1. The tight ends were all making plays.
The Seahawks added Noah Fant in a trade this offseason, and the former first-round pick is expected to be one of the offense’s top weapons, but he’s hardly the only threat at tight end, a fact that was evident on Friday as several tight ends showed off their pass-catching ability.
Tyler Mabry got things started with a nice grab over the middle on a quick pass from Drew Lock, then not long after in a goal-line drill, Colby Parkinson used his 6-foot-7 frame to go over a defensive back and haul in a touchdown catch. Mabry added a couple more nice catches, then in a seven-on-seven period Will Dissly had three receptions in quick order.
“These guys can all play, they all bring special talents,” Carroll said. “… One of the bigger surprises is that Colby Parkinson is just better. He’s just better. He’s physically rounded his body out. He’s been working really hard on his strength stuff, but now it’s become part of his movement and his power coming off of the line of scrimmage: He’s blocking well.
“The tight end group is a really good group. We’re going to them, we’re using them, we’re looking to fit them into everything we’re doing, and there’s no reason for us not to think that way. The guys are well-equipped, they’re really smart, they’ve all got a little uniqueness to them, which we love. It’s a terrific position.”