Three big surprises on the latest Seattle Seahawks unofficial depth chart

The Seahawks PR department has released the latest unofficial depth chart ahead of preseason Week 2.
Jane Gershovich/GettyImages
1 of 3

The Seattle Seahawks PR team has released its second unofficial depth chart of the 2023 preseason ahead of Seattle's second preseason game on Saturday versus the Dallas Cowboys. While the depth chart doesn't mean the players listed as starters are still going to be starters when the real games begin, it does give an indication of who the team might be thinking of keeping on the 53-man active roster. Roster cuts have to be made from 90 to 53 on August 29th.

We are going to learn, of course, more about some other players not on the list that follows. Running back Bryant Koback, for instance, was pretty good against the Minnesota Vikings in preseason Week 1, but can he back it up by playing well against the Dallas Cowboys this week? He and other players could climb the depth chart.

The unofficial depth chart currently does have some weirdness. Why are some players ranked over others, for instance? The three that follow in detail are a few of those oddities.

Seattle Seahawks CB Arquon Bush listed over Artie Burns

By most accounts, Artie Burns is having an excellent offseason and has been good in training camp as well. He even graded well, per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), against the Minnesota Vikings in preseason Week 1. He did allow a completion the only time he was targeted in the Vikings game, but he allowed only 2 yards and made an immediate tackle. Burns has been in the NFL since 2016.

Arquon Bush is a rookie who played in college with Coby Bryant (and the New York Jets' Sauce Gardner). Maybe Bryant was able to give him some tips on what it was like to play with the Seahawks and how to prepare for camp after Seattle signed Bush as an undrafted free agent this year. Bush has also been good in camp and he also graded well, per PFF, against the Vikings.

But in the second unofficial depth chart for Seattle this preseason, Bush is listed over Burns. Both players are expected to be backups, of course, but likely whoever makes the team, assuming one of them does make the roster, will see some valuable reps. Maybe Seattle sees more upside with Bush on special teams and that little bit of an edge is enough to make him more valuable than Burns currently.