2015 Depth Charts: Seattle Seahawks
• He might not quite be at that Elite level, but Russell Wilson is still one of the better quarterbacks in the league. His performance as a passer this year is what keeps him out of that top bracket, but he’s shown himself capable of it in the past.
• Max Unger was limited by injury in 2014, but his work as a run blocker when he was on the field was very impressive. If he can stay healthy he’s one of the best centers in the league, and a force in the middle of the Seattle offensive line.
• If we were only looking at him as a defensive end, Michael Bennett wouldn’t be dark green, with his work soley at that spot a bit underwhelming. But as an all-around player, who is utlized perfectly by Seattle, he is one of the league’s best pass rushers.
• How much has Brandon Mebane fallen? He was awesome in 2013, standing out as a pass rusher and against the run, but he wasn’t as good (and was held back by injuries) in 2014. Even if he can’t get back to what he was the year before, there were still enough flashes to suggest that he’s Good at worst.
Wide Receiver: Doug Baldwin is the team’s best receiver, while we’ve seen various flashes, but not a lot of consistency, from players like Jermaine Kearse and Chris Matthews. Adding a reliable veteran target would make a lot of sense, with the Seahawks one of the better fits for Andre Johnson if he is indeed traded away by the Houston Texans.
Offensive Guard: A position that his given them some trouble in recent years, there are question marks at both spots. On the left Alvin Bailey looks like the likely candidate to start right now, with not enough known about him to know how that will go. On the right, J.R. Sweezy has improved slowly but he’s still not consistent enough, though the team may continue to let him develop in the starting lineup.
Left Guard: Strange as it may seem, the position which was once a strength for the Seahawks now has several question marks. Richard Sherman remains one of the best defensive players in football, and Jeremy Lane is a solid starter, but who starts with them? Tharold Simon struggled in the playoffs, and he might not be ready for a starting role yet.