Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
Picks: Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin, Jaye Howard, Korey Toomer, Jeremy Lane, Winston Guy, J.R. Sweezy and Greg Scruggs
The story for the Seattle Seahawks surrounds the play of Russell Wilson. Despite some ups and downs, he had a really strong debut. Wilson moved the ball well, located open targets and handled the rush. His drive late in the game set his team up for the victory, but unfortunately, Braylon Edwards wasn't able to pull in the game-winning throw.
It's apparent that Wilson became more comfortable as the game progressed. This wasn't an easy matchup, as it came on the road against a divisional opponent with a very strong defense. Based on this performance, it's safe to say Wilson has a bright future in the NFL.
Seattle also got strong play from several other rookies. On the offensive side of the ball, Robert Turbin and J.R. Sweezy showed a ton of promise. Turbin only had two carries, but at some point, the Seahawks will have to increase his workload. They need Turbin to help keep Marshawn Lynch healthy and fresh.
Sweezy's ability to make the switch from the defensive line to guard is amazing. He still needs time to develop, but he more than held his own.
Defensively, both Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin saw plenty of action. Irvin did a good job attacking the edge, even getting a good hit on the quarterback. Wagner showed that he's a strong leader and has good instincts.
Overall, Seattle's rookie class has a ton of upside and impact players.