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Seahawks Post-Offseason Depth Chart Review: Tight Ends

Tight ends have long been underutilized in Seattle's offense, but that could finally change thanks to the arrival of the uber-talented Noah Fant and a change in quarterbacks under center running Shane Waldron's offense.

Since Jimmy Graham exited stage left as a free agent following the 2017 season, the Seahawks have struggled to maximize on the talent of their tight end group in the passing game. Over the past four years, they haven't had a single player at the position eclipse 500 receiving yards or four receiving touchdowns.

But as Seattle gears up for the 2022 season with a new quarterback under center, all signs point towards tight ends playing a far more significant role in the passing game in offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's scheme. Newcomer Noah Fant, who arrived in the blockbuster trade sending Wilson to Denver in March, has called the system "tight end friendly," while coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Drew Lock have gushed about the position group in general this spring.

"The position is really strong, and they've got some particular strengths," Carroll said following Seattle's mandatory minicamp earlier this month. "But yet they're versatile too, so we've got a lot of flexibility with these guys and they're going to be a big part of what we're doing.”

Heading into their annual six-week moratorium between organized team activities and training camp, how does the Seahawks tight end group look? Diving into the depth chart, here's an updated look at the projected starters, a sleeper to watch, a potential wild card to keep an eye on, and a player squarely on the roster bubble.

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Texas Longhorns tight end Cade Brewer (80) runs into the end zone for a score against UTEP Miners in the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
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Compared to most undrafted players, Mabry already has been a success story lasting two seasons with the Seahawks. After spending his entire rookie season on the practice squad, he spent a brief spell on the 53-man roster in 2022, playing 22 offensive snaps and 81 special teams snaps in six games. He's made a handful of highlight reel-worthy plays in practices each of the past two training camps, including hurdling over Pro Bowl safety Quandre Diggs in one of their mock scrimmages at Lumen Field as a rookie. With that said, he has yet to make a catch in the NFL and offers a similar athletic skill set to Brewer, so he will need to fend off the undrafted rookie to maintain his spot in the pecking order and keep his hopes alive to break through for a spot on the roster.

Seahawks Post-Offseason Depth Chart Reviews

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