3 Seattle Seahawks who could wreck the Detroit Lions day in Week 4

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3. NT Al Woods

In the league since 2010, Woods is not a household name as he’s occupied the mostly unglamorous spots on the interior defensive line. His contributions don’t often dent the stat sheet in the form of sacks, tackles for loss and the like, though he did set a career-high with 50 total tackles just last year for Seattle over 16 games as a 34-year old.

I’ll left Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire heap more praise on Woods.

"Woods is a criminally underappreciated talent around the league even though he’s been around since 2010. Woods isn’t a dynamic pass rusher, but he’s as good as it gets at clogging gaps and pushing the pocket backward between the guards."

A viable comp to Woods, for Lions fans who remember him, might be former Lions nose tackle Jerry Ball.

If the Lions are going to get their ground game really rolling on Sunday, center Frank Ragnow and whoever is playing guard (Dan Skipper at left guard for Jackson again and TBD? between Evan Brown and Logan Stenberg at right guard) will have to be able to keep Woods from resetting the line of scrimmage in the middle.