11. Seattle Seahawks What’s New in 2019: There’s not been a great influx either on the field or at the coaching positions, which is good news for a team who have been through a period of uncertainty. They’ve lost two key players in Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Dough Baldwin and netted 11 players in a really intriguing draft haul which could be their best in years. Roster Strengths: Quarterback – The 30 million dollar man, Wilson is fresh of a big payday and still well into the prime of his career. Linebacker – The ever reliablly awesome Bobby Wagner and extremely solid KJ Wright are the remaining relics of the Super Bowl winning team. Obviously Shaquem Griffin is on the roster and they invested in two interesting athletic linebackers in the draft in Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven. Mychal Kendricks joins on a one year deal with a weird court case looming. Defensive Tackle – The Seahawks seems to have stumbled into something with Jarran Reed and undrafted rookie Poona Ford who really impressed as a run stuffer when given the opportunity. Reed clocked up 12 sacks last year and nobody saw that development out of him.  Elsewhere – Wide receiver could be a fascinating spot with Tyler Lockett fresh from a hugely impressive ten touchdown season and speedy rookies DK Metcalf and Gary Jennings coming in from the draft to join the intriguing David Moore who piqued interest in his first year on a 53 man roster. Running back is well stocked, with Chris Carson and last year’s first round pick Rashaad Penny expected to take forward steps and the always hurt CJ Prosise in a now or never scenario. Roster Weaknesses: Interior Offensive Line – The Seahawks improvements on their line seemed to have coincided with the departure of Tom Cable, but Mike Iupati and DJ Fluker at the guard spots look troubling if they don’t get beaten out. New rookie Phil Haynes could be one to watch, he was one of my favorite mid-round prospects coming out this year. Edge – With no more Frank Clark, it’s a troublesome roster spot which will be filled by surprise 1st round pick LJ Collier and the often-injured Ziggy Ansah if he can play healthy. Rasheem Green, who was injured in 2018, and last year’s 6th rounder Jacob Martin will also push for snaps. The latter could be a real wildcard with his natural flexibility as a pass-rusher. Breakout Player: Tre Flowers – A former college safety who made the surprise move to cornerback in his rookie season and had plenty of success in his first NFL season. It was a steep learning curve last year, but he’s way ahead in his development and looks set to flourish going into year two. How they can win in 2019: A total commitment to a run and gun offense looks like the order of the day in Seattle. That means a heavy dose of pounding the rock and then explosive plays in the passing game, which they look well set-up to do. It’s really exciting to think what DK Metcalf, in particular, can give Russell Wilson in terms of a big down field target that can consistently beat press. Wilson also has plenty of other explosive downfield weapons to turn to, but that space will only come if the Seahawks can make find their runners in the run game. Will Dissly should return for training camp after giving the team a couple of added dimensions as a blocker and receiver in his rookie season, but he's coming off a torn patella so he's a bit of a wildcard in 2019. If Tyler Lockett can come on from, or even repeat an impressive 2018, this is could be fun.  On defense, the Seahawks have two potential problem issues to overcome. One is the outside pass-rush as previously mentioned and linked to that, they need to know what they’re getting from the cornerback position. They found something in Tre Flowers last year and would hope that rise continues. Opposite him they need to hope for a bounce back season from Shaquill Grffin who is talented, but was poor by his standards last season. They also have to find a new slot corner with Justin Coleman departing. New draft picks Marquise Blair and Ugo Amadi might be well suited for that role and both offer help at safety where the Seahawks have been picking up a stock of versatile talent. Bradley McDougald was quietly excellent last season at strong safety and that needs to continue, there be a battle for the free safety role alongside him. Predicted record 2019: 9-7* - I think people forget what a great head coach Pete Carroll is and I feel like John Schneider has finally turned a corner in restocking this team with some dynamic talent. With a pretty favorable schedule to negotiate, I think they could be a very fun team to watch in 2019.