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Post-NFL Draft Seahawks 53-Man Roster Projection: Defense

Heading towards the start of organized team activities, reporter Corbin Smith dishes out early projections for which defensive players will be on Seattle's 53-man roster when September rolls around.

With the 2022 NFL Draft and the subsequent rookie minicamp in the books, the Seahawks have a full 90-man roster heading towards organized team activities and next month's mandatory minicamp.

As the offseason slows to a crawl in the aftermath of the draft, while general manager John Schneider always has his eyes out looking for ways to improve his team and there will undoubtedly be a few transactions along the way, Seattle likely won't make any other significant additions before the start of training camp in July. Keeping that in mind, it's never too early to begin breaking down the roster and projecting which 53 players will suit up when Week 1 arrives in September.

Continuing on the defensive side of the football, who will make the Seahawks final roster out of camp? Here's a breakdown of each position group divided into four categories: Locks, last player in, first player out, and wild card to watch.

*Check out offensive 53-man roster projections here.

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Locks: Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Ryan Neal, Marquise Blair

Last In: Ugo Amadi

First Out: Bubba Bolden

Wild Card: Joey Blount

Assuming Adams and Diggs report to camp close to 100 percent healthy and Blair has recovered from his own knee injury, the Seahawks shouldn't have much drama to worry about at safety. Neal, Blair, and Amadi all have ample experience on defense and special teams, giving the team top-notch depth behind their two Pro Bowl starters. If there's a name to watch closely, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound Bolden could give Neal and Amadi a run for their money. The former All-ACC selection brings the wood as a hitter and has adequate range for his size, so keeping him on a cheap undrafted rookie deal over a veteran isn't out of the question. For this projection, he and Blount are stashed on the practice squad for development.