their wide receiver room, Carter can also help on special teams, as he has been the Chargers’ punt and kick returner this season. That is killing two birds with one stone for the Seahawks, as Travis Homer, their special teams’ guy had been banged up for the better part of the season.

DeAndre Carter can slot into the Travis Homer role, or at the very least the Seahawks can rotate both players for the job, assuring them that they will have fresh legs on special teams every play and limiting potential injuries in the process. Also, by signing Carter much like signing Slayton, it will greatly help DK and Lockett on their offense to get free from defenders more often.