Seahawks’ Ethan Pocic makes Gil Brandt’s All-Rookie team

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images) /

The Seahawks have had a porous offensive line the last few seasons. But maybe there is hope for the future. Ethan Pocic made Gil Brandt’s NFL All-Rookie team. This is good, right?

The Seahawks are in need of a youthful infusion. While the team is not old, Seattle is also not drafting top-end talent lately. Seemingly gone are the days of John Schneider finding a Russell Wilson or Bobby Wagner (taken in the same draft: 2012). But maybe Ethan Pocic can help bring future success to the Seahawks.’s Gil Brandt chose Pocic to be the offensive guard on his All-Rookie team this season. In his comments for Pocic, Brandt said

"While he might never climb to the level of a Pro Bowler, Pocic — who allowed two sacks — projects as a long-time starter after playing reasonably well in his first pro season."

But Pocic actually might become a Pro Bowler. Pocic did not have the strength the protect against bull rushes this season. With another year of weight training, he easily could. Plus, new offensive line coach Mike Solari might be a much better teacher than Tom Cable was.

And it wasn’t like Pocic was a starter from week one. It was until week seven that the former LSU player started. In limited time and with limited prep, Pocic became a decent player.

Along with center Justin Britt and left tackle Duane Brown, Pocic might help the Seahawks offensive line be…I don’t know, not terrible in 2018.

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Now if only Schneider could find a few more players as good as the 2011 through 2013 drafts, this Seattle rebuild might go pretty well.