Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Michael Bennett makes #NFLRank top 100
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- Defensive end Michael Bennett became the eighth Seattle Seahawks player to make ESPN.com’s #NFLRank top 100 list of offensive and defensive players in the NFL.
Bennett (6-4, 275) comes in at No. 34 on the defensive countdown. The Texas A&M product came to the Seahawks from Tampa Bay last season and was the most productive player on the defensive line with 8.5 sacks while playing both end and defensive tackle.
Bennett, 28, parlayed his 2013 season into a big-money deal with the Seahawks, who signed him to a four-year contract with $28.5 million in March.
ESPN Stats & Information says Bennett was one of two players in the postseason last year to record at least one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, joining San Francisco’s Aldon Smith.
Bennett is the fifth Seattle defensive player to make the #NFLRank countdown, joining defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (94), outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (87), defensive end Cliff Avril (57) and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (41).
The offensive players on the countdown list so far for the Seahawks are center Max Unger (84), offensive tackle Russell Okung (65) and receiver Percy Harvin (50).