The Seahawks continued to fill out their offensive line by picking Abraham Lucas, an offensive tackle from Washington State University, with their 72nd pick in the NFL draft. Lucas was one of the best pass blockers on the west coast over the last few seasons and he also showed his run blocking ability last season in the run and shoot.
Lucas was one of my favorite parts of the Cougar football season this past year as his growth on the field has been extraordinary to watch. At 6’6″ and 315lbs the Everett, Wash. product is staying home. He’s got quick hands and surprising speed for a human of his size. While there are concerns about his ability to run block, the way Coach Dickert ran the run and shoot last season relied heavily on the run and Lucas was more than capable of handling it.
The other big thing that the offensive tackle has in his favor is his quick feet. He’s able to get off the snap quickly and is often in position to make a play on the defender. It’s unlikely we’ll see him start for Seattle right out of the gate, but don’t be shocked if he starts earning more playing time as the season moves along.
A lot of Seahawks fans are upset that they have yet to take a quarterback. But with how awful this QB draft class is, I have absolutely no problem with them filling out the roster and seeing what’s out there in the trade market this year or waiting until next years draft.
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