Nov 23, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Cooper Helfet (84) carries the ball after catching a pass and later scores a touchdown on the same play against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Arizona 19-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
(54) Kristjan Sokoli, G/C – If you are a friend or family member of the Albanian Brute, please do not show him this list. Actually, unlike a few players ranked below him here, he’s the most intriguing prospect/project on the entire O-line as a freak athlete with no experience playing there whatsoever. Sokoli will be inactive for most/all games but might just develop into a star down the road once his head stops swimming and he can confidently cut his ridiculous athleticism loose on opponents. Keep an eye on his development.
(53) Cooper Helfet, TE – Can’t block, can’t stay healthy, doesn’t have outstanding hands or an inviting catch radius, yet makes the team as the third tight end. That’s how bad Anthony McCoy’s drops looked. I find it hard to believe there is a poorer TE3 situation than this. Was convinced Seattle would pluck a guy from the last cuts on another squad because nearly anything would be more reliable than Helfet and his perpetually injured ribs. Don’t get this one at all.
(52) Steven Terrell, S – Should immediately drive to wherever Kam Chancellor is and kiss his feet. No way he makes the team without the Kam holdout, but is one week away from having a guaranteed full-year salary added to his bank account. Has a very high football IQ but doesn’t play well. *Double whammy – losing Ron Martin on waivers partly because of the decision to keep Terrell. Have no problem calling this what it is – a horrible gamble that John Schneider lost and will regret.
(51) Mike Morgan, OLB – Special teams stalwart survived again and is in likely his last year with team. Huge dropoff at LB if he gets game action there.
(50) Kelcie McCray, S – Seattle traded a 2016 fifth round pick to KC for McCray, a special teamer and backup safety who has not seen much game action but has impressed in previously limited looks in Miami and Tampa Bay. That’s good enough to rank above the last few players, unfortunately.