Any grade is going to be inherently flawed because it involves human error. Grades — in football and in art class — involve bias, opinion, and arbitrary nuances that should immediately give you pause. There is no site on the internet that gives grades that matter beyond whether or not you want to agree with that site’s opinions. The same will pretty much always go for rankings too.
Now a ranking based on grades, that’s really something special.
A website that I don’t need to name or link to recently published an article in which they ranked the Seattle Seahawks as having the 11th-most talented roster in the NFL. If you have even below-average Google skills and a paid subscription that lets you read the article, then go for it. I don’t feel obligated to share because we’re not going to talk about it for that long.
The Seahawks recently had an NFL-high eight players on the NFL Top 100 list for 2017. Players on Seattle who did not make the list include Jimmy Graham, a Pro Bowl tight end for the fourth time last season, Pro Bowl outside linebacker K.J. Wright, Frank Clark, who had 10 sacks, Tyler Lockett, an All-Pro special teamer in 2015, and Pro Bowl alternate center Justin Britt.
The Seahawks are not less talented than the Carolina Panthers. They are not less talented than the Kansas City Chiefs. They are not less talented than the Los Angeles Chargers. Despite fan disappointment in some of their team performances last season, Seattle is not less talented than any five teams in the league that you could name.
That’s just my opinion. But it’s probably one more often shared than the idea that the Seahawks wouldn’t crack the top 10. And you can grade me on that.