Over the weekend, we found out which names made the Seahawks initial 53-man roster. While there have been a few tweaks since Saturday, notably John Ursua being waived in favor of Penny Hart, the core of the roster has been well established since before camp started.
On Tuesday, the team released its first unofficial dept chart of the new season. Most of it was as expected, but there were a few surprises.
-- The most notable observation is that L.J. Collier appears to have won a camp competition over Rasheem Green to start at the 5-tech. Green seemed to underwhelm, and while Collier wasn't sensational himself, the Seahawks are far more invested him. It's likely that Collier's first-round draft stock broke the tie between him and Green. This could be a fluid rotation depending on how Collier fares. After what was essentially a redshirt rookie season in 2019, it's hard to know what to expect from Collier in what will be the first extended action of his career on Sunday against the Falcons. It's possible that Alton Robinson gets thrown into the mix at 5-tech as well.
-- Seattle's right corner is listed as "Tre Flowers or Quinton Dunbar." It's not a surprise that the Seahawks decided not to tip their hand on the biggest remaining position battle. Pete Carroll said on Monday that he has yet to make a decision as to who will start opposite Shaquill Griffin.
-- K.J. Wright is still listed as the starter at WILL linebacker ahead of 2020 first-round pick Jordyn Brooks. That was to be expected as there was no point in camp where Brooks looked to have an edge against Wright.
-- Jordan Simmons will back up Mike Iupati at left guard, and Jamarco Jones will back up Damien Lewis at right guard. Cedric Ogbuehi will serve as the backup to both tackles.
-- Tyler Lockett is listed as the starting punt returner and kick returner. However, it would be a shock if he took a majority of reps at those spots, especially kick returner. David Moore (PR) and Travis Homer (KR) are likely to take those reps from Lockett. There's no sense in the Seahawks risking injury to their top wideout on special teams. DeeJay Dallas and Freddie Swain could mix in at either return spot as the season goes along.