5 Seattle Seahawks whose stock soared after 2024 roster revamp

The Seahawks have made a bunch of offseason moves but these players should be happy with what Seattle has done.
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Uchenna Nwosu - Seahawks edge rusher

Just like with receivers, Seattle did not choose an edge rusher in the 2024 draft. One might speculate this was more of a job-saving opportunity for Darrell Taylor than anything to do with Nwosu, but the truth is that Nwosu might have needed to have a great season in 2024 as well. After all, he was still needing to prove himself to the new coaching staff as much as Taylor was. Nwosu is definitely on the team for 2024, but if he underperforms the team could save a bit over $8 million.

Obviously, Seattle does not believe Nwosu will underperform as they do not have a ready-made replacement for him. The truth is that Nwosu could easily have the best season of his career under Mike Macdonald. Nwosu is an excellent athlete and a versatile player who Macdonald will probably put in lots of different situations to succeed. He could easily get more than 10 sacks for the first time in his career.

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Kenneth Walker III - Seahawks running back

Seattle chose not to take a running back in the draft for the first time in a few years. In the last two drafts, the Seahawks have taken a running back in the second round. That seems overly excessive, though Walker might be worth that high of a choice. The issue with Walker's production being down compared to 2022 was more a product of former OC Shane Waldron than Walker himself. Walker could possibly reach 1,300 rushing yards in 2024 with better use.

Walker only has two years left on his rookie deal. The issue is that he is an explosive player who seems somewhat wasted in what Seattle has done schematically recently. New OC Ryan Grubb is probably going to find ways to involve Walker in various ways so not only will he be a weapon in terms of running the ball but he should be used as a receiver more, too.

Second-year pro Zach Charbonnet should also get more touches, but he likely won't affect Walker's number all that much. Both running backs should have more production. Walker could be a Pro Bowler at the end of the season.

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