Plenty of questions surround this year’s Seahawks team, which is set to kick off training camp in two weeks. With the departure of several longtime veterans, Seattle will turn to several budding youngsters to pick up the slack. Some players, though, are facing a bit more pressure than others.
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Chief among them? According to 710 ESPN Seattle’s Dave Wyman, that would be right tackle Germain Ifedi and wide receiver Amara Darboh. Wyman named both players as examples of Seahawks in the hot seat this year.
“(Ifedi) would be my number one pick, too, because he’s a first-round draft choice,” Wyman told John Clayton on 710 ESPN Seattle Wednesday. His choice echoed that of ESPN’s Brady Henderson, who also listed Ifedi as being on the hottest seat (though Henderson added it’s unlikely Ifedi is in danger of losing his starting job anytime soon).
“I’m really pulling for him,” Wyman said. “He’s a great kid, he really is. And he’s just so gifted athletically (that) I just can’t help but think that everything that’s going on with him is probably between his ears.”
The Seahawks selected Ifedi 31st-overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was Seattle’s only first-round pick in five years before the team selected San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny at No. 27 earlier this spring. Pro Football Focus gave the 24-year-old tackle a rating of 48.6 last season (tied for 59th among all tackles). He also struggled with penalties. Seattle was penalized more times (148) than any other team last season, and the most-penalized Seahawk was Ifedi (who accounted for nine false starts and eight holding calls).
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