Jim Moore’s top-20 Seahawks list: Bobby Wagner doesn’t make top 5
We just completed our personal lists of the top-20 Seahawks on Bob, Dave and Moore, and even though I don’t watch tape like Dave or sound like I know what I’m talking about like Bob, I’ve come up with the best list, the one that trumps all others.
If you disagree with some of my ratings, we’ll just have to agree that you’re wrong.
Yes, I’ve got a punter and a kicker on my list with Michael Dickson at No. 13 and Jason Myers at No. 16.
No, I don’t have linebacker Bobby Wagner in my top 5. I put him at No. 6 because he appeared to have a below-his-usual-standards kind of season. If he duplicates what he did in 2019 in 2020, he won’t be worth his annual salary of $18 million.
Yes, I caved to the popular thinking that safety Marquise Blair is better than what he showed last year, ranking him at No. 20, and I also rated cornerback Shaquill Griffin at No. 10 even though he’s gone 31 games in a row without an interception. Most of the pass-covering metrics suggested that Griffin had a good year, but I still feel like the supposed best corner on the team should have had at least one pick in the last 31 games.
No, I didn’t have cornerback Quinton Dunbar in my top 20 because when we compiled the rankings, his status was still in doubt. Now that he is an active player, I would have put him at No. 10 and moved everyone else down a spot and dropped Blair from the rankings.
Yes, I have only one offensive lineman in the top 20, Duane Brown at No. 3. That can’t be a good sign. For all of the Super Bowl hype surrounding the Seahawks after their acquisition of Jamal Adams, that rebuilt O-line could prevent those dreams from happening.
No, I’m not a big fan of Jarran Reed and wonder why the Seahawks gave him such a sizable salary ($9.35 million in 2020) off of a suspension and poor season. That’s why I ranked him at No. 17.
Bruce Irvin, at No. 11, and Reed are the only two defensive linemen I have in my top 20, another not-so-good sign when you’re looking to improve your pass rush and run defense.
Most surprising pick: Jacob Hollister at No. 19. I just like the fact that he was the Seahawks’ leading receiver in the last seven games. He’s one of three tight ends on my list, joining Greg Olsen at No. 9 and Will Dissly at No. 14.
Here’s my list:
1) QB Russell Wilson
2) SS Jamal Adams
3) LT Duane Brown
4) WR Tyler Lockett
5) WR DK Metcalf
6) LB Bobby Wagner
7) RB Chris Carson
8) FS Quandre Diggs
9) TE Greg Olsen
10) CB Shaquill Griffin
11) DE Bruce Irvin
12) RB Carlos Hyde
13) P Michael Dickson
14) TE Will Dissly
15) LB K.J. Wright
16) K Jason Myers
17) DT Jarran Reed
18) LB Jordyn Brooks
19) TE Jacob Hollister
20) S Marquise Blair