3 Seahawks who have outstayed their welcome in Seattle
By Lee Vowell
The problem with Ethan Pocic is that in his rookie season of 2017 he seemed like he might be OK with a little offseason NFL weight training program. But he hasn’t been. He seems relatively weak. I say that because Pocic is easily stronger than my weak self, but when it comes to NFL offensive linemen he is not as strong as he should be.
Pocic is big enough. He stands 6’6″ and weighs 320 pounds. But he simply hasn’t been good enough to fit at guard. Like now-former Seahawks center Justin Britt, it could be that Pocic bounces around for some seasons and then finds himself at center and is really good.
But to start, Pocic needs to stay healthy because he hasn’t been successful at that either. Pocic played in 16 games as a rookie. But then 10 games in 2018. But in 2019, Pocic was able to play in just four games. Whatever growth he might have shown in terms of being a professional blocker has been stunted by his injuries.
The Seahawks currently have 18 offensive linemen on their bloated, pre-training camp roster. Pocic is never going to be anything but a backup unless someone gets hurt. But Seattle has stronger players, like Jamarco Jones and Phil Haynes, ready to make the team. Pocic needs to be looking for a different team to play for in 2020 before week one.