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How Seahawks DE Darrell Taylor Stacked Up Against Best Pass Rushers in 2019

The Seahawks’ biggest need of the offseason was obvious: rushing the passer. Finding effective quarterback hunters was the absolute necessity. This was true even before the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga, which remains without a conclusion.

Simply put, the Seahawks have to be better at affecting quarterbacks in 2020 and second-round draft pick Darrell Taylor must be a big part of this.

My apologies for reminding you of last season’s grim defensive numbers. These figures demonstrate Seattle’s inability to heat up quarterbacks: the Seahawks placed 16th in ESPN‘s pass rush win rate and Sports Info Solutions had Seattle 31st in team sack percentage and 31st in pressure rate, via Steven Ruiz’ USA Today article.

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