Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster prediction before preseason Week 2

Some Seahawks made strong statements to make the active roster against the Minnesota Vikings. in preseason Week 1.
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Seahawks tight ends (3)

Noah Fant, Will Dissly, Colby Parkinson

There is not much debate here. I realize the unofficial depth chart before the Vikings game that was put together by the Seahawks PR department was a bit odd in places, but there is no way that Parkinson loses his roster spot to Tyler Mabry. Parkinson could end up having a very productive season as well as he will be extra-motivated by being in the final year of his current deal. Plus, Parkinson has improved every season in the NFL.

Fant and Dissly will be the two main tight ends with Dissly, if healthy, likely getting more starts. He is simply a fantastic blocker, though I wish he was used as a receiver more. The same goes for Fant really. He should see a lot of open field with opposing defenses having to focus on Metcalf, Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Seahawks offensive line (9)

Charles Cross, Damien Lewis, Olu Oluwatimi, Phil Haynes, Abraham Lucas, Evan Brown, Jake Curhan, Phil Haynes, Stone Forsythe, Anthony Bradford

This group is getting to be a bit more difficult to pin down. Evan Brown is almost guaranteed to be the starter at center when we thought Olu Oluwatimi had a decent chance of being that. But Oluwatimi has recently been losing first team reps in practice to Joey Hunt and even Liam Ryan. Oluwatimi is going to make the team, of course, but one might wonder what is happening in camp that the coaching staff might not be liking.

Stone Forsythe was awful against the Vikings, but if he doesn't make the roster then Seattle doesn't have much depth at tackle behind Charles Cross and Abe Lucas. I am going to still assume Forsythe makes the team, but that he gets a lot of play in preseason Week 2 just to make sure he is worthy of a roster spot still.