Seahawks 53-Man Roster Prediction: Take 1

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Jan 10, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates after forcing a fumble by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (not pictured) in the fourth quarter of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /


Contenders: Kam Chancellor, Kelcie McCray, Tanner McEvoy, Tyvis Powell, Deshawn Shead, Steven Terrell, Earl Thomas

Winners: Thomas, Chancellor, Shead, McCray, Powell

The Skinny:   Thomas and Chancellor still make up one of, if not the best, safety duos in the NFL. Shead’s value is in his demonstrated ability to play both corner and safety effectively. McCray was a nice pickup from the Chiefs who played well enough in Chancellor’s absence at strong safety last year and also is a special teams demon. Powell is a player that probably wouldn’t make it through waivers and is being tried at both CB and S, thereby taking the Deshawn Shead route to making a roster.  Still smarting over letting Ronald Martin hit waivers last year, the team won’t make the same mistake this season with Powell.

Tanner McEvoy is a terrific athlete with plus size and is definitely practice squad worthy, but I’ve run out of spots. He is at the top of the call list, however, if the situation changes.

So there you have it. This way-too-early final roster features eight draft picks making the team as well as two UDFA’s in Tupou and Powell. As minicamps fire up and we see more one-on-one matchups materialize, we’ll get a clearer picture of the talent as players move up and down the depth chart.

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It’s going to be an exciting season for Seahawks fans. Let the roster debates begin!