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 defensive line (6)

Dre'Mont Jones, Jarran Reed, Cam Young, Mario Edwards, Jr., Mike Morris, Myles Adams

The starting trio of the defensive line is likely set with Jones and Edwards, Jr. as the bookends and Reed in the middle. Adams can be counted on as decent depth, but he wouldn't be a good fit as a long-term starter if one of the first three mentioned go down with an injury. Therefore, the Seahawks could still make a move to add a free agent or make a trade and add to this group.

Morris and Young are both rookies, of course, so there is no way of knowing exactly what Seattle can get from those guys. They might be good in 2024, but expecting them to be productive early this season might be a stretch. Jones and Reed should be good, and hopefully Edwards will be fine. But even Edwards has bounced around the league some so this overall is an iffy group.

Seahawks edge rushers (5)

Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor, Derick Hall, Boye Mafe, Tyreke Smith

This group is potentially very explosive. Nwosu tied for the team-lead in sacks last year and led the team quite easily with quarterback hits and total pressures. He is also good against the run as opposed to Taylor who has so far been horrific stopping the run. Taylor is banged-up right now but the hope is he is ready by Week 1.

Even so, Taylor has likely lost some reps to Mafe and Hall. Mafe has been a beast in training camp and was good against the Vikings. Hall has the size and speed to be a great disruptor but, again, with a rookie a team cannot be positive about what they are going to get consistently. Smith didn't play last year with an injury, so he is basically a rookie too.

Seahawks inside linebackers (4)

Bobby Wagner, Devin Bush, Jon Rhattigan, Ben Burr-Kirven

Seattle could keep five players here, including Vi Jones. But Jones lost reps to Burr-Kirven and Rhattigan against the Vikings. Maybe the Seahawks just wanted to see how well Burr-Kirven would hold up in his first action in several seasons. The starters are definitely Bush and Wagner with injured 2022 starter Jordyn Brooks starting on the PUP list, most likely.