2018 Disaster Draft: The Seattle Seahawks

I’ve gotten serious palpations about writing about the Seattle Seahawks. Of all the perennial contenders, no team has as much insane topsy-turvy nonsense going on this off-season. Richard Sherman is a 49er, for Chrissake! Almost everyone of note except Russell Wilson seemed to be on the chopping block, and even Doug Baldwin got in on the act with a cryptic tweet. The Seattle Seahawks are trying to move everything that isn’t nailed down to rebuild, maybe? Who do they nail down in a disaster draft? These sixteen guys make the cut if they don’t get released or traded between now and the time this gets published.

Lost to Free Agency: Jimmy Graham, Luke Joeckel, Sheldon Richardson, Paul Richardson, Deshaun Shead

The No Doubters:

Player POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Russell Wilson QB $23,786,666 $25,286,668 UFA
Bobby Wagner ILB $13,600,000 $14,100,000 UFA
Doug Baldwin WR $11,893,750 $13,143,750 $13,393,750 UFA
Duane Brown LT $9,750,000 UFA
K.J. Wright OLB $8,200,000 UFA
Frank Clark DE $1,187,526 UFA

The Seahawks made this far worse on me than it otherwise should have been with their shopping of every good player on their team. Russell Wilson is one of the best players in the NFL, and Wagner an elite linebacker. Baldwin is their only halfway decent skill position player outside Wilson, and Duane Brown was a late-2017 acquisition, so he obviously stays as well. Frank Clark and K.J. Wright are the only remaining decent defenders not rumored to be on the block, so they make the no-doubter list as well.


The More-Than-Likely Staying:

Player POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Kam Chancellor SS $9,581,250 $13,000,000 $14,500,000 UFA
Chris Carson RB $571,282 $661,282 $751,283 UFA
Tyler Lockett WR $2,103,690 UFA
Shaquill Griffin CB $777,655 $869,655 $956,655 UFA
C.J. Prosise RB $833,116 $918,116 UFA
Justin Britt C $6,166,666 $7,916,666 $11,666,668 UFA
Earl Thomas FS $10,400,000 UFA
Cliff Avril DE $7,625,000 UFA
Jeremy Lane CB $7,250,000 $7,250,000 UFA
Jarran Reed DT $1,333,536 $1,555,796 UFA

This is where things get dicey. Kam Chancellor might never play in the NFL again, same with Cliff Avril. Chris Carson’s injury might make him not be the same explosive player that we saw last season, and C.J. Prosise might never be healthy. Earl Thomas and Jeremy Lane might be traded, so I might be a moron here. Shaq Griffin, Tyler Lockett, and Jarran Reed are good and cheap but aren’t quite up to the “no-doubter” tier. Justin Britt is a player that exists along the Seahawks offensive line. It’s a godawful line, but can you imagine what his backup looks like?

The Leftovers:

The Seahawks will let these guys end up on the Arches, Conquistadors, or your favorite team, for the right price. They don’t make the cut to go down with the ship in Seattle.

Player POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jon Ryan P $3,200,000 $3,600,000 UFA
Germain Ifedi RT $2,254,119 $2,629,808 UFA
Neiko Thorpe CB $2,118,750 UFA
Mark Glowinski G $1,907,000
Malik McDowell DT $1,580,781 $1,896,938 $2,213,097 UFA
Ethan Pocic T $1,002,052 $1,202,463 $1,402,873 UFA
Nick Vannett TE $816,220 $900,220 UFA
Rees Odhiambo T $805,355 $896,355 UFA
Delano Hill S $769,869 $859,869 $930,119 UFA
Amara Darboh WR $754,572 $844,572 $934,572 UFA
Nazair Jones DT $754,572 $844,572 $934,947 UFA
Tedric Thompson S $723,001 $813,001 $903,001 UFA
D.J. Alexander ILB $714,000 UFA
Jason Myers K $705,000 UFA
George Fant T $636,668 RFA
DeAndre Elliot CB $633,334 RFA
Christian French OLB $631,668 RFA
Isaiah Battle LT $630,000 RFA
Tanner McEvoy S $630,000 RFA
Tre Madden RB $630,000 RFA
Jordan Roos G $561,666 $651,668 RFA
David Moore WR $555,000 ERFA
Michael Tyson CB $555,000 ERFA
Trevone Boykin QB $555,000 ERFA
Trevone Boykin QB $555,000
Willie Beavers T $555,000 ERFA
Alex Carter S $480,000 ERFA
Cyril Grayson WR $480,000 ERFA
Noble Nwachukwu DE $480,000 ERFA
Tyrone Swoopes TE $480,000 ERFA


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