Seattle Seahawks studs and duds stand out after the first 8 games

You don't get a 5-3 record without a healthy dose of studs and duds. Or unhealthy in the latter case.
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These young studs show promise for the future Seahawks

Let me rephrase that; for these Seahawks, the future has already arrived. While his star has dimmed a bit in the past two games, there's no denying that Devon Witherspoon has been an absolute stud through the first 8/17ths of the season. Boy, that just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? Anyway, Witherspoon missed the first contest but wasted little time announcing his arrival. As good as he looked in that game versus the Panthers, he electrified the NFL with his spectacular game versus the Giants. He's given up a few receptions in the past two weeks, but he is still a rookie, after all. A spectacular rookie at that.

I might as well go ahead and write it, because you've been chanting it since you read the word "stud". Yes, I'm talking about Jake Bobo. I mean, what else can you say about an undrafted free agent who's tied for second in touchdowns with Tyler Lockett? He's the only Seahawks player other than Kenneth Walker III to have a rushing touchdown, and has just as many touchdown catches as DK Metcalf. As they used to say about Michael Jordan (sorry, Lee), the only man in the world who can stop Bobo is his own coach. More Bobo, indeed.

Let's stick with the offense for now. Don't worry, 12s, we'll get back to the defense. Some people will say that it's premature to include Jaxon Smith-Njgba with the studs, but I truly believe he'll only get better as the season progresses. After a slow start, JSN has improved significantly in the past four games. The 12s knew he would, even if the national media didn't. While the Ravens held Smith-Njigba out of the end zone for the first time in three games, he easily had the best game of any Seahawks receiver. Yes, he had another drop, but he caught all six balls after that. He rounds out the rookie studs of 2023.