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4 of top 50 prospects draw comps to Seahawks…

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4 of top 50 prospects draw comps to Seahawks...

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This is a heck of a compliment for any edge prospect. Mafe’s game does have similarities to Bennett, as Farrar explains:

“I’m fascinated by Mafe’s potential as a multi-gap pass rusher at the next level… An undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M in 2009, Bennett played pretty well with the Buccaneers for a few seasons, and then blew up to a thermonuclear level with the Seahawks when his new team realized how he could disrupt from multiple gaps. I think that Mafe has a ton of untapped potential in this regard, and I hope his NFL team sees him the way the Seahawks saw Bennett.”

Bennett is perhaps the most-difficult piece of that former championship-defense puzzle to replace. The odds are low, but it would be awesome if Mafe (or anybody) could bring back to the table all the things Bennett did for those peak LOB years. For what it’s worth, Mafe has met with Seattle.

2022 NFL draft: 4 of the top 50 prospects draw comps to Seahawks greats