Current Seahawks defensive lineman Mike Morris
Morris was a fifth-round draft pick in the 2023 NFL draft who seemingly never played this season because of an injury. That would be false. He played 26 snaps! (OK, I am partly joking with the hyperbole.) The point is that Seattle likely still might not know what they truly have in Morris, but, specifically, Mike Macdonald does. He coached Morris for one season in college when Macdonald was the defensive coordinator of the Wolverines in 2021.
Morris has the size to play in the NFL. He is 6'6" and 295 pounds. He did not ascend in college until his senior season, though. Until his final year, he only had half a sack and one tackle for loss, and that came in the year Macdonald coached him at Michigan. In Morris's last year in Ann Arbor, he had 7.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Maybe it just takes Morris a little time to acclimate to the level he is playing.
That could mean another year where Morris does not do much. That also makes sense, though, from the standpoint of experience. Morris did not get any in 2023 since he only played those 32 snaps that came in Week 1 of the season. He has spent more time learning than practicing and without those reps how much is he really learning?
Like with Adams, Macdonald will probably know how to use Morris well. The coach would know this even if he had no knowledge of Morris prior to taking the Seahawks head coaching job. But his experience with Morris should only help the player get the maximum from his ability.