9. LB K.J. Wright
On the other end of the spectrum from Brown comes K.J. Wright. The decade-long member of the Seahawks may be 31, but he still had plenty left in the tank last year and could be a nice experienced addition to the Washington Football Team defense.
Wright is a lot bigger than Brown at 6-foot-4, 246 pounds (Brown is 6-feet, 226 pounds). He also hasn’t played the middle linebacker spot because of Bobby Wagner’s presence with the Seattle Seahawks. Instead, he has tended to play outside at the WILL and SAM spots.
That could still work for Washington. Wright could either start outside or man the middle and bring his well-rounded skill set to the nation’s capital.
Wright is a superb tackler and a big hitter. He also has been strong in coverage throughout his career, but he has only gotten better in recent years. He has averaged two interceptions and 10.5 pass defenses per season the last two years after averaging 0.3 and 4.1 in those same categories in his previous eight years.
Wright may be on the older side, but he’s still improving. He would be a perfect fit if Washington wants to invest heavily at the linebacker spot. And for those wondering whether or not Wright will be available, it is possible. He has said he won’t take a hometown discount to stay in Seattle.
That doesn’t mean Washington should pay through the nose for Wright’s services, but if his cost is reasonable enough, he would be a perfect fit with the team.