2023 Seattle Seahawks final 53-man roster breakdown and grades

The Seattle Seahawks have now set their initial 53-man roster for 2023, but does the team look like a real contender?
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Seattle Seahawks safety (5)

Quandre Diggs, Jamal Adams, Julian Love, Coby Bryant, Jerrick Reed II

I really like the duo of Quandre Diggs and Julian Love. Diggs has proven himself, whether the NFL, in general, appreciates him as much as they should when he gets ranked outside the top 100 of the best players on NFL.com's 2023 breakdown, to be one of the best free safeties in the league. He has 17 interceptions in 55 games for Seattle. That's excellent stuff.

Love was good for the New York Giants in 2022, and he tackles efficiently and plays the run well. He's solid in coverage, too, though his role is likely more to play closer to the box - Kam Chancellor-style - and help Seattle fix its issue from last year of not slowing down the run game. But he's also likely better in coverage than Jamal Adams is.

Speaking of Adams, he will be on the active roster initially but could be moved to IR once the first rosters are set. That means he will only have to miss a minimum of four games instead of the entire season. If he can finally get healthy and stay that way, he can have an impact unlike another other Seahawk. He's effective with aggression and will augment the pass rush.

Bryant probably plays more at nickel than safety. Reed is an exciting prospect as he likes to be physical. He's raw but has the skills to develop. This group can be outstanding as long as Adams can play and not get hurt again. If Adams ends up on IR to begin the season, expect Seattle to bring back Jonathan Sutherland.

Grade: A-