Seahawks trying to fix position that did not seem to be a problem

Seattle's new coaching staff apparently was not sold on one position group that seemed to have no issues.
Seattle Seahawks minicamp
Seattle Seahawks minicamp / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

Heading into the 2024 offseason, even with a new coaching staff, the Seattle Seahawks must have seen there was a need at linebacker, tight end, and the offensive line. The tight end group seems fine now as the team brought back Noah Fant, signed Pharaoh Brown, and drafted AJ Barner. The inside linebacker group is much more iffy.

The offensive line might be better. Seattle brought in veteran left guard Laken Tomlinson and drafted Christian Haynes. The group is still a question mark, but the potential is there to be very good. Or horrible. At least Seattle addressed it.

One position group that did not appear to be a concern was wide receiver. Seattle's top three could explode this year. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are a fantastic duo. Second-year pro Jaxon Smith-Njigba will probably be much more productive based on having a year of experience plus better offensive direction with new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb.

Seattle Seahawks take a look at 6'3" wide receiver Ty Scott

Seattle seemingly had decent depth, too. Jake Bobo might not make a Pro Bowl, be he was efficient in the reps he got in 2023, and he was only a rookie as well. He was a fantastic blocker.

Dee Eskridge has not done much in his career, but he did flash an ability to be a good kick returner last year. Potentially under Grubb, Eskridge's potential could be unlocked. Maybe. But he was WR5 either way. Darake Young is also good on special teams and has a chance to be WR5.

General manager John Schneider might not have been as sold on the receivers as most others, though. He at least has implied this since he has brought in different receivers to try out at the Seahawks minicamp. Schneider first brought in Robbie Chosen (who goes by many other names as well) even though Chosen has not shown much other than to be a non-productive receiver and carrying no value on special teams.

Seattle also brought in Ty Scott for a tryout. Who, you might ask? Scott is 6'3" and 200 pounds and had a good season in the UFL this year, but he has not done anything in the NFL. One bit that might be telling about Scott is his height - the same as Chosen's. Both are 6'3".

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Seattle is obviously looking to get taller at receiver. This makes sense as only Metcalf and Bobo are taller than six feet among the presumed top four. Eskridge is 5'10". Young is bigger, at least, at 6'2" but his chances to make the roster and then be productive at receiver are slim.

Grubb must want more red-zone targets, or receivers than can battle for deep balls because of their size. Why else seemingly target tall receivers such as Chosen and Scott? Neither are going to be kick returners, so they must be red-zone targets. Neither is probably going to make the Seahawks' active roster in 2024, but their size might give 12s an indication that in the 2025 draft, Seattle is going to take a big receiver or two.

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