The offensive line, at one point, was the strength of the Seattle Seahawks.
Not so much anymore.
Just for the fun of it, I’ve compiled a starting lineup featuring the best offensive linemen in Seahawks history.
Big Walt was a no brainer at this position. He’s a Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever play the left tackle position. The nine-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro was the easy choice here.
Other candidates: Ron Essink, Russell Okung
Jones and Hutchinson together on the left side was absolutely dominant in the mid-2000’s. They were unstoppable together, and that’s what gives Hutch the edge for this position. Hutchinson opened up huge holes for Shaun Alexander, and made the running back the Pro Bowler he was.
Other candidates: Bryan Millard, Robbie Tobeck
The man we traded for Jimmy Graham also happened to be the best center in Seahawks history. Although he dealt with some injuries in the latter part of his stint in Seattle, he was a two-time Pro Bowler, and was first team All-Pro in 2012. He was also an integral part of the Super Bowl team in 2013.
Other candidates: Robbie Tobeck, Chris Spencer
Chris Gray started 121 straight games for the Seahawks from 1998-2006. That sort of durability and reliability earns him the spot as the top right guard in Seahawks history. Although there’s not much competition for that honor, Gray certainly was better than the rest.
Other candidates: Floyd Womack, Bryan Millard
Locklear was no Walter Jones, but he sure did his job holding down the tackle position from 2005-2011. He was part of the Super Bowl XL team, who infamously lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a big reason for the offensive success Seattle had that year. Also, he was the right tackle for the famous ‘Beast Mode’ run in 2010, which isn’t saying much since Marshawn had to break 75 tackles on his way to the end zone.
Other candidates: Howard Ballard