By Andy Patton
When the Seattle Seahawks snagged Utah safety Marquise Blair in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft, comparisons to Kam Chancellor came out of the woodwork.
The comparisons made sense, as Blair was known for flying around the field and laying the hurt on people, traits that accompanied Chancellor during his eight-year career in the Emerald City.
While the Seahawks drafted Blair to be their future starter at strong safety, like Chancellor was, it looks unlikely that he’ll start there right out of the gate – especially after missing out on most of OTA’s and minicamp with a nagging hamstring injury.
“We missed out also on Marquise [Blair] not getting his time,” coach Pete Carroll commented after minicamp. “So it’s going to be an interesting spot when we come back to campus. We’re going to have to make up a lot of ground there.”
Veteran safety Bradley McDougald is expected to start at strong safety, although he has played both strong and free safety in his career.
There is certainly a possibility that Blair could win a starting job if he really impresses during training camp, and the team feels comfortable moving McDougald to the free safety...