More Seahawks Post-Draft Analysis: Offseason Acquisition Grades for Offensive Line

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Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tackle Breno Giacomini (68) celebrates with the crowd after the Seattle Seahawks scored a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Losses:

  • RT Breno Giacomini – Signed with New York Jets

Giacomini wasn’t the most popular amongst Seahawks’ fans but he was active, tough (though his toughness too often transferred to dumbness) and an emotional leader. Seattle survived his short term injury for a few weeks thanks to Michael Bowie so this wasn’t a irreplaceable loss but it still left a sizable hole to fill and the jury is still out on Bowie.

Loss Importance Grade: B+

  • OG Paul McQuistan – Signed with Cleveland Browns

McQuistan brought experience and versatility to the OL, particularly at guard. The Browns will have picked up a valuable piece that could become an instant starter. With the drafting of the extra-mobile Johnny Manziel in Cleveland, his experience is even more valuable based on his time with Russell Wilson. Because of McQuistan’s versatility and production in the face of injuries the past two or three years in Seattle I really feel as if this loss is very much on par with Giacomini’s. In other words replacing him fully and earning an overall A rating at the end of this thing would take an equal replacement for each.

Loss Importance Grade: B+

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