Three biggest concerns about the Seattle Seahawks roster ahead of 2023 Week 1

The Seattle Seahawks open their 2023 season against the Los Angeles Rams on September 10th.
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Seahawks position concern No. 2 - Unproven edge rushers

The Seahawks have one edge rusher who has proven to be consistently good over the course of a season. Uchenna Nwosu led Seattle with 26 quarterback hits in 2022, which was 13 more than second-place players Darrell Taylor and Quinton Jefferson. Nwosu's QB hit number was tied for eighth in the NFL so not bad at all, but what is bad is that the next closest in terms of production on his own team was so far behind him. Nwosu also led the team in tackles for loss with 12 and played the run well.

Darrell Taylor can so far only rush the passer (he is awful against the run), but he does that extremely inconsistently. If you take Taylor's first five games of 2021 and combine them with the last six games of 2022 and make that into one season then Taylor would have had 10.5 sacks in 11 games. Good stuff. But the rest of his two seasons combined he has just 4 sacks in 21 games. Plus, he's got an injured shoulder currently and there's no timetable for his return.

That basically leaves Seattle with two potentially good edge rushers. One is Boye Mafe who has been fantastic in the preseason. But he looked pretty good last preseason as well and he wasn't able to accomplish much in the rela games. Hopefully this year he will be different, but even if he is better that means Seattle has likely just two decent edge rushers, but not much depth (assuming Taylor remains in consistent and/or hurt).

Derick Hall was drafted in the second round this year and has the size and speed to be good initially against the run and hopefully supply some pass rush eventually as well. But as we saw with Mafe, it's tough for a rookie edge rusher in the NFL. And Hall hurt his shoulder in preseason Week 3 and he hasn't practiced since.