Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 48 First Look: Deep Roster Analysis

Open: Hello Seattle Seahawks Fans and welcome to another addition of the Hawks Playbook Podcast. Join your Hosts Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers as they take a close look at the existing roster for the team and attempt to project both the strengths and the weaknesses prior to the free agency period of the long off-season.  We will examine each position group for the team, from Quarterbacks to Cornerbacks and everything in between, and we end up identifying 7 positions that we believe the Seahawks will look to add starter level or key contributor upgrades via free agency and/or the NFL Draft.

Featured Segment One: The Offensive Roster under contract

QB’s:  Russell Wilson; Austin Davis; Treyvone Boykin

RB’s: Chris Carson; Mike Davis; C.J. Prosise; Thomas Rawls; JD McKissic; Tre Madden

TE’s: Nick Vannett; Tyrone Swoopes

WR’s: Doug Baldwin; Tyler Lockett; Amara Darboh, Tanner McEvoy; David Moore; Cyril Grayson Jr.

OL: Rees Odhiambo; George Fant; Justin Britt; Joey Hunt; Jordan Roos; Germain Ifedi; Ethan Pocic; Duane Brown; Matt Tobin; Isaiah Battle; Willie Beavers

Specialists: Kicker- Jason Myers; Long Snapper- Tyler Ott; Punter- John Ryan

Featured Segment Two: The Defensive Roster Under Contract

DL: Cliff Avril; Nazair Jones; Michael Bennett; Frank Clark; Branden Jackson; Quinton Jefferson; Dion Jordan; Marcus Smith; Jarran Reed; noble Nwachukwu; Malik McDowell

LB’s: Josh Forrest; Dewey McDonald; DJ Alexander; Paul Dawson; Bobby Wagner; KJ Wright; Kache Palacio; Jason Thompson; Christian French

Safeties: Kam Chancellor; Jordan Simone; Earl Thomas; Tedric Thompson; Delano Hill; Alex Carter

Corners: DeAndre Elliott; Richard Sherman; Justin Coleman; Shaq Griffin; Jeremy Lane; Neiko Thorpe; Mike Tyson; Akeem King

The Team has contractual control over 59 players currently.  The Seahawks have 18 unrestricted free agents that do not appear on this list.

Close: It is easy to see now, that the Seahawks have much work to do during both free agency and the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft.  Roster turnover is a given in the NFL as each team churns over about 30% of it’s roster each year while keeping a core group of players intact for longer periods. This feels like we are entering a period where roster churn might be bigger this year and next, to get us back to a more viable cap situation and infuse the team with younger talent to move forward with.  Stay tuned!  Go Hawks!!