3 Players Who Must Step Up For The Seattle Seahawks This Season

The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs last year, but came up short in the playoffs. Seattle remains one of the top Super Bowl threats (as they've been for several years), but they'll need several players to step up to win another title. Here are the three players that Seattle needs to step up the most this year:

OT Germain Ifedi 

The Seahawks are certainly hoping this is the case. Ifedi seems likely to take and keep the right tackle spot. The former first round pick spent much of last year at right guard, where he had his struggles (along with almost the entire line). If Seattle is going to win a Super Bowl, they'll need the offensive line to step up. As a second-year player, Ifedi is one of the players who can have that breakout type season. 

WR Paul Richardson 

Richardson has battled injuries throughout his time in Seattle, but flashed his game-breaking potential in the playoffs. He racked up seven catches for 131 yards and one touchdown in the postseason, showing the ability the Seahawks thought he had when they made him a second round pick. If Richardson can make those flashes consistent, he could provide the Seahawks with a big-play weapon their passing game really needs.

Pick a running back

This is something of a cop-out by grouping three running backs together. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise could all breakout and more than one might, but Seattle really needs one or all of them to emerge as reliable options. Lacy has talent and if he can stay in shape, he might finally make the most of it. Rawls was hurt for a good chunk of last year, but has shown flashes of ability. Prosise has great pass catching ability, which might make him the best fit for the Seahawks given their offensive line issues. 

Seattle's offense is at their best when they're a run-first team, and if they're going to win a Super Bowl, they need to be that again - making the play of these three even more critical.

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