Seahawks position preview: The offensive line starters and cuts
The Seahawks vets
Brown is preparing to enter his 13th season in the league and his third with the Seahawks. The 34-year-old left tackle has appeared in four Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2012 with the Texans. He has been the only dependable protection for Russell Wilson during his three seasons in Seattle as other than the Veteran left tackle, the rest of the Seahawks o-line the last few seasons has either been average or terrible. Brown had a great PFF rating of 74.1 for 2019 and only had two penalties ane one sack allowed, both insanely good statistics for a left tackle. Hopefully Brown can keep up his production as he will be turning 35 this season.
The Seahawks brought back the veteran left guard on a one year $2.5 million deal after an ok 2019. Iupati finished 2019 with a PFF rating of 60.3 which is not terrible, but not great, and had eight penalties plus five sacks allowed against the tough interior d-line competition the Seahawks had last season. Hopefully, he can regain his four-time Pro Bowler form of old, but at age 33 Seattle will just hope that he can be dependable alongside Duane Brown.
The Seahawks drafted Pocic with the 58th pick in the 2017 draft but he has been a disappointment so far in his career. He started most of his rookie season and finished the year with a not great 50.4 PFF rating, and since then he has been a spot starter, only coming in games for injured guards. Pocic will compete with the many other Seahawks guards for the starting spots on the left and right, and could even compete for the starting center job.
Hunt was a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2016, and he did not get any regular action until last season when Justin Britt was injured. Hunt appeared in 14 games last season starting 8 of them in place of Britt at the center position. Hunt noticeably struggles last season and the stats back it up. PFF had him rated at a 56.5 for 2019, and he allowed three sacks and had three penalties. Hunt will have to earn a place on the roster to earn any of his one year $2.1 million deal as none of it is guaranteed, which will make him a prime candidate to be cut.