In Seattle Seahawks news for your Wednesday, a new restaurant will open soon you should visit. Plus, Tariq Woolen and Quandre Diggs get robbed in recent ESPN rankings.
If you live in or are visiting the Seattle area this fall, there is a new restaurant you should try out. Of course, that is if you have the money and there's an opening for you to get a table. Former Seahawks Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman are part of an ownership group for a new venture called, rightfully, Legion.
The restaurant will be located in Bellevue at the former location of the Pearl Seafood and Oyster Bar at Lincoln Square North, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. It will have 7,500 square feet in space and offer soul food and creative cocktails. But again, it's in Bellevue, so save your money. Legion is expected to open in September, just in time for the start of the Seahawks' 2023 season.
Seattle Seahawks news: A new restaurant and ESPN rankings
ESPN is putting out its top-ten lists of every position in the NFL currently and basing those rankings on surveying "league executives, coaches, scouts, and players." So far, the rankings have included off-ball linebackers, defensive tackles, edge rushers, cornerbacks, and safeties. No Seahawks have so far made the top ten in any category (yes, that includes no Bobby Wagner among the top ten inside linebackers).
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Cornerback Tariq Woolen, besides Wagner, is one of the players who got dissed by ESPN. Woolen had a fantastic rookie season as he tied for the league lead in interceptions with 6 and made the Pro Bowl. But is he a top-ten CB like second-year player Sauce Gardner of the New York Jets? Nope. Meanwhile, Gardner ranks second among CBs.
Woolen did receive an honorable mention on the cornerback list, but per what one AFC scout told ESPN, "He can't do everything, ceiling not as high as how he played (last year), but he's really the only corner that can run vertically with the Tyreek Hills of the world." That seems to imply that Woolen will never be as good as he was in 2022, doesn't it? Just...wow.
As far as the safeties go, Quandre Diggs was only an honorable mention, too. The write-up on Diggs was a little more hopeful than Woolen's as ESPN said an NFC exec told them that Diggs will "hit the ground running this year." Still, any narrative saying there are at least 10 safeties in the NFL better than the consecutive three-time Pro Bowler is simply false.