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5 Seattle Seahawks With The Most To Prove In 2014

5 Seattle Seahawks With The Most To Prove In 2014

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
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Coming off of a Super Bowl victory, it's easy for many players to become complacent. Most simply get swept up in the celebrity status of it all -- the offseason interviews, appearances and photo shoots. Yet, this is the last thing champions should do. After all, winning the Super Bowl is the equivalent of painting a giant target on your back. With that being said, here are five Seahawks who have the most to prove this offseason.

Honorable Mentions: CBs Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane

Seattle Seahawks Group Huddle
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Honorable Mentions: CBs Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane

Seattle Seahawks Group Huddle
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It's safe to say the Seahawks' infamous "Legion of Boom" secondary was a huge part of their defensive success last year. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane are seen as players with something to prove in 2014. Maxwell needs to show that he can continue the amazing play he proved capable of late last season, and Lane must step into Walter Thurmond III's role as a versatile slot corner.

5. FB Spencer Ware

FB Spencer Ware
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5. FB Spencer Ware

RB Spencer Ware
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Spencer Ware was a 6th-round draft pick for the Seahawks in 2013. With Michael Robinson's career dwindling, it was natural for Seattle to look for his eventual replacement. Unfortunately, while Ware showed a great deal of promise early last season, he was injured after just two games, ending his rookie year. Now, with Ware healthy, he has a chance to take the reigns again at FB; that is, if he can beat out Derrick Coleman and rookie Kiero Small.

4. LT Russell Okung

LT Russell Okung
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4. LT Russell Okung

LT Russell Okung
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Russell Okung has the distinguished honor of being the very first draft selection of the Pete Carroll/John Schneider era in Seattle; an era which is already the most successful in franchise history. Yet, while Okung has played like an All-Pro when on the field, he has had problems staying healthy in his short career. This year, he must prove he can withstand a 16 game season (plus postseason) if he hopes to receive a healthy contract extension.

3. DE Michael Bennett

DE Michael Bennett
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3. DE Michael Bennett

DE Michael Bennett
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Prior to free agency this offseason, DE Michael Bennett was the proud recipient of a four-year contract extension worth a generous total of $28.5 million. With fellow DE Cliff Avril now entering a contract year and former Seattle DE Chris Clemons signing in Jacksonville, Bennett must prove he was worthy of being the only Seahawks pass-rusher to get an offseason contract extension.

2. QB Russell Wilson

QB Russell Wilson
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2. QB Russell Wilson

QB Russell Wilson
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Most Hawk fans would say that Russell Wilson has nothing left to prove. He has already climbed a mountain that no other Seattle QB in history has. Yet, Wilson still has a long way to go in his career, and he will be coming up on a payday at the end of this season. Analysts are already assuming his contract will be north of the three-year, $44.17 million deal that Kaepernick essentially got. Wilson must prove he's worthy of such a high figure.

1. WR Percy Harvin

WR Percy Harvin
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1. WR Percy Harvin

WR Percy Harvin
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Prior to last season, Seattle traded their 1st- and 3rd-round draft picks to Minnesota for WR Percy Harvin, who was then awarded a six-year, $67 million contract for his efforts. Yet, for all of that investing, Seattle got just two games out of Harvin -- their game against the Vikings and the Super Bowl. While he displayed phenomenal playmaking abilities in those two games, Hawk fans will look for more of a return on their investment in 2014.