Yesterday, I put together a chart that broke down the current Seahawks' offense by age and salary cap number. Today, I wanted to give you a better idea of how the Seahawks' offense is built by original Draft year. This chart illustrates clearly that this is a very young team.
SEAHAWKS BY DRAFT YEAR:
I also did a chart below, showing 21 players that I thought were locks (in yellow). This is just a rough estimation so don't get too caught up with my picks, but it does show how insanely difficult it may prove to be to make this roster. By my estimation below, barring injury, I see 23 players battling for four spots (if Seattle goes with 25 total on offense).
With the thought that a good group of players will inevitably be released in mind, let's take a look at the Seahawks' potential practice squad.
- A player is eligible if he does not have an accrued season of NFL experience. Players gain an accrued season by being on the active roster for at least six games.
- If a player has one accrued season, they can still be practice squad eligible if they were on the 45-man active gameday roster for less than nine regular season games.
- A player is deemed to have served a season on the practice squad if he remains on the practice squad for at least three weeks. Players are eligible to be on the practice squad for two seasons.
- Players can be eligible for a third practice squad season if their team maintains no less than 53 players on the active/inactive list at all times.
The players that I believe have practice squad eligibility are (THIS IS UNOFFICIAL):
WR Chris Matthews
TE Cooper Helfet
WR Phil Bates
C/G Jared Smith
WR Arceto Clark
RB Spencer Ware
All the rookies.
Guys that can't be on the practice squad, I believe:
WR Sidney Rice,
TE Travis Beckum
QB Terrelle Pryor
OG Stephen Schilling
WR Taylor Price
WR Ricardo Lockette
FB Derrick Coleman
OG Greg Van Roten
WR Bryan Walters
Possible practice squad eligibility (I am not sure):
QB B.J. Daniels
OT/OG Caylin Hauptmann
Lastly, I did a chart showing all of the players that were drafted by the Seahawks or signed originally with the Seahawks as a rookie free agent (in blue). 28 of the 44 (63.6%) offensive players started their NFL career with the Seahawks.