Vannett could compete for role as Seattle's No. 2 TE
- According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett is expected to play a bigger role in his second year, and could potentially push Luke Willson for the team’s No. 2 TE role.
- In his rookie year, Vannett played 57 snaps for the Seahawks, and saw just four targets for 32 yards. He performed well in limited pass protection, and didn’t allow a single pressure on 11 pass blocking snaps. His overall grade of 54.4 beat out Willson’s grade of 53.3 for the 2016 season.
- He averaged 1.14 yards per route run, which bettered Willson’s average of 0.92 and the NFL average of 1.12. He also finished the 2016 season with the fourth-most yards per route run among rookie tight ends.