3 forgotten Seattle Seahawks that could contribute in 2023

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Seahawks cornerback Tre Brown

Tre Brown was taken the same year as Eskridge. Both players have been hurt a bunch, Brown even more than Eskridge. Out of a possible 33 regular season games, Brown has appeared in 11 of them. But the difference between Eskridge and Brown is that when Brown has played, especially in 2021, Brown has been pretty good.

In fact, Brown played so well before being injured in the middle of 2021 that had he stayed healthy he had an excellent chance of entering 2022 as one of the starting cornerbacks. In 2021, Brown was targeted 16 times and allowed 8 completions, and had a quarterback rating allowed of just 63.3. He also allowed just 15 yards after those 8 completions so he showed he could tackle well, too.

It could be easy to chalk up 2022 as a year where Brown was still trying to get back to where he was in 2021 after overcoming a knee injury that required surgery. The issue for Brown is that the Seahawks took two cornerbacks in 2022 (one was Tariq Woolen who isn't going to be replaced in the starting lineup anytime soon, if healthy), and chose Devon Witherspoon high in the first round of 2023. Brown doesn't seem to have a home as a starter right now.

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But just like at receiver, teams need quality depth at cornerback. Witherspoon, Woolen, and nickelback Coby Bryant are the likely starters at corner in 2023, but the backups are going to get their chance to prove they are good. Brown has flashed the ability to be a good cornerback and he will probably be counted on again to do that this coming season.