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Which Seahawks position group will look most different in 2018?

Jan 18, 2018, 10:58 AM

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The Seahawks aren’t just facing turnover on their coaching staff – with the additions of Brian Schottenheimer, Ken Norton Jr., and Mike Solari – they’re also going to see plenty of turnover on their roster.

Heading into the 2017 season, the Seahawks had the fourth-oldest starting roster on defense (27.82; two years older than the youngest starting lineup). It’s no surprise that 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard believes Seattle will see the most change in the secondary.

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However, during his Blue 42 segment of Brock and Salk, Huard also said he’s looking forward to seeing what the Seahawks do with their tight end group in 2018.

“I’ll tell you this: I am most fascinated with what they are going to do with their tight end group,” Huard said. “It’s not a surprise to me that Philly’s left standing and they’ve got a bunch of unique tight ends; not surprising to see (Rob Gronkowski) and what New England has always done with their matchups at tight end (nor that) that Jacksonville has really elevated the position play with three tight ends and a fullback.

“With today’s football, you have to create versatility. With as hard as it is for the five guys up front, find some edge difference-makers. Can you imagine if the left and right tackle on the Seahawks the last few years had Zach Miller? Just had that security blanket next to him?”

Huard said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Seattle keep four tight ends on the roster.

“If one of them is a really dynamic receiving type that you keep a couple others that can really blocker, and (Brian) Schottenheimer loves to use that anyway. I hope that that tight end room is transformed, and I think there’s immense opportunity, and the teams left playing (in the playoffs) show you the capabilities when you’ve got a deep tight end room.”

Seattle’s top two tight ends, Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson, enter free agency at the start of the new league year in March.

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