Winner No. 3 - Cornerback Devon Witherspoon
Talk about a coming out party. After missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, Witherspoon, the Seahawks first pick in the 2023 NFL draft and the fifth overall choice, has been getting a bit better each week. But he's been good since he played his first game in Week 2. But after Week 4, there should be little doubt that the Seahawks made a very wise choice in choosing him at number 5.
Witherspoon was everywhere. He had 7 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown. He tackled with ferocity, played with passion, and looked every bit the kind of player who would have fit perfectly in the early 2010s Legion of Boom. Witherspoon played like a safety from his slot corner spot as he was excellent against the run and the pass.
In fact, though he has played just three games for Seattle, the team might need to ask itself what they would do without Witherspoon's versatility. He allows defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt to be creative in coverages and with blitzes. Seattle hasn't been a blitzing team but mostly because they haven't had the personnel to do so in recent years.
After the bye week, Seattle should get back to being fully healthy. This means Riq Woolen and Tre Brown at outside corners, while Quandre Diggs and Julian Love play safety and Jamal Adams plays a hybrid safety/linebacker. With Witherspoon in the slot, the defense has a ton of overall speed and ability to attack. In other words, once healthy Seattle's secondary will look at lot more like than the LOB since they have since 2015.