12 of the most important players on the Seattle Seahawks roster for the 2023 season

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Tariq Woolen - CB

There is a lot of talent throughout this Seahawks team, and even though other cornerbacks are also on this list, it wouldn't be right to overlook Tariq Woolen.

Entering just his second professional season, Woolen's rookie year was one for the books. Not only did he play in and start all 17 games, but his overall performance earned him Pro Bowl honors and several votes, which placed him third in the category for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Besides his obvious physical traits that caught everyone's eye, the fact he totaled six interceptions, four of which came in four consecutive games, for 47 yards and a touchdown, is already making him a contender to be one of the best at the position in the league.

On top of that, he totaled 63 combined tackles, three fumble recoveries, and 16 passes defended; quite a resume for a rookie in a not-so-easy division.

Set to be joined by standout draft pick Devon Witherspoon, the Seahawks' secondary is on a path to becoming the most dominant area of the team. If Woolen can replicate or even build upon what he accomplished last season, along with Witherspoon living up to the hype as a rookie, imagine the damage this defense could do.