Midseason grades for every Seattle Seahawks 2023 free agent signing

  • One returning player has been great
  • Some money appears to have been wasted this past offseason
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B grades

Nose guard Jarran Reed

A lot of Reed's grade is due to his early-season productivity. When no one else seemed to be able to consistently get to opposing quarterbacks, Reed was at least getting some sacks. He had 4 sacks through the first six games as well as 8 quarterback hits. In the last three weeks, though, he hasn't been nearly as effective.

This could be because Seattle has made some changes along its defensive line, such as adding Leonard Williams, and Reed doesn't have the same space to make plays. Or Reed might just be hitting a wall while playing his first year as a nose tackle.

Defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr.

Edwards gets a B here because he is basically what Seattle hoped he would be. He is never going to be a Pro Bowl player but he is a solid pro who can play as many snaps as needed and help against the run while supplying some occasional pass rush. He actually has been a bit better in terms of pass rush in 2023 and maybe slightly less effective against the run.

Edwards is still graded as the 38th-best interior defensive lineman in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus. He has 14 total pressures and 8 stops in 2023. He will continue to be a valuable, if slightly unsung, member of the defensive line rotation for as long as he wears a Seahawks jersey.