Seattle needs an upgrade at defensive tackle entering 2017

The Seahawks have an otherwise-dominant defense, but the defensive interior has been a sore spot. PFF grades illustrate the struggles of that unit.

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Seattle needs an upgrade at defensive tackle entering 2017


  • Seattle’s projected starting defensive tackles, Jarran Reed and Ahtyba Rubin, earned grades of 44.2 and 41.9, respectively, in 2016.
  • Tony McDaniel was Seattle’s top-performing player on the defensive interior in 2016, earning an overall grade of 68.7 (52nd in the league); he was not re-signed.
  • Of the four defensive interior players on Seattle’s current roster who saw snaps last season, not one graded at 50.0 or higher.

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