The Seahawks are installed with Pro Bowl talent. Who’s next?

  • Defensive finish Frank Clark runs around rabble cans during Seahawks minicamp on Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM

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This is a fourth of a 12-part pre-training stay array addressing pivotal offseason questions for a Seahawks entering a 2017 season. Part 4: The Seahawks drafted copiousness of Pro Bowl talent from 2010-12. Who’s subsequent from a new classes?

Pete Carroll and John Schneider assembled a Super Bowl group by a collection of home run breeze selections and peculiarity giveaway representative signings.

The stream Seahawks register has 11 players who have done a Pro Bowl in Seattle. NFL.com recently projected first-time Pro Bowlers for each NFL team, pegging Frank Clark as a subsequent Seahawk to take his diversion to an all-star level.


From Marc Sessler:

Who hasn’t done a Pro Bowl in Seattle? Years of success have generated a call of personal accolades on both sides of a ball, yet Seattle continues to husband new talent. Clark, a third-year end, is trending ceiling after commanding his three-sack rookie debate with 10 takedowns in 2016. Film reveals a high-motor actor with a talent to whisk past parsimonious ends and tackles into a backfield. Considering that Michael Bennett has usually one double-digit pouch debate over 8 seasons, Clark is usually removing going.

That’d be unequivocally poignant for Seattle, that has an already determined core of All-Pro talent, yet doesn’t now have many star-caliber players acquired in a post-title epoch (just Jimmy Graham and Tyler Lockett, really). 

(Note: This is a unequivocally absolved problem we’re addressing. Some teams are propitious to have a Pro Bowl player; Seattle has adequate to margin half a team.) 

Lockett, drafted in 2015, done a Pro Bowl his rookie year as special teams lapse man, yet it seems that he’d be a prolonged shot to make it usually as a receiver, exclusive an rare spike in prolongation that creates him some-more of a pass-catching hazard than Doug Baldwin or Graham.

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Baldwin is justification of how formidable it can be acquire a Pro Bowl nod. The year he tied for a joining lead in touchdown receptions? Didn’t make it. That grade of formidable substantially eliminates Paul Richardson from this review as well. 

Justin Britt was a Pro Bowl swap in 2016, maybe display his potential, yet a 26-year-old core is on a prolonged list of intensity 2018 giveaway agents that would be in for a payday. Meaning, even if he has better-than-expected deteriorate in 2017, that could make it some-more doubtful he cashes in on a vast prolongation with Seattle. 

As for Clark, Sessler is substantially on aim with his prediction. The second-round collect in 2015 is clearly on a arise and plays along other gifted players who find their possess approach into a stat piece yet also direct a form of courtesy that puts Clark in positions to succeed.

While Cliff Avril’s 11.5 sacks in 2016 tied for sixth-best in a league, Clark’s 10 tied for 15th, along with Kansas City’s Dee Ford. According to Pro Football Focus, Clark was one of a best corner rushers in a NFC West, trailing usually Avril in terms of pass-rush productivity, that is magnitude by on a per-snap basement with weighting toward sacks.

To be satisfactory to a Seahawks, they’ve been after abyss some-more than evident impact players, for a most. The oppulance of carrying guys like Avril and Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright etc., is that immature players like Clark, Malik McDowell, Jarran Reed, Germain Ifedi, C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls have time to rise but a vigour of wanting to change a authorization from a jump. 

At a same time, a 2013 breeze was — depending on your feelings about Christine Michael — unequivocally disappointing. How disappointing? Luke Willson is a usually actor from that category still on a team. 

RELATED: 2013 breeze a cautionary story for Seahawks, rest of NFL

But even if there aren’t any first-time Seattle Pro Bowl players this year, a comparatively healthy Seahawks patrol substantially has 8 or some-more all-star players, that means a Seahawks are substantially in flattering good figure going forward. 


Visit seattlepi.com for some-more Seattle Seahawks news. Contact sports contributor Michael-Shawn Dugar during michaelshawndugar@seattlepi.com or @MikeDugar.

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