Grades for Broncos-Seahawks

Here are the top takeaways and grades from Friday night’s Broncos-Seahawks game.

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(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Grades for Broncos-Seahawks

Here are the top takeaways from Friday night’s Broncos-Seahawks game, including the highest- graded players for each team:


–Brock Osweiler had a solid outing, playing largely with the first team. He completed 14 of 15 pass attempts of less than 20 yards.

–Rookie guard Max Garcia had a good showing on his debut. He conceded one hurry, but led the team with a +2.2 run blocking grade.

–Von Miller only on the field for seven snaps but made quite an impression, claiming a strip sack on his first pass rush.

Top 5 graded players:

Kenny Anunike (+4.5)

Shaquil Barrett (+3.5)

Gino Gradkowski (+2.6)

Chris Clark (+2.5)

Von Miller (+2.2)


–The Seahawks gave an extended run to rookie defensive end Frank Clark and he didn’t disappoint. Clark was frequently disrupting blocks in the run game, coming up with a team leading five stops.

–Corner Tye Smith was the most tested member of the Seahawks’ defense, with the Broncos’ QB targeting his coverage seven times. Smith held up well, allowing just three catches for 25 yards.

–Tyler Locket saw just 11 snaps on offense and wasn’t targeted. Which is a pity as he was electric when opponents gave him the ball, posting a +1.5 grade returning kicks, and a +0.9 grade on punt returns

Top 5 graded players:

Frank Clark (+5.4)

Tye Smith (+2.4)

Tyler Lockett (+1.5 kick return grade)

Terry Poole (+1.4)

Keenan Lambert (+1.3)


| Analyst

Kevin has been an analyst at Pro Football Focus since 2014, with a particular focus on college football.

  • Thomas Bell

    I am by no means an expert who scores every snap — but to my eye, Denver’s 2nd string OL was giving up a lot of pressure, and looked out of sync in both running and pass protection. I never would have dreamed Gradkowski and Clark graded positively, much less in the top five on the team.

  • Jim

    Seattle’s best five all rookies? Gotta like it.

    • Robin

      “Grades” are aggregates so the players who play the most “grade” highest in this system (unless something has changed drastically lately). Still, there was a lot to like for Seahawks fans in that game, assuming Cable can get the OL from terrible to just bad or sub-par (like he usually does).