Seattle Seahawks: Cameron Wake
If the 49er’s did not take over the NFL last season, the Seahawks would have been the winners of the NFC West. Even with the 49er’s winning the NFC West, they were still one of the better teams in the entire NFL.
The Seahawks ended up going 11-5 and were one game away from going to the NFC Championship game had it not been for the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks still have a quality roster that will likely end up with them in the playoffs, but they have a glaring weakness at edge.
Last season, the Seattle Seahawks not only had quality players at the edge, but they had a star player at edge as well in Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney played well for the Seahawks, but with his high contract demands, no team has yet to sign him, including Seattle.
The Seahawks have done a few things this off-season to mitigate and solve their edge position. Seattle signed Bruce Irvin who played 4 quality years with the Seahawks. Seattle also drafted Darrell Taylor out of Tennessee in order to help their pass rushing presence. While these moves are okay moves, the Seahawks would be smart to add another edge rusher.
Cameron Wake for a long time has been one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL, but it wasn’t always that way. Wake was cut by his first NFL team, the New York Giants, and found himself in the Canadian football League.
In the Canadian football League is where Wake found his stride. Wake spent two seasons with the BC Lions and in those two years Wake accomplished the following achievements and awards: The Most Outstanding Rookie Award, Was a 2-time All-Star, was a two-time Outstanding Defensive Player of the year winner and was also named to the CFL All-Decade team for the 2000s. After his two years in the CFL, Wake entered the NFL where his dominance carried on over.
After leaving the CFL, Wake found himself on the Miami Dolphins. Wake dominated with the Dolphins as he finished with multiple double-digit sack seasons, and managed to make multiple All-Pro teams with the Dolphins. This past season Wake found himself on the Tennessee Titans, but after a season in which he only played in nine games, he was cut and finds himself on the free-agent market once again.
The one big concern surrounding Wake is his age. Cameron Wake has played 10 seasons in the NFL, but will be 38-years-old entering this upcoming NFL season due to him playing a few years in the CFL. Even with Wake being older, the Seahawks would be wise to add a still talented Wake to their possible playoff roster, even if it is only for the short term.