Tyler Lockett and Jadeveon Clowney Featured in NFL Network’s Top 100 Best Players of 2020

“When we saw him, we thought he looked like the most experienced player in college football,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last season. “We thought he had the best ability to run on the road, the best natural movements and the best instinct. He was just a smaller guy. We weren’t sure how he would translate his movement into the league. We kept that in mind.” for all the delicacy and all the instinctive things. Right now, there is nothing he doesn’t make sense of. Some of the changes he made in the touchdown catch, in another catch he made in the fight situation, it was just an almost instantaneous reaction to put himself in the best positions and everything. He has the extraordinary ability to capitalize on that too. You can end the game and make the game catch and everything it showed. It is nothing new. It’s pretty exciting to have a guy playing like that at that level and also to have had experience with Russ. Both of them are both highly instinctive soccer players … As we’ve seen many times, those guys only watch soccer together. They see it as one, and that is chemistry and “extraordinary knowledge.”

As good as Lockett’s 2019 season was, it could have been even better if it wasn’t for a bruise on his leg from Week 10 that led to him being hospitalized overnight in the Bay Area. Lockett, who had 59 catches for 767 yards and six touchdowns in nine games before the leg injury, somehow returned from that injury without missing a game, but between that injury and a serious bout with the flu, his numbers dropped. a little bit in the second half of the season.

Clowney was acquired in an exchange with Houston just before the start of the season, and despite battling muscle injury for much of the season, he was a disruptive force on defense. Clowney’s numbers didn’t always prove it: he finished with 3.0 sacks, seven tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and two touchdowns in 13 games, but as this vote from his teammates shows, he’s still it was a handful for opposite crimes.

Clowney’s ability to take charge of a game was fully evidenced in a Week 10 win over the 49ers when he earned NFL Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting five tackles, one sack, one forced fumble. and a loose ball recovery that returned for landing. With the opening of NFL training camps this week, Clowney remains a free agent, and both Pete Carroll and John Schneider, as well as Clowney, left the door open for his return when asked about his free agency in interviews. during the low season.