It's pretty good to be a Seahawks fan right now.
One day after sharing an article by Pat Daugherty that said the Seahawks have the best quarterback situation in the entire league -- and note, quarterback is by far the most important position -- former NFL scout Bucky Brooks has named Seattle the most talented roster in the league. These accolades don't translate to wins at the end of the day, obviously, but they do give you a pretty good idea of the era we're in as Seahawks fans. This team is championship caliber with an elite quarterback at the helm, and we should damn well sit back and enjoy that. I'd just like to point that out.
Here's what Brooks said about Seattle:
1) Seattle Seahawks
Blue chips: Russell Wilson, QB; Doug Baldwin, WR; Jimmy Graham, TE; Michael Bennett, DE; Bobby Wagner, LB; K.J. Wright, LB; Richard Sherman, CB; Kam Chancellor, S; Earl Thomas, S.
Risers: Thomas Rawls, RB; Tyler Lockett, WR/PR/KR; Jeremy Lane, CB.
The Seahawks' dominant run has been fueled by their superb draft-and-development model. John Schneider and Pete Carroll routinely have identified impact players at every stage of the draft and unearthed a few quality players on the undrafted free-agent market.
With a coaching staff committed to putting young players on the field, the Seahawkshave been a viable Super Bowlcontender for each of the past four seasons. The trend will continue with the defense leading the way behind the collective efforts of Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor in the back end. The "Legion of Boom" deservedly garners headlines due to the presence of three All-Pro-caliber players, but the overshadowed work of Bennett, Wagner and Wright certainly sets up the secondary for playmaking opportunities.
Wilson grew from game manager to pivotal playmaker in 2015. The improvisational wizard developed a connection with Baldwin that could help Graham reclaim his status as a premier tight end this year, as he faces more one-on-one coverage.
Brooks notes in his piece that championship teams typically have eight to ten "blue chip" players, or guys that typically rank among the top players in the NFL at their respective positions. Looking at Seattle's roster, it's pretty easy to see why -- with that thought in mind -- that Seattle ranks at the top of the list.