Seahawks have a big hole at left tackle. Here are their best solutions right now

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: George Fant and Doug Baldwin (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: George Fant and Doug Baldwin (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

Just as it looked like George Fant was solidifying himself as the long-term solution to left tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, he went and tore his ACL.

Last year, the Seahawks experimented with Bradley Sowell at left tackle. That went horribly, resulting in undrafted free agent George Fant taking the reigns at the position.

With Fant out for the year, the Seahawks will need to find the next man up at left tackle. This is easier said than done as the team was already paper thin at the offensive line position, especially tackle.

The first name that comes to mind is second year man Rees Odhiambo, who stepped in against Minnesota after Fant got injured. Odhiambo looked okay against the Vikings’ reserves, but that’s not a great sign on how he’ll do against quality edge rushers.

Another solution could be kicking Luke Joeckel over to his native left tackle position and sliding in someone like Oday Aboushi at the vacant left guard. Again, this is easier said than done since Joeckel has only played guard with the Seahawks, and Aboushi has only played on the right side.

The trade for Eagles’ tackle Matt Tobin was not a blockbuster move. Honestly, I’m not sure if Tobin makes the team. His grades and film are nothing short of awful. If he were to make the team, he certainly wouldn’t be the starting left tackle.

The most likely candidate for the starting left tackle week 1 is…

Rees Odhiambo.

Unless Seattle convinces Ryan Clady to come out of retirement, Odhiambo is my favorite, and probably Tom Cable’s favorite to start. Tobin definitely doesn’t look like the type of guy I want protecting Russell’s blind side. Also, Tom Cable preaches ‘continuity’ and doesn’t want to shuffle the offensive line anymore than it has already.

If I was a betting man, I’d put my money on Odhiambo to remain the starting left tackle for the Seahawks.

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To round things out, I’ll provide the depth chart at offensive line as it stands right now.

  • LT: Rees Odhiambo
  • LG: Luke Joeckel
  • C: Justin Britt
  • RG: Mark Glowinski/Oday Aboushi (Seahawks are undecided)
  • RT: Germain Ifedi