4 extremely early free agents the Seattle Seahawks should monitor in 2024

The Seattle Seahawks will likely need to find some proven help in free agency in 2024.
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Seahawks should monitor Christian Wilkins

Wilkins is likely the best player the Seahawks could sign in 2024 at a position of need. He is a freak along the interior of the defensive line and had over 100 combined tackles in 2022 which is extremely rare. That means he wasn't just eating up blocks and letting the linebackers take care of running backs. That amount of tackles means Wilkins was stuffing plays at the line of scrimmage.

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Pro Football Focus gave him a run defense grade of 81.0 last season which ranked in the top four of the NFL. Former Seahawks defensive tackle wasn't far behind in terms of run defense grade actually, but where Harris failed in pass rush, Wilkins was solid there as well. Wilkins had 30 total pressures in 2022 and 5 sacks. He isn't likely ever going to get to 10 sacks in a seasons, but put him on a defensive line next to Dre'Mont Jones and the Seahawks will have one of the best interior defensive line duos in the league.

Miami probably can't afford to extend Wilkins just as they might not be able to extend Hunt. Wilkins is going to be even more expensive, though. Per Spotrac, Wilkins could have a market value in 2024 of $19.4 million. This seems like a bit too high for a player who is a better run defender than pass rusher, but the league will dictate how much he gets. But Wilkins is exactly what the Seahawks need moving forward,

Again, Seattle might choose to not be so aggressive in free agency next offseason and maybe they don't chase any of these players. But general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll will likely keep an eye out on players who will help Seattle get back to the Super Bowl. The four players mentioned here can do tha

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