Benson who? You might not know the name of this young linebacker, but Pete Carroll sure knows this 252-pound pass-rusher very well.
Mayowa impressed with his speed and size, and quickly started tacking snaps with the first-team defense. He performed very well against the Chargers in the preseason opener — two solo tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks, while getting to the quarterback a team-high three times — and he definitely caught the eye of Seattle fans.
"Any time anybody can get some activity in the pass-rush on the edge, boy, we get excited about that," Carroll said. "He’s an exciting player.”
Benson still has to conquer a place with the starters, but look carefully at him to develop into a potential Pro-Bowl player.