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Analysis: How Did Seahawks Defensive Ends Perform in 2021?

After leading the NFL in sacks in the second half of the 2020 season, Seattle couldn't replicate such success even with several notable veterans and promising youngsters on the roster, creating major question marks at defensive end moving forward.

Despite entering the 2021 season with championship aspirations, the Seahawks lost five of their first eight games and never fully recovered, finishing in last place in the NFC West with a 7-10 record.

With key veterans such as Carlos Dunlap and Benson Mayowa returning on two-year deals and Darrell Taylor joining the mix, Seattle expected to build off a strong finish to the 2020 season and boast one of the best pass rushing units in the NFL. Aside from a few exceptions, however, the group unfortunately didn't play up to those expectations most of the year, which could lead to significant changes this spring.

Looking back at the season in retrospect, how did Seattle's defensive ends perform as a whole in 2021? And what comes next at the position?

Rasheem Green
Carlos Dunlap
Darrell Taylor
Benson Mayowa
Kerry Hyder
L.J. Collier

Seahawks 2021 Positional Report Cards

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