Three Seattle Seahawks to watch vs. the Detroit Lions in Week 2

The Seahawks are looking to bounce back after a frustrating performance in Week 1. Seattle has lingering questions going into week 2 and these three Seahawks could have the answer against Detroit.
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Seahawks player to watch No. 2 - Cornerback Devon Witherspoon

Devon Witherspoon Seattle's fifth overall pick, missed the season opener for the Seahawks in Week 1 against the Rams and it is safe to say the Seahawks could have used him. Seattle allowed Matthew Stafford to throw for 334 yards in Week 1. While the Seahawks kept Stafford from throwing a touchdown pass, they gave up 119 yards a piece to receivers Tutu Atwell and rookie Puka Nacua. Lions receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Keynan Reynolds should pose a stiffer challenge on Sunday. Having Devon Witherspoon to help out in pass coverage will be a welcome site.

The Seahawks are still without Jamal Adams and his return timetable is still unknown. Devon Witherspoon is going to be making his first start on Sunday against the Lions. Witherspoon will be a boost for the Seahawks secondary in need of an enforcer on defense. In college, Devon Witherspoon was known for his punishing hits and physical style of play.

Seattle's defensive backfield gave up 378 passing yards and four touchdowns against Jared Goff and the Lions when these teams met in 2022. Rookie corner Riq Woolen had the Seahawks lone interception against Goff, a big pick six which was the difference in a close game which Seattle won 48-45. Now rookie corner Devon Witherspoon will have the chance to make an impact in his first career start.