Brady Henderson ESPN
Jarran Reed's six-game suspension hits the Seahawks in perhaps the one area outside of quarterback where they could least afford it -- their already suspect defensive line. Seattle had one of the league's worst rush defenses last year and was going to have a hard enough time replacing Frank Clark's production even with Reed available for all of 2019. Reed has been an excellent run defender since he entered the league in 2016 and developed into a complete player with 10.5 sacks last season, tied for fourth most among defensive tackles. His absence makes Ziggy Ansah that much more important, but it's not even clear if his surgically repaired shoulder will be ready by Week 1. Veteran Jamie Meder and 2018 UDFA standout Poona Ford are two in-house options to replace Reed as is Quinton Jefferson, who plays end and tackle. Seattle drafted run-stuffer Demarcus Christmas in the sixth round.