UDFA WR Jake Bobo should have a guaranteed spot on the Seattle Seahawks roster

The Seahawks might actually need Jake Bobo to be WR3 to begin the season.

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Clearly, one of the standouts for the Seahawks Seattle this preseason has been rookie WR Jake Bobo. He's had a knack all throughout preseason of making great-effort plays. Whether it is in special teams chasing down a punt, or breaking wide open in the passing game and making a terrific catch, Bobo has been getting after it.

The only question is will there be enough open roster spots at the wide receiver position for Bobo to be able to make the Seahawks roster out of training camp. However, given Dee Eskridge's suspension and injury to Jaxon Smith-Njigba, there could be an opportunity for Bobo to make the team.. Bobo will be competing with fellow UDFA Matt Landers, Cade Johnson, Tyjon Lindsey, John Hall, Cody Thompson, Ra'Shaun Henry, and WSU alum Easop Winston Jr. for the final starting wide receiver spot.

Against the Cowboys in last Saturday's game, Bobo caught two passes for 43 yards. He also had three catches for 55 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings in the Seahawks' first preseason game. Bobo has been great at making big plays in the passing game. He came up with a catch for 28 yards against the Cowboys and one for 29 yards versus the Vikings.

The Seattle Seahawks actually need Jake Bobo to be on the roster

Bobo has more receiving yards in the preseason than each of his likely competitors for the final receiving spot. However, preseason does not mean everything when it comes to final roster decisions. Just ask former UW wide receiver Kasen Williams, who had a breakout receiving performance in the 2015 preseason. At the end of training camp Williams was waived and later assigned to the practice squad after he cleared waivers. However, given the injury to Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Dee Eskridge's suspension, it is likely Jake Bobo will make the Seahawks roster out of training camp, unlike Williams.

The Seahawks could have a wide receiver depth chart that looks like the following.: Tyler Lockett will be WR1, DK Metcalf WR2, Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR3 (when he returns from his hand injury), and Dareke Young at WR4.

The question is who the Seahawks will choose to be their WR5, with Dee Eskridge facing a six-game suspension and Jaxon Smith-Njigba's hand injury. Jake Bobo should be the Seahawks' fifth receiver given his success in the preseason.

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