The Seahawks and Texans have completed a trade for Jadeveon Clowney, and it feels like the Legion of Boom is back. Only this time, it’s not about the secondary. It’s all about the guys up front.
Ziggy Ansah, L.J Collier, Poona Ford, Jarran Reed and Clowney along the defensive line. Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and Mychal Kendricks at linebacker. That’s a lot of talent, but also several question marks.
Ansah, who was acquired this offseason, is still working his way back to health.
He was a double-digit sack man with the Lions, but he missed nine games last year and has been rehabbing from shoulder surgery and a groin issue.
In the center, Reed has been suspended for six games, but Ford has been a beast this preseason. When those two are together in the middle it could be a big problem for the opposition.
Wagner is arguably the best linebacker in the NFL and Wright is a former Pro Bowler. Kendricks is a question mark, having never lived up to the hype he had coming out of Cal, but the Seahawks could have Clowney at outside linebacker and only bring in Kendricks situationally.
Regardless, adding Clowney and his ability as a pass rusher and run stopper to that group creates a stalwart defense that once again is elite. The Legion of Boom is back.