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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Seattle Seahawks rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 5

The big question here is whether swapping out Jadeveon Clowney for Jamal Adams and cornerback Quinton Dunbar makes them a better defense. I would say it does, even though Clowney was more disruptive last year than his numbers indicated. Typically, the Seahawks have not been a big blitzing team under Pete Carroll. If they're able to scheme up pressure, the secondary is talented enough that they could produce a top-10 defense. Offensively, for all the criticism they receive, the Seahawks ranked fifth in efficiency. Russell Wilson gives them a high floor, Tyler Lockett is perennially underrated, and DK Metcalf could turn into a star. The foundation is too strong to bet against this team in 2020.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 10

It used to be about running the ball and playing defense for Seattle. Now it has to be about Russell Wilson and the passing game. Let him play loose.

USA Today -- Rank: 12

In last 10 months they've traded for safeties Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs, arguably league's top tandem ... assuming suspect pass rush doesn't consistently expose duo.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

Do they have a championship-caliber pass rush?

Brady Henderson: It was their biggest deficiency in 2019, as they turned in one of their worst defensive performances of the Pete Carroll era. The Seahawks could have the NFL's best secondary after trading for Jamal Adams and Quinton Dunbar. They spent a first-round pick on Jordyn Brooks, who joins All-Pro Bobby Wagner in a deep linebacker corps. But their pass rush has a handful of complementary pieces and no obvious primary threat like Jadeveon Clowney. One of those pieces, second-round pick Darrell Taylor, has been hurt.

NFL.com -- Rank: 9

Josh Gordon is back in the building, adding another intriguing name to a wide receiver room that will do damage if Brian Schottenheimer lets Russell Wilson truly be unlimmmmmmittted. (I'm sorry.) We're not sure what Gordon has left in the tank at 29 with five drug-related bans (he remains suspended as of this writing), but he could provide value for a team in need of receiver depth. The Seahawks are set in their first two spots: Tyler Lockett was excellent last year stepping in for the retired Doug Baldwin, and D.K. Metcalf's gradual bloom as a playmaker was pretty much a best-case scenario for what you hope for out of a rookie wideout.

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