Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster projection after preseason Week 3

The Seahawks must finalize their 53-man roster by August 29th at 1 pm PT.
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Seahawks tight ends (3)

Noah Fant, Will Dissly, Colby Parkinson

No surprises here, of course. Fant and Dissly will see the most reps with Parkinson filling in more on obvious passing down. I have a feeling we might see a lot of 12 personnel (two tight end sets) in the first few games with receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba missing some time most likely. That would be OK as Fant can run and catch well and Dissly is a fantastic blocker.

My only concern with Parkinson is he doesn't seem to have too much wiggle after he catches a ball in the open field. He appears capable of that, but then he almost always goes down on first contact. He could be a valuable deep threat with his size, but then that is only a guess as he hasn't consistently proven he can do that yet.

Seahawks offensive line (9)

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

Seattle has more talent and depth along the interior of the offensive line in 2023, but the depth at tackle behind starters Charles Cross and Abe Lucas seems sketchy. Seattle didn't give up a sack against the Packers starters, though, so maybe Stone Forsythe and Jake Curhan were a bit better in pass protection. But there was no push in run blocking so take the pass protection for what it is.

The starters should be good, however. Evan Brown is bigger and stronger than 2022 starter at center Austin Blythe. Phil Haynes should be better early in the season than 2022 starter at right guard Gabe Jackson was. Cross, Lucas, and Lewis should be good, so with any luck, the offensive line could be among the ten best in the league by the end of the season.